Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.
The 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? 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.
This week starts the first week of the Random Feature Choice…and with the new set-up we’ll be doing something different with mini interviews. Keeping things fresh.
Our Feature – The Fake Steph Dot Com
When did you start blogging?
My blog has been around since 2008, but I started posting semi-regularly in 2010 and it wasn’t until 2011 that I found the book blogging community. 2012 is really when I fell in love with blogging, so even though my blog has been around for a while, most of the time I still feel like a new blogger.
What is your favorite part of book blogging?
Easily the best part of book blogging has been meeting other bloggers. It’s amazing to know people who love books as much as I do and I’ve been able to translate a few of those blogging connections into real world friendships. A close second is that I’m now more willing to read outside my comfort zone. I’ve read and loved so many books that I might have completely missed if it weren’t for other book bloggers.
What is your favorite book(s)?
Right now my favorite book is The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I seriously can’t stop talking about it. Other than that, I love: The Great Gatsby, Harry Potter, Paper Towns, and The Confessions of Georgia Nicholson.
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
The best thing that has happened to me because of book blogging is meeting other bloggers. I actually got together with two other Virginia bloggers for Dewey’s 24 hour readathon this year and it was so much fun. It was a completely different experience from doing the readathon alone and only interacting online.
Q: This Sunday in the U.S. is Mother’s Day, in celebration, what are some of your favorite books with strong mother/child relationships?
Justine & Cat, from the Night Huntress series (if you haven’t figured it out yet, this has to be one of my favorite series) — makes me laugh. That is like the sickest mother and daughter relationship in print. Or at least the one that I can remember. I don’t read a lot of heart warming, bondy type books — so I’m going with the most demented and Justine takes the cake.First, she forces Cat to hunt down vampires and tells her she is evil all the time. But, still Cat stands by her mother even though she semi-hates her.
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! Come back at midnight CST for the Facebook & Twitter hop!!
Rachel, whom you might know as Parajunkee, is the blog owner of parajunkee.com and the design blog parajunkee.net. To make matters even more confusing she is now a published author under the pen name of Gillian Zane. Rachel has been blogging for over eight years, designing / web programming for over fifteen, but her real love, reading, has been her favorite hobby since childhood. Rachel has won numerous awards for her writing, the blogs she has created and her design work. If you want to check out more about her books click "The Books" on the navigation bar at the top of the page.
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