Small Review has started a meme with the purpose to help smaller blogs gain a bit more of a following and maybe even learn about what they want on their blog and how others have achieved it! This runs through to the end of December. Doesn't this just describe my blog? A newbie...well I have been doing it for a month but hey its not that long. So to participate I had to choose which survey of questions I would answer I went with "New Blogger"...my blog isn't very big so thats why I chose it. Here it is:
1. When did you start your blog?
I started blogging on October 23, 2010.
2. Why did you start your blog?
I started my blog because I wanted to share my opinions/reviews of the books I read. Also, by stumbling on other YA blogs I found it looked fun so I took it up!
3.What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
The biggest challenge I would have to say is getting enough or newer books to read. Since I cannot buy books (I'm basically broke) I rely on my library. I live in a small town so our library does not feature newer books and there are barely any YA books to begin with.
4.What do you find most discouraging about being a new blogger?
Looking at other book blogs that are literally flourishing and saying "Wow, why isn't that me?" or "How can I get there?" I just wasn't sure how to get my blog out there.
5.What do you find most encouraging?
That all the bloggers I have contacted recieve me kindly and helped me out.
6.What do you like best about the blogs you read? Have you tried to replicate this in your blog?
I like how the blogs I read, feature books I'm interested in. Yes, I have tried to replicate but its not going so well because all the books they feature are new...and look so good!
7.What do you dislike about blogs you’ve read? Do you try to avoid this?
I don't think I do have anything that I dislike from the blogs I read...for the second quesiton, yes I guess I would avoid that if it happened.
8.Any advice for other new bloggers?
Advice for new bloggers, hmmm... What really helped me to get started and find new blogger pals was events like The Blog Hop and Follow Friday. So check those out because a.)they're super fun to participate in b.) you meet lots of new bloggers and c.) followers start popping up!
9.Anything else you’d like to share about your experience?
Yes, I think blogging about books is great. Why? Well because of the obvious reasons above and because it also allows you to read about books (on other sites) that you may have not even taken a glance at before!
10.Is there anything you’d like to tell us about your blog?
My blog isn't amazing or spectacular or even good but I do post a blog everyday and it comes from my heart...(ok I'm getting sappy) lets just say that whatever I post is one hundred percent true and honest!
If you WANT TO KNOW MORE about this please click on this link: http://smallreview.blogspot.com/2010/12/event-busting-newbie-blues.html
Thank you for reading and have a great day!