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 Words Fueled by Love

When did you start blogging?
I had dabbled in blogging several years ago, but I started a book blog in October of 2012.
What is your favorite part of book blogging?
My favorite part about book blogging remains to be the community of other bloggers and readers. Everyone is incredibly supportive and kind and helpful. I try to repay to others who are new to book blogging because it’s always been so meaningful to me.
What type of books do you mainly blog about?
I blog about YA and NA in a host of genres. I go through phases (like now) where it seems to be a string of contemporary romance books, but I also enjoy paranormal, dystopian, sci-fy, fantasy. Occasionally I’ll review an adult book too but those are rare.
What is your favorite book(s)?
This question is just too hard to answer. Some of my favorites I read in 2013 (because we’d be here all day for me to recount ALL of my favorites) were: the current 3 books in the Imdalind series by Rebecca Ethington, The 5th Wave, The Fallen series by Abbi Glines, Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, Inhuman by Kat Falls, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire…seriously I could keep going on.
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
Connecting with authors, talking with them through Twitter and Facebook and their own blogs, participating in events where I get to promote an author – those all have to be some of the coolest things I’ve experienced through my blog. A close second to this would be because of the things I’ve learned from so many much more experienced bloggers than myself, I’ve been able to share this knowledge with my husband – who loves to write spiritual material (he too has a website: chasingalion.com) and he recently self published a Family Devotional on Amazon. Even though it’s not me personally who accomplished this, I take his accomplishments as important as my own. His eyes have been open to the wonders of being a Goodreads author. haha

Parajunkee, Urban Fantasy, Blogger Tips

This weeks Question:

What books are you looking forward to reading in 2014?

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

Time for Book Spine Poetry again! Take a picture of your book spines spelling out something epic.

 

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!