Busting the Newbie Blues is a meme hosted by Small Reviews for new YA book bloggers!
When did you start your blog?I started Understanding Shae's Story on October 29, 2011. I'm new :)
Why did you start your blog?I started my blog for the same reason everyone else did. I love to read, but my friends and family don't really share my love of reading, or they do but don't read the same kind of books as me. So I couldn't really talk to them about awesome reads without boring them to tears.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?Getting my blog to look like how I want it to look has been an issue, but I finally got it to look right! Also, finding the right things to post about, to interest both myself and the viewer are hard.
What do you find most discouraging about being a new blogger?I guess... not having a "rhythm" yet. Old bloggers usually have a set way of doing things, and I haven't found my niche yet. I just kind of post random things on whatever day I feel like it :)
What do you find most encouraging?People writing nice comments on my posts make me smile. And when authors email me to review their book. I sometimes want to ask them if they're sure about that hehe.
What do you like best about the blogs you read? Have you tried to replicate this in your blog?I try to make my blog as simple AND decorative as possible. Also, I like when I can get a hint of the person behind the blog in their posts so I try to add as much personality as possible.
What do you dislike about blogs you’ve read? Do you try to avoid this?Busyness & Confusion. Enough said.
Any advice for other new bloggers?Love it, or don't do it.
Any questions you'd like to ask newbie or established bloggers?Um... what's your favorite color? Lol I couldn't think of anything else.
Is there anything you’d like to tell us about your blog?Understanding Shae's Story is a new book blog, mostly about YA books, but I don't limit myself to JUST Young Adult. If it seems interesting, I'll read it!Thank you so much for taking the time to read a little more about me. Comment below if you want me to visit your blog :)