15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 8

15-Day-ChallengeYay! We are back on track after my awful slacking off yesterday. (Please say you forgive me). It’s day 8 of this challenge which was created by the talented blogger of Good Books, Good Wine. Shall we get to it?

Day 8: Quick! Write 15 bullet points of things that appeal to you on blogs

Bear with me, I have to do this quickly!

1. Clear menu– if I am looking for something specific I want to find it fast (due to my impatient nature).

2. Book blogs: I like to see your reviews in one place, organized by alphabetical order

3. Readability– I don’t want to struggle to read your blog (which reminds me, I need to make an appointment with the eye doctor).

4. Images– they break up the text which can be overwhelming in a long post

5. Humor– I want to enjoy what I am reading

6. Top posts and pages widget– that way I don’t have to scroll to see popular posts

7. Quality– I want to see your passion through the post

8. Posts title– To the point please, don’t leave us guessing

9. Comments– it’s always appealing to see a blogger who replies to their comments

10. Updating regularly

11. Supports other blogs

12. Explains about the author behind the blog

13. Stays true to one subject instead of rambling about many others

14. Organized layout

15. Great attitude– it’s appealing to find a blogger that feels like a real person

Whew! Believe or not, I wrote all 15 points in just under two minutes. (I’m pretty proud of myself). What appeals to you in a blog? What doesn’t? I want to hear what you have to say (in case I need to change anything)! So comment below and happy reading!


Reading with Music

musicWhen it comes to reading with music playing I have some peculiarities. I would like ask all of you if these peculiarities are normal (I would not be surprised it they weren’t).

For one, I can’t START to read if there is already music playing. I get distracted by the music and end up reading the same line ten times. (This has caused some arguments with my sisters).

However, if I am ALREADY reading and someone turns on music then I am fine. I don’t notice the music at all and am able to read as easily as if there wasn’t any music playing.

Am I weird?

My little sister, Miranda, says that music makes her read faster. (Of course this is the sister who doesn’t like to read so I don’t know how accurate her statement is).

Do any of the peculiarities apply to you? (Please say yes). I really want to know if they are common occurrences or if I am just odd. (Again that wouldn’t surprise me). So please comment below and have a great day!

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 7

15-Day-ChallengeFirst I have to apologize to all of you, I should have posted the day 7 challenge yesterday but I recently got a new job and it persists in getting in the way of blogging (how rude, right?). I hope you will all forgive me (please,please,please) and I promise not to slack off ever again (cross my heart, but I don’t really hope to die)!

On to the challenge! It’s day 7 (sort of, not really) of the lovely challenge which was created by the blogger of Good Books, Good Wine.

Day 7: Talk about your blogging quirks

Quirks are peculiarities for those of you that didn’t know and yes, I have many (MANY) quirks. Lucky for me though I only have to talk about my blogging quirks (otherwise we would be here all day). My top ten blogging quirks are:

  1. I write every post on paper before typing it up. I find that I write more creatively this way.
  2. I proof read a post exactly three times (though it doesn’t seem like it sometimes).
  3. I write my posts in purple ink. (It makes me happy).
  4. I reread my posts every day because I never seem satisfied with them.
  5. I’m constantly looking at different blog backgrounds even though I never change it.
  6. Being recently new to the blogging experience I have the WordPress help page book marked (which is used quite often).
  7. I keep at least five ideas for posts on a notecard
  8. I always (ALWAYS) forget to categorize and tag my posts.
  9. I write my posts listening to Kelly Clarkson.
  10. I type my posts listening to Augustana.

Am I quirky enough (a rhetorical question)? I would love to compare blogging quirks with all of you so please comment below and happy reading!