Please meet Joy from Edgy Inspirational Romance. Joy, thank you for letting us be nosey and asking you a few questions :)
Why did you start blogging? And how long has it been?
I am still a newbie at this blogging business. I launched mid May and I've been at it only four months. I started my book blog because I'm an aspiring Christian romance author who needs a web presence. Authors need to begin building a platform (that's a fancy word for a fan base) about a year before their book releases. Do I have a book on the horizon? Unfortunately, no. But since I also love to read Christian romance, I'll build a community of fans around that genre, and keep my fingers crossed that one day I'll have something for my followers to read other than my blog.
How much time and energy do you put into your blog?
If I had to guess, I'd say I put in about ten hours a week. But this past summer while I was off from work (I teach elementary school) I put in much more time. It was a great opportunity to learn the ins and out of Blogger.
Do you enjoy doing memes? Which ones can be found on your blog?
I do like memes, but I don't do them every week. On occasion I'll do In My Mailbox/Mailbox Mondays, On My Wishlist, It's Monday, what are you reading?, Thursday Thirteen, and Top Ten Tuesday. I also do the Friday book blog hops.
How would you describe your review style?
I spend a couple of paragraphs talking about one important aspect of the book. I don't do a sweeping overview of the story. I usually pick one element or impression I had and focus on that. Then I add the back cover blurb and my rating scale. I also lead with my review and put the story summary at the end, because when I'm reading book reviews I always scroll past the summary anyway.
What advice would you give new book bloggers out there?
Be consistent with your posting, even if it's only a couple of times a week, and respond to your comments.
THANK YOU, Joy for being the first of my blogger interviews. I love your blog and feel honored that you allowed me this interview. For more on Edgy Inspirational Romance, you can click on the blog button featured at the top of this post.