Busting the Newbie Blues

January 3, 2012 Misc 6

Busting the Newbie Blues is a month long event hosted by Small Review.  To learn more about it click here.
New Blogger Questions

When did you start your blog?  October 2011

Why did you start your blog?  I started it to participate in the October 2011 readathon and I enjoyed it so I decided to stick with it.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?  Obtaining followers.

What do you find most discouraging about being a new blogger? Coming up with quality things to say.  I’ve written and then re-written most of my reviews.

What do you find most encouraging?  I enjoy blogging more than I thought I would and I wish I would have started doing it sooner.

What do you like best about the blogs you read? Have you tried to replicate this in your blog?  A whole new world of books opened up when I started reading blogs.  As I’ve read more and more blogs I’ve made quite a few changes to my own so that my blog is reader friendly.

What do you dislike about blogs you’ve read? Do you try to avoid this? I dislike blogs that are unorganized.  I don’t mind a lot of stuff as long as it looks nice and similar things (i.e. challenges) are kept together if they are on a side bar.  I definitely avoid this because I like to organize!

Any advice for other new bloggers?  Don’t write what people want to hear, write what you think.  Also, don’t let the lack of followers get you down.  I’m not :)

Any questions you’d like to ask newbie or established bloggers?  Any tips would be welcome.

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.  My favorite review is Matched & Crossed.  I know my reviews are not yet spectacular, but I’m getting better and I feel this is my best so far.   My favorite non-review post is I never would have read this book if it wasn’t for… I know I’m not the only one that doesn’t want to read a book and then finally does and ends loving it.


6 Responses to “Busting the Newbie Blues”

  1. Patricia

    I feel your pain about quality posts. I feel like half the stuff I put up isn’t on par with other book bloggers, but I’m hoping that my quality will improve as I continue blogging. In some ways, quality is relative. As long as I am able to clearly convey my opinion and message to my readers, I’m happy.

    Patricia at The Tale Spin

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      I think my reviews have improved a little bit already since I’ve started blogging. The more reviews I read I see things that I like and don’t like and try to incorporate that into my reviews. I’m also finding it easier to put down what I want to say.