I’m participating in this year’s Armchair BEA! This online event is perfect for people who desperately wish they could attend Book Expo America, but are unable to for whatever reason. Armchair BEA is all about networking and getting to know your fellow bloggers! If you want to meet more bloggers, check out the full list of interviews here!
The awesome people behind Armchair BEA wrote up 10 interview questions. You can choose five to answer and then post on your blog!
Please tell us a bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Hello! My name is Ashley! I have only had my book blog for just under two months. I wanted to start a book blog as a way to document the books I’ve read and my opinions of them. I honestly had no idea how incredibly diverse and friendly the book blogging community was. All I can say is that I’m THRILLED to have discovered it!
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
Where do you see your blog in five years?
Like most bloggers, I’m sure, I hope to see my blog grow and gain in followers. In five years, a total of 1000+ followers across different platforms (RSS, Twitter, etc.) would be awesome, but maybe that’s unrealistic — I don’t know. But to be honest, I would still be happy if I’m still where I am right now. I’m already thrilled with the amount of new bloggers I’ve met, the interaction on my blog, and my fairly modest amount of readers.
One thing I do hope to expand is my Bitchin’ Book Blog category. I’m really hoping to use my web design/coding skills and knowledge of the WordPress blogging platform to help my fellow book bloggers with the more technical aspects of their blogs. Maybe I’ll also be able to help fellow book bloggers with their WordPress theme designs!
What is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
It’s not entirely related to books, but probably Good Web Design Practices — Beginners. I work as a web designer and I just hope that this post provides some basic design and “good practices” tips to fellow bloggers!
Also make sure you check out my giveaway for a signed copy of City of Lost Souls! It’s my first giveaway so I’m pretty excited. 🙂
Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
Yes! And I’m absolutely thrilled that they have! I feel like I have a whole new world of books open to me. Before I started blogging, I was almost 100% strictly a fantasy reader. I read books with dragons, magic, and mythology. That’s a great genre, but there are also other great ones out there like dystopian and paranormal that I only started reading more recently. I have definitely started branching out a bit and I’m absolutely loving it. In general, the book blogging community has increased my awareness of all the amazing books that are out there. For that, I’m super grateful!
If you’re participating in Armchair BEA, leave me a link to your interview answers! 🙂