I hope 2021 has started off kind for you. I don’t do too many tags, but since I have a lot of new followers over the past year, I thought this would be a fun one to do. I found it over at Brenna @ Paws and Paperback’s blog, and I’m not sure who the original creator is (let me know if you do know, so I can credit them). If anyone else wants to do this, please, feel free! 🙂
WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING? WHY HAVE YOU KEPT BLOGGING?
I started blogging so long ago, I can’t remember why I truly started or how I even discovered it. I didn’t start out as a book blogger. It was more of a personal online journal for me, to talk about whatever I wanted. I had some random music reviews at the beginning (I was a weird high schooler, okay), but it was mostly about my life and mental health.
It wasn’t until I finished reading The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks that I felt I needed to write out my thoughts, which turned into a 1000+ word rant (a raving one, though!) that I had so much fun writing. Through that, I discovered that book blogging is actually a *thing* and fell completely in love with it. But, I didn’t want to abandon my writing, mental health or random musing posts, either. So, you have the hodgepodge that you see today on this site.
I’ve kept blogging because it’s cathartic for me. It’s a space that’s completely my own and I just enjoy it. Sometimes, I’ll get a little burnt out, but it always results in a small hiatus and never a full on leaving of the blog, because it’s been a part of me for so long, I can’t imagine not writing on this blog. I love to write and this is a great way to write regularly and express myself in ways I can’t find myself doing otherwise.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF BLOG POST TO WRITE?
Discussion posts, hands down. They are just so much fun, to dive into a topic and offer opinions on it (which is interesting, considering I struggle to come up with topics all of the time, yet they will always be my favorite posts to write). I love reading them, too. I also really enjoy writing about writing (go figure) and my mental health posts; while raw and sometimes too personal and potentially awkward, they are really…healing for me, in a way. So, I enjoy writing those, too, even if they are hard to write, sometimes.
WHAT ARE YOU TOP THREE FAVORITE BLOG POST?
Oh geez. As someone who has almost 900 posts (I’m not kidding), that is…ridiculously hard. Especially when this blog encapsulates so many different aspects of my personality. How do I compare my favorite book review to my favorite mental health post to my favorite discussion to my favorite video game rant!?
I’m sorry, I can’t answer this one. 😂
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO TO RELAX?
- Go on walks/go out in nature
- Play videogames
WHAT ARE THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS?
- Dogs (I am an awkward introvert, but seeing a dog will make me the most outgoing person you’ve ever met)
- All my nerdy collectiables
WHAT ARE YOUR PROUDEST BLOGGING MOMENTS?
I actually have a couple that I’m pretty proud of:
- Working with Orbit Books as a regular reviewer
- Going self-hosted
- Reaching an average of 1K views a month after seven years of blogging
- The beautiful graphics and feel of my site, thanks to Kat @ Waffles and Novels
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF BLOGGING?
I’m not going to lie: blogging is one of my major hobbies, not only because it takes up a lot of time, but also because I enjoy it so much! But I also love to read, write novels, play a lot of video games (RPGs, specifically), play with my dog, go hiking, take pictures and bake!
DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY IN THREE WORDS.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE PET PEEVES?
- Slow walkers
- Arriving late
- Being unable to plan something
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOUR FOLLOWERS DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Ha, I feel like you all know so much about me, considering I share so much on this space (probably know more than you want me to, oops). Um, one of my regrets in life is not continuing to play soccer into high school and college, plus not learning a language and learning an instrument when I was younger!
And that’s the tag! Hopefully, it let you get to know me a little bit better! Again, if you want to do this tag yourself, go for it! And lets chat in the comments below! How long have you been following my blog? What made you want to? Anything you hope to see this year? Tell me about yourself and let’s get to know each other better! 🙂