Secret Life of Book Blogger Tag!

Yay, another tag!! I’m a bit behind on a few, but I’m slowly catching up! I was tagged by Sara @ The Bibliophagist. She has the best taste in books, and she is seriously bad for your TBR, but a one in a million blogger! If you’re not following her, you are missing out!💜

1. How long have you been blogging?

I started blogging on WordPress mid-April, so it’s been almost 3 months! I originally had a square space account and it had zero traffic so I felt like I was shouting into the vacuum of space. WordPress was actually the best decision ever!

2. At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?

Not any time soon hopefully! I would probably stop if it becomes too much work or if life priorities get in the way. But for now, no plans on stopping!

3. What is the best thing about blogging?

Ahhh fan-girling with some amazing people in this community! I don’t have many friends who love to read or read the same genres so this outlet is amazing to meet other people with similar interests! I also love expanding my TBR with all of your wonderful suggestions!!

4. What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?

Not sure if this counts, but sometimes that pressure to push out content. There were days where I didn’t want to post or wasn’t sure what to post and I felt guilty for not posting because I would see my numbers drop dramatically on days I didn’t post. Luckily after getting into a rhythm, I don’t feel that pressure as much and I’m overall happy because of it. I also found now I that I’ve started to make real connections on here so the need for STATs is slowly dwindling. I think realizing the growth of a blog is more organic than I thought has helped a lot.

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

I have a pretty active Bookstagram account so luckily I can recycle or reuse photos from there in my feature images. So it doesn’t take very long luckily! If it did, not picture would make it in!

6. Who is your book crush?

Ahhhh… hmm, let’s think…

7. What author would you like to have on your blog?

I would be sooooo nervous to have an author on my blog, but I would forever be honoured to have:

  • Helen Hoang
  • Anne Bishop
  • Ilona Andrews (the Couple)
  • Neal Shusterman
  • Janet Evanovich

8. What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

What an odd question… whatever I’m wearing that day… (which 90% p.j’s)…

9. How long does it take you to prepare?

Umm…so I’m a planning non-planner. I’m the type who dreams to be a planner but fails miserably. I’ve been good lately and have 2-3 posts scheduled ahead of time. But 90% of the time I write the post the day of whenever it catches my fancy. So it doesn’t take me a lot of time to prepare most of the time.

10. How do you feel about the book blogging community?

All the fuzzy feels. I feel honoured and forever grateful to be a part of this freaking amazing and cute community. I LOVE YOU GUYS!

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

Honestly depends on what your definition of a successful blog. Is it views? Is it comments? Is it likes? Is it review requests? I guess it all depends on what your goal is.

One piece of advice is that if you put as much effort into viewing and interacting other blogs in the community, you’ll notice your blog interactions will steadily increase. And maybe on the way you’ll meet some wonderful people and create some really amazing friendships. On day’s I don’t post I spend the time trying to catch-up on other bloggers posts! If I can’t read it at that moment I make a note or bookmark if I can. I also make sure to respond to comments on my own post as well.

So it’s all about that Karma, put the good out there and see where it will take you!

Thank you so much Sara for tagging me!! Thank you all for stopping by! Who is your book crush? Which author would you showcase on your blog??

I TAG: Jess & Tegan // Kate // Ashley // Loretta

20 thoughts on “Secret Life of Book Blogger Tag!

  1. theinkybookworm says:

    I completely want Neal Shusterman too! Man, I really enjoy blogging but man the pressure is intense and I only have a couple of followers. Maybe I will feel better if I get more. Or maybe I won’t. I don’t even know. 😂

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    • Maddie // Munch Reviews says:

      Don’t stop!! I’m your #1 fan! 😭 go on book blog adding spree, add as many as you can and try and read and comment on one of their posts. It takes a lot of time in the beginning and it begins to grow organically!! You’re the only one I know who Reviews audiobooks regularly and that such a niche! Keep on going lovely!

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  2. Miss Jay says:

    So true about the interactions! Bloggers make an amazing community to be a part of, and each interaction gives you that little boost, the feeling that you’re not speaking to yourself. 🙂

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  3. Flavia says:

    The comment I tried to leave through my phone seems to have failed hahaha. But anyway, it said: Ahhhh this tag seems like so much fun! Also oh my gah Michael Phan is a new book crush of mine too since I finished The Kiss Quotient on Friday night! * fans self *

    Alsoooo did you make that header image? And if yes, would it be okay if I use it in my post? (If it’s a no, that’s totally okay haha I would completely understand). And I’m happy that I found your blog through this tag on Twitter! 😀

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    • Maddie // Munch Reviews says:

      Yay! Michael Phan fanclub! You need an industrial size fan cause he’s too darn cute.

      Yup I did, just on Canva! I used an existing Facebook header and changed the font. Feel free to use it though!! I don’t mind at all.

      Me too 🤗 twitter connecting bloggers together!


      • Flavia says:

        Hehehe yes he does deserve his own fan club!

        And ahhhh it looks so awesome! I can’t get over it! Also, thank you so much for letting me use it! I’ll be sure to credit you. 😀

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