I am freaking months late with this tag but I just needed a light and fun post to write today, something just like this very tag so here we are!
So a long time back the lovely Krisha @Bookathon tagged me for this behind the screen tag and I’m so grateful, thank you so much for tagging me, Krisha. You all should go check out her wonderful blog!
Now let’s get onto the tag itself.
WHEN DID YOU START BLOGGING AND WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST REVIEW?
So there is a slightly complicated history behind the beginning of my blog?
I started blogging in the December of 2017 and I remember being excited and doing a ton of research and finally setting up the blog on Blogspot. But I quickly realised I should have put more research on which site to host. While the views I got on my first few posts were good there were next to no comments and to my horror, people were unable to subscribe to it. Yeah, that was a mess. So after some contemplation I shifted over to WordPress in January of 2018. So the exact date is unknown since I backdated some posts but it would be around the 16th of January(my blogoversary is going to be a complete surprise to me)
My first review post was No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay – a book that I absolutely love till date. Infact I very recently hauled some books by the same author because the plot twists he wrote had me dead.
WHO/WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START BLOGGING?
I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. I never even knew that book blogging was a thing until I stumbled upon Cait @Paperfury‘s gorgeous blog and had to pluck my eyes out because it’s so gorgeous.
She is the main inspiration behind this blog 🙂
WHAT IS A BLOG RELATED GOAL YOU HAVE?
I have so many goals! But almost none of them are time-bound?
Earlier I had aimed to get 500 subscribers to my blog by the end of this year but that seems slightly unlikely since I am so busy these days and don’t get to interact much with other bloggers and the fact that I’ll probably take a break in December cause exams. So for now I’m hoping to get 300 subscribers by the end of this year(fingers crossed).
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH SOMEONE TOLD YOU ABOUT BLOGGING?
Again, SO MUCH STUFF!
But mainly that I would have to come out of my hive and spread out on different social media platforms and actually interact with people to see my blog grow and flourish. That’s why my blog may seem to be a little behind despite the fact that I’ve been blogging since a year because for like 6 months I was limited to Twitter, talking to a select few bloggers. Sometimes I feel sad, wishing I had opened up earlier but no worries. I have many more years to come and I’m still pretty happy with my blog’s growth 🙂
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST BLOG RELATED ACCOMPLISHMENT?
Umm… I know big people?
Hehe let me rephrase that. When I entered the community I was blown away by some big and accomplished and super nice blogs like woah who are these superior people? Let me just wave frantically in their comments and maybe they’ll notice me? But now I’m actually friends with them? WHAAAAAAT?
WHAT TYPE OF POSTS DO YOU ENJOY WRITING?
Listicles are my absolute favourite! They’re so much fun and comparatively easier to write plus I’m a huge sucker for lists and organising stuff hehe. Also the fun posts which don’t really come under a category? Like Stages of Becoming a Fangirl/Fanboy
Those just bring out my inner fangirl 😛
WHERE DO YOU USUALLY BLOG? WHAT IS YOUR SET UP LIKE?
Umm I have no particular setup. I blog whenever and wherever possible although usually it’s on my laptop while snuggled in my bed.
WHAT WAS YOUR LAST FIVE STAR READ?
My last five star read was Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig and oh my god this book completely blew me away! By far the best non-fiction book I have ever read. I have so many freaking emotions about this one(mainly wanting to hug it forever and while on my deathbed) so you better go read my review(more like me flailing) of it here.
WHAT WAS YOUR LAST ONE STAR READ?
I don’t remember giving a one star rating to a book in a very long time(if ever) but my last two star read was Where She Went by Gayle Forman. This was such a huge disappointment especially when I had loved the first book, If I Stay. This was straight up crappy and can be summed up in a line: we broke up and I’m now devastated so let’s just get back together. Literally. I didn’t even bother to go read the third book.
WHAT ARE THREE WORDS THAT MAKE YOU PICK UP A BOOK?
Magic, dragons, gay.
That is all it takes.
WHAT IS YOUR HOGWARTS HOUSE?
Hufflepuff and Gryffindor! So like Gryffinpuff?
I personally like to identify as Hufflepuff because they’re warm and friendly and soft and also me, brave? Pfffffft. But it really annoys me how everything related to Hufflepuff is yellow cause I hate yellow -_-
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE READING ENVIRONMENT?
My bed!!! My bed is where I spend 90% of my life and if you try to remove me from it I will hiss and bite. You better not.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO NEW BLOGGERS?
The advice that I wasn’t given: GO AND INTERACT AND MAKE FRIENDS AND STALK PEOPLE IF YOU NEED TO!! JUST INTERACT!!
Okay, maybe just lowkey stalk like don’t go crazy.
Just talk to people okay? Engage. Smile. Chat. And have fun! 🙂
And that’s it!
At this point I’m not sure who all I’ve tagged multiple times and may have annoyed so anyone who wants to do this tag can consider themselves tagged 🙂
How was or is your first year of blogging? Have you ever had a sudden boom in your stats or is it just crawling slowly like a snail? Have you ever had to shift your blog? If so then why and how did it go?