So one of the blogs that I follow recently moved from Blogger to Word Press and has changed their (her) name.
Perhaps you've heard of her.
The Notebook Sisters have now become Paper Fury! (which is the most amazing blog name I've heard in all my life). You should really go check it out. Cait does book reviews, book fangirl posts (you know those are the best), interviews, discussions (also pretty good), and she writes (the best side of everything). Read the blog. Love the blog. Follow the blog. (you might as well as, she's going to take over the world)
Moving onward. She's having a book giveaway. And a blogger tag. So here goes:
1. Why did you start blogging?
A year ago, on my birthday. I had meant to start with the new year, but it got put off until February. I was pretty much just as awkward, gawky, and without direction as I am now.
2. What’s the story behind your blog’s name?
I am really bad at titles. None of my WIPs have legit titles. I never title my essays until the last minute, and usually its something bland. So a blog title was one of the biggest hold ups in creating my blog. It was a little too trivial a thing to be hold up the whole process so. . .
[insert title here]
A Journey to the Finished Line.
3. How many designs have you been through since you started blogging? (Pictures! We demand pictures!)
Two, sort of. The first design didn't last long. I had a few friends from other blogs look at it and the colors were a little too dark. It was purple, green, and gray. Kind of weird, yes?
The second design is, well, this one.
4. Have you ever switched blog platforms? What made you move? If you haven’t ever changed…why?
No, I've considered it a lot. But I really don't have a lot of time for that. College is hard to keep up with. And I'd rather be writing. ;)
5. How long does it take you to write a post? What’s your postly process like?
Process? What's that?
Sometimes I can sit down and have a post done in an hour. But if it has pictures, it will take much longer. Sometimes I have an undeveloped idea that I start and come back to. I can have posts sitting on back file for days. . . months (like a Dauntless post I planned, maybe I'll just have an all out Divergent post. It's what the world truly needs.).
6. Have you ever been super nervous about a post? Why?! What was it?
I used to always be nervous about it when I first started. But then I realized something: I'm just going to write what I want to write. If someone doesn't like it, then that's okay. Not everyone is going to have the same opinions about something. If they don't like me, they can leave a comment, which I would sincerely take into consideration if applicable, or they could not follow me, not read my posts.
I wouldn't die. They would be fine. Time wouldn't stop.
So all's well in the world.
Maybe that sounds a little harsh. But I just had to accept the fact that not everybody was going to like me or agree with me and there's nothing wrong with that.
7. Do you have a blogging schedule?
I know they are different, but in my mind "process" and "schedule" are practically synonyms. They both equal organization. So I try not to make any big goals. But I have these sort of guidelines, you see.
I try to post at least once a week.
8. Do you tell people In-Real-Life about your blog? Their reactions?
Never! I probably should. But I'm kind of insecure about my writing. I can't be in the same room with someone reading my writing. And if they're reading it aloud? I want to bolt for the nearest exit.
The people I see face to face, I've realized, have many misconceptions about me. Most of them probably don't even know I write. I found out recently that most of those who do know I write have the notion that I write historical romance? Like Jane Austen stuff? (Not that I have anything against historical romance, in fact, Jane Austen is awesome; its just far from my writing strengths).
I think if they read any of this, they'd probably give me this weird stare every time I walked by. And afterward any conversation would go like so:
ambiguous them; *stares*
me: Uh, hi.
ambiguous them: *continues staring*
me: How are you today?
ambiguous them: Who are you?
9. Top ten blogs you read/comment on the most! Go! Go!
(most of these bloggers are also writers and I love their snippets and characters, even if I don't comment, their posts are worth the read)
Jack @ However Improbable, Cait @ Paper Fury, Sky @ Further Up and Further In, Anne-girl @ Scribblings of My Pen and Tappings of My Keyboard, Ely @ what can I say?, Christine @ Musings of an Elf
There's a lot of others whom I've recently started following and reading too. But for now, I'm going to pretend that six equals ten.
10. If you could change/improve things about your blog, what would they be?
Eh, probably the design, maybe the title.
I actually have a back up of tag post to do. . . and now I'm really considering that Dauntless/Divergent post. All the pictures are from pinterest, excluding the one of me.
Have a great week!