When you get back into town and nothing is quite how you remembered…
Today I welcome back Baz the Bad Blogger who has been taking a blogging break. I first interviewed him in November 2018.
‘Baz, may I ask you why you took such a long break?’
‘I was bored with blogging and I didn’t sell any of my novels.’
‘Did you find it hard to keep up with writing blogs?’
‘No, I just got bored with reading other people’s blogs.’
‘Do you think your followers will be happy to see you back?’
‘Well I only have one follower left, the others stopped following me after I made honest and helpful comments on their blogs.’
‘Oh dear, well I guess this is more of a relaunch. Do you have a new novel in the pipeline?’
‘Yes, the sequel to ‘I Zomboid’, my dystopian novel about a government taken over by zombies and androids. I am having trouble, as real life has become stranger than my fiction.’
‘That’s for sure, which leads me to my next question, how have you been coping with this pandemic and lockdown?’
‘Very well, I work from home anyway, or would if I had a job and when I do go out I find people are considerate and keep their distance.’
‘Are you looking forward to the pubs opening today?’
‘I was hoping to sink a few pints, but you have to book in advance and when I mentioned my name none of my locals had any vacancies.’
‘That’s bad luck, will you enjoy a drink in the comfort of ChezBaz?’
‘Um are you hoping to enjoy a drink at home this evening with er… do you live alone?’
‘No, we’re quite a household, me and the snakes.’
‘Have you decided on a title for your next novel?’
‘Finally, will your new blogs have a theme, perhaps one that fits in with the strange ideas in your novels?’
‘My garden through the year, everyone is interested in gardening lately, lots of bloggers post pictures of their garden. Baz’s Blooms it will be called and I am bound to get lots of new followers.’
Baz kindly shared some pictures of his garden…
In the first and last of my series of author interviews my guest is Baz the Bad Blogger who was happy to answer my questions as nobody else wanted him on their blog.
Welcome Baz, thanks for coming along.
It was a hell of a journey, I hope I’m going to get lots of book sales out of this.
Er, well it’s more a case of meeting lots of other interesting readers and writers. How did you come to start blogging?
THEY said it was a good way to sell my book.
What do you like to write about in your blogs?
Tell us about your new novel.
It is a dystopian fantasy set in an unnamed capital city. The government has been taken over by zombies and androids, but no one can tell the difference as none of them have any personality.
That must have made character development rather difficult.
I decided not to bother with character development.
So do you consider the plot line to be important?
I guess so, I just go for dead straight…
Moving on, what advice would you give to other bloggers?
When I started I wrote very long blogs so everyone would think I was highly intelligent.
And did they?
I don’t know, I never had any comments, so I decided to make my posts brief. I recommend two sentences at most, as no one reads past the first two lines anyway…
My second piece of advice is to have lots of pictures of fluffy kittens or cute puppies. I haven’t got any pets, but I found a dead rat in the back yard one rainy morning and he looked quite photogenic once he had been blow dried.
Your blog certainly has a unique style. How many followers do you have now?
Umm… one, Tidetables something or other.
We had to cut the interview short as Baz had somewhere more interesting to be, but you can find out more about him and his novel ‘I Zomboid’ at his author page.