The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Challenge

(courtesy of Ana's Lair)



Found this in my Wordpress feed and think it's both a good idea and a good way to get to know all your fellow bloggers.  Like Ice Buckets and Pokemon GO!- start with yourself, tag anyone else you'd like to join in and stand back.

How long have you been a blogger?

Off and on about ten years.  Started with MySpace (remember them?), but never really got into it.  After I started reviewing I picked up on Wordpress- which I like a lot.

At what point do you think you'll stop?

I guess when I lose interest, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.  I enjoy doing it and have met a lot of interesting people... I haven't liked some of them, but they've been interesting.  ;p

What's the best thing?

Aside from what I've just mentioned, blogging in it's way is a reflection of the human condition.  Back when we only had penpals and party lines, contact and outreach was still severely limited.  Now everyone and everything is at our fingertips anytime we like (and we're still mostly look at cat pictures and porn).  The unlimited possibilites of connecting with each other and sharing information and ideas has never been so easy or unsettling.

What's the worst thing?  What do you do to make it ok?

I feel like I'm answering these questions before I even get to them.  The worst thing is the raw, unfiltered look at the underbelly of humanity.  Every ugly thought and deed is displayed, and deliberately so.  The desire to be noticed and in many cases, feted uponoverrides everything else- whatever's getting you attention (likes, upvoted), feted, or in some cases worshipped, is becoming more and more accepted as ok.

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

Not long.  I'm pretty good at pinpointing my searches to find exactly what I need.

Who is your book crush?

When I was in high school it was the late, great Tanith Lee- if you've read any of her books, imagine reading them during puberty.  Don't have one nowadays- guess it's a sign of encroaching maturity.  lol

What author would you like to have on your blog?

So many- almost too many to mention- and for a variety of reasons.  We'll go with Anne Bishop, Sue Knott, Naomi Clark, Andrew Chapman, Matt Schiariti, Linda Hilton, Kevin Hearne, Christopher Stasheff, Michael Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Sophia Stewart, Laurell Hamilton, Anne Rice, C.Dean Andersson for starters.

What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

Nothing. ;)

How long does it take you to prepare?

Depends upon the subject.  I'm sure most everyone would tell you some posts pretty much write themselves.  Others take some research and planning.

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

Lovin' it.  Like I said- so many interesting and engaging people out there, so much to talk about and explore...  Just because a select few choose to piss in the pool doesn't change anything- you get that everywhere.

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

Be social, of course.  Post regularly, if not often; engage other bloggers on their blogs and comment on what you find interesting.  You'll find your equilibrium soon enough.

That's it from me; now it's time for a few of you to take a turn:


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