Welcome to the Feature & Follow

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.

All features are chosen randomly to be the feature. They are not chosen by content or name.

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Our Feature – Chayse @ The Book Reaper

When did you start blogging?
I started blogging almost a year ago. I had become interested after meeting a book blogger who had come to a Teen Book Club meeting at my public library. Starting was rough for me because I didn’t know what to do, how to write a review, or even manage my time well. When I entered in my first year of college I struggled more and even thought of giving up but with people telling me to keep trying and just keep at it, I kept at it and now I am here where I am today.
What is your favorite part of book blogging?
I think for me the best thing out of book blogging is being able to give a review to people and let others know what I thought of the book. I love reading a new book, one I would have probably not picked up before and just showing how much I love the world of reading is something I fine special.
What is your favorite book(s)?
This is the hardest question and my list can go on forever of books that I love. I will always answer this because deep down inside its true. I love the world of Harry Potter. Harry Potter for me was the first novel that I tackled on my own and it has become a huge part of my life. I can find myself always going back to Harry Potter whenever I just need a good book to read. I am easily able to connect with the characters and have the world capture my soul!
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
The best thing really is being able to meet so many people and have the chance to share our love for books. No matter the genre. I love talking to people and finding out what books they found joy in reading. I know I have come a long way and I still have a long ways ahead of me but I believe that the people around you can help a person achieve greatness.


Q: What blogger inspires you? It can be any kind, it doesn’t have to be a book blog.

Rachel @ Fiktshun inspires me. I don’t know how she does it, but she runs all these blogs, writes beautiful reviews and manages to always leave great and logical comments. If only I could be as cool as Rachel. I can only share a name.


Gain New Blog Followers

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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! Come back at midnight CST for the Facebook & Twitter hop!!