Busting the Newbie Blues is a post by Small Review to help new bloggers with tips and tricks and any questions we may have. Now to the questionnaire!
1. When did you start your blog?
January 4th, 2012! Yeah, I just started my own blog. However, I've been doing reviews over at YA Infatuation for a little over a month.
2. Why did you start your blog?
To spread my opinion, or course! When I first found out about blogs, I loved getting other people's opinions on books, especially when I was deciding whether to buy the book or borrow from the library. So, I decided to give back to the community!
3. What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
I've only been doing this a day so I haven't really had time to figure out the challenging parts :) Does trying to figure out how to design my blog count?
4. What do you find most discouraging about being a new blogger?
Well, I haven't been doing this too long, but its definitely trying to not get in the pits about the number of followers. The realistic part of my mind knows that I've only been doing this about a day and that its going to take a lot longer than that to get more followers. However, the unrealistic part (normally the one that pushes its way to the front) wants these followers to just fall into my lap. But, patience is a virtue! Just one that I don't have :)
5. What do you find most encouraging?
The people! Y'all are all just so nice and encouraging and I love it!
6. What do you like best about the blogs you read? Have you tried to replicate this in your blog?
Quality. I really enjoy this in the blogger's post. I like them to explain why they like it, but I also like a bit of humor. Heck, if they really like it, I don't even mind fangirlyness! But, although I like that, I still want them to give a good explanation as to why. I know that I need to work on that!
7. What do you dislike about blogs you’ve read? Do you try to avoid this?
Hm....off the top of head, I can't really think of anything. I don't like bashing. Even if you don't like a book, you can tell us why kindly. Not everyone is going to like the same book, so just because you don't like it, doesn't mean someone else won't. Even when I give a bad review, I tell people that if it still sounds like something they might like (they might not mind what bugs me about the book), then I encourage them to try and read it!
8. Any advice for other new bloggers?
Don't get discouraged!!!!!!
9. Any questions you'd like to ask newbie or established bloggers?
Any tips and tricks would be great! Constructive criticism :) However, the biggest question....how to get ARCS! I have a netgalley account that I have gotten books through, but I'd love to get my greedy little hands on some physical copies :)
10. Is there anything you’d like to tell us about your blog? Feel free to link a few of your favorite posts or posts you wish had more comments.
Well as I've only been doing this for a little, I don't have any favorite posts on this new blog. However, y'all can check out my reviews on YA Infatuation to see how I do things. My review of Legend is a good one (loved it), and for my negative review (but kind), y'all might want to check out my review Glow.
Thanks y'all for taking the time to look at my answers! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave a comment!