Behind the Book Blogger Tag

I hope everyone is having a good start to their weekend!

Since I recently hit the 200 follower mark (thank you to everyone who have joined!), I’m doing the Behind the Book Blogger Tag so people can know more about me!

I found this tag on Jessica C. Writes‘s blog!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions
  • Link back to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you would like to know more about!

The Questions:

1. Why did you start blogging? & Why have you kept blogging?

I began Woven From Words back in 2018. I set a goal for myself to write a journal entry a day for that year. That’s right, 365 posts! While some days were a challenge, I achieved my goal! In 2019, I turned my blog into an official Book Blogging page. I’ve always had a love for reading since I was younger, and I wanted to share my love for books on a regular basis!

I continue to blog because I love sharing my love of reading to the world. I enjoy meeting like-minded bookish people as well!

Me with my husband Andy!

2. What is your favorite type of blog post to write?

I enjoy writing Book Blogger Hop posts. I feel like it expresses a form of my reading style, and it gives me a chance to follow others who take part. I also love writing posts that center around diverse representation/authors.

3. What are your top three favorite blog posts?

Here are three posts I enjoyed writing:

  1. Books I discovered through iaPOETRY
  2. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal/A Review
  3. Books to Knit and Crochet By

4. What are some of your favorite things to do to relax?

Normally (when things weren’t chaotic with the virus), I love sitting in a bookstore or head to a park on decent days. Now we’re all indoors, but I still enjoy reading outside when the weather is beautiful! During these lockdown days, I soak up every moment I can out in my yard.

Reading outdoors!

Working with yarn also helps me relax! I taught myself how to crochet 10 years ago, while in grad school. I needed something soothing while creating lesson plans, and I discovered how to create other adorable things!

A pumpkin I crocheted!

5. What are three of your favorite things?

  • Reading
  • Crocheting
  • Writing Poetry

6. What are your proudest blogging moments?

Taking part in both Blogtober and Blogmas last year. I’m happy that I was able to write about bookish topics related to Halloween and Christmas. Also, I’m proud to reach 200 followers!

7. What are your hobbies outside of blogging?

  • Writing poetry–I trained under iaPOETRY to use creative writing as a healing tool for others. I have a wonderful poetry therapy community!
  • Crocheting–I make small animals and scarves. I haven’t don’t as much yarn creating recently due to a wrist injury, but I hope to make more soon!
  • Scrapbooking–Creating a story with photos!

8. Describe your personality in three words.

Patient, Generous, Open-Minded!

9. What are your top three pet peeves?

  • People disrespecting our health care workers
  • Closed-minded people
  • Too much clutter!

10. What’s something your followers don’t know about you?

I live with Type 1 Diabetes. I was diagnosed in 1991 (I was 13 at the time). No major complications, just a life of balancing carbs and and exercising regularly. Insulin injections are now second nature for me!

Thank you all for reading! Feel free to do this tag if you like!

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