Since joining the book blogger community I’ve met some really amazing people. These content creators are brilliant, creative, and absolutely one of a kind. So, I thought it might be fun to interview some of these unique and inspiring creators. Today, TheBookBratz were kind enough to stop by the blog as my first guinea pigs-ah, I mean, first guests. Let’s dive into the interview, shall we?
Starting a blog is a fun and exciting prospect. There is so much you can gain from having a presence on the internet as well as communities you can join that offer support left and right. The opportunities are endless with this technological way of life, but there is more to blogging than just writing posts and taking pictures. This site is actually my second launch. And after a year of blogging, there is quite a bit I wish I had known at the beginning. As someone who didn’t know the idiosyncrasies of the blogosphere, much of the technical jargon in these articles was hard to compare and comprehend. So today I wanted to share with you some of the bits I’ve learned that would have helped at the beginning:
Everyone has that comfy, cozy little place they like to curl up in with a book, and maybe a cup of tea, and sink into whatever world is between the pages. After seeing a few people doing videos and blog posts on this very topic, I wanted to jump in and share my favorite reading spots as well.
It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by already. A year since I put my foot down on my anxieties and took the plunge, pressed the button and launched Scarletwriters for the first time. Now, this site isn’t a year old yet; it’s my second launch, but I have been blogging consistently for a full year regardless. And a crazy year it has been. So, here’s a little roundup of the opportunities this blog has afforded me in my first year.
While having a discussion with my mother about the rampant amount of alluded to sex scenes in Young Adult literature and the darker themes the category has adopted, I began to wonder where the delineation between Young Adult and New Adult was today.
I’ve never been a huge fan of the warmer months, but the one thing I do love is taking the time to clean and redecorate my room for a fresh perspective. It’s always nice to wake up to the air conditioner on full-blast and a clean, bright room to greet me. So, while I’ve been doing my spring cleaning I’ve also noticed I am desperately in need of a new bookcase; my current one just won’t cut it anymore. I know as soon as I get a new bookcase, however, I’m going to want to buy more books to fill it with. Thus, I’ve decided to compile a little spring book wishlist to share the books I’ve been lusting after. Maybe they’ll inspire some new buys for you as well.
If you’ve followed me from the beginning, you would have noticed not only do I love to read, but I also love to write. Writing has been one of my greatest passions since I can remember, and I hope to one day become a published author – we’ll see how that dream goes. What you may not know is that for a while I actually fell out of love for reading for pleasure. As a teenager, I became pickier and pickier and didn’t really give things I chance. Though to be fair, I grew up during the vampire/dystopian craze, and I wasn’t a huge fan of those sorts of books, to begin with. Throw in advanced English classes with boring as heck literature and I simply couldn’t be bothered to read a book. I wanted to write not read.
While walking around the bookstore the other day, browsing shelves of beautiful covers and interesting stories, a thought dawned on me. What makes people pick up a book and read it? We’ve always been told not to judge a book by its cover, and we’ve all done exactly that, but I began to wonder what other reasons someone has for picking up a particular book. I’ve never done a discussion post before, but I felt this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a shot.
As odd as it is to be a child born in the late 90s, maturing in the peak of technological advancements and the rise of the internet, I always hated social media. I had a Facebook for a brief time in middle school, but the point eluded me, so I soon deleted it. Why did I want people to know everything I was doing, who I was dating, and where I was? Why did anyone care? Throw in all the creeps they warned you about in school and the cyberbullying – no, thank you. I never saw a point in it all.
But to become a successful author, one must have a website, a following, a network. To gain those things, one must also be aquatinted with social media, make it a dear friend. In the age of technology, it’s the only way to get ahead when it comes to creative endeavors. Therefore, around this time last year, give or take a few weeks, I launched my blog and signed up for some of the most used social media accounts.
This is what I’ve learned in the last year as a social media virgin.
It’s almost been a year since I joined the blogging community. I still can’t believe how fast time has flown by. This has been a year of firsts for me and lots of ups and downs, but thankfully I haven’t had to deal with it alone. It can be overwhelming at the start, but what I love most about this community is everyone’s willingness to lend a hand. So, in honor of this great community, I’m going to share with you, my top five favorite bloggers.