BBAW: Getting To Know Me Questions

I started my book blog about seven weeks ago, so I am still very new. I thought it would be a great idea to get involved with BBAW (Book Blogger Appreciation Week). Posted on the BBAW blog by My Friend Amy are three questions for us newbies. So here are the questions and my answers:

1)  What has been one of the highlights of blogging for you?

Wow, there have been so many highlights since starting this blog, I can’t really chose just one. I’ve ‘met’ some great people who are really friendly and helpful. They have left lots of lovely comments, which as a new blogger, is really important. I’ve been in touch with some really generous publicists who have sent me great books to review and authors who have been kind enough to be interviewed and I did a guest post for Natasha @ Maw Books, which was fantastic. 

2)  What blogger has helped you out with your blog by answering questions, linking to you, or inspiring you?

When I started out, the first blog I came across was J. Kaye’s Book Blog. I did send her a couple of emails which she was kind enough to answer. It helped a lot, but after that I managed to get a lot of inspiration just by visiting other book blogs: Amy @ Park Avenue Princess for her enthusiasm, The Book Muncher for their clever design, it’s so cute and Sassy @ Alternative Read, who followed me every where (stalker) and left lots of comments when I had very few people coming by my blog. There have been so many but to list them all would take forever! 

3)  What one question do you have about BBAW that someone who participated last year could answer?

How do you get more traffic to your blog? To have lots of people coming back and enjoying what you post is a real thrill. I love it when I’ve put a new post up and I get lots of comments, I think, well that was a success and it makes it all worth while. Without people coming to your blog and enjoying what you write makes it all a bit pointless. So, thanks guys :)


Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!


Ryan G August 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm

It's great to see so much participation. I'm having so much fun doing this that's it's really nice to see how everyone else loves blogging as well.

Here is my answers if anyone cares to read them :-)



Alexia561 August 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Hard to believe that you're a new blogger, as your site is so professional looking and full of great posts!


Serena August 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Thanks for introducing us to you…boy you are a newbie blog! Wonderful that you have joined us.


Check out the latest activity for BBAW…interviewing other bloggers during that week. sign up…it was great fun last year.

as for getting more traffic…twitter your posts, comment on other people's blogs as much as possible, feed your posts into a facebook or myspace page. those are some tips off the top of my head.


Carolyn August 7, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Ryan – yes I agree, it's so nice to see all bloggers come together.

Alexia – Ah thanks, that's such a nice thing to say x

Serena – I have been going to the BBAW site so I think I'm up to date with everything. I've signed up for the interview thing. As for traffic. I do all the things you mentioned.. Twitter, comments…facebook… maybe I'm just being too impatient 😉

Thanks guys for stopping by :)


Bluestocking August 7, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Hi! Thanks for visiting. Wow! Only 7 months. You're blog looks so established. Getting traffic takes time. But particapating in memes and carnivals gets traffic. Quality content is the biggest thing- find your own voice when writing. People keep coming back because of your personality.


Sheila (bookjourney) August 8, 2009 at 4:14 am

I am at 9 weeks so new like you! :)


Stephanie August 8, 2009 at 5:50 am

I think your blog looks fantastic!! So much better than mine did after only 7 weeks!!

Traffic will come. Especially when you participate in stuff like BBAW! And if you start visiting blogs and leaving comments, people will come to visit you…and viola! New readers!!


bookmagic August 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I'm so excited because I've discovered another great blog-yours! I'm a newbie at this too. I love these memes to get to know other people and their blogs.


Red Headed Book Child August 25, 2009 at 9:56 pm

I am new as well to blogging, just started late July and my blog is not nearly as cute as yours!. It's a process, isn't it? I just love seeing all the people passionate about books.

I will enjoy "following" you.


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