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 Musings of A Blogder

When did you start blogging? Gah! This question. I feel like this is one of the hardest things to answer. Technically, I started blogging in November but I had no clue on what to do. All I knew was that I wanted to review books but I only really dod blromos and book blitzes. Iin April I changed my blog name and link so it sounded better. I actually changed my blog design and deleted all spam posts in July also making a schedule on what I was actually going to do with my blog. So Erm. I guess I started blogging in July?

What is your favorite part of book blogging? Definitely the people. I made my twitter account in January but only started using it in June and have about 14000 tweets because I’m super cray like that. I love talking to people –especially authors. They’re all so nice and I love my friends. Who else would actually tolerate me and my spazziness.

What type of books do you mainly blog about? YA. I barely ever do NA and if it’s A, it HAS to have crossover appeal.

What is your favorite book(s)? Psh. Too many to count. I started reading YA in January so I barely have read anything. If you want to know my faves without me listing, click here.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging? Can I say I’ve made friends? No? Okay. Well to get kinda personal, I started reading in general because I was bullied at school and reading kind of comforted me. Blogging is an extension of that. In reading, you learn about a MC and their battles while in blogging, you’ve got a community learning about the same MC but have other people to talk to. It makes you feel less alone and I think that I’ve become a better and happier person overall.

 

Parajunkee, Urban Fantasy, Blogger Tips

This weeks Question:

Vlog Contest! Vlog about why you want to be next weeks feature! If you are too shy to put yourself on camera – tell us why you are sooo shy.

There is a giveaway! If you submit a vlog you’ll be entered into the BOX OF BOOKS giveaway on this blog. Winners will be able to choose between an ADULT mystery box or a YOUNG ADULT  – or I guess just tell me MIX IT UP and I’ll send you a mix between the two. I’m sending in the least 8 books, I have the box already – how many can fit in there – they are going to you!!!!

 

Parajunkee, Urban Fantasy, Blogger TipsNew Feature! Next weeks question will be a Question

Are there any book to movie adaptations where you think the movie is better than the book?

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! <