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! [clearboth]

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.

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Parajunkee, Urban Fantasy, Blogger Tips

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A Writer’s Dark Corner

When did you start blogging?
I started blogging on 1 Sep. 2013. Since most of my time I spend reading book blogs, I decided it wouldn’t hurt to try it.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
Everything! I love everything about blogging, staying up until late to finish a book before the deadline, practically running down the streets to get home from school, in order to post a review on time, staying for hours glued to the computer screen to understand how this blog works, but still having much more knowledge about HTML code, than our teacher. I love reading comments from other bloggers, finding out about other books, and fangirling together.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?
I am Dracula’s number 1 fan. I read mostly horror books.

What is your favorite book(s)?
My favorite book is “Dracula”. Maybe it’s just me, but I love reading books more than just once. When I’m bored, I open “Dracula” in a random page, and start reading.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
I live in a country, where horror literature isn’t that known. Imagine that my librarian doesn’t even know who Stephen King is. I got told many times that my reading preference is weird. I aspire to be a horror writer, that’s why I feel insecure when I talk to people about this. I am only 17 years old, and as every teenager, I am affected by the society.
But this blogging community doesn’t judge you. Here I found that having weird reading preferences is cool, and in fact we are all a bunch of weirdoes. Finding people, whom I share the same passions, is such a blessing for me.

 

This weeks Question:

What are some of your favorite picture books – either current ones or ones from your childhood?

Where the Wild Things Are
 Where the Wild Things Are
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Current like…not from childhood
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Pigeon)

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

If you had a time machine (i.e. a TARDIS), where would you go?

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!