Blogger Interview: Hazel from Stay Bookish


Hazel

I discovered Hazel’s blog while searching for reviews on Under the Never Sky to retweet via Under the Never Sky Philippines. I instantly fell in love with her blog. Her blog is so pretty! When I created this blog, she gave me helpful tips. I got to meet her personally during the book signing event last April 26.

Now, we have her on the blog for an interview! 🙂

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The Interview

PERSONAL QUESTIONS

When is your birthday?

September 23, 1995.

How old are you?

18.

Favorite food?

Ice cream.

Favorite color?

Teal.

Favorite flower?

I’m not the type of person who has a favorite flower LOL.

Favorite song?

Young Blood by The Naked and Famous.

Favorite TV show?

Game of Thrones/Suits/The Originals.

Favorite place to read and/or write?

My room.

Favorite book?

The list is pretty long!

ON BLOGGING

Why do you blog?

I blog to express and share my passions, which is reading.

Who are you when you’re blogging?

Someone with an opinion, someone who tries her best to be creative.

Who are you when you’re not blogging?

Totally awkward & quiet.

Which do you prefer more?

Definitely my blogging self!

How do you see yourself in the blogosphere?

I’d like to believe I’m a friendly blogger. 🙂 I’m pretty approachable and not at all hard to reach! I’m just a tweet or an email away!

(This is so true. 🙂 Most of the bloggers that I know are very friendly as well!)

What drives you to blog more?

My readers. I know people say ‘blog for yourself’ but my readers are the one who motivate me to share quality content on my blog.

Are you a perfectionist when it comes to your blog?

Not at all! I try for good but never perfect. I don’t want to stress myself. My blog isn’t supposed to be a job!

Do you like making outlines when you write a blog post, or do you prefer to start from scratch and work your way from there?

Outlines. I am a list kind of person and outlines help me organize my list of ideas.

How much do your followers mean to you?

I try not to care about followers or at least follower counts. It’s my readers that matter to me more. They may not know it but I appreciate each and everyone of them! So much.

What is the best blogging advice that you could share with us?

Be yourself. Such a cliché thing to say, I know, but it’s important. Readers want to know you, not anyone else, so let your personality shine through your blog!

ON BOOK DISCRIMINATION

How would you define book discrimination?

While I’ve never come across the term, In my understanding, book discrimination is when people shame books. It’s when non-readers think books are a waste of time or when readers judge a certain genre unfairly.

How do you feel about it?

I think it sucks. It also hurts, especially because I love books (no matter what kind they are).

What do you think is the cause of book discrimination?

Close-minded people. Also, social media when they cause a book’s hype which sometimes leads to people turning away from a book just because it’s ‘too mainstream.’

What would you do against it?

There’s not much I can do aside from convince people to give books a chance. I hope my blog contributes to that.

Fill in the blanks. More people should read ________ by ________ because ________.

More people should read YA- it’s not just for teens! 🙂

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You can visit Hazel’s blog here.

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