Happy Thursday and last day of February, friends! It’s almost the weekend, yayyyy. What better way to celebrate than with a tag?! Recently the dear Ellyn created this new Behind the Blogger tag and tagged me in it (thank you so much!), and I thought it would be a fun way to close out this month since I am trying to finish one more book before March rolls around.
- 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
- Why did you start blogging & why have you kept blogging?
If I am being completely honest, I needed something to do. Ever since I was young I just filled my days with sports and clubs; but after university I found myself in the same old daily grind. I spent a couple of years organizing a community of thousands of players for a game that I played, but I fell out of love with the game and the most of the community. It was then that I started reading a lot again and writing Goodreads reviews. I loved it! My intellect was tapped into, which helped with the “I want to go to grad school purely to keep learning” needs. I did this for almost a year before I started this blog, even though I thought about it a lot! I was still kind of burned out from the gaming stuff and wanted to be mindful of my time and commitments, but I am so glad that I finally started this blog because it has been WONDERFUL! It’s just enough to fill my time but it doesn’t stress me out too much (and I don’t feel like thousands of people are counting on me). It’s broadened my reading horizons, introduced me to new ideas and amazing people. Blogging is honestly the best thing for me!
- What is your favorite type of post to write?
Reviews and guides! I started my blog not knowing how much the community does memes and tags, honestly just wanting an outlet for my book reviews. I think a lot of people are surprised, actually! While I enjoy a good tag on occasion, I much prefer writing book reviews and guides to help others.
- What are your top 3 blog posts?
How am I supposed to pick one of my beautiful children?! This post is my 243rd post published on the blog and I honestly pour my heart into every one. In terms of the three I am most proud of, it would have to be my Reading Around the Globe initiative that boosts the voices of marginalized readers, the Flapping Pages International ARC Program that aims to get ARCs into the hands of marginalized reviewers, and of course my 2019 book blogger spreadsheet template post!
- What are some of your favorite things to do to relax?
Yoga, video games (I just bought a Switch & Breath of the Wild yesterday, so it was nice knowing you all), and hiking.
- What are your 5 favorite things?
Cats, rainy days when I don’t have to go anywhere, all things potato (I haven’t met a potato I haven’t liked), reading, and the ocean.
- What are your proudest blogging moments?
Every single milestone brings me such joy, it is almost embarrassing! Probably my proudest moment was when I reached my first 100 followers on WordPress after almost 4 months of hard work. My one year blogiversary is on Monday, though, and I think that will be pretty special too!
- What are your hobbies outside of blogging?
Reading (duh), video games, volunteering in my community, travel, and hiking
- Describe your personality in 3 words.
Passionate. Reserved. Detail-oriented.
- What are your top 3 pet peeves?
People who chew with their mouths open, people using me for their own gain, and people who take the last of the coffee but don’t start a new pot (it takes literally 90 seconds, I hate all of you jerks).
- What’s something that your followers don’t know about you?
I love mermaids and when I was a kid my favorite movies were The Little Mermaid and Splash. After seeing the latter, I may have taken an entire container of Mortons salt and sat in my bathtub for five hours trying to turn into a mermaid.