Thursday, August 7, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #213

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 ayou 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 - Twistedity

1. When did you start blogging?

I began this blog in June I believe, but it isn't my first attempt at a book review blog. However, I intend to follow through with this one!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

My favorite part about blogging would definitely be being able to find others that have the same passion as you do. And the fact that you're able to discover some new books is a plus.

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

I prefer YA books and I tend to veer toward paranormal, sci-fi and dystopian books, but I sometimes like to read adult books as well. I'm also big on blogging about eBooks to help promote them and their authors.

4. What are your favorite books?

I really love twisted, creepy stories, so Coraline, the Devouring Series and the Morpheus Road Trilogy are a few of my favorites. I also love the Host by Stephenie Meyer, even though it's more of a science fiction novel.

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

The best thing about having my book blog is that I get to share what I love with people who care. I could tell my friend and family about an awesome new novel and they run in the other direction ha ha. But with blogging, there are people out there who like the same things I do and I love that.

Question of the Week: Social Share! What is your favorite social network and leave us a link so we can join you!

*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.

I am not as good about other social networks as I should be. I like Twitter (@alisoncanread), but don't spend a huge amount of time on it. I'd like to do more because I know it can be a good resource for promoting your blog as well as a lot of fun. I have a blog Facebook page but I don't use it for anything more than posting links. I'd like to get more into Pinterest. Are any of you into Pinterst?

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:

Suggest a question! We need questions of the week for future FFs. Any ideas?


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  1. I spend most of my time on Facebook. I only do Pinterest when The Voice is on and I am killing time during commercials.

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

  2. I don't even have a Pinterest account. It looks great but I don't think its for me.
    Here's my FF

  3. I like Twitter. It's fun. I would love to have more interaction from my readers on FB though. Pinterest is cool so far and I am trying to learn more abt it. :)

    Old follower on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and RSS.. :)

    Here's my FF
    -Njkinny @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

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  5. Old follower, not in the literal sense ;-) stopping by to say hi.
    I typically use Twitter and Facebook, Twitter more so.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend Alison.
    My FF!

    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

  6. Me too. Blogger is my social network! I have a twitter account but my app hasn't been working the past few days. Driving me nuts!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. I'm a new Twitter follower!
    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

  8. I picked Twitter. I have a feeling it's going to be a popular choice this week.

    I do have a Pinterest, but I don't spend as much time on it as I used to. I use it mainly for dinner ideas - I've found some great recipes. Every one in a while I'll find need home/organization/party ideas too. But mostly food :D

    Andrea @ Bookish
    Old follower

  9. I was never a big fun of twitter. I think my favourite is tumblr

    Isabel @liberamans
    new follower

  10. I had to pick Twitter because I've been enjoying it a lot more since I started blogging. It's such a great way to meet new people!

    Here's my F&F :)

  11. Pinterest is awesome for finding inspiration for just about anything. Bookrelated I keep a board of completed book series on pinterest. It is really fun to see what I've finished and motivates my to finish more series I have half read ;). I just now getting into twitter. Great way to promote posts and see other people's random thoughts!

  12. Hey I just wanted to say Hi because I am new to the Friday hop!

  13. Hi! I'm new to Feature & Follow Friday and I'm new to blogging. Here is my F&F!

    Oh, and my favorite social networking site is Goodreads...that counts, right?

  14. I'm sorry I'm late, but I just wanted to make sure I said thank you again for choosing me to be the featured blog this week! Ahh! I feel special ha ha :D

  15. I LOVE Pinterest. It was my answer for this week. But be warned, it's extremely addicting! :D Hope you can get into it soon. I posted the link to my boards in my post if you want to check them out. :D My FF

  16. Hiiiiiiiii!
    i love Pinterest! It isn't my favourite form of social networking, however its so great if you want tutorials and want to know how to make heaps of unbelievably cool things! (I've been making my own soap and candles ahaha)

    Im new to this blog hop thing, but it looks like heaps of fun, and thank you for being so fabulous and sweet! :)

    My FF!

    Thanks so much,
    Tyra :)

  17. Thanks so much for hosting!
    Have a great weekend :)
    Sugar & Snark

  18. Hope you had a great weekend Alison!


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