interview

Today's special guest; Charles

September 21, 2016

A new and an amazing day has just began. A perfect day to a new guest. Today guest is a college professor in English Literature, and a novelist. . Please give him a warm welcome!

Hi Charles. Thank you for accepting my invitation to be a special guest on my blog today. It is very nice to have you here!

Q.1) What or who inspired you to start blogging?

I began my blog when I learned, at a writing conference, that I had to have an online presence as a writer.

Q.2) Can you describe your blog to someone that never read it?

My blog is an exploration of a myriad of facets of reading, writing, and words. I try to look at a wide variety of topics that somehow connect to books, reading, and writing.

Q.3) What’s your favourite part of blogging?

The best part of the entire blogging experience has been making contact with a wide variety of people.  Most of these people I would never have had the opportunity to get to know in some capacity without the blog.

Q.4) What is the most difficult things about blogging? And what do you find the easiest?

Oddly, the most difficult and the easiest thing about blogging is the same: being disciplined about doing the work. I try to have 3-4 posts a week. When I first began, this goal was hard to achieve, but now I thrive on it.

Q.5)  How much time do you spend on blogging?

This varies, but on average, about an hour or so a day.

Q.6)  What do you think is the best social media strategy to get more visitors to a blog?

I have found the best approach for me to get visitors is to visit, comment on, and follow other blogs.  Making shared connections to other social media sites also helps.

Q.7)  Is blogging worth doing? Would you encourage other people to make their blog?

I would encourage writers especially to have a blog and to build a following. It is essential today to have a successful web presence.

Q.8)  How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?

I love to write, and I consider blogging an aspect of writing; therefore, I have no difficulty motivating myself to do something I love.

Q.9) What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?

The beginning of my blogging was the most difficult and challenging; it is similar to the moment of having a blank piece of paper before me. Sometimes getting the first few words can be difficult. After the beginning, I learned about blogging, and I continue to learn about it.

Q.10) What are you doing besides blogging?

I am a college professor in English Literature, and I am a novelist.

Q.11)  Is blogging your profession or just a hobby?

Blogging is more than a hobby—it is part of my life as a writer, but I am not making money from blogging.

Q.12)  Is there anything else you would like to add?

I have found blogging to be an engaging and rewarding experience, and it enriches my work as a writer.

I would also like to thank you very much for this opportunity to be interviewed!

My blog page; https://charlesfrenchonwordsreadingandwriting.wordpress.com

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply jlfatgcs September 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    This is a wonderful interview, Roberta. Charles French has, indeed, an excellent blog. I have been a faithful follower for a few years. I so look forward to reading his new book. -Jennie-

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel September 21, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      I’m glad you like it Jennie! I hope he liked to be interviewed as well 🙂
      Thanks for reading!

  • Reply frenchc1955 September 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Roberta, Thank you so much for doing this interview with me!

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel September 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      It was awesome to have you as a guest Charles! I hope you enjoyed it. It was nice to get to know you and your work a little better 🙂

  • Reply frenchc1955 September 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    I am honored to have been interviewed by Roberta Pimentel in her fine blog.

  • Reply consciousoftheheart September 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    🙂 enjoyed reading and can closely relate.

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