The Feature and Follow is the premium BLOG HOP of Book Bloggers. Running for over five years, the Feature and Follow’s goal is to promote the book blogging and author community to join together and support each other – even if it is just through a simple follow. The FF also promotes creative post options by offering interesting topics we can all talk about and comment on! Come join us.

How Does the #FF Work?

 

  • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
  • You create your own post using the post prompt.
  • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
  • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
  • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, COME BACK AND VOTE for them on the linky list to show some appreciation.
  • The person with the most VOTES gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
  • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
  • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.

Specific RULES

  • 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 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”
  • 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

The Feature & Follow is back after a two-month hiatus! I know you missed it, but the plan was to make it bigger and better – and I hope we have accomplished that.

The Changes:

  • Weekly Features will be chosen from VOTES on the linky list and not as random.
  • Bloggers and Authors will get to have ONE spot a quarter (90 days) as the feature. But, you can still participate.
  • The reason we are switching to this method is because we had issues with contacting people. This way we just choose them.
  • We have also switched to THUMBNAIL link list – use a graphic that you want us to use when we showcase you as the feature.
  • Weekly questions have been changed to Post Prompts. Very similar just a little more open ended.
  • We are asking for ideas submitted by participants.
  • We will have the post schedule available so you can schedule in advance.

Time to Follow Our Feature!

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Is there a book/series that everybody seems to love, but you can’t stand? Why? via Heather Fowler @ Blood Thirsty Muses

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, everyone seems to love all over this series, CLARE is writing books after book in this world – and they are selling like crazy. I can’t stand them. I read them, I did. Well, the first ones. I found them so predictable. I also found them influenced by too many other books in their genre, which happens a lot. The originality of the brother / sister interaction – well I knew it was a plot device so it ruined it for me. Boo. Those books had the potential to be awesome. I found myself yawning. No offense to anyone who loves them.

 

3 Comments

  1. Maggie

    I really need to do some research on Clare. I hear a lot about her basically plagiarizing stuff, but know absolutely nothing about what she’s supposedly done. I’m very, very curious! I’ve only read Clockwork Angel and I agree that it was rather predictable. I’m kind of surprised I finished it and am debating whether or not to finish The Infernal Devices series. I haven’t read The Mortal Instruments at all, but may need to try the first book just to see what the hype is all about! Happy Friday! 😀 New Twitter follower!

  2. Mandy

    I honestly didn’t hate the first one which is the only one I’ve read. I admit it’s hard to be original but it was to close to another series that I just couldn’t love it like I wanted to. It wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t amazing. I can see why you would have a dislike for the series you aren’t alone I know a lot.

  3. Megan @ love literature art and reason

    I liked the first three books, but I’m totally with you.
    Besides. If I was accused multiple times of stealing ideas, I think I would write something else. Alone. Not set in the stolen/unoriginal world.
    And Clare just keeps going. In the same world with the same concepts people keep having issues with.

    I could rant for ages about Clare.