Cait @ Paper Fury recently switched from the name Notebook Sisters to Paper Fury. I’m celebrating with this tag.
‘BOUT THIS BLOGGER
1. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging because I thought it would be so cool to be able to share my writing with people all over the world on my own web site. It just seemed like a really enjoyable hobby, and it has turned out to be so much fun.
2. What’s the story behind your blog’s name? It’s a metaphor. Haha, see what I did there? And I haven’t even read TFiOS…Anyways, the metaphor is that my imagination is wild and free, just like butterflies.
3. How many designs have you been through since you started blogging? (Pictures! We demand pictures!) Well, before I changed to my current design, my blog header looked like this:
Now, it looks like this:
And I’m sure that it will go through many more designs to come.
4. Have you ever switched blog platforms? What made you move? If you haven’t ever changed…why? I started out blogging on Weebly, but I soon moved to WordPress. I think Weebly is wonderful for making just general websites, but WordPress offers so much more specifically for bloggers. I love my notification dashboard, the ability to schedule posts, and the way that WordPress introduces new blogs to me in my dashboard. That also means that it is so much easier for people to discovery my blog. I do kind of miss the freedom with design that I had with Weebly, though. WordPress is a little bit more restrictive in that are if you’re not self-hosted.
5. How long does it take you to write a post? What’s your postly process like? It really depends on what kind of post it is. Book reviews take about 15 minutes to write whereas more lengthy, in-depth discussion posts can take 3o minutes to one hour to write. My postly process is pretty simple. I get an idea and store it away on my long list of blog post ideas. Then, I’ll choose one of the ideas from the list to write about, go crazy writing a post, and then edit it. I might publish the post right away or write several posts at one time and schedule them to go up gradually.
6. Have you ever been super nervous about a post? Why?! What was it? I don’t think I’ve ever been super nervous about a post because I tend to stay away from controversial posts. I might be a teensy bit nervous about an upcoming post, that I don’t even know if I’ll post yet. It’s nothing controversial, though. It’s just stuff that involves platform and stuff. Just stuff. I know, I know. Very specific.
7. Do you have a blogging schedule? Um, when high school and cross country started, my schedule exploded and became a mess. Now since I have a lot more free time, I plan to be a little bit more organized with my blogging schedule.
8. Do you tell people In-Real-Life about your blog? Their reactions? Yep. I have some IRL blogger buddies and we all think blogging is cool, so their reactions are positive. I’ve also told my parents about my blog just so I could get permission, and they were fine with it, especially since I had made websites before. Not blogs, though.
9. Top ten blogs you read/comment on the most! Go! Go! Oh…this is hard. In no particular order, here hey are.
and… all my IRL friends, who don’t post as much as the aforementioned blogs, but I love their blogs anyway. Therefore, I’m going to squish them all into one line: Iris @ Purple Lambs Will Fly, Adele @ Howling Evanescence, and Adonia @ The Stone Table.
10. If you could change/improve things about your blog, what would they be? I really want to get better at photography. Right now, I’m not working off of a fancy camera because I just have an iPad, but I still think that there is a lot of room for improvement. I would also like to be more consistent with my schedule. And it might be nice to get more involved with ARCs and critique groups and Etsy shops and blog design AND JUST EVERYTHING, OKAY. Ahem.
Why did you start blogging?