Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feature and Follow Friday

The Feature & Follow is back with a few changes. 

The Feature & Follow is back after a two-month hiatus! I know you missed it. I've missed it too! But we wanted to make it bigger and better - and I hope we have accomplished that.


  • Weekly Features will be chosen from LIKES on the linkylist and not as random.
  • Bloggers and Authors will get to have ONE spot a quarter (90 days) as the feature. But, you can still participate.
  • The reason we are switching to this method is because we had issues with contacting people. This way we just choose them.
  • We have also switched to THUMBNAIL link list – use a graphic that you want us to use when we showcase you as the feature.
  • Weekly questions have been changed to Post Prompts. Very similar just a little more open ended.
  • We are asking for ideas submitted by participants.
  • We will have the post schedule available so you can schedule in advance.


  • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
  • You create your own post using the post prompt.
  • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
  • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
  • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
  • The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
  • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
  • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.
Specific RULES
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 followedFollow 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”
  • 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”
  • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers

THE POST prompt:

  • Why did you start blogging?

My answer

  • I started reading book blogs in early 2010 and quickly fell in love. I loved seeing all the book reviews and *tbh, the ARCs from publishers.* More than anything though, I loved the community that these book bloggers had formed. I wanted to be a part of that. This was back in the heyday of blogs, before Tumblr, Instagram, and BookTube caught on. The YA blogging community was large, but small at the same time. I loved the relationships I formed in my early blogging days. I've remained friends with many of them. The community is what's kept me blogging when it was otherwise be easier to quit.
the linky


  1. Hi Alison. Thanks so much for bringing FF back. I always found these posts a bit of a challenge but a whole lot of fun. I haven't used Inlinkz before so I hope I did it right.

  2. Great answer I also love the book blogging community as well. That is one of the main reason why I started a blog too. Old Follower

  3. Glad to see the feature is back! I love blogging and the book community is so great! :)

  4. I agree, one of the best things about book blogging is all the awesome fellow book bloggers out there. Our community is amazing and it's definitely part of what's kept me blogging!

    Old follower :)

    Here's my FFF

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  5. I'm happy FF is back!

    I’m an existing follower.

    Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog

  6. In the linky, I can only see a sliver of the 3rd column of links.

  7. I have totally the opposite reason. Had no idea about the community of book bloggers (or the ARCs.) Big bonus, though! Here's My F&F.

  8. I love your reason for starting! Old follower.

    My FF:

  9. OOoh nice! We started near the same time then! I started early in 2009 myself, but the first year was sketchy as I had no clue what I was doing! But I somehow started finding other book bloggers, following them and gaining tips on how to blog! LOL!

    It was probably another year or year and half before I even knew what an ARC was or how glorious they can be! ;)

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  10. I'm so glad to see that the FF is back. I missed having it.

    The Truth About Books
    My FF Answer Here

  11. Woohoo! Sooooooooo (can't put enough o's) happy this is back!

    Old follower here :)


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