I'm so excited to be bringing an actual TEEN blogger to our discussion on YA book blogging! Khyrinthia and I found each other in the cyberverse as I was gearing up for the GoldenGirl launch, and she has been a staunch supporter of the series ever since. Here's what she has to say:
Name: Khy/The Frenetic Reader
Blog URL: http://freneticreader.blogspot.com/
Tell us a little bit about your blog (the content, editorial identity, purpose)
On my blog, I mostly review YA books. Occasionally I will mention the fact that zombies are 3852803 times better than unicorns, and more than occasionally I will mention my undying love for David Levithan. (I obsess over him.)
I don't blame you--David rocks. My jury is still out on the zombie/unicorn thing, however. So, how/when/why did you decide to start blogging? Is your current blog your first? If not (or, if so), how did your original blog/s evolve to your current blog-incarnation?
I started my blog back in April of 2008, but it sure doesn't feel like I've had it that long. I was extremely bored one night, and my friend had recently started her own blog, so I wanted to start one. And since I read a bazillion book blogs, I figured I'd start my own. And now, here I am. -insert festive music here-
What's your favorite thing about blogging?
Am I allowed to say everything? Because I love everything. I love finding out about new books, being able to rant about books I may or may not like, and talking to all the other awesome bloggers. And I'd be lying if I said I didn't like getting a free book every once in a while.
Yeah, me, too! What's one thing that surprised you about the blogging process?
How much motivation it takes to actually sit down and write something. The internet can be very distracting. So can Twitter. And sometimes it's hard to think of stuff to say, or write down your thoughts so that they make sense. But it's all worth it. :)
In your opinion, what constitutes a "good" (ie: interesting, readable) blog post? What sort of information are you looking to offer your readers?
Honestly, I have no clue what makes an interesting blog post. I'll read anything as long as it's in complete sentences, does not use chatspeak, and is not in one huge paragraph. Even if you write about what you ate for breakfast, I will probably at least skim your post.
As far as information that I want to offer my readers (I have readers! I like being able to say that), um....information about books? More specifically, books that should be read and obsessed over and books to be read and loved.
Hmm...my Bradfordlies and I might need to reconsider our use of chatspeak. What blogs do you read regularly?
Do I have time to list all 300 in my google reader? I read a ton of book blogs, and author blogs. I'd name favorites, but I don't want to leave anyone out. We have to be fair here, so no favorites. Though I do love all the ones I read. :D
And I just wanted to say, thanks for letting me answer your questions, Micol! Can't wait to read GoldenGirl.
Thanks for coming by, and for being as passionate about teen books as we are!