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 My Bookish Itinerary

When did you start blogging?

I first started my blog: Her Reviews of Books, Movies and Everything in August 2013. But I didn’t start actively blogging on it until February 2014. I changed my Blog name in January 2015 to My Bookish Itinerary. Back in 2013 when I started blogging, I wasn’t sure how long I would be doing it and if I would even like it. I wasn’t even completely sure what topic I really wanted to blog about. But I absolutely love book blogging and I hope to be doing it for a while to come!

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

I think my favorite part of book blogging is the interaction. Before, I never reached out or talked to any authors that I really love. I am still really shy about this, but I love when I interact with authors on Twitter. Also the interaction with other bloggers. I don’t have many bookish people in my real life, so it has been wonderful to meet so many online. Bookish people to flail about ALL THE BOOKS with, and just to share my excitement and love for books.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?

I mainly blog about Young Adult books. I like pretty much all genres. My favorites though are Dystopian, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Contemporary. I also blog about Childrens Books from time to time with my daughters. (8 y/o & 4 y/o)

What is your favorite book(s)?

Well that is a hard question. My oldest favorite would be the Harry Potter books. I loved reading them growing up and am excited to be able to share them with my daughters. I also LOVE and adore The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, and Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. (There are more and I could go on for a long time, but I will stop here.)

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

Hmmm… a lot of good things have happened because of book blogging. But I think the best thing has been reading more. I have always loved reading since I can remember. But since I have started blogging, I read a lot more than I used to. And it makes me very happy! Also being able to discover new books and authors that I probably wouldn’t have found before blogging.


This weeks Question:

Do you read more than 1 book at a time, and if so, how, like a certain amount of pages per book before moving on to the next one in the queue? – via Words I Write Crazy

I read a a ton of books at once. One hardback, one paperback, or maybe two paperbacks, at least one ore two on the Kindle and then I am listening to an audiobook.

SHOOT ME. Why do I do this to myself??

I usually get a few chapters into one book before picking up another one.

Parajunkee's View

Next Week’s Question: Do you use the # FF on twitter on Fridays? If you do, are you afraid you’ll forget someone and they’ll be sad?

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!