Ask Some Bloggers ~Anything

Hi friends!

First things first – I got to see this yesterday (and a picture) and it was so cool.

White House 6/26

So it’s birthday month and all that jazz and I figured I hadn’t been doing as much – like me saying stuff in a long time. I meant to write distinctive posts for each Saturday in June but you know how life never turns out as planned.

A few months ago my friend Tori (@smexys_sidekick) was tweeting how she was giving a talk at a RWA chapter meeting I believe, about blogging – and I thought “hey that’s a neat idea – I’m going to rope her into it again!”) She was kind enough to say “yes” and so here we are! If you don’t know who she is, Tori is a reviewer for Smexybooks, Heroes & Heartbreakers, and RT Magazine.

Me … well I’ve been kicking around Romanceland for the past dozen or so years. I’ve been an active romance blogger since ~2005 at various places – more(?) notably with The Good, The Bad, The Unread (2007-11), with Heroes & Heartbreakers since the launch, and of course here. ALBTALBS started in 2011 πŸ˜›

We don’t know everything … but I think we know enough. πŸ˜€

My point being, if you’ve ever had a question for a blogger, now’s your chance to ask! Ta!

[Oh and if any other bloggers would like to chime in and answer, you’re more than welcome! Xoxo]

18 thoughts on “Ask Some Bloggers ~Anything

  1. Limecello Post author

    Quick note: I’m out of town/traveling this weekend, so I’ll try to check in periodically/when I can – but feel free to ask as many questions as you like!

    I will say, if you have a bunch of them, please leave separate comments so we can respond to each individual issue more easily.

    … That is if anyone has questions. :X

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  2. Deb

    Hi Lime and Tori,
    Tori, I’ve been following Smexy Books for quite a while now and love the dynamic on the site. Your reviews are articulate, insightful, and fun. When reading a book to review, do you have a process? Such as, do you jot down notes, have a list of criteria you look for, etc. Or does it vary a lot based on the book?

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    1. Tori

      Hi Deb! I wish I could say I was put together enough to have a process but I’m not. With me, I simply read then review. I do highlight items and quotes of interest but on the whole I just write my thoughts out, clean it up, then post.

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  3. Deb

    Next question. There are SO MANY bloggers of romance, in all its categories. What is your advice for someone interested in starting a review blog?

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    1. Tori

      Be honest, committed, consistent, and vary the content. Blogs are a lot of work and require a huge commitment of your time and money.

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    2. Limecello Post author

      Hi Deb!! IGNORE TORI!! I say you should join ALBTALBS – I’d love to have you!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    3. Tez Miller

      Don’t worry about what others are blogging about. Choose the subgenres and books that YOU are most interested in. In other words, read what you want to read WHEN you want to read it, and review if you feel like it. No rules! πŸ™‚

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      1. Limecello Post author

        *koffs* Tez, I have rules. While I *know* this happens ALL THE GODDAMN TIME I don’t think people should start review blogs just to post A+++++++ reviews to “befriend” authors and become popular. [Or attempt to become popular.]

        … Now everyone take off your sunglasses, cuz I just threw shade. πŸ˜›

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        1. Tez Miller

          Totally agree! I was…rather generous in my reviews when I first started πŸ˜‰ If I read the same books now, I’d probably rate them lower. But that was 8 years ago, and my tastes have changed a bit – hopefully for the better πŸ™‚

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    1. Tori

      Deb, email me if you want an all inclusive look at starting a blog. [email protected] dot com

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  4. Deb

    Lol. Tori, you’re always nice!
    Lime, I’d love to join you here. Thanks!! I’ll email you with more info.

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