1. How long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging here for a month today, but I’ve had a blog on Tumblr for about 15 months.
2. Why did you start blogging?I started a tumblr because I took a quiz for fun one day where you put in the websites you used and how often you used them, and it suggested something else you might enjoy. It suggested Tumblr, and I was bored, so I signed up and immediately became addicted. But although Tumblr is possibly the easiest blogging platform ever, in some respects, it is too easy. Because of the convenience of the reblog button, I found myself hardly generating any original content. That prompted my move to WordPress, where, even though it’s harder to find other blogs I enjoy, it is more conducive to actually writing.
3. What have you found to be the benefits of blogging?
The best part of blogging is the friendships that come out of it. I have several very good online friends from Tumblr, and I’m already making friends here. When I first began blogging, I did not expect to make friends, so it was certainly an unexpected blessing. I also enjoy the creative outlet and getting to share my thoughts, particularly about books.
4. How many times a week do you post an entry?
Every day, often more than once a day.
5. How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis?I don’t even know. I follow over 500 blogs on Tumblr, but I don’t necessarily read them all regularly. I make an effort to check my friends’ blogs, but most of the blogs I follow on Tumblr I just read when their posts come across my dashboard. I use Blogger to follow several other blogs, and I follow a handful of blogs on WordPress.
6. Do you comment on other people’s blogs?Sure, when I have something to say. Also, I’ve found that when you comment on other people’s blogs, they tend to come check yours out. That’s not to say that that’s why I leave comments, but it is nice to interact with other people.
7. Do you keep track of how many visitors you have? Is so, are you satisfied with your numbers?A little bit. I mean, I like knowing that people are reading my blog. The first blog I ever started was on blogspot, but I didn’t keep up with it because it was intended to be a book blog, and you’ve all read about my problems with reviewing books. Also, I had the sense that no one was reading my blog, so I just got a little bored. It definitely makes a difference to get feedback and know that people really are reading what you have to say.
8. Do you ever regret a post that you wrote?No. If I really think I might regret writing a post, I leave it in my drafts for a bit before I publish it. If it turns out I really do regret writing it, I just don’t publish it.
9. Do you think your audience has a true sense of who you are based on your blog?
I’m just starting out here, so I’m not sure of that yet.
10. Do you blog under your real name?Yes.
11. Are there topics that you would never blog about?Here, I tend to only blog about the things that inspire me. I stay away from things that anger me, including political issues. However, I am just starting out here, so that may change in the future.
12. What is the theme/topic of your blog?
Elegance, literature, and southern sass, as it says in my tag line.
13. Do you have more than one blog? If so, why?
I do. I have this one and 3 tumblrs. I have the three tumblrs because I found that I would post things according to my moods, and sometimes I’d be in the mood to reblog pretty pictures or pictures of cute couples, and sometimes I’d blog about feminist issues, and so on and so forth, so I created the photography and wedding tumblrs for those things.