Tag Thursday – Newbie Tag

Hi everybody, and welcome to Tag Thursday. Since I’m so new to the blogging world (It’s only been a week!), I’ve decided to do the Newbie Tag that I found @ Hammock of Books. I’m so excited to share this with all of you.

Why did you start this blog?

I love to write, and I’ve been an avid reader all my life. I’ve been telling stories since I could walk (Ok, maybe not) and the idea of starting a blog and joining the reader/author community was super exciting!

What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?

I don’t think there’s anything unique about me, really. But I hope people will love to read everything I write about.

What are you most excited about with your new blog?

Knowing that people are reading what I post and want to read more. (I already have three followers! πŸ˜†) I also want to be a part of this community, be a reviewer, talk about books, authors, everything. I love reading other people’s comments, reviews(especially the angry ones), and I just want to gush over books. This blog is my ticket into this wonderful world.

Why do you love reading?

To escape the woes of everyday life. To enter a world where things are interesting and fun. To become somebody I’m not and live a new life for a day. Reading is also my inspiration to write.

What books or series got you into reading?

I started out with Cam Jansen (the mysteries in the book seemed so complex to me at that age but now I can’t stand them, haha). I really got into Mystery/Crime because of the Nancy Drew Series. Back then, I ADORED Nancy, Bess, and George. (In another life, I hope to be a Private Investigator.)

What questions would you ask your favorite authors?

How do you ever finish a manuscript and actually get it published? I’ve never been able to finish one finished two and I’ve scrapped both. πŸ™„πŸ˜Œ

What challenges do you think starting a blog will be hardest to overcome?

Numbers are a big thing for me. (I’ve been checking the Stats section nonstop, LOL). I’m trying to remind myself not to get too worked up about it, but we’ll see.

I’m also worried about writing quality content and being as positive as possible, especially in reviews. (I’m kind of critical.)

When did you start reading?

Earliest memory is in the third grade, but I’ve probably been reading since before that. I vividly remember the third grade because my favorite teacher taught me then, and she recommended Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix. I loved that book to pieces.

Where do you read?

My room if I’m at home. Otherwise, I borrow a bunch of e-books when I go out and I read on the go.

What kind of books do you like to read?

YA, New Adult – Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Historical Mystery, and stuff along that line. I read some Dystopia as well but not as often.

Wow! That was pretty fun to do and I’m so very excited to see other new bloggers try this out. So, if you’re new to the blog-o-sphere, I tag YOU!

6 thoughts on “Tag Thursday – Newbie Tag

  1. Welcome to the blogging community ❀ I'm sure you're going to love it! Everyone is so nice here :)) I know everybody says it but really try not to get too worked up about the numbers! For my first couple of months I checked my stats nonstop but tbh now I really only check around once or twice a week and I'm so much happier–it allows me to focus on the amazing people and relationships here instead of little numbers. If you make great content and interact, the numbers will come! Also, don't worry too much about being too positive lol, especially with book reviews. Not gonna lie, sometimes it's more fun to be negative and tbh negative ranty reviews often get more views than positive ones lol. Also, don't be afraid to say your real opinion, even if it's 1 star or an unpopular opinion! It might help some people decide not to waste their time on a terrible book haha. A lot of bloggers start out never really giving anything below 3-4 stars but after a while freely give stuff 1 star, and it feels better to be able to voice your true opinion instead of trying to sugarcoat.

    Anyways, I hope that advice helps you, and don't be afraid to reach out to me or any other bloggers if you have any questions–we're all super friendly here πŸ˜€

    ~Kay ❀

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    1. Awww, thank you so much, Kay! I’m so happy to have finally gotten this blog started. (And I totally agree about rant reviews! I read the one you posted today, it was hilarious πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) I’ve actually only given 1 one star review(and I don’t feel bad about it at all), however, you’re absolutely right. I feel like I have to sugarcoat and give it at least a 3 or 2.5 because I don’t want to be the un-popular one (peer pressure, LOL).

      But honestly, Thank You SO Much. This means A LOT to me. I’ll definitely be reaching out and again, thanks for the warm welcome! 😊😊

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  2. Hi J R Lynn! Thanks again for commenting on my blog earlier πŸ™‚ I see we have a lot of things in common and I’m excited to see more of your posts in the future! I’m also a writer but I haven’t had the guts to publish any of my fiction works online. If you want to have an author/bookish chat, feel free to hit me up!

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    1. No problem😊. I have such a hard time letting other people read what I write that all my work stays either in my head, or in a locked folder away from the world, LOL. I’m also very excited to see the rest of your posts!


      1. Omg, same! I can totally relate. I have so much respect for people who self-publish their work. Someday soon, we’ll make it too πŸ™‚ But for now, it’s time to develop thicker skin.

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