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.

Living on Borrowed Days 

When did you start blogging?
I initially began blogging in 2010, but I wasn’t consistent with posting on a regularly basis, because I was quite intimidated by the whole HTML coding element; plus, at the time, I was a mommy of three! On top of that, I was homeschooling and I was pregnant with my fourth! So. . .yeah, I didn’t have a lot of time to teach myself the nuts and bolts of managing a blog. Despite the contrary, I am here now. Blogging. Ever so avidly. I suppose this is because my kids are older now. . .four years older to be exact 🙂

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

My favorite part of book blogging

  • There is no community like the bookworm community. They are kind, intelligent, spunky, adventurous, they can express themselves by the power of words (which I love), they are wonderful storytellers, thus their blogs are amusing! They’re witty, creative and awesome!
  • There is a diversity in which books are viewed and assessed, I love reading book reviews from different vantage points
  •  Free books! Free ARC’s! Free audiobooks!
  • As a book blogger, you are branded the title, “Professional Reader” ha!

What type of books do you mainly blog about?
For the most part, I am a YA fanatic (I wonder if my young and feeble heart will one day catch up to my thirty-something mind, or is it the other way around?), but recently I have taken on a variety of genres. More to the question though, I’ve mostly reviewed YA & Dystopian novels on my blog

What are your favorite books?
Favorite Stand Alones: The Fault in Our Stars, The Kite Runner, The Help, Life of Pi, A Walk to Remember, Landline, The Rose Master, The Giver
Favorite Series: The Lunar Chronicles, Angellfall (Penryn & the End Days), The Maze Runner, Graceling Realm, The Hunger Games, Gregor the Overlander, Divergent, Percy Jackson and The Olympians

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
There are so many amazing things that blogging has invited into my life, but namely, blogging has subdued all my countless wasted hours on social media and I am eternally thankful for it, because at least with blogging, I am making use of my brain and not binding it to mindless propaganda.

 

 

 

This weeks Question:

Book Merchandise – show off some of your stuff – posters, t-shirts. Whatever you got! – Suggested by Becky’s Barmy Book Blog

My I <3 Books Bag that Sabrina errr The Geeky Junkee made me!!! Lurve it.

I <3 Books

Parajunkee's View

 

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!