Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday --- Top Ten Blogging Confessions

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. 

Each week a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget, so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow book bloggers!

UPDATE: Ooops, I somehow or another mixed up the July 8th Top Ten Tuesday topic with today's topic... Since my Top Ten Tuesday posted at midnight and I already have a comment on it, I'll leave it as is instead of rescheduling it for July 8, 2014.

1. I'd love to create my own original weekly book meme!! But haven't yet found a suitable topic I like that hasn't already been taken.

2. I find writing book reviews to be my most challenging posts to write for my blog. How do I keep them interesting and original?? I write the basics in my book reviews, like whether I liked the book or not, a plot summary, links to where readers can purchase the book and the authors website, bio, or blog and few other things... How to capture a reader's attention and interest about what I've read seems to be a challenge for me while writing book reviews.

3. I enjoy reading engaging comments left on my blog posts by my blog readers like you!! So, feel free to leave me comments pertaining to the post topic at hand.

4. Every so often I experience blogger burnout!! Thank goodness this doesn't happen very often. :-)

5. I'm always on the look out for new ways of attracting new readers to my blog and having new readers follow/join my blog!! Providing good content and doing so frequently is one way of doing so. :-) If you have any other helpful suggestions, feel free to leave me a comment below.

6. Participating in read-a-thons and other online book blogging events are always a lot of fun for me as well. I enjoy interacting with other book bloggers.

7. I frequently seek out interesting book related news to post on my book blog. Anything from author interviews and related news, book trends, literary awards, banned book week and so on.

8. A couple of my favorite types of posts to share on my blog are those pertaining to the independent bookstore I visit and the author signings and/or book festivals I attend. I love visiting independent bookstores and attending author related events, although I haven't attended many author events recently due to moving to a new area.

9. I enjoy discovering and following new (to me) book blogs. So, if you have a captivating book blog or follow one that you love, let me know about the book blog(s) in the comment section below.

10. I'm pretty much addicted to blogging for the most part!! I'm frequently checking my stats and for comments.

Share with me your blogging confessions!!


  1. At #8...I do enjoy reading your bookstore reviews. :) I think it's a great idea. After Borders closed down, my area doesn't really have a bookstore so it's kind of a drive to the nearest B&N. Maybe I can do restaurant reviews instead. :P Or hunt down the indie bookstores and pay them a nice visit.

    I think your blog is thoughtful. Your topics are quite interesting, and so are the books you read. While I don't comment on all of your posts, I do read a lot of them, and your blog is bookmarked onto my browser. Maybe it'd be more efficient to just subscribe. :P
    Ellen @ Glamorous Book Lounge

    1. Ellen, thank you so much for your posts!! I enjoy reading them quite a bit. Thank you for your compliments to about my blog. :-) I'll be stopping by yours as well. :-)

      I miss Borders Bookstore. I think it was my favorite chain bookstore. However, I do have so much fun though exploring independent bookstores whenever I have the chance. Each independent bookstore is so unique in its own way. I also like themed bookstores that cater to specific genres.... I've visited a couple of bookstores that specialize in mystery books and also bookstores that specialize in manga/comic/graphic novel bookstores. It makes shopping for books fun.

      By the way, I like your comment/idea of doing restaurant reviews!! I

    2. Oh, right! Themed bookstores! Come to think of it, there is a sci-fi/fantasy indie store in Kearny Mesa called Mysterious Galaxy. I should check it out sometime to see the appeal of themed bookstores, haha. I appreciate both indie and chain bookstores; each has their own sort of appeal.

      :) Thanks for stopping by as well! <3

    3. Oooo, thanks for the tip about the Mysterious Galaxy in Kearny Mesa!! I just briefly visited their website and loved it!! I'll have to make a visit to their bookstore next time I visit my parents.

  2. Even though this wasn't the right post this week... I loved it. I also love that you are visiting all the bookstores in San Fran. My aunt lives there so I am going to send her a link to your blog so she can check out those posts.

    1. That's awesome your Aunt lives in San Francisco! We recently moved to the SF East Bay area and are slowly getting use to the area up here. I do love taking BART into SF and then walking and or taling MUNI once we're in the city. It's loads of fun.

  3. I could relate to a lot of things. Writing book review is never easy. It's very difficult to always keep them fresh and new. I often find myself using similar language in more than one review and I don't like that. Like you, I also like to stick to a structure when it comes to reviews.

    Comments always encourage me too! :)

    1. Nidhi, I love your book reviews!! It's one of the things that made me follow your book blog. :-)

      Yes, comments are so encouraging... I like hear from other readers and bloggers as one of the main reasons I blog is to interact with people who like to read and/or blog.