Thursday, February 25, 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 weekly feature:

THE POST prompt:

  • Ten Reasons You Read Your Favorite Genre

My answer

I am not quite as tied to one genre as I was a few years ago, but I'd still say that YA is my favorite. It's hard to think of ten reasons. Let's see..

  1. I like it. Boring, I know, but it really is the best reason to read something.
  2. It's a varied genre - you have fantasy, realistic fiction, comedy, etc.
  3. It's nostalgia. I usually haven't lived similar lives to the characters in books, but I have been a teenager.
  4. I have lots of internet friends who read the same books so we can all talk about them
  5. The level of writing quality varies. Sometimes I want a literary style book and sometimes I want candy. With YA, you can get both.
  6. The characters pretty much always have strong growth throughout the novel.
  7. The books often take less time to read than other genres.
  8. YA is so popular these days that there are so many wonderful options to read
  9. It's a habit. Sometimes I read a genre just because it's what I'm used to.
  10. YA novels almost always have a sense of hope to them. Even the bleakest of plots.

the linky

I think the third column is still getting cut off here. I'm trying to fix it. Sorry. :-(


  1. I'm totally with you - it has become almost a habit for me too to just read YA. I literally gravitate toward them when I walk into a bookstore or library. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but for now I'm leaning toward it's definitely a good thing. :)

    Old follower!

  2. I like YA genre but my personal favourites are Romance and Mystery.
    Old follower.
    Here is my FF
    -Njkinny @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

  3. YA is also my favorite.

    Old Follower

    The Truth About Books
    My FF Answer Here

  4. Thank you for the amazing reasons! Old follower

  5. OOh good reasons!! This one was actually hard in a way because it's hard putting to words why I read my genre of choice! LOL!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. I love YA, those are great reasons. I'm an existing follower.

    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

  7. Have you tried making your buttons smaller on the inlinkz dashboard. You should be able to make them smaller so that the other line will show up.

  8. Nice Reasons!
    I'm so glad F&F friday is back!
    Old follower :)

    Here's my Follow Friday!

  9. You said there would be a post schedule. Is it available yet? Where?


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