I think this is the first time I've had a Savvy Sensation that I can't introduce to you by name. Yep. I only know her as The Golden Eagle. And I know that she's amazing. She has an awesome, professional blog with lots of followers. If you haven't met her yet, you should. So here she is:
Who are you (what do you write, what are your personal stats)?
I'm a teenage writer of Science Fiction, along with Fantasy and some other genres every now and then.
Where can we find you online (blog, twitter, facebook, etc.)?
You can find me at my blog The Eagle's Aerial Perspective:
When did you begin your online platform building?
I think I really began building my platform during Alex J. Cavanaugh, Elana Johnson, and Jen Daiker's Great Blogging Experiment, where they asked participants to write about what makes a good character. Before that point I followed very few writers, but after the event I gained many followers and started looking for other writing blogs in earnest.
What is your message, if any (is your blog about anything specific, for example)?
I don't have a specific message; I blog about a lot of different topics, though writing is definitely one of the main themes. Books and science are two other subjects that I return to with some frequency.
How have you built your followers? What have you done that has been the most successful?
Commenting and following other bloggers, mainly. Nothing beats networking with others if you want to build an online platform--though, sticking to the reason I started a blog in the first place, networking is not my No. 1 priority. Sharing my thoughts and finding out what other people think (and getting to know them in the process) is.
What have you done that has failed?
Just following. I used to follow, not comment, and not add the blog I followed into a folder in Google Reader--the feed aggregator I use--so I couldn't find the blog again later to comment. Some people follow back regardless, but they're much more likely to comment if you do, first.
How much time do you spend blogging? Reading blogs? Commenting on blogs?
Sometimes I spend as little as an hour, sometimes I can spend four. But the average is around 2-3.
What else should we know about you?
I'm crazy about raptors, any raptors--though I suppose you may have guessed that from my screen name. :) Oh, and I can't decide whether web design or crewel needlework is more fun. I'm serious. They're both awesome.
Any additional advice for our readers?
If you want to blog successfully, go with what you really want to post about. Think about what you want your blog to say, what subjects you want/don't want to cover, and go for it--don't let anything block you. It's your piece of the web, so make it yours.
What makes you unique?
I try to figure that out all the time.