Sunday, 30 March 2014

Grown Up Fangirl Interview

Hey Fangirls (and boys?)!
So because this blog is also about connecting authors, bloggers and fangirls, I thought it would be cool to interview someone. And who better then Amber from Grown Up Fangirl?! @grownupfangirl on Instagram and founder of !

So I interviewed her about her (amazing) blog. If you're also thinking of starting a book blog this is definitely worth the read!

GwB: How did you come up with the idea to start a book blog? And how long have you had it for?
GuF: I started my blog when I was on bed rest for my pregnancy. It was many things before it was book related, but making a switch to a book blog seemed natural since that's what I love. It's been a book blog since June of 2013.

GwB: What do you enjoy most about running your blog?
GuF: I enjoy the people I get to meet and interact with the most. It's def my favourite part of sunning the site.

GwB: Were there any events you got to go to, or will go to, because of your blog?
GuF: Any events I go to I would've gone to anyway- I am 100% against starting a blog for the ''perks''. A blog is a lottttt of hard work, and you really have to love it to want to do it for free. So no, any parks I get in the form of events, happen because I pay for them.

GwB: What is the hardest part about running your blog? And is there anything you don't enjoy?
GuF: Scheduling is probably the hardest, and having to tell people no, because I don't have time to read and review everything that comes through my email. I don't enjoy having to tell people no :(
GwB: Makes sense. Wow you actually have to turn down books?! In a weird way that's really impressive.
GuF: Yep. Sometimes I just offer to post and excerpt or info on the book instead, but if they hit me during a week I don't have any openings, I just have to all together say no sometimes- and that sucks. Because I want to help everyone, but I also don't want here to be so much content on the site that things don't get the attention they deserve. 

GwB: Got it. And the last question is Do you have any advice for people wanting to start a book/fandom blog?
GuF: Stay true to yourself. That's my number one. Kinda goes back to the thing about doing it for the right reasons. Don't lose sight of that. It's easy to, when things start going well and publishers are sending you books, you're meeting authors, whatever- it's easy to get caught up in the ''glamour.'' But remember that it's a job, and some days it's hard and you wanna give up- but also remember that you started it because you loved something passionately enough to make your voice heard- and don't ever let that go.

GwB: Great! Thanks again for letting me interview you. It really means a lot to me. 
GuF: I appreciate you taking time to think of me. Means I'm doing something right :)
GwB: Of course. I'm grateful you took time to answer my questions :) Haha yea, you're definitely doing something right!
GuF: I wouldn't be doing it without my amazing readers and followers. You guys are amazing and I appreciate every single one of you.

Hope you guys had as much fun reading this as I had writing it. Huge thanks again to Amber for letting me interview her. Make sure you go check out her blog if you haven't already! (just click here)

So this was my first post and I really hope you all love it. So if you did, leave a comment with some feedback, or any other questions/comments you might have! <3 Thanks!