Book Blog Questionnaire

I found this Questionnaire on Wall-to-Wall Books and thought I'd take a few minutes to answer her questions. Hope you don't mind that I stole your post ;)


These are some questions for book bloggers and book blog visitors I have been wondering about. I have posted my answers and encourage you to either - answer them in the comments or - Post them on your blog and leave me the link in the comments.

1. How often do you post and how often do you visit other blogs?  
I pretty much post when I have something to say or have a review to share.  Some weeks I do one post and some week's its 3 or 4.
I follow a ton of blogs and I try to stay up to date with them all. I know there's some posts that fall through the cracks since I follow so many but I try :)

 2. Do you always comment, or do you only comment when there is a contest?
Some blogs I do only comment when there's a contest. It's not that I don't read and enjoy their blogs it's just that sometimes I don't know what to say other than the normal 'I really liked that book' or 'I really want to read that one'.
3. When you "follow" a blog, do you always go back and visit or are there some that you only followed for a contest? 
For the most part I only follow blogs if I like them and will want to read them in the future. I don't want to offend anyone but I don't think it's right that people are required to be a follower to enter a contest. That's just me...I want followers who will enjoy my blog and stop back on the days when I'm not having contests. If I'm not their cup of tea then I don't want to feel like I'm forcing them to follow.

4. How often do you enter book giveaways?
I admit, I do enter a lot of giveaways. But I only enter them if I really do want to read the book; it's a really great way to find authors that you may not have read otherwise.
5. How long have you been blogging?
I had personal blogs for a couple years but they were mostly just for family. After those I started a private journal blog which then morphed into At Random a couple months March maybe? Anyway, I've been hooked ever since. I love blogging and the blogger world! I've made some great friends and I hope to make more!
6. Do you have book giveaways, how often, and why do you do it?
Well I'm still pretty young as a public blogger so I don't know how often I will be having giveaways. I have joined two blog giveaway hops this month to get my name out there a little and both were a blast. In the future I may do one or two a month until I decide what's right for me. As for why I do it, I love sharing the wealth so to speak. Giving is a lot of fun and I love that it makes people happy. 

7. What other booky sites do you belong to?
I am on Goodreads a lot. I'm still pretty new to LibraryThing and FictFact. I may also check out NetGalley one of these days.

8. How often do you use "Bookish Memes"?
I haven't participated in any Memes and I'm not sure that I will. I know bloggers put a lot of time into them and I think I would rather have that time for reading or reviewing.

9. What do you like or dislike about some blogs?

This is a tough question. I'm not into some of the memes and slow loading blogs are a bit of a turn off. On the flip side I like blogs that have similar tastes as me; I get a lot of great reading ideas from surfing the blogosphere! I like when bloggers are friendly and respond to comments. I also like when bloggers share tips, especially HTML how-to's since I'm an HTML beginner.

10. Have you gotten close to any bloggers, just through blogging?
I have made a few friends and I hope to make more :)
OK now its your turn - time to speak your mind!


  1. Great questionnaire may just have to steal/borrow from you and do it myself.

  2. Well the one really important thing I learned today was - how to spell Questionnaire!!! LOL I knew I was spelling it wrong, but couldn't find it. So thanks for that!

    I am so glad you put this on your blog! Great answers. I like it when bloggers share tips too! I have learned a lot of things (besides spelling) from other bloggers.

    Never heard of Fictfact or NetGalley.

  3. Thanks Jessica, feel free to repost it :)

    Wall to Wall- Lol, happy to help. Maybe once I'm not such a blogging newbie I will do a 'things I've learned post'.

    FictFact has a cool calendar of book releases. It is also a great way to track the series you're reading or want to read.

    I think NetGalley is like LibraryThing where you can get advance reads. I'm not 100% sure on that though since I haven't scoped it out yet.

  4. Netgalley is advance reader copies of books but only in ebook format.

    I did my questionnaire. I was spelling it wrong too lol

  5. Now that I've started my own book blog I feel as though keeping up with my own and everyone else's is a full time job! Not that I'm complaining about the amount of time I get to spend blogging and reading! I'm glad to have found a fellow newbie to the book blogosphere. I have had several blogs through out the years too, but never found the umph to keep up with them.

  6. It does sometimes feel like a full time job keeping up with everything...but a fun full time job :)

    If it feels too overwhelming just step away for a couple days (or more) then come back to it.
    My thing is if it feels like I HAVE to post then I'm more likely to not do it.

  7. Added you to my feed so I can stalk ya :)

  8. Great post! I totally feel you on the not knowing what to say part of commenting. Sometimes, I just don't know what you say that doesn't sound generic, and so I don't comment. I need to work on that!

    Also, I'm not into some of the memes on other blogs, either. I don't mind that they do them, but there are some blogs that do so many, there is barely any other content.

  9. Stalk away Jessica, lol

    Thanks Penelope :)

    Yeah, it's hard to figure out what to say sometimes. We'll get there eventually!

  10. I loved this post (I may steal it for my blog). I'm new to blogging and my commenting isn't the best as well, but over time it should get better. If not I'm doing something wrong hey :P

    -Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess Blog -

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  11. Natasha - You're more than welcome to steal the post :) I look forward to reading your answers.

    PS I'm following you now


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