My Blog Is 1 Today! My answers to your questions.

 

Today is one year since I started blogging here on wordpress.  I cannot thank you enough for all your support.  As soon as I hit 1000 WP followers (should be soon), I’ll be doing another giveaway.

 

I’m going to answer the questions you asked earlier this week.

 

mistysbookspace asked:

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned during the past year of blogging??

Probably that everything doesn’t have to be perfect.  I am a worrier in general and I was so afraid that I wasn’t good enough with my reviews and posts.  I still worry because it’s me, but I try to relax more with my posting now.  Everyone is nice and I don’t feel like I’ll be judged anymore.

 

samslifeinbooks asked:

What motivated you to get into book blogging?

It took me awhile.  I went back and forth on it.  I was already reviewing on netgalley, but I was starting to get rejected for books because I didn’t have a blog.  That was the final push I needed.  

 

klkranesya asked:

What is your favorite review you’ve ever written (not necessarily your favorite book) and why?

I think it’s probably my review for Puddin’.  It’s not my favorite book, but the review was more personal than I usually get.  It was hard to write and share, but I’m glad I did.

 

savageddt asked:

Are you only interested in YA? What if you were to grow out of it? Would you create a new name/blog?

While I read mostly YA, I do read and review other things, too.  I don’t know if I would change my name if I outgrew it.  I’m hoping that I don’t stop reading it.  I would likely keep the name because it’s what people would know me by.  I would probably just update my bio.

 

Kaleena @ Reader Voracious  asked:

What makes you decide to give books low ratings?

Luckily I rarely rate books lower than 3.  I can generally find something I like about most books.  But the ones I rate low are usually the ones where I don’t enjoy the writing or story.  If it’s something I just cannot get into at all.  Then I rate it lower.
How do you decide which reviews to post on your blog?

I try my best to review all the YA and most of the MG books I read now.  I haven’t done any graphic novel reviews because they’re kind of short.  I may do some posts with multiple books at some point.  I don’t know that I’ll post negative reviews here.  Probably just on Goodreads.  I don’t want to hurt any author.  

 

Journal of Chrissie asked:

If you could only recommend one book, which one would you choose? (I know this one will rip your heart out, because I just cannot choose one book.)

My favorite book (yes, this is impossible) is probably The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.  I always recommend that one to everyone.  But lately I would recommend The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas because it’s such an important story that needs to be told. 

 

Margaret @ Weird Zeal asked:

Congrats on (almost) one year! How do you think your blogging has changed over the past year?

Thank you!  I think my biggest change has just been posting more consistently.  I’ve also made small changes to how the blog looks.  I’m trying to make my reviews a bit longer, but I usually fail at that.  I can’t think of too many other things that have changed for me.  I’m doing more blog tours and working with more publishers, too.

 

 

Thank you all again for making this a great first year!  Make sure you check back often.  I expect to hit 1000 WP followers soon.  My giveaway will be international, too.

 

 

 

Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

30 thoughts on “My Blog Is 1 Today! My answers to your questions.”

  1. Congrats again!! I cannot wait for the movie of The Hate You Give to come out. It will for sure stomp on my heart, but it is so important to portray…

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