Thursday, May 23, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #150

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 Feature - Book Junkie Joint

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging a long time back but only started a book blog last year, October 2012.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Free books definitely! And getting to know lots of authors and other book bloggers. Whenever I exchange emails or even get a response from my favorite authors, I could be such a huge fan-girl! LOL.

3. What type of books do you mainly blog about?

I have eclectic taste in books so I don't have a preferred type. So far though, most of the books I've blogged about since I started are under Young-Adult or Contemporary Romances.

4. What is your favorite book(s)?

That is a tough question. Seriously. But just to name a few, I love the Harry Potter Series, A Walk to Remember, Back to You, The Perks of a Wallflower, The Fault in Our Stars, The Temple Dogs and The Bourne Series.

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

Personally, I'm still fascinated by the publishing industry. And so far, the best thing that has happened to me because of book blogging is that I get to see what goes on behind the scenes in the production of books. I want to be a published author someday so book blogging has given me so much insight on publishing.

Q: The #FF is 150 weeks old! And we want to hear from you! What would you change about the hop? What do you like about it? Or just suggest a question to be used for next week!

Thanks for sticking with us for 150 weeks! And thanks also to Rachel to asking me to co-host. Please let us know what you like or don't like about FF. We want to make sure that FF is as fun, beneficial, and useful for as many people as possible.

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!

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow


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!
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  1. I wish bloggers listed what genre they usually blog on the linky, especially if they blog erotica or graphic NA.

    1. P.S. I didn't mean this to sound neg or critical just to answer "what would you change"

  2. Congratulations, Alison! And yes, I really like FF! :)

  3. Woo hoo! Happy 150th :) I suggested a question, don't if it's been done yet.

  4. Thanks for continuing FF! I love the chance to gain more followers!

    Here is FF

    Brenna @ Two-Tall-Tales

  5. Happy 150th!! Thanks for creating this Hop. It's awesome.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  6. Happy 150th !!!

    Thank you for creating this awesome feature. It gives me a chance to meet new book blogger, to make some new friends and to gain new follower =)
    Old follower.

    Amie @Magic of Words

  7. Thanks for always stopping by everyone's blog and engaging with them Alison!!

    Angela's Anxious Life

  8. Congratulations!!! This is a great feature!!!

  9. Thanks for the birthday wishes & for following. I love this hop because of the new bloggers I get to meet every week. Keep up the good work :)

  10. Congrats on 150 weeks! I love discovering new blogs through this feature, thank you for hosting it.

  11. Yay!! Thanks for putting up with us crazy book bloggers for 150 weeks! *hugs*

    sinn @ sinnful books

  12. Hi, Alison. I think it's perfect as is. It's the most fun I have every Friday. This is only my 5th week, but your FF makes my day rock.

    Congrats! Here's to another 1000!

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

  13. 150 weeks! I can't believe it's been so long!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  14. Woow 150 weeks! Congratulations, I really hope this blog hop continues to grow. It's so big now and I think it'd be really nice if there were more than two features bloggers. I know it'd take a lot more time but it'd be nice if one was chosen instead of just randomly picked.
    My FF
    Music Plus Books
    Good luck,
    - Laura

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  16. Wow 150 weeks! Congrats :)
    I'm a first-timer to this feature so hi!

    - Allie

    Little Birdie Books

  17. Congratulations on having a successful hop for 150 weeks!!! I love this hop, it really helped me become a part of the community when I first started blogging.

    If I ever think of a cool question, I'll let you or Rachel know...

    Old follower stopping by, wishing you a wonderful weekend! Here's my FF post for this week.

  18. Happy 150th you guys!! Such an awesome accomplishment! :D This is such an awesome way to connect with other bloggers!

    My FF

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  19. I love the hop and thank you for taking the time to do it each week!

  20. I have always enjoyed the hop!! I don't have any changes and I can't think of any questions that we haven't already done.

  21. Nope, all is cool like that. But maybe you need help coming up with questions? You could make a post asking for ideas... I mean, 150 questions all by yourself! You must be burnt out :-)

  22. Happy 150 weeks! This is my first time participating :)

    Emma @ From the Writer's Nest

  23. Hey Alison! Happy Friday. I wouldn't change anything about the hop. I think both you and Rachel have done a great job in making certain adjustments and keeping it lively! Have a great weekend :)

  24. Happy 150th week! I really enjoy this hop, nothing comes to mind that could be changed :)
    Thanks for stopping by My FF, I'm an old follower

  25. I look forward to the hop every week and it can't be easy for you two to put it all together what with buy lives, getting the features and coming up with great questions and activities. My hat's off to you ladies! Thanks for stopping by this week!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  26. Really great feature. Congrats! I wouldn't change a thing. Love this meme :)


  27. Thanks for hosting FF for so long! It has been a blast! Congrats.

    Old follower.

    Happy Friday!

  28. New GFC follower here from The Second Thought ( Great blog!

  29. You and Rachel have done such an incredible job with this hop, and I really love participating every week :) I think the only thing I'd love to see is participants being able to submit questions for potential use, and it'd give you a break from coming up with them every week—I don't know how you do it but you have made this a very fun and enjoyable part of Friday blogging! Congratulations!! 150 weeks of awesome!

    My FF HERE.

    -Seirra @ Dear, Restless Reader

  30. I love the meme - I only wish I had joined in a long time ago! I've only been doing this for 14 weeks and am glad I got over my shyness, lol.
    Old follower :D
    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

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  32. Happy #150!

    New Follower hopping thru from (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) "Feature & Follow"

    "Bound By Love Book Reviews"

  33. Happy #150!
    Just hopping through. Old follower :) Jodie @ Aussie Bookworm

  34. Happy #150 weeks!!
    I have an interesting question for the next week. I hope you like it.
    Here is my FF

  35. Happy #150!

    The hop is great as it :)

    Old follower.

    Nyx @ Unraveling Words

  36. Congrats on 150 weeks!

    Old follower :)


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