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 Thoughts and Pens

When did you start blogging? I just started blogging this April 2013. So yeah, I am still a noob. 馃榾

What is your favorite part of book blogging? The first thing that I really liked about book blogging is snooping around other people鈥檚 blogs. And stalking them (that includes you, Rachel) without leaving any comments at all. I am in a way anti-social.聽 But I got bored being on the background so I started leaving comments even if it felt so awkward.聽 I know I鈥檓 crazy. But when people started to reply to my comments and started visiting my site and interacted with me like I鈥檓 a long time friend, I discovered that the book blogging community is full of wonderful people.聽 And the best thing about it is that I can be my normal nerdy self around this people and just talk endlessly about books for hours without聽 them chastising me. To put it simply, I love snooping around and chat about book-related stuff.

What type of books do you mainly blog about? I am pretty much eclectic when it comes to books.聽 But right now, I am still focused on reading stories belonging to Y/A and Middle Grade age groups under the following genres: 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Paranormal 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Urban Fantasy 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 High Fantasy 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Contemporary 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Dystopian

 

What is your favorite book(s)? My top 3 would be: 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Under the Never Sky Series by Veronica Rossi 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Robert Langdon Series by Dan Brown

 

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging? Is being featured on FF by Rachel and Alison enough to answer this question? 馃榾 Err鈥 No? Okay. As I have said in question number 2, I鈥檝e met a lot of wonderful people through book blogging.聽 And it鈥檚 sooo uplifting.聽聽 My IRL friends aren鈥檛 that bookish and some of them would even scoff at me whenever they see me reading Y/A or MG. According to them, I should read anything philosophical or spiritual or inspirational to fix my wayward ways. So IRL, I have my own world where聽 I and my Gollum side talk about books.聽 But with book blogging, it鈥檚 like breaking free鈥 stepping outside from my shell and hang out with lots of bloggers who understand me completely.

Aside from what I鈥檝e mentioned, discovering Netgalley and Edelweiss is one of the best things that happened to me.聽 It鈥檚 a reader鈥檚 dream come true and鈥rr~ nightmare as well..

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This weeks Question:

Share something you鈥檝e learned about book blogging or just blogging in general in the last month.

I learned that just a regular security software on your blog might not protect you from spam and hacking…and that to really protect your blog you’ll need to either pay someone to take care of things…or decide it’s time to learn a bit of programming…

Parajunkee, Urban Fantasy, Blogger TipsNew Feature! Next weeks question will be an Activity!

Book Selfie! Take a pic with your current read.

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!

Happy Follow Friday!