May 29, 2011
Found this interesting questionnaire at At Random who found it herself at another blog Wall-To-Wall Books
These are some questions for book bloggers and book blog visitors I have been wondering about. I have posted my answers and encourage you to either – answer them in the comments or – Post them on your blog and leave me the link in the comments.
1. How often do you post and how often do you visit other blogs?
I visit other blogs everyday, not easy to do time wise not to mention all the blogs I follow getting through my feed is a labor of love or insanity one of the two, more like both. I post as often as I can, I have my memes that I participate in and then my occasional reviews not to mention other things that pop up from time to time.
2. Do you always comment, or do you only comment when there is a contest?
I don’t only post at contests, though I don’t post if I have nothing to say I mean yay a book is hardly worth commenting. I want to make sure the blog owner knows I visit though I for one would love more comments ( HINT )
3. When you “follow” a blog, do you always go back and visit or are there some that you only followed for a contest?
I don’t follow just for a giveaway okay I have but not anymore. I will follow sometimes if ”required” to make sure I can enter but I do this with blogs that interest me. I personally don’t think making following a requirement is good for the simple reason that people will do it just till the giveaway then abandon ship I want people to follow my blog sure but only if they actually want to and plan on coming back because they like what they see and read.
4. How often do you enter book giveaways?
Ah is everyday a bad thing? I can’t help it, the chance to win books is addictive.
5. How long have you been blogging?
Wow not sure about 2 years now. Though really focused on it last 6 months before that I just meandered a lot and in the beginning it was mostly a place for me to bitch and complain about my personal issues so embarrassing. But now I’m a better blogger, reviewer and more focused on the book and toy and occasional other items I review.
Must improve a great deal still.
6. Do you have book giveaways, how often, and why do you do it?
Yes I have giveaways. I’m on my 3rd hop and joined that as I figured I wouldn’t have to do anything as to getting the word out. How right I was on that. The hops are a great way to get your blog noticed. My followers and visitors shot way up.
I don’t do it often but sending a book via media mail isn’t going to kill me so whenever I feel like it really. I do it to get some room on my shelves. I used to hang on to every last book I had now I know I really need to let go and with all the books I get I would be stupid not to share the awesomeness.
7. What other booky sites do you belong to?
Goodreads,Shelfari and paperbackswap. Any suggestions to others I’m all ears Edited to add I just signed up for FictFact thanks At Random
8. How often do you use “Bookish Memes”?
Well Teaser Tuesday and In My Mailbox are a must. I do these two every week I can or when I don’t forget lol. Don’t participate in others but if I find one out there I like I’d jump on it.
9. What do you like or dislike about some blogs?
I honestly couldn’t say what it is about some blogs I like it’s just like asking why you like someone or why a food is your fav because it just works for you. But yes I do have my favorites that I love. Mostly content that I like, the writing of the blogger and look of the blog.
I don’t like some blogs for the opposite reasons as above I don’t like the look, content or writing of a blogger. If a blogger writes about books I don’t care for then that blog will not get a return visit for obvious reasons. I also don’t like when a blog is hard to read.
10. Have you gotten close to any bloggers, just through blogging?
Well idk how close “close” is. But have I made friends online?. Lets’s see do I have online friends who I wanna hug till they turn blue as a smurf, yes so you could say that is close. I bet they are all glad they live far away from me now, you know who you are.
OK now its your turn – time to speak your mind!