Today I come back from my month of disappearance to celebrate something incredibly exciting and frabjous and just a tiny bit scary: My favourite blogger Cait's changed the famous Notebook Sisters name to Paper Fury and moved from Blogger to Wordpress!!!!! *throws confetti* To celebrate, she's holding a rather fabulous tag in which I tell you all my secrets...not. You wish though!
|IT'S SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|I suspect Cait is doing a bit of this at the moment. ;)|
Let's get this party starrrrted!!!!!!!
|I'M NOT SORRY IN THE LEAST. I just had to use that gif.|
1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I was massive bookworm and after discovering book blogs in June 2013 I was fascinated by them and wanted to start my own. Unfortunately though, I just could not find the courage to start one, so I just read alot of book blogs wistfully until almost a year later that I eventually thought, "STUFF IT. I'M GOING TO START ONE." And I did. And I've proceeded to be a rather crazy blogger ever since!
2. What’s the story behind your blog’s name?
Haha, well considering I spent almost a year obsessing about it, I had a LOOOOONG time to think of names. I weren't through about a whole notebook of blog name ideas, no kid. I really wanted to make it an Alice in Wonderland themed book blog, but so many other book bloggers have Alice in Wonderland themed, that I wanted mine a bit different. EVENTUALLY, I decided if I couldn't go Alice in Wonderland themed, I'd go FAIRYTALE theme instead and after many, many, many, MANY crap ones, I came up with Once Upon a Bookish Time and fell in love with it. Recently, I've been thinking of changing it, but a) I killed so many brain cells thinking of the first one, that I didn't know if I could be bothered, and b) I've got kinda attached to it. IT TAKES LIKE YEARRRS TO TYPE OUT THOUGH. But, yes! That is the long and painful journey of my blog name. *winces*
3. How many designs have you been through since you started blogging? (Pictures! We demand pictures!)
THERE IS NO WAY IN HECK YOU ARE GETTING PICTURES! I've been through about 3-4 blog designs. I'm not keen on my current design, but considering I have no design skills, no patience, NO MONEY, and hardly any time, it'll have to stay put like that for now. But if you're reallly curious, all my past designs were way worse then this. THEY PRACTICALLY BURNT YOUR EYEBALLS.
4. Have you ever switched blog platforms? What made you move? If you haven’t ever changed…why?
I like Blogger...but it frustrates me. I would consider moving to selfhosted Wordpress, but I'm poor, very poor. So at the moment, I'm sticking with Blogger. *glares at Blogger* AT THE MOMENT.
5. How long does it take you to write a post? What’s your postly process like?
TO FREAKING LONG. I'm such a ditherer, it's not even funny. I generally type out a bit of a post, get bored look for gifs and browse my blog feed come back to it, type some more, hate what I've written, delete it, get the book information and blurb and put it all together, type some more, grab something from the fridge, come back, declare it's fine, quickly preview it and then publish it. DONE. It's a terrible way to blog but I'm working on it. >.<
6. Have you ever been super nervous about a post? Why?! What was it?
Not reallllly. I was super nervous about my first blog tour, especially when the book I had to review for it, I struggled with it, and then got the dates of the blog tour mixed up so that I almost missed my stop...yeah, I was nervous then. >.>
7. Do you have a blogging schedule?
HAHAHAHA. That's hilarious! I'm like the most disorganized person in the world!
8. Do you tell people In-Real-Life about your blog? Their reactions?
Ella thinking of telling people:
Ella trying to tell people:
Ella telling people:
You can obviously see that I strongly dislike telling people that I have a book blog. I told my family,well, because they're my family, as well as a couple of friends, BUT THAT IS IT. Shhh, don't tell anyone!
9. Top ten blogs you read/comment on the most! Go! Go!
I STRONGLY DISLIKE THE NUMBER OF BLOGS WE ARE RESTRAINED TO ADD.
|| Paper Fury (I STILL THINK NOTEBOOK SISTERS GAHHH *pulls out hair*) || Where the Writer Comes to Write || Reviews From a Bookworm || Bookwyrming Thoughts || Diva Book Nerd || Feed Me Books Now || The Loony Teen Writer || YA Midnight Reads ||
THAT IS JUST THE START TO A VERY VERY LONG LIST.
10. If you could change/improve things about your blog, what would they be?
Design first, for one thing! I'm so bad with computers, it's ridiculous!
|I JUST DISCOVERED THIS GIF AND I AM IN LOVE! *hugs gif* It sums me up perfectly.|
Link me to your tags, my wonderlings!! And if you don't know Cait yet, GO AND FOLLOW HER BLOG RIGHT AWAY, NOW, NOW, NOWW, but if you have, tell me one thing you love about Cait the Great (that's your nickname from now on Cait, mwahahaha)!!
P.S: I'm becoming Tarzan for a week (aka CAMPING, although us Kiwis call it TRAMPING) and I won't have any internet, so I'll see you all the week after next sometime!