Welcome to the Feature & Follow


Increase Blog FollowersThe Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work?

The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to WordPress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don’t have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed. All features are chosen randomly to be the feature. They are not chosen by content or name.

 

Our Feature is Reading with a Vengeance

When did you start blogging? I started in April of 2012, which conveniently enough is also MY birthday.  It wasn’t intentional.

What is your favorite part of book blogging? The people who message me and comment on my blog.  I love my readers so much.  I get lots of people saying that they’ve learned stuff from me, which always gives me a warm fuzzy feeling, and I  get lots of people who teach me stuff with their informative comments, which means more warm fuzzies.  I’m basically just warm and fuzzy all around.  (Sort of ironic, since my blog is about 90% snark.)

What type of books do you mainly blog about? I typically do YA adventure/paranormal/fantasy/etc-not-contemporary.  It wasn’t my intention when I started, but I let my readers vote on which books I review (usually) and they just keep suggesting/picking YA books.  I’m not complaining.  I enjoy the Young Adult genre; always have.

What is your favorite book(s)? Anything by Tamora Pierce.  I grew up reading that woman’s books, and they’re some of the few from my childhood that have stood up to re-reading them as an adult.  (Also, Briar Moss is my favoritest ever.  Of anything.)  I’m also a big fan of the Animorphs, the Lunar Chronicles, Christopher Moore, Diane Duane, Laini Taylor, Robin McKinley…wait, I’ve stopped listing books somehow.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging? Hm, I think the first time someone sent me a message saying they’d bought a book because of me.  I was so flattered, I got up and danced a little jig.

 

Parajunkee, Urban Fantasy, Blogger Tips

This weeks Question:

What book are you embarrassed to admit you LOVED? (try to think beyond Twilight).

I really haven’t been embarrassed by any particular book, I have had people call me out when they see Nora Roberts on my shelf – but hey I used to really like her! I would guess that maybe I wouldn’t brag to ‘non-readers’ that I’m a fan of erotica – which is a whole genre. Does that count??

 

Parajunkee, Urban Fantasy, Blogger TipsNew Feature! Next weeks question will be an Activity

Vlog Feature: Tell us why you would be the best feature ever in a vlog. The best two will get picked for next week’s feature. If you do not want to participate, just tell us why you can’t be caught on video.

Also if you are worried about your followers not knowing how to follow you — here are some great banners that you might use:

RSS GFC email bloglovin

Right Click, Save to your hard drive, upload to your #FF post and link to the “subscribe” link of your choice. RULES To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

    • (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
    • (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
    • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
    • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
    • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
    • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
    • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
    • If you’re new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Happy Follow Friday! <