The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Book Tag (Tiggity Tag Friday)

I know, I know, how DARE I talk about something that’s not books?!

I hope you guys don’t mind me taking a moment to talk about myself for a little bit. If you do mind, I’ll see y’all later with my next post. So please don’t bite my head off for doing this one!

I believe the creator of this one is, so definitely go check her out and her answers as well! For now, let’s dive into the questions!

How long have you been a blogger?

This actually requires a lengthy answer. So I hope you don’t mind.

I created Written on the Pages in September of 2016. It wasn’t called Written on the Pages then, it was called something different. (I’m actually not sure what, there’s been a few name changes since.) Anywho, Written on the Pages wasn’t really used until November 2017. So it went over a year just sitting here, looking… aight. I want to say pretty, but it wasn’t pretty back then either.

During the time I wasn’t on my blog, I was trying to build up my Instagram but back then I had no idea who, what and how Bookstagram worked. So it was a MESS. Let me tell ya.

Eventually I gave up on both fronts for a little while, choosing to focus on my mental health and writing my future novel as well. (Which is still in rounds of editing at this point.)

I chose to start working on Written on the Pages again at the end of 2017, but I wasn’t fully committed then either. So I posted here and there, but no where near as frequently as I do now. Then I began to realise how much I love doing this. How much I love taking photos for Instagram and talking to other book lovers. I’m honestly so happy with where I am right now.

I guess the answer is: I’ve been blogging for just over a year now.

At what point do you think you’ll stop?

I hope never. I honestly love doing this. Finding bookish information, talking books. It’s a dream.

However, I’ve always wanted to become a novelist. So, if that dream kicked off, I probably wouldn’t post as frequently on here, but I’ll definitely still be around. How else will I vent my bookish qualms 😛

What is the best part?

I’ve already mentioned this. The best part is the people that share the same interests. The ones that love to speak their opinion on books and recommend them to others. The best part is having someone read over your review, over your opinion and return it with their own. I love talking books, honestly I do.

The best part is the community.

What is the worst part?

Lacking ideas! Some days my brain is so dry of ideas I spend my time just staring at the screen, waiting for SOMETHING to happen. Some secret part of my brain to click on and go AHA! EUREKA!

That’s yet to happen yet.

The good part of that part is that I get to research other blogs. Oh what a damn shame 😛

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

It depends what you mean. On the Written on the Pages blog, it can take an eternity. Creating your own is always a big hassle. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.

Instagram isn’t as bad for me, however. Finding a new theme or aesthetic for my page is the hardest thing. That can take me days, sometimes weeks to figure out. But taking the photos and editing them? The doesn’t take me that long at all.

Who’s your book crush?

Call me crazy, but I don’t really have one. Don’t get me wrong, I love characters like Dimitri and Rowan and Edward and Levi but, I don’t classify them as my ‘book crush’. I’d rather just ship them with the characters in the books.

What author would you like to have on your blog?

Let me bring forth my extensive list:

Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas, Mackenzi Lee, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Fleur Ferris, Karen M McManus, Richelle Mead, Marissa Meyer, Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Jenny Han, Amanda Hocking, Christine Riccio, Colleen Hoover — AND SO MANY MORE!

What do you wear when your write your blog?

Pyjamas 😂 I’m one of those people that LIVES in pyjamas. Why the hell do I have to feel ashamed for that? They’re clean, they’re comfy and they’ve never done me wrong.

How long does it take you to prepare a blog post?

It varies, depending on what I’m writing. But usually about an hour, then plus however much for editing.

How do you feel about the blogger community/culture?

I LOVE IT! Everyone is so lovely and supportive. No one’s here to shoot anyone down. It’s truly incredible that this community is so amazing.

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

Don’t be afraid of self-promotion. Don’t be afraid of what others will think. USE SOCIAL MEDIA and remember to write about something that you love, and do what every you love frequently. Your passion will translate into your words. Trust me.

And that’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed it 🙂 Let me know.

Until next time! xx

Tash 🙂

Published by Tash Broom

I just like books 🤷🏼‍♀️

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