Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Big Blogger, Little Blogger Project

Big Blogger, Little Blogger Project

When I saw Mikaela of The Well-Thumbed Reader first post about this Big Blogger, Little Blogger project, I signed up immediately!

What is the Big Blogger, Little Blogger Project?

The idea behind this project was to pair up two bloggers; one Little Blogger that has fewer than 100 followers, and one Big Blogger that has more than 100 followers. The Big Blogger was then to support the Little Blogger in various ways throughout the course of a month. At the end of the month, the Bigger Blogger will dedicated a whole blog post to their Little Blogger.

Once every Big Blogger participating has posted their blog posts, Mikaela will compile them all in a master post. So stay tuned to her blog for more details about that!

My Big Blogger:

I was paired with Ashley of Inside My Minds.

Ashley and I started messaging one another as soon as we were matched. It was her idea to do an interview, then I suggested that we brainstorm some questions together and then both answer them and create blog posts. This way, the new blog traffic will go both ways rather than just from her blog to mine.

Without further delay, check out my interview with Ashley!

Blogging Related

Which blog platform do you use?

When did you start book blogging?
I started book blogging in 2015, but in general I’ve been blogging for six years.

Why did you get started with book blogging? / What motivated you to start book blogging?
I discovered booktube, tried it and it didn’t work out, and I already had my blog so it was easy to just start writing about books.

What has been your most popular post?
In terms of “comments,” my most popular post is my ReReadIt Challenge post, in terms of “likes” my most popular post is Reading Habits.

What about your least popular post? 
I have quite a few posts that aren’t popular, as in no comments or no likes.  To link them all would take forever.

What is your favorite bookish app or website?
Goodreads, Forest, Overdrive, Bookout and Hoopla Digital

How did you choose your blogging platform?
I was already familiar with it.

What are the pros and cons of your blogging platform?
Pros: it’s very user friendly.  I really don’t have any cons for using WordPress.

What is your biggest struggle with book blogging?
Creating original content and discussion posts!

Do you obsess over statistics?
Nope, it takes the fun out of blogging obsessing over stats.

Do you participate in any weekly challenges or memes? 
Just Top 5 Wednesday and only once every month!

Where can we find you? 
Blog: www.insidemyminds.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/av8tor1988
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InsideMyMinds
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AshleyReads88

Reading related:

Have you always been a reader, or was it a certain book/genre that got you into reading?
Growing up, I always had books so I’ve always been a reader.

What are you currently reading or what are you planning to read next?
I'm currently reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

What are some of your other interests outside of reading?
Pretty much watching baseball.

What genres do you reach for the most?
Fantasy and contemporary

What genres do you stay away from and why?
Romance, new adult, erotica, and horror.  I have no interest or desire to read those genres.

What are some really inspiring books that you have read?
A List of Cages by Robin Roe and I Am Malala

Do you participate in any readathons?
The only readathons that I participate in are the Biannual Bibliothon, DiverseAThon and the BorrowAThon.

Thanks for reading!
And thank you to Ashley for answering these questions for me. Click here to see my answers to these questions on Ashley's blog!


  1. Oh, how fun! I sure do hope Mikaela decides to host this amazing project again; I'd so love to join in! This looks like it was a blast to do - I've been paired with Ashley for The Comment Challenge before and she's awesome! Great job, girlies! :D

    1. I do too! This project is such a great idea!

  2. What a wonderful idea! It's such a great way to share the love and get more bloggers to recognize other bloggers big & small. Great job ladies!

  3. This sounds like such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  4. I love this idea so much! I love interactive challenges that give you a chance to get to know other bloggers you might not come across. I hope you enjoy your partnership with Ashley!

    1. I do too! The commenting challenge is by far my favorite! :)

  5. This is wonderful. I am always amazed when and how you find these unique "link-ups" and partnerships.

    1. haha! I spend SO much time reading other people's blogs. I'll make sure to send more your way when I first hear about them! :)

  6. Love this idea! It was fun reading both of your responses to the interview. Hope you enjoy the experience!

    1. Thank you! :) I'd love to see a second round of the project for sure!

  7. Ohh this is such an amazing idea! I absolutely love the interview Erica. By The way your new blog re-design is beautiful I love it!

    1. Right!? I loved this project so much! I hope the organizer runs it again! And thank you so much!! :)

  8. This sounds like a brilliant challenge where both bloggers can make a wonderful connection, and both reap rewards from supporting each other! I have read Wonder myself, so I hope she is enjoying it!

    1. Yeah! The challenge was such a great idea! I really hope there is another round!

      I can't wait to see the Wonder movie! I hope it's even half as lovely as the book. :)