Yes you read that title right. Today I am interviewing myself. I have had some people ask what my answers would be to my blogger interview questions so here they are!
What are you like outside of blogging?
Outside of blogging I am a really shy person. I have the hardest time talking to people I don’t know and I tend to stick to myself. I go to school, I go to work, I hang out at the mall, but most things I do by myself. I’m a pretty big loner and I hope to change that eventually but for now I’m happy with how I am.
What made you decide to start your blog?
My senior year of high school was a very tough year for me. I had very few friends and the friends I did have didn’t want to hear me ramble on about books. I spent quite a bit of time on the computer back then (still do today) and one day I just happened to come across a YA book blog. When I found out the blogger was my age I started wondering how she got into blogging. After emailing a few different bloggers and finding out how to set up a blog I started Katie’s Book Blog. It took a while for me to really get into blogging but it was definitely a fun experience learning how to do everything.
What is your best book blogging moment?
My best book blogging moment would have to be my first ever BEA (Book Expo America.) BEA 2011 was my first chance to meet a bunch of the bloggers, publishers, and authors that I interact with online. All the book events were a blast and it was so amazing when publishers/authors recognized my blog. I’m pretty sure I never stopped smiling the whole week of BEA.
To help some of the newer bloggers: what have you found to be the best way to network and get your blog out there?
Twitter is the best resource for bloggers. I set my posts to automatically tweet a link and that’s honestly how most people find my posts. It’s also a great way to interact with publishers, authors, and other bloggers. It’s an easy way to talk to people and it’s a great way to find out what’s going on in the blogosphere.
What book turned you on to YA?
I wasn’t turned on to YA by a specific book but rather by a specific author: Sarah Dessen. I don’t remember what the first Sarah Dessen book I read was but after I read all of her books that were published at the time I immediately went in search of more authors like her and I stumbled upon the world of YA books.
How many books do you own?
This is a ridiculous number but I own over 2,000 books. Now this also includes picture books from my childhood as well as some books that I share with my mom but most of them are YA books.
What are some blogs you recommend reading?
I highly recommend reading 365 Days Of Reading, Harmony’s Radiant Reads (especially her Pretty Little Liars recaps), Reading Angel, Willa’s Ramblings, and Emily’s Reading Room.
-Book of all time: Harry Potter series
-New release: Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
-Place to Read: My bed.
-TV show: The Vampire Diaries, Awkward., Two Broke Girls, Game Of Thrones, Once Upon A Time, True Blood, and lots more
-Candy: Gummi bears
-Song: Gold On The Ceiling by The Black Keys