Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Sunday Roast

Book Now, For Breakfast At Tiffany's

This week's interview is with Tiffany Norris,
who writes the blog Considering All Things Literary.

Here's the first of the standard questions. Why do you blog?

I started blogging because my husband talked me into it! But now I blog to share what I think about what I read and about what's going on in the library world and also to hear what others think about these things. I also have an "off the record" blog that I use just to keep up with family and friends, post photos and talk about not-so-literary things.

What’s the story behind your blog name?

I'm a big public radio fan, and All Things Considered is one of my favorite shows. So I kind of twisted the name around and came up with Considering All Things Literary.

What is the best thing about being a blogger?

Having an outlet to share my thoughts and, of course, connecting with others who have similar interests.

What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?

Remember that your blog is not your diary! Be very careful when posting anything concerning your job, and I would even say to show some restraint when talking about personal matters, depending on the type of blog and your audience. Of course, your potential audience is anyone with Internet access, so I would just say to keep that in mind.

What is the most significant blog post you’ve ever read?

So hard to say! Let Evening Come from Bookconscious, just because it introduced me to what is now one of my favorite poems. Also, Maggie's Dead Mule Contest post was hilarious and illustrates why I really enjoy her Southern Reading Challenge every summer. And I always love Katy Did Not's birthday tributes to her children. Gracious, there are probably hundreds more.

What is the most significant blog post you’ve ever written?

Again, hard to say, but one of the more recent that jumps to mind is a book review of Making Waves by Cassandra King. I was reading it when my grandmother passed away, and there were a lot of things in the book that reminded me of her and my home, and it just became a very special review to do.

Today's Sunday Roast with Tiffany is the 70th in a weekly series of interviews with bloggers from around the world.


Anonymous said...

David, nice interview with Tiffany Norris. I took a look and will most likely be back. 'Tis good to see someone so devoted to literature, as Mrs. Norris is. Kudos to her and to you for the introduction.

♥ Braja said...

Nice on David..

Saz said...

Congratulations Tiffany. Great Roast!!

Thank you David for the introduction!

Sharon Rose said...

Congratulations Tiffany! David, she is a wonderful choice and I love the title of this blog!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Such a warm interview. Thank you, and I enjoyed reading it! Tiffany shared excellent thoughts!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Tiffany looks like a fabulous blogger!!! What a great roast selection!!!! ~Janine Xo

Ananda girl said...

Librarians rule! Of course I am one. ha. Thanks for this link and introduction, David.

Unknown said...

Yes, good choice and very interesting interview. Tiffany is spot on about your blog NOT being your diary; one should consider before posting

Tiffany Norris said...

David--thanks so much for the post! I've enjoyed getting to know you in this blogging world! :) Thanks again!

Akelamalu said...

Nice interview David, I'll check out Tiffany's blog. :)

Chris said...

v. nice. I am glad to have been introduced to Tiffany's blog.