Paranormal and fantasy author Toi Thomas, of the Eternal Curse series among others, "loves comic books, vinyl records, chocolate, and a good film". She also writes romances under the pen name of Glorie Townson. And in between all this somehow finds the time to keep her blog, The ToiBox Of Words, up to date.
(1) How long have you been blogging, and how’d you get into it in the first place?
I've been blogging for about six years. I've gone through five blogs, but none were failures. Some of my early blogs were virtual journals helping me through specific projects. The two I have now are more interactive.
(2) What do you blog about, and how frequently do you post?
I blog about what interests me and I sometimes sprinkle in updates about my writing. I enjoy most things geek, movies, books, and music. I used to post daily but am slowly moving toward once weekly posting for both my current blogs to allow me a chance to focus on other creative projects.
(3) How does your blog stand out from all the rest?
I think I've done a pretty good job of making my readers feel like they are in the spotlight. I share a bit of myself with them and always ask that they do the same. I really do want to get to know them, and many of them I have. Plus, I think I have a really cool blog name. Since I'm Toi Thomas, I invite everyone to my ToiBox of Words. My newest blog, all about interviews, is called "Who is so you?"
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(4) What’s the best (and worst) thing about blogging?
The best thing about blogging is the experience of community and the freedom to express oneself. The worst thing about blogging, to me, is the fact that I never seem to have enough time to blog about everything I want to.
(5) Do you have any self-imposed rules (or guidelines) for your blog?
Yes, I do have rules for my blogs. I like to give people the freedom to express themselves but I don't and will not promote hate speech. Other than that, the only other rule I really have is that I don't promote erotica. I write and blog for an adult audience, but I prefer my content be somewhat suitable for mature teens who may stumble across my blogs.
(6) Name one blog everyone should be reading (other than your own).
It's hard choosing just one blog I think others should read so I hope two doesn't get me banned. I think everyone should check out The Armchair Squid and Alex J. Cavanaugh.
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