The Secret Life of a Book Blogger

Posted January 18, 2017 by Ashley in Book Tag / 0 Comments



I found this fun book tag from Lizzy over at My Little Book Blog and I just couldn’t resist! If you have a moment check out Lizzy’s blog it’s pretty great!

How long have you been a blogger?

I started my first blog about 8 years ago, pretty crazy right? My first blog was an assignment for an English class, I kept up with it just for the semester. A few years after that I started lvsbks and have been posting ever since.

At what point will you stop blogging?

I might never stop! I enjoy writing and look forward to coming up with new ideas. I don’t like to think about the fun ending either! I tend to use my blog for “me” time.

What is the best thing about blogging?

I really love seeing my ideas and drafts coming together. When I start writing a draft sometimes I have no idea what I want to do, but once it’s posted I’m SO PROUD!

What is the worst part? What do you do to make it okay?

Sometimes I really get frustrated when I can’t get something to look the way I want it to. I’ve learned to walk away and come back later. I’m usually much happier with the outcome when I’ve let my work sit before it’s posted.

How long does it take you to make/find pictures?

If I’m making the pictures it takes about an hour before I’m happy with it but when finding pictures I usually can’t decide which one to use!

Who is your blog crush?

Oh, this one is hard! There are so many blogs to name, some are so beautiful I just want to stare at them all day long! Then there are blogs that have SO many good posts I could literally read for hours. Too many to name, final answer.

What author would you like to have on your blog?

Um, just one? Tess Gerritsen is the first name that comes to mind. I’ve read every book she’s written and I almost passed out when I met her at BEA. Chris Colfer…my daughter and I love his Land of Stories series and we’ve definitely had long conversations about the characters and fairytale world he’s built.

What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

Since I usually post when I can, I’m usually in some cozy “weekend” clothes or pajamas.

How long does it take you to prepare?

For the most part getting a post ready takes hours ha! Putting together posts and managing a blog is NO JOKE!

How do you feel about the book blogger community?

I don’t know that many bloggers but those I do know are ah-MAZING! Everyone is super supportive and helpful.

What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?

Blogging should be fun and it should be for YOU! You really have to put in the time in order to have a successful blog. For real though, blogging can be stressful and sometimes very overwhelming but connecting with people who love the books you love is so great. Post as often as YOU can, don’t compare yourself or your blog to everyone else, it’s just too exhausting and not worth it.




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