The Secret Life of a Book Blogger

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I was tagged to do this by both Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide to Novels and Beth @ Reading Every Night! Sorry it took my over a month to finally do this guys, so embarrassing. Make sure you all click the links and check out their answers as well, they both have extremely awesome blogs!

Fun fact before we start: I really enjoy answering questions, well fun questions where the answers are me-related because I’m egotistical like that.

Anyways let’s get started!

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How long have you been a blogger?

Since August of 2015 so around the 9 month mark. The Sassy Book is my first and only blog so I’m definitely still super new. I feel like I child running around alone in a store, it’s fun but also overwhelming and confusing at times still. 9 months really feels like along time but to me it’s nothing, time has flown by.

At what point do you think you will stop?

Not any time soon I can tell you that! My blog is the perfect outlet for me to say whatever I want about books and other bookish things since in real life there’s few of my friends that actually enjoy books as much as I do. So I definitely don’t have an end date in mind at all for now.

What is the best part?

I know everyone else says the community and I’m going to have to agree with them! Without the wonderful book blogging community I probably wouldn’t have made it this far and I probably wouldn’t be having as much fun either. Everyone is absolutely fantastic and supportive I have yet to meet a single person that wasn’t super friendly and helpful!

I LOVE being able to talk to all of you awesome people about books!

 

What is the worst thing?

The pressure of posting. I know this is a hobby and I shouldn’t feel pressure at all but sometimes it gets to me and I worry about when I go too long without posting a single thing. Sometimes I just don’t feel like writing up a post or I feel like I don’t have anything to say or that everyone will forget me if I don’t post!

Of course none of that is actually true but I get pretty stressed out easily about it even though I know I’ll get off my lazy butt and get around to my posts eventually.

How long does it take you to find/create pictures to use?

Not that long really! I’ve done up a lot of images that I just re-use in all of my posts so I don’t need to make images for every single thing. Usually though it takes me maybe 10-15 minutes if I’m doing an image with my own text, but it does take me a lot longer to take photos of my books maybe like half an hour.

Who’s your book crush?

I know I keep going to the same person for these types of questions but honestly I don’t really have a lot of book crushes so George Weasley is my default answer, I’ve had a crush on him since I was a kid and read Harry Potter for the first time.

What author would you like to have on your blog?

V.E. Schwab or Gillian Flynn, I’ve read a few of Schwab’s books and all of Flynn’s and I just adore both of them. They’re both auto-buy authors for me,  I’d definitely have no problem coming up with questions to ask them!

What do you wear when you write your blog?

Clothes.

Haha. Sorry. No I’m really not that fussy since most of my clothes are comfortable enough for me to blog in. Usually I’ll wear yoga pants and a t-shirt or sweatshirt though. Sometimes I don’t like to wear pajamas while blogging because then it makes me feel more sleepy and lazy, so wearing my “out and about” clothes makes me feel a little more motivated.

How long does it take you to prepare a post?

To be honest I don’t usually keep track of how long it takes me, but for the most part a few hours. I get side-tracked easily…..

But I find that I can write a better post if I take breaks anyways.

How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?

It’s seriously amazing. As I said earlier everyone is so friendly and helpful and nerdy. There isn’t a single thing wrong with this community and I’m so grateful to get to be a part of it and talk to all of you amazing nerds!

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

  • Do NOT be afraid to interact with people, even if someone has 1,000+ followers! They will reply and talk to you! None of us bite, I promise.
  • Do NOT worry about how much traffic you get to your blog, sure some high stats are nice but don’t let it overwhelm you because stats aren’t everything!
  • It’s a good idea to post frequently but don’t do “quantity over quality”, you want your content to reflect you after all!

I didn’t realize how many tips I had in me I probably could keep going!

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Tag, You’re It

(Please don’t feel obligated to do this tag and sorry if you’ve already done it!)

P.S. (I’d really love to hear about your blogging life)

Michelle @ Book Adventures

Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd

Amy @ Nerdy Wolf Reads

Fadwa @ Word Wonders

Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cupp ‘N Critiques

Evie @ Just Another Belle

Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

Ashley @ Dreaming Through Literature

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

 

The Sassy