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Busting the newbie blues

Busting the Newbie blues is back!!
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1.When did you start your blog?
I started this blog on November 15th, 2011
2.Why did you start your blog?
I started this blog because I love to read, and want to spread my opinion to other people to make them love reading as much as I do.
3.What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
I think it is starting up my blog and getting pageviews and followers, without getting number obsessed. When you´re obsessed with the numbers, you are not going to be a happy blogger, and you are gonna freak out. And you don´t want that...
4.What do you find most discouraging about being a new blogger?
Reading started becoming a kind of job. But immediately when I started feeling like that I made myself stop feeling that. Reading is a hobby, not a job! It takes lots of time to blog...
5.What do you find most encouraging?
I have met lots of new people, and discovered lots of new books I would otherwise have not discovered at all. 
6.What do you like best about the blogs you read? Have you tried to replicate this in your blog?
I love to read a good review, of a book I have read. Also I love author interviews. I have been trying to improve the quality of my reviews all the time, and still I am, and I think I will do that forever. I have not done any author interviews yet, but when I get an oppotunity to do so, I will c:
7.What do you dislike about blogs you’ve read? Do you try to avoid this?
a blog with too much memes. I just don't like memes. I think one or 2 a week tops is OK, but when there are 3 or more you start posting too many posts and it gets annoying...
8.Any advice for other new bloggers?
Don't be number obsessed, and stay yourself. and most of all, have fun!
9.Any questions you'd like to ask newbie or established bloggers?
Can I see your blog? Post a linky in the comments
10. 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.
I am not going to put a link to some messages here, but a link to the page of all my reviews, so you can click on the one you like.you can find it HERE. It are not a lot of reviews, but they're all I have for you at the moment. Also I'd like to tell you that you are awesome if you've read this whole post :D And I am a comment-lover c:

thanks for reading!
xo Mar
twitter - @meTheBookLover


roro said...

gr8 advice
don't be numbr obsessed

Anonymous said...

I think you have a lot of followers for being so new!

I completely agree about the memes. I only participate in one because I prefer to focus on reviews.

Also, I'm impressed you're trying to read 200 books this year! I decided 80 would be manageable, since I made it through 70 in 2011.

Mar said...

It's true, in book blogging the focus should be on blogging inself, not on the memes.

I challenged myself to tead 200 books because I want to read as much as I can, and it's almost impossible to read over 200 for me, so 200 it is!


♥Katrina♥ said...

I'm a new blogger. I love books, but I'd admit I've gotten caught up in the meme craze. I've recently made it a goal to narrow down the ones I participate in. I like your post. Check out my Busting The Newbie Blues Post!

Kindred Dreamheart

Mar said...

@Katrina I know your blog! It has lots of memes indeed. But as long as the reviews do not suffer of all these memes it is all OK :) I am just too lazy to participate in memes, and I keep on forgetting them... xD Love your post, btw!!

Shardpublications - Declan Munro, Belle Marsh said...

I really like this post because it is very frustrating trying to learn how to perfect your blog when you are not really web design savvy. Adding widgets is currently my bugbear. I also cannot figure out how to add blogs I like to my list so if you can add yourself or let me know great. wouldmlovemto keep up with you if ai could figure out how .

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Nice to meet you! Welcome to blogging. Loved your answers.