Thursday, May 30, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #151

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 - The Fiction Conniption

1. When did you start blogging?

I began blogging in July of 2012, though I recently had to take a bit of a hiatus, so I'm making a bit of a comeback now!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

I love the community (duh). I know everyone says that - but it's cause it's the truth. It's an incredible group of people, who for the most part are incredibly friendly, helpful, and awesome.

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

Anything YA, lately I've been leaning heavily towards Dystopian and Science Fiction. Woo!

4. What is your favorite book(s)?

Splintered by A.G. Howard. Oh how I love it!

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

I've met a few incredible people that I never would have gotten the chance to otherwise. It also gave me the courage to attend book events and interact with authors that I've idolized forever. It's given me a place to be the book nerd I truly am at heart, and that's been invaluable.

Q: What blogger would you most like to meet in real life? Tell us about him or her.

 Me and Rachel (aka Parajunkee!)
Parajunkee! And I met her! Rachel and I have known each other for nearly three years and I've co-hosted FF for nearly two years, but she and I have never met. I was super excited when I found out she was coming to BEA.

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. So glad you all got to meet! Have a blast at BEA!!!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  2. Have a great time at BEA and I'm glad that you got to see Rachel =)

    Old follower
    Amie @Magic of Words

  3. Lucky you guys! :D I hope I can meet you guys too I'm far far away from your land

    here's my FF

    Camelle @ Home Of A Book Lover

    Old Follower :)

  4. That is so cool that you got to meet Rachel! I hope you both have an awesome time at BEA.

  5. I'm so glad the two of you got together. Hope you have a great time at BEA :)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  6. That's awesome!! So exciting to finally meet!!

    Here's My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Follower :)

  7. Oh yay! At least you'll get to meet her!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  8. It's always amazing when you finally get to meet someone you've been admiring! I'm so jealous of people who went to BEA, I'm from the UK so I couldn't go and I'm slightly bitter about it haha.

    Here's my #FF

    - Allie

  9. It must have been awesome to actually meet in person! Have lots of fun at BEA, and continue to have fun with blogging and hosting the FF as well :)

    Here's my FF post for this week.

  10. Hi; just dropping by during your FF blog hop. Enjoy!

  11. Cool feature and question this week, but wow for some reason i thought you ladies knew each other in person :) that's the blogging world for you


  12. That is awesome that you got to meet up at BEA

  13. That is so cool that you guys finally met up! FF

  14. Hey, I’m new to this weekly event and I’m excited to be a part of it. It sounds like so much fun and a great way to gain followers and meet new people! :) Here’s the link to my blog if you want to check out my first FF :) I also followed both blogs, yours and Parajunkee.

  15. Looks like you're enjoying BEA! Wish I could come and join you all.

    Do drop by my FF. :)

  16. It's awesome you guys got to meet! I am jealous you are at BEA!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My FF:

  17. There are a ton of bloggers I wish I could meet. What a great questions.
    My Blog

  18. Is it Friday already? Man, this week has gone by fast for me. Have a great weekend Alison!

  19. Hi, this is my first Feature and Follow. This seems like a lot of fun, and I look forward to being able to do more! Also, sorry for the double Linky...I may have forgotten to answer the question xD.

    Please check out my post at My FF


  20. There are lots of bloggers I wish I could meet. Thanks for hosting this awesome meme! :)

    Kaykay @ The Creative Forum

  21. Great link up!
    New follower!


  22. Nice initiative. I am following you now. :-)

  23. This is a super good idea. I'n new at this so... But I thank you! :)

    - Diana @amalia_chartres

    1. Here's my FF -

  24. I've never actually met any other book bloggers, but I always go to author readings/signings and look around thinking, "Hmm... I wonder..." LOL!

    Old follower

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