If you’re a regular here, you’ll know that every Friday is Featured Blogger Friday, where I interview a fellow blogger about why and how they blog. This week’s guest is Tehani Wessely. Welcome Tehani!
Firstly, why do you blog?
I started blogging to be one of the “cool kids”! A group of my friends were big bloggers, and I started out mostly reading, and then doing a few random posts (on Live Journal). It soon turned into something else, and living in a rural area, was a way of staying in touch with what was going on in the bigger world outside. These days, I blog to journal and chronicle (personal blog), to market (www.fablecroft.com.au) and share (worldsnextdoor.wordpress.com).
What do you blog about?
The Worlds Next Door blog is dedicated to material related to the Worlds Next Door anthology – I post teaching materials for the stories, guest blogs by authors, and other related things. On my other blog, I discuss books, spec fic, family, work and life in general.
Who is your target readership?
In general, my readership is writers, publishers, readers, fans and others in the speculative fiction field. Worlds Next Door specifically though has 9-13 year olds and teachers as the target – both for educational and enjoyment purposes.
How often do you blog?
Ooh, not regularly enough at times! I try to get regular content on all blogs, but real life sometimes interferes. Luckily, with the WND blog, others (particularly authors) help with providing content!
How much time do you devote to blogging?
A couple of hours a week most weeks, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less, depending on what’s going on around the place and how much else keeps me away from my computer!
Do you have a favourite blog post?
What do you see as the benefits of blogging?
So many benefits! First, it forces one to WRITE, which is always a good thing. It keeps you in touch with friends or colleagues or fans, it allows you to get material out there in a way that’s relatively easy for others to find and keep track of, and it is a great way to provide information to lots of people!
What blogging platform do you use and why?
I have been using LiveJournal for about five years now, and started over there because that’s where all my online friends were! Now I also use WordPress, because it’s simple and easy to use, and looks great as a website too.
Do you have a favourite blog to visit (other than your own)?
Lastly, when you are not blogging, what else do you do?
Well, I’m a mum of three, a teacher librarian (part-time as of term 4 this year), an editor & publisher in Australian independent press, a judge for various awards, and a book reviewer. Among other things!
Thanks for dropping in.
Thanks for having me!
You can visit Tehani Wessely at