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 Gail Reads Books

When did you start blogging?

I started blogging two years ago on my main blog. My book reviews were also there, but last year, I decided to separate my book reviews from my personal blog. So this blog is still pretty new!

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

I love being able to talk about my opinion about a certain book. It’s not something you can discuss thoroughly in real life, unless you’re talking to your Literature professor or something. I enjoy reading through other people’s reviews. Sometimes reading can be a lonely hobby, but with book blogging, I can then talk to wonderful people about the great things I’ve read.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?

Since I’m still in the YA range, I pick YA books, mostly Romance and Dystopian. I also read Chick Lit, but nothing beats YA.

What is your favorite book(s)?

I DON’T WANT TO CHOOSE! But really, my favorite book changes ALL THE TIME. Right now it’s Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson because I am a sucker for twisted tales.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?

Not gonna lie, getting to read ARCs is awesome, so that’s definitely one of the great things that have happened. But besides that, I get really happy when someone comments on my review. It’s like, “Wow, he/she read this too and he/she feels the same way!” Also, making new friends because of book blogging is a treasure, and I’m grateful we can bond through reading.

 

This weeks Question:

Hard print (real thing) or Kindle/Nook, which is your favorite?

I like them all, I usually like to have a book in my hand…but I still enjoy reading on a Kindle. I don’t have a Nook so I can’t say anything about that…

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!