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!

 

 

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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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Our Feature is The Fiction Conniption

Mad Hatter Reads

When did you start blogging? July of 2012, so not quite a year ago.

What is your favorite part of book blogging? Making connections with other bloggers and readers. I’ve always loved to read but everyone I knew either didn’t read or read in different genres so I was never able to really connect over the books that I loved. Once I got into an online bookclub and started blogging all of that has changed. Not only am I able to discuss the books that I love, but I’ve made a lot of great friends.

What type of books do you mainly blog about? My main genres are paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but my reading habits are pretty eclectic so I’ve been known to throw in a contemporary romance, thriller, or mystery when I need a break. Basically, as long as the story is good, I’ll read it. What is your favorite book(s)?

I have a list a mile long and I tend to fall in love with series more than stand-alone books. At the top is Harry Potter, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, and Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters.

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

Actually connecting and talking with authors. Before blogging I never would have dreamed that I would ever have the chance to speak with any of the amazing people who create these amazing worlds. Now to have them not only know my name but to chat either on FB, Twitter or email is just incredible. I have to admit that every time it happens it just makes my day and I do a little fangirl dance where no one else can see.

 

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This weeks Question:

Q: What blogger would you most like to meet in real life? Tell us about him or her.

I think on the tops of my list would be Fiktshun, because I need to buy her a few drinks. I’m currently trying to talk her into doing RT14 so my dreams can become reality. If you have experienced the Fiktshun family of blogs. Please do so. I would also like to meet my co-bloggers, who are amazing, I owe all of them drinks also! Junkee Con??? I guess I would have to pay for that though lol. And finally I always wanted to meet Alison, the partner in crime in this #FF insanity. And guess what I got to meet her this morning. Check us out at the BEA Blogger Con…

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Gain New Blog Followers

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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!

Happy Follow Friday!