What Annie’s Wondering About: A Reverse Q&A

Guess who has two thumbs and just got 100 followers?  This gal!  Thank you so much for reading, liking, commenting, and being a supportive audience.  I’ve loved every minute and cannot wait to continue meeting so many amazing people.

To celebrate the 100 wonderful people who read the ramblings I send out into the depths of the Internet, I wanted to do something a little different.  I love reading Q&A posts from my fellow bloggers and decided to put my own twist on it.

I now present to you… a reverse Q&A!  I’ve listed some of the questions that I have about blogging, writing, reading, and general literature topics.  Since I would be nothing more than a girl writing about writing without you, I’d love to pick your brains on the things that I’ve been wondering about lately.

  1. Why did you follow my blog in the first place?  What about this little site of mine drew your interest?
  2. Should I post some of my short stories on my site?  If you’ve done this, what was the response?  Would you recommend doing so to fellow bloggers?
  3. Which apps/programs are y’all using to create such lovely images for your posts?
  4. If you don’t enjoy a book, do you stick it out and finish or put it down?
  5. How do you balance writing, reading, and blogging?
  6. What book should I read next?
  7. What are your favorite book/writing-themed YouTube channels?
  8. Do you judge a book by its cover?
  9. Why do you continue to read what I have to say?  What do you like (or dislike) about my posts?
  10. What should I blog about next?

If any of these questions spoke to you, let me know your thoughts in the comments!  You can also drop me a line at annielikeswords@gmail.com or fill out the form on my Get in Touch page.  I can’t wait to hear what y’all have to say πŸ™‚

XO, Annie

16 thoughts on “What Annie’s Wondering About: A Reverse Q&A

  1. Hi Annie. I came to your blog because you followed mine. I followed because you write well, and like me you are writing prose fiction. I am wondering the same thing about short stories. The answer is always ‘in a few weeks’. One day I’ll take the plunge! Anyway, thanks for following. I look forward to reading your work.

  2. Okay, so this reverse q/a was practically begging me to reply and I complied!

    1. To be honest – and as you probably saw – I only started following your blog today. Simply because I hadn’t had time to check out your blog yet. When I did, I immediately liked the fluent way you write, so that was more than enough reason to start following you. πŸ™‚

    4. When I don’t enjoy a book, I usually put it aside for a while. Being a quitter is not part of my character at all, so I get round to finishing it at one point eventually. Even if it’s with a lot of struggle. [As I’m currently having with Dracula by Bram Stoker. I just can’t seem to get into it.]

    5. I don’t write. Not anymore, that is. I used to mess around with poems; sometimes start a story but never quite finished it. Most of the time because I lost motivation or inspiration. Or simply because I suddenly stopped liking my own ideas.
    Combining reading and blogging is easy, at the moment, but that can change, can’t it? Since I’ve only been blogging for two weeks, I’m guessing it’s going to get harder to combine after a while. But as long as the passion’s there, it shouldn’t be a problem!

    6. I’ve just started Roar by Cora Carmach and I really like it so far. I’m only on page 60 but it’s got me hooked already.
    So maybe that’s an idea for your next read. πŸ™‚

    8. When it comes to actual books, I have to admit that yes, I do judge them by their covers. Their covers or the titles. One of those have to catch my eye or there’s little chance that I’ll pick it up to read the blurb.
    I’ve tried to change that, but I just can’t, haha.


  3. Thanks so much for the follow, Annie. I’m happy to connect. Hmmm. Lots of questions there and all intriguing. Since I don’t know you too well yet, I’ll just answer a couple. I use Pixabay for images because they’re free without any need for attribution. Easy-peasy. And… no, I don’t finish a book if I don’t like it. I used to, but there are so many great books in the world that I’ll never get to them all. I no longer spend time on ones that aren’t my taste, so I can read ones I love. πŸ™‚ Have a great week!

  4. Congrats on 100 followers, Annie! As for your Q&A…

    1. I believe we were both tagged by Kourtni to do the mid-year book tag, so I stumbled upon your profile through that. I really enjoyed your “Writing Process” post. I was basically sold after that, haha.

    2. YES! I would absolutely love to read some of your work!

    3. I use Photoshop, but Gimp and Pixlr are also very popular sites

    4. It depends on the book really. If other people say the book really picks up, I’ll stick it out. Otherwise, I’ve learned to drop it like a hot cake.

    5. I’ve recently started blogging, but I can safely say that I struggle a lot. During the school year, I dropped reading to focus on writing. Now with blogging thrown into the mix, I’ve dropped writing to focus on reading and blogging. I’m still trying to work out the kinks in my “methodology” I guess. But right now, I’m failing at juggling all three hobbies oops.

    6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater is an excellent series.

    7. I’ve been obsessed with A Clockwork Reader as of lately. She does such a great job with her talks.

    (I’m gonna combine my answers for the last three).

    8,9,10. I definitely judge books by their covers. The way you carry yourself in your posts is just very, very professional while also relatable and your language is amazing. You genuinely have a way with words. As for later posts, I’d love to know how you got into writing and what books help you face your writer’s block/how to deal with writer’s block (if you haven’t already written about these things)