Today I am interviewing Betty from Idahobluebird50 Mysteries Galore and Photos. I’ve known Betty through blogging for a long time. She actually helped me when I first started my blog. I wanted to get to know her a little better and share what I found out with you. Thank you, Betty, for agreeing to be interviewed.
Can you please share a little bit about yourself and your blog?
Thank you for highlighting my blog. I appreciate it. When I started to activate my blog I plan on doing stories about Idaho my home state, Kato, our Bengal cat and a little about my life. It has changed over the 2 1/2 years that I have been blogging. I am a senior citizen and lived with my husband and Bengal Kato. We have lived in Senior Independent Retirement home for around 9 years now. I was born in Boise, Idaho and went to several grade schools. I graduated from Boise High School in 1950. I went to the College of Idaho and Michael Reese School of Medical Technology. I been married over 60 years to Robert Davenport. No children. I have moved many times in my life. We traveled in our motor home for around 15 years. Kato was 4 months old when he joined the family and travel with us for 6 years.
Where did the name for your blog come from?
The name for the blog is my e-mail address and I added Mystery Galore. The e-mail address I wanted to used idaho and we were doing a lot of birding. The mountain blue is Idaho bird so I used idahobluebird. Other idahoans used it so it was necessary to added a number. I choose 50.
I know you are an avid reader. What genres do you enjoy reading?
I read mostly cozy mysteries and other mysteries. I don’t like violence and sex. I try to stay away for those kind of stories. I will read a novel and other subjects at times. I don’t like romances or food stories. I read romance in high school. I have been reading books since the summer of 1940.
How many book would you say you read in a week?
I usually read a book a day. I wait a day or two before writing a review. I write review on every book I read.
What inspired you to start a blog?
My blog was started by accident and I didn’t do it for awhile. Than I decided I should either write over close the blog. I discovered blog parties.
Susie has blog parties and their are other.
When you are not reading or blogging, what do you like to do?
I can’t do a lot except reading as my eyes are poor. I like to knit or crochet, photography, watching wildlife and gardening.
What advice would you give fellow bloggers?
Blogging University was helpful and I recommend it.
What do you find rewarding about blogging?
I find looking at my stats and seeing comments or review on book I have previously review are still a thrill. I want to thank all, who visits my blog. I have received a lot of help from other bloggers I have joined Weekend Coffee Share and Floral Friday Fotos and should have a blog each day
What would you most want people to know about you?
I will tried to help anyone that I can. I am elderly and in fair health. I will celebrate my 85 birthday July 6.
How can readers follow your blog?
Some place on my blog should a follow link but I don’t see it. http://idahobluebird50.wordpress.com is the link