Thursday, November 20, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #228

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 - Welcome to the Book Cove

1. When did you start blogging?

June 2013. There were many attempts at blogging before that but nothing that stuck around for too long

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Finding new genres. I'll admit, I started off a bit of a genre snob because I'd had some bad reading experiences beforehand. Blogging and reading other blogs introduced me to many great works in various genres and I'm very happy about that!

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

I read new adult contemporary romance a lot, but I have waves of interest where I read a lot of YA paranormal and regency era romance.

4. What are your favorite books?

I love the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead, the Gardella Chronicles by Colleen Gleason, A Different Blue by Amy Harmon, and just about everything by Rachel Van Dyken and Abbi Glines.

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

Besides the normal of meeting people and authors, I'd say it has helped me to become a better writer. When you write something for the world to see, no matter how big or small, there's usually a flaw that someone can (kindly) point out. It also makes me more self-conscious about my writing so I make sure to re-read and use grammar sites as much as possible haha.

Question of the Week: Create an ad listing all the qualities and qualifications of your perfect co-blogger. - Suggested by Girl of 1000 Wonders.

This is a fun question. I haven't thought about it before. In my case, my ideal co-blogger would be someone good working on the fly and who can come up with posts whenever I don't have anything ready (which, unfortunately, is often).

I'd want someone who has a good command of grammar and somewhat matches my review style - which tends to be light and perhaps more wordy than necessary.

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:

Describe your favorite book character death scene. Why is it your favorite? Was it a villain or a hero? What made it so good? (Another prompt from book club ;) ) - Suggested by Eternity Through Pages.


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  1. This one was a lot of fun!

    My FF

    xx Kat xx

  2. This is such a cool question. I never thought about it before but agree with your answer. :)
    Old follower

    My FF
    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

  3. Thanks for hosting this blog hop! I'm excited about the opportunity to connect with other bloggers :)

    New follower on bloglovin.

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  5. My reviews tend to be exceedingly wordy; do you find it difficult to minimize the content? I do 0_o

    Sparrow’s Feature & Follow

  6. Great answer! I think I would want someone that could come up with posts quickly too. It would definitely come in handy for days that I either forgot to write up a post or just having a blogging slump.
    This is a fun feature! It is my first time participating.
    New follower via Bloglovin, GFC, and Twitter.
    My FF

  7. Just hopping through! To have a good command of grammar is definitively a quality to look for. I didn't remember that one.

  8. I'd be too much of a control freak to let anyone else post on my blog ;)

    Old follower :)
    Here's my Follow Friday

  9. Hi new to the blog hop, just followed and look forward to getting to know yall ~Wicked Step Sister, Jami Brumfield

  10. Having a co-blogger has been great for me especially the past 3 months when my work had me going around the clock. I'd hate to have my blog go dead so L.A. made sure to keep it going and it has been great!

    Thanks for the feature!

    Jessi @ The Book Cove

  11. Hope you had a great weekend Alison!

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