Thursday, May 15, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #201

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 - No Feature This Week: Our nominees didn't respond to my email and Rachel & I are both at hotels

Question of the Week: Have you met a favorite author and have a picture? Share.

*First thing:  A reminder that if you want to be chosen as the Feature for #FF, please have your email address somewhere on your blog. I know there are other ways to contact people including Twitter and contact forms, but I've set up my #FF system in such a way that I need an email address. So for better or worse, that's the requirement for now.

*Also, sorry that the Question of the Week is different than what I'd previewed last week. We had to change things up.

The nice thing about going to BEA so much is that I've met so many cool authors. Also, I got to go to some great signings when I lived in Sacramento and Minneapolis. Here are a few of my favorite pics:

I cornered David Levithan at Books of Wonder last year and asked him for a photo
John Green at BEA 2 years ago - sadly I'm not in the photo with him

Me with Gayle Forman and Stephanie Perkins

Me and Julie Kagawa

Me and Jen Calonita

I have a good one with Maggie Stiefvater somewhere too, but I can't find it. Oh well.

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.

Follow on Bloglovin

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!

Next Week's Question:

Have you ever convinced someone to read a book, a series, or a whole genre? What book(s) and who was it? Did they like it?


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  1. So great that you've met so many. I really need to make it out to BEA one of these years and then maybe I will too. I did a different question this week--the one that was listed last week as this week's question--but it's just as well because I've only met a couple of authors and I think I've already raved about them plenty. :D Happy Friday!My FF

  2. You have met so many authors! Its cool.. :)
    Old follower..

    -Njkinny @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

  3. I met Gayle Forman as well but when I first started going to signings I was a bit shy about pushing for photos but now I'm not and I force everyone to take a picture with me!!! LOL So I have lots now! I hope to meet Maggie Stiefvater this summer. She is coming nearby. I also have a pic with Tahereh Mafi on a digital camera I never put on my computer. I do everything with my iphone now so I really need to find that one to add to the collection.

    My FF

  4. Very jealous . .would love to attend BEA :-)
    Old follower.
    Kirsty @ All in One Place

  5. Oh wow, you've met so many! I've only met Carlos Ruiz Zafon and there's no picture evidence of that encounter! I'm definitely going to have to go to more bookfairs! I hope you have a great weekend :)
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  6. I would love to go to BEA, maybe one year. . . New follower on Bloglovin!

  7. Great pictures! I'm slightly jealous you've gotten to meet so many great authors. ;)

    Old follower.
    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  8. Awesome pics! I haven't met any authors but I'm so going to enjoy this weeks question!

  9. Hi Alison! Hope you have a great weekend. I have met several great authors who I'm hoping to see more of. I wish I lived in bigger city where I can go to more bookish events.

  10. The only author I ever met in person was Maggie Stiefvater, but you have an impressive list there!

    My #FF

  11. I'd love to meet all of them! So cool you've had the chance to meet them and get photos! :)

    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

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