Behind the Blogger Book Tag

As a new blogger, I’m so honored to be tagged to do this Behind the Blogger post! This tag was created by Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx and I was tagged by Paper Procrastinators. Thank you so much for including me!!

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THE RULES:

• Thank the person who nominated you
• Answer all the questions down below
• Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
• Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

THE QUESTIONS:

1. Why did you start blogging and why have you kept blogging?

I originally started blogging in 2017. At that time, I was living in a small town where I was isolated from any sort of community. I loved blogging because it was a way for me to connect to other people with similar interests.

While I gave up blogging in the fall of that year because the rest of my life became overwhelming (read: I was depressed), I decided to come back this year when I realized just how much I missed the community. I love having a place to share my thoughts about books, mental health, and writing.

2. What is your favorite type of blog post to write?

Discussion posts are by far my favorite overall category, but recently I’ve realized how much I love writing about, well, my writing life. Writing can feel like such an isolating pursuit, but sharing my thoughts on my process has shown me that I’m not alone in my weird writing quirks and experiences.

3. What are your top 3 favorite blog posts?

How did I “become” a writer?
Top Ten Tuesday: Forgotten Bands That Got Me Through Depression
Embracing my love of self-help books

4. What are some of your favorite things to do to relax?

I love a good cozy yoga, the kind that’s literally just meant for self-care. I’m also a huge fan of bubble baths.

5. What are 3 of your favorite things?

This is really hard to answer, so I’m going to list three of my favorite beverages:
cortados (more or less a 4-oz latte); iced citrus mint green tea; Angry Orchard cider

6. What are your proudest blogging moments?

I’m always really proud of myself when I take the plunge and reach out to a blogger I admire. I tend to be pretty anxious when it comes to interacting with people, but blogging has shown me that so often when you say nice things to someone, they appreciate it, and they may even discover your blog right back.

7. What are your hobbies outside of blogging?

Obviously: reading and writing. I’ve also recently taken up bullet journaling, and while my spreads aren’t as “artistic” as I’d like, it’s a hobby that I’m really glad I’m attempting.

8. Describe your personality in 3 words.

Stubborn, [com]passionate, curious.

9. What are your top 3 pet peeves?

People who don’t know how to drive properly and yet insist on thrusting themselves in my way; customers who want me to Google things for them; strangers who try to give me life advice because I “still work in a bookstore”

10. What’s something your followers don’t know about you?

I have scoliosis: my back is curved in two places. It was never bad enough for a brace or surgery, thankfully, but it does pain me to varying extents depending on the day.

I TAG YOU:

Wendy @ what the log had to say
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books
Ayah @ Dystopian Citzn
Erin @ Flappers and Philosophers
Destiny @ Howling Libraries

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Author: christine @ lady gets lit

writerperson // bookslinger // depression warrior

13 thoughts on “Behind the Blogger Book Tag”

  1. I’m so glad you did the tag! It was so much fun getting to know you more! I really liked how you snuck in a 4th personality trait. It was very clever! As for your pet peeves, there’s this great site called Let Me Google That for You that gives a step by step process for how to Google dumb questions. I’m not sure you can get away with using it at work, but definitely check it out, because it’s hilarious!

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    1. Let Me Google That for You sounds so hilarious 😂😂😂 it really is kind of funny how many people just…expect you to do the work for them. I’m sure it happens in other jobs besides working in a bookstore too. People really are just lazy and entitled sometimes. Thanks again for tagging me! 💕

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  2. I loved reading your answers for this tag so, so much Christine and I am so happy you are back in the book blogging community. I always love to read posts about writing and I’ve been loving yours about your writing journey and will be looking forward to more, for sure! ❤ and ugh ugh ugh, people not driving properly make me SO mad as well haha;
    Thank you so much for tagging me! ❤

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    1. Aww Marie thank you so much for your sweet comment! It means so much to have people like you who take the time to read my posts. I love knowing that you appreciate learning about my writing journey. Sometimes putting out these posts is so scary because I’m making myself vulnerable. But knowing that at least one person appreciates them is so validating. Seriously, thank you so much 🥰🥰🥰

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      1. I get that – I feel like writing about… well, writing, is one of the most terrifying thing to do. I want to talk about it more, too, but I’m feeling… inadequate to talk about it somehow, so I don’t do it much. Your posts always inspire me and are so interesting ❤

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  3. Iced citrus mint green tea is lovely! And YES YES YES to yoga for self-care! I adore tags like this – your answers were perfect… brief and insightful! 💜 Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Thanks for tagging me Christine!! And omg YES about customers and Google!!! I’ve only ever had to do this when working in a bookshop. I think people assume that people who work in bookshops are clever/nicer than people who work in other shops and that’s why they ask there. In Bermuda i also did a lot of giving directions, but I suppose that’s typical for anywhere touristy.

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    1. YES! Why do people assume I know everything about every book ever published? The funny thing is, I’ve got this mental list of things I just recommend like crazy based on what info the customer gives me…even if I’ve never read anything. I’m just like, “hey, people love such-and-such author” and leave it at that.

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