1. When did you start your blog?
I started my blog not too long ago on February 24, 2011. Now that I'm looking back, it has almost been a year!
2. Why did you start your blog?
Originally, Vy's Blog was a music and movie's blog. Then I started wandering into the library more often and got myself introduced to YA books.
3. What has been the biggest challenge you've faced so far?
Trying to balance blogging and school!
I don't know how the other bloggers my age can do it. They are simply amazing. For me though, it's always school before blogging and that becomes hard sometimes. Especially when I'm constantly reminded that blogging is not a job, but it sure feels like it at times.
4. What do you find most discouraging about being a new blogger?
When I first became a blogger, I didn't know that there were such things as ARCs. Of course when I found out it and started seeing other people get ARCs it got to me just a bit.
ARCs are used to promote and advertise the novel and in order to do so, there would have to be a bigger audience. I would just have to wait a bit more until I feel as if I could do that too and do an author a favor and spread the word about their work. Until then, I'll have to do what I did before knowing about ARCs, BUY THEM! :)
5. What do you find most encouraging?
The people in this amazing book community!
There is an endless list of people who have been helping me out and getting me through blogging. Everyone is so nice and encouraging that I never felt un-welcomed.
6. What do you like best about the blogs you read? Have you tried to replicate this in your blog?
I love the honesty and classiness that the bloggers have whenever they post. Honesty and class is definitely something that I would want to learn from those bloggers and blogs.
7. What do you dislike about blogs you've read? Do you try to avoid this?
I would most definitely do my best to avoid drama and hurting feelings.
Also, it won't hurt if I avoid cluttering my side bars. I LOVE widgets and fun stuff, but there is such thing as having too many of all that fun stuff.
8. Any advice for other new bloggers?
I would want to say that it doesn't hurt to have a plan before they start blogging.
I went head first into the blogosphere and it has definitely been hard at times. Especially when I didn't even know how important it was to have a blog name and url set before hand.
9. Any questions you'd like to ask newbie or established bloggers?
Question for newbies: How are you dealing with starting off new?
teen bloggers: How are you balancing school and blogging?
established bloggers: What would you have done differently when you first started blogging?
Yes! My blog is always open and accepting advice from all of you nice people!