I was nominated by the lovely Noriko to do this award that I’ve never heard of or seen around in the blogging world. Noriko and I have become really close friends since we met months ago. We talk on a regular basis via social media (it’s a wonderful thing) and I’ve just come to consider her one of my closest confidantes. I’m really glad I was nominated for this award by her because she asks some really good questions. I know I’m a slacker where tags and awards are concerned but, like I said, these are good questions so I can’t resist answering them. Here we go:
- Briefly explain your blogging style (where your favorite blogging spot/tools – as in, on the couch using your smartphone or something).
I can’t say that I necessarily have a style. I like to share life stories. When I started out the blog, I followed the WordPress word prompt things for inspiration and to meet other bloggers to follow. I participated in the blogging University thing too and then somewhere along the way it became a mix of stories, bookish posts, and regular endangered posts. When I first started the blog back in February, we were two people. M and I were going to use it as a way of retail therapy cause we worked the same job and wanted to murder the same people. We ended up not doing that and M still works at that job and has no time to write. So, now it’s just me and whatever pops into my head, I blog. It’s normally at my work desk because I have an hour slot of time in the early morning before the phone rings and the hoopla happens to crank out a post. I’m an on the fly type of girl. It’s very rare if I pre-schedule a post. Sometimes I’ll use my phone especially when I have photos I want to share cause it’s easy to upload them via the WordPress app.
- How do you manage your blogging time including blog reading time?
I used to make it a point to blog every day. That quickly became very tough to do especially since I found myself not able to read and watch shows in my free time because I was constantly checking the blog. Now I only blog on the weekdays and I’ve designated Thursdays and Fridays for very specific content which only leaves me three days to think of something to share. I don’t blog on Saturday or Sunday but I do read some of my followers posts. Reading other blogs is a bit easy to do in my opinion because a lot of you post around the same time; early morning. So, I catch up on posts from overnight and early morning first thing before I write my post and then I check again after work to see if anything new popped up that looks interesting. I don’t have a massive amount of followers and a lot of blogs I follow don’t regularly post. Maybe about 15 total that do. So far it’s pretty easy to juggle. If I gain a bigger following, well, we’ll see. People who visit my blog on a regular basis and comment all the time definitely get priority though, I have to admit.
- Who is your most read author?
Most read as in how many books of theirs have I read? Well, I can’t pick one so here’s a sort of overview. I’m the type of person where when I like an author, I go on a binge, most times, to read every book they’ve ever written. But, I also read a lot of series so depending on how long a series is, that can equal a lot of books. For example, I’ve almost read all of Ilona Andrews works. That equals about 15 books give or take a few novellas here and there. I’ve also read a good chunk of Nalini Singh which is only two series but that equals out to about 24ish books. Charley Davidson, that’s 12 books just in that one series; I’ve read them all. An author who writes a stand alones, Judith McNaught. She’s written 15 books, I’ve read and own them all. My list goes on and on. I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures of my shelves, haha.
- How did you come up with your blog name?
Haha, you know, I don’t even remember really. M and I were bouncing names around and thought about naming it organix or something like that I think. Then I was tossing around ideas with my husband and I thought about how when you read a blog post, you want to have some sort of reaction. That reaction can range across the emotional spectrum but it’s nevertheless an emotion. Then I thought about how much a bookworm I am and that’s where the tales part came from because it’d be a different “story” every day. Stories make you react. Then I had to be original so I went to one of those domain name things where you plug in words and it spits back possible, available names at you and this one appeared.
- What keeps you blogging?
The friends I’ve made keep me blogging. I know there are a lot of people here who look forward to my posts as much as I look forward to theirs. It’s a really fun hobby and I adore the many friends I’ve made. I plan to continue blogging as long as I have an audience really and probably even if I don’t. It’s just something about putting ideas to virtual paper that’s very relaxing.
Great questions right?