Thursday, November 22, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #124

Welcome to the Feature & Follow

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The 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? 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.

How To Become a Featured Blog?
We pick our featured blogs randomly each week from the blogs who participated the week before.

Please be sure to feature your e-mail address clearly on your blog. Either on the main blog, on a Contact page, or on an About Me page. If I can't find your email easily, I will choose a different blog to feature.

Our Thanksgiving Feature - Bewitched Bookworms

Rachel and I are doing things a little differently for our weekly feature today, because of Thanksgiving. We are each featuring a blog that we are thankful for. I've picked one of my favorite blogs: Bewitched Bookworms!

Bewitched Bookworms

I've enjoyed reading Bewitched Bookworms for the past several years. I love how they feature a combination of young adult and adult novel reviews. I also love their discussion posts. Plus, for anyone interested in the "new adult" subgenre, they have a weekly feature of a "new adult" pick.

Danny, Pushy, and Heather from Bewitched Bookworms are three of my favorite people! I was lucky enough to meet them at BEA this year. Danny and I especially hit it off and I even went to visit her in Germany during my European vacation this summer!

Heather, Pushy, Danny from Bewitched Bookworms and me. They were smart enough to artfully pose for the camera, unlike me.

Danny and me in Munich.

Q: What blog are you thankful for?

Now for the Follow Fun!

With GFC going the way of the dodo bird for many bloggers, there is no better time to start following blogs via RSS feed. If you use a reader, it would be great if you followed my RSS directly.

We have a new button, so update your blogs if you are used to doing this meme!

Gain New Blog Followers
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To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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"
  7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  8. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
If you have CAPTCHA word verification enabled on your blog, please take it off. It makes it much more difficult for readers to comment. Please look at my CAPTCHA Eradication Post to learn how to get rid of it.
Happy Follow Friday! Come back at midnight CST for the Facebook & Twitter hop!!


  1. This is a great idea!! Thanking fellow bloggers!!

    Mine is Liz @ Fictional Candy!!
    Here's My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Follower :)

  2. OOh that is cool that you got to meet some bloggers!! I hope to do that at RT, and I did meet one blogger once at a signing this year! And it wasn't til I got home from RT this year, that I realized I met Rachel from Parajunkee!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Awww!!!! *huuuuuugs hard* I am so amazed that from all those wonderful blogs out there you picked us! It was so amazing meeting you last year at BEA, but i t was even more awesome when you came and spend some time here in Munich!

    I am thankful to have found such amazing bloggy friends such as you! I hope we can see each other again next year!! *BIG HUG*

  4. OMG that's super awesome! Really cool how you guys met each other :) I followed your blog, here is my Feature & Follow:
    Little Book Star

  5. Hey! You didn't answer your own question!

    Okay, I'm going to go with you Alison, ( because this is a great idea to discover new blogs, make friends and get followers. Thank you!

  6. I love this Hop. The questions you come up with are always fantastic.

    Old Follower :)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  7. That is very cool, I love that you guys took pictures and posted them up. Don't worry about the posing, it's a very lovely picture.

    Word Count& Sui's peanut gallery

  8. Hi, I think the Feature and Follow idea is brilliant!

    New Follower

  9. Happy Thanksgiving Allison! It's an awesome time of year! old follower

  10. Honestly, I can't name just one blog. There are several bloggers and blog who have help me a lot.

  11. Great question this week, as well as a lovely feature.

  12. Hello! I just joined the Hop!

    It's always fun meeting people behind the blogs. It sounds like you had a good time. :)

    New follower!

  13. Alison, you're so sweet for featuring us!!! We loved meeting you at BEA and I'm so jealous you've gone to visit Danny in Munich!!!! Many *hugs*!!!!

  14. How awesome when we meet face-to-face with an internet friend. Even more awesome that you connected in Germany too! WoW!

  15. This is such a cool topic idea. There are so many awesome bloggers out there. I seriously had no idea.

    Please check out my FF at Read. Sleep. Repeat.

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