Tell Me Something Tuesday: Blogging

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I’m a little late this week with My TMST post, but here we go!


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May 17th: How long have you been blogging? And has your blog changed over time?


I started, Angel’s Guilty Pleasures, on Jan. 3rd 2014 on Blogger (link here).  My husband saw me reading a lot back then.  I was pregnant and not working, so he suggested I start a blog and review the books I read.  I took his advice and Angel’s Guilty Pleasures was born.  At the time I really didn’t know what I was doing, but I gave it a go.  My first post was a review for Ilona Andrews Clean Sweep.  Now my blogger site is empty, but I still keep the page.

My first banner!


When I first stared blogging I was reviewing every book I read and participated in the Quote-Tastic Monday hosted by Heading Cats & Burning Soup.  Then in 2014 I did my first Book Tour Spotlight, Reckless Weekend.

My blog has changed over the years.  I used to post every day of the week, started participating in Reading Challenges in 2017, took over the Library Love Challenge in 2017, and in 2015 I switched from Blogger to a paid WordPress site.

I used to be all about getting numbers and followers.  Now, I go with the flow.  Blogging was something new and fun, then it started to feel like a job, then I lost my motivation to review, and now I blog for me.  It took a bit to figure things out and of course things keep changing, but I’m happy where things are at.

I’d love to hear from you!


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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Blogging

  1. Fun to know how you got into blogging and figured out how to keep it pleasurable for you. I’ve enjoyed visiting for a few years now. 🙂
    Sophia Rose recently posted…Chasing Justice by Kathleen DonnellyMy Profile

    • Thanks Sophia I appreciate all who visit and follow. It’s been a bumpy ride, but still fun. ^_^

  2. I love hearing everyone’s stories and how we’ve gone from a numbers game to doing it because we love it. So glad I found your blog along the way!
    Jen recently posted…Tell Me Something Tuesday: May 17, 2022 – BloggingMy Profile

    • I feel the same way Jen. It was nice to read your story too and discover your blog. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Yep, you have to blog for you and write and post what you like otherwise it’s not as fun.
    Mary Kirkland recently posted…Freebie Friday!My Profile

    • I tried a bunch of different things over the years and burnt myself out, but now I share what I find interesting and write reviews when I feel like it. ^_^ Thanks for visiting.

  4. That’s how it works. There’s a drive to review and get numbers and then in the end people do it for themselves.
    Anne – Books of My Heart recently posted…Series on Saturday: Park RangerMy Profile

    • Ya, it took me a while to get to that point of blogging for me. ^_^ Thanks for visiting!