Book Blogger Insider Tag

Happy Sunday everyone!  It’s Tag Day here at Birdie Bookworm!

I wanted to thank Meghan at Whimsical Explorations & Reviews for tagging me in the Book Blogger Insider Tag, especially since these types of tags are my favorite.  I love the questions that are geared more toward learning about each other outside of a favorite book or series.  These are questions more about our own blogger personality, which are so fun to answer.

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Rules:

  1. Answer the questions below
  2. Credit the creator: Jamie @ A Little Slice of Jamie
  3. Tag at least 5 people
  4. Have fun!

Questions:

1. Where do you typically write your blog posts?

I’m currently writing this blog post at work, which is where I tend to start my blog posts during the week.  Then I usually finish them at home, when we’re just relaxing on the couch and watching TV.  I’m a good multitasker, as long as it’s computer work and television.  I do a lot of drafts ahead of time on the weekend, again on my couch in front of the TV, that way the bones of the posts are up and waiting for me.

2. How long does it generally take you to write a book review?

It depends.  Sometimes a good book comes with so much to say, or a bad book.  Sometimes I love a book and the words to explain why don’t come as easily.  In the first situation, maybe an hour.  In the second, it could be hours of rereading and trying to find the words.

3. When did you start your book blog?

I started Birdie Bookworm in July of 2016, but I didn’t really start posting hard until September.  Prior to that it was up and I’d done some blogging, but it was still a lot of finding my way and designing.

4. What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?

Trying to come up with fresh content.  I love my Flights of Fancy posts, but I worry that I’ll eventually run out of things to say.

I try to remind myself that my mind is constantly going, so that’s probably impossible.

5. What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?

Comments and commenting.  I love this community.  Everyone seems so friendly and encouraging.  I waited so long to do this alone, and part of it was that I didn’t think it would be successful.  I’ve realized that it doesn’t matter, because it’s the community that makes it fun.

6. What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?

I think I loved doing the Birdie Book Awards the most.  It was fun getting to highlight some of the best reads from 2016, and show off those beautiful trophy awards my sister designed me.  I think the whole post turned out really awesome, I had fun and I’m proud of it.

7. What is your favourite type of blog post to write?

I like writing them all, but I think my favorite would be Flights of Fancy.  They’re the hardest to write, because they’re only my random thoughts from my head, but I also love unloading everything out and getting feedback.

8. When do you typically write?

Whenever I can.  Sometimes I write during the week, at work, but I do the bulk of my writing at night before I go to sleep. (Which is where I am now!)

9. Do you review every book you read?

Yep!  Even if I don’t do a full post, I’ll squeeze them into a multi review post.  I love having enough content, and that means reviewing everything.

10. How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?

With whatever’s on TV.  I like to watch something while I write my review.  There’s only so much time in the day, so I’ve learned how to take on two tasks at once.  I need to read, write, and catch up on my shows.

11. When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?

I write my review right after finishing it.  No more than a night or two after reading, because I want everything to be as fresh as possible.  If I wait too long than the emotion may fade a bit and I won’t have as much to say.

12. How often do you post?

Currently I post 5-6 times a week, and I’m comfortable with that.  It’s not too overwhelming.


Tags:

Books & Beauty are my Bag
Death by Tsundoku
The Bookish Libra
A Novel Glimpse
Always Booking

Of course, the tag is open to anyone who wants to join.  Let me know if you host the tag on your blog so I can come check it out!

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About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

32 Responses

  1. So happy to hear you don’t get overwhelmed posting 5-6 times a week! 😀 I’ve been struggling posting even 2 times a week because I’m always super tired when I get home from work and I want to read when I get home. I’m definitely struggling to find time to blog and read and do all the life things D:

    Lovely post, dear (:

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      1. You know, the tag didn’t notify me for some weird reason. 😦 It might be because I’m self-hosted. I don’t know. I just wanted to read your tag and was like, “Oh! Me!” 😉

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  2. Awesome answers! I completely understand what you means about writing book reviews. The one I just wrote took me about two hours! Like you said, it’s sometimes about finding the right words.

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  3. Yay! I loved reading your answers! How do you write a review and watch tv at the same time? I always have to turn my podcasts off when I’m writing because I can’t concentrate. That’s amazing that you can do that! 😀

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      1. HA! I was going to say how do you watch the tv if you’re not listening to it? I am a visual person as well and the fact that I don’t have to look at anything while reading is easy. Does that make sense?

        Sometimes my brother decides to sit in my room for an hour so then I’m really multi tasking, as I’m listening to him (although sometimes when he goes on and on I ignore him haha) listening to a podcast and reading.

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  4. I wish I was organised enough to post 5 or 6 times a week. I used to do 4 because I had a months worth of posts planned and scheduled but I’ve fallen behind over the last few months. I like to watch TV when I’m making mine too- it somehow makes me less precious about what I’m writing. If I’m thinking too much then the words don’t always come out!

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