Thursday, November 24, 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.



THE CHANGES:

  • 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.

HOW DOES THE #FF WORK?

  • 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:

  • What are you most thankful for (in the blogging world)?

MY ANSWER

*Sorry that my blog has been so lackluster the past few months. I'm having a super busy time in life, both with traveling and other stuff. I'm hoping to get back to posting more than once or twice a week in the New Year.

I'm thankful for bloggers. That sounds like a dumb answer to this question, but it's not. I've kept up with blogging largely because of other bloggers - my friends. And the longer you keep blogging, the harder it becomes. More and more of your friends stop blogging. It gets too hard to continue. It's not fun anymore. I totally get that. As you can obviously see, I've been struggling with blogging lately. That makes me sad, because I really do enjoy it and want to get back in to the habit.

For all the struggles of blogging, I'm grateful for my fellow bloggers who keep me in the blog word, even if not as actively as I'd like.

How about you?

POSTING PROMPT SCHEDULE

Click on this link

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    4 comments :

    1. I'm definitely grateful for fellow bloggers as well! I just took a 2 month break from blogging while relocating to China and I did really miss the interaction with my blogger friends! Thanks for sharing and hosting, and I hope you find your blogging groove back!
      Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    2. Totally agree! I find great joy in blogging myself, and I'm sad when I see friends leave.

      Here's my Follow Friday

      Have a GREAT day!

      Old Follower :)

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    3. Alison i think you're one of the few remaining old blogs I'm following. For now I can only remember 3 old bloggers... I keep on blogging because my blog is very special to me. Gained wonderful blogger and author friends over the years... if you are retiring, please let me know as i may soon follow lol

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    4. I feel the same way about blogging - I really do enjoy it, but it can also cause me so much stress, because I want to really give my blog the best I can, but life just seems to always get in the way!!

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    I love comments. I appreciate every one! Thank you in advance.

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