You know those blogs that have more content than you can shake a stick at? Those bloggers who make this look so easy? My Shelf Confessions is one of those blogs, and Tabitha is one of those bloggers.
Tabitha is one busy lady, so I’m thrilled she took the time to answer a few questions (I asked her to do a guest post too . . . ), so let’s better get to know her!
Q. Welcome to BSBBConnection! Can you tell us a little about your blog, My Shelf Confessions and how you decided to start blogging?
A. April is the founder of My Shelf Confessions – I came on board a year and a half ago. This coming March I think will be the blog’s 3 year anniversary.
But to tell you a little bit about how I got my start. I was in my zombie craze phase of reading over 3 years ago and stumbled across a blog having a zombie event. The blogger asked if I was interested in co-blogging/reviewing with her. I said I’d give it a try but it never got past her doing an introduction post before she decided she wanted to be a solo blogger after all. So, I didn’t blog there – funny right? Oddly enough, another blogger saw that intro post and asked me to blog with her instead – so I thought ok I’ll give it another go, why not. I think I might have blogged/reviewed there for 6 months or so? I don’t remember – but things really weren’t working for either of us and we went our separate ways.
I had stalked My Shelf Confessions because I really liked April’s spunky personality and it matched so perfectly with mine. We used to have comment wars! I can spit out some really outlandish things during the wee hours of the night.
So when she saw I was no longer blogging elsewhere she scooped me up. My Shelf Confessions is the perfect place for me. April is now one of my best friends and a day doesn’t go by where we don’t talk. We are true partners and share everything. Except panties – ooops did I just? – yeah. When deciding to blog with someone chemistry, team work, and communication are so important. It has to be fun, otherwise its just work…and who wants more work?
A. You blog a LOT, for the last few month you have upwards of 50 blog posts per month. Even with your co-blogger, April, that’s an incredible amount of posts! How are you able to publish so much content so quickly?
Q. April and I share the load equally. I read faster than she does – but she formats faster than I do! We used to fly by the seat of our pants and not have posts formatted / ready to go until the night before they went live. While that was very relaxed we didn’t get as many hits or traffic.
Now we are very organized and usually have at least 2 posts a day scheduled 2 to 3 weeks in advance. Then we try to make sure we are several days to a week ahead in our formatting. This has worked out wonderfully!
Our goal is to put out 2 posts a day. Our week usually consists of anywhere from 3-5 reviews, 1 comic/graphic review, 2 memes, 1 mailbox post, 1+ interviews / guest posts, and 1-2 discussions/features. Plus anything else that we can squeeze in. My philosophy is – even someone doesn’t like 1 post perhaps they’ll be interested in the other. Believe it or not – it really isn’t all that difficult with 2 people working on it. But then I think we both type with the speed of light also.
When do I sleep? How about you tell ME….do you think 50+ posts a month, 2 posts a day is too much?
Q. What are your favorite genres of books to talk about on your blog?
A. I prefer Fantasy and Science Fiction of course!! Who wants to read about stinky old reality. Pppppshawww!