Tell us a bit about yourself?
J: I’m what is commonly labelled a creative entrepreneur. I’m an author, freelance writer, book cover designer, illustrator, and blogger.
How did you get into book blogging?
J: I started my blog back in 2006 before I even knew book blogging was a thing. I was just sharing my writing, and the books I read.
What is your favourite thing about your blog?
J: Connecting with readers. I love the community that has formed along with my blog. It’s great to be able to chat and network with others who share the same passion for books and creativity.
Have you been inspired to blog by another blogger and/or Youtuber?
J: I’m constantly inspired by other bloggers and YouTubers. There are so many people putting out awesome content. I never stop learning, and I’m always looking at how others are doing things so I can pick up new tips and info that I can apply to my own site.
How do you decide what blog posts to do next?
J: I keep an editorial calendar and tend to plan out my posts at least a month in advance. I work on a lot of different projects and so I find it easier to keep track of my blog posts this way. Half of the week is made up of fixed posts e.g. every Monday I do the Goodreads Monday meme, and every Thursday I host the Booktastic link up Thursday (a linky for book bloggers). I usually brainstorm a common theme for the other posts for that month. It makes it easier to batch posts (which saves a lot of time and energy), and means readers get a series of posts to follow on a set topic
Do you look at other blogs to get inspiration for the content of your blog?
J: All the time! I’m an avid reader of book blogs, and a complete social media junky. I’m always on the look out for ideas I can adapt for my own site.
Where would you like to see your blog at the end of this year?
J: I currently get just over 10K pageviews a month at www.JoLinsdell.com but would to see it grow more. My goal is to double that by the end of the year. I’d also like to see even more interaction on the site. I love it when readers post a comment on my posts and reach out to engage further.
If you could meet one author who would it be?
J: I think I’d probably pick J.K. Rowling. She’s a real inspiration, both as a writer and in general. I’m sure we would have lots to talk about.
What are your 3 top genres to read?
J: I love anything that comes under the mystery/thriller genre, romance, and women’s fiction.
What book are you most excited about reading next?
J: I’m really looking forward to starting The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. It’s due for release in September 2018 but I have an ARC copy from the publisher.
What is the most recent favourite book you’ve read?
J: The last book I gave 5 stars to was Spectrum by Ethan Cross.
Do you have any hobbies outside of blogging/reading?
J: My hobbies include sleep, and watching The Big Bang Theory. They count right? I have two kids, and so don’t have much time for other hobbies.
That is the end of my Q&A with Jo from Jo Linsdell and Writers and Authors Info. Thank you to Jo for participating in this Q&A. It was very fun to do. Also, check out her different websites (Jo Linsdell and Writers and Authors Info).
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Till then readers!