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Kate from The Neverending Shelf joins us today and this is what she had to say :)
Please tell us a little about your blog.
The Neverending Shelf was created as a way for me to connect with other readers. The blog tends to focus mainly YA novels or whatever I am reading at the time.
How did it all start? And how long has it been?
It all started on day when I was just playing around on the computer. Basically, I was going from site to site and ran across a YA review blog (sorry, I don't remember the name). As soon as I started looking at the site, it was like a light bulb went off in my head. I was like "I can do this!" And I did the very next day. The Neverending Shelf began in July of 2009, and I will be very shortly be celebrating my 2nd year anniversary.
How much time and energy do you put into your blog?
Really it depends. When I first started, it was like a full time job. I just could not get enough of the blogging world. As I enter into my 2nd year, I feel like I never get enough time. Having a real full time job takes up a lot of time now. But to answer the question, in a typical week, I spend about 10 hours. And that is not even counting the hours I spend with my nose in a book.
What is the best and the worse part of blogging for you?
The best part is the people. There are some fabulous bloggers and readers out there who make me absolutely love what I do. The worse? That is really a hard question. There are definitely a lot of pet peeves that I have.. but if i had to pick one it would probably be... that no matter how much I read, I will probably NEVER get caught up on my TBR pile. I swear that pile is scary. And every time I turn around I am finding like 10 more books that I want to read.
Do you enjoy doing memes and if so, which ones can be found on your blog?
When I first started blogging, I would participate in memes. But after while, I just got to the point where I hated them. Personally, I love the community building aspect of them. But for the most part, I found that they were more fluff than anything. So at this time, you will not find any true memes on the blog.
How would you describe your review style and how do you handle reviews when you didn't enjoy the book?
My review style is ever-changing. Even after doing this for so long, I do not feel like I have a set review style. Basically, my format is to be honest in a respectful way. This goes for any novel whether I enjoyed it or not.
What can we expect from you in the future?
To still be here? Honestly, I don't know. I hope that as a blogger I can continue to learn and grow. I love what I do and I don't see myself leaving anytime soon.
What advise would you give new book bloggers out there?
To be patient: Blogging fame is not an overnight deal. It takes time, hard work, and lots of caffeine.. well, it does in my case.
Ask questions: If you have a question, find an older blogger and ask. Every blogger was new at one point, and most are happy to answer any kind of questions you may have. I know I am.
Be yourself. Your blog is your blog. Do what you want. At the end of the day, need to only worry about making yourself happy.
Thank you, Kate – I am one of your many blog-stalkers! Visit The Neverending Shelf, you won’t be dissapointed!