Thursday, May 5, 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:

  • Caffeine and Books!! (Caffeine and Books was also the feature last week, but I forgot to feature her as the top link in the linky, so she gets to be featured again!)

THE POST prompt:

  • What are your favorite genres in books?

My answer

YA is still my main genre, but I've branched out in recent years. I'm reading more adult fiction. I even delved into mystery, sci fi, and romance - genres I had always refused to try before.

Within YA, I went through a long period of preferring paranormal romance. I still read it, but I prefer either contemporary or straight fantasy. I have never been a big dystopian fan, although I have read some.

I'm also a big non-fiction fan. I love books about history, politics, sociology-type stuff, and travel. Food too. For most of my teen and college years, I read more non-fiction than anything else. I never totally stopped reading it, but I've been reading more lately. I really like listening to non-fiction on audiobooks - much more than I like listening to fiction.

Posting prompt schedule

Click on this link

the linky


  1. YA has a large scope. It'll always be one of my favorites. :)

  2. From non-fiction I love reading about travel books too! I am more of a fiction reader. :)

  3. I'm actually still eating up as much Paranormal YA as I can get! LOL! It's what I wanted to read when I was a teen but there was only contemporary to read. So eventually I left and read adult books and finally came back to YA sometime when I was in college because Paranormal YA was finally a "thing"!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Like you, I love YA! I'm still going through my Paranormal Romance & Fantasy phase! Followed via Bloglovin! :)

  5. For a looong time I only read YA Fantasy, but recently I've found myself reading less and less in the YA category... it seems more and more of my reviews have my "mature content" disclaimer than not these days.
    I enjoy non-fiction as well, though I have to be in the right mood for it. Most of the time, reading is my escape from reality, and non-fiction just doesn't allow that escape the same way that fiction does!


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