Friday, October 5, 2012

Feature and Follow (14)

I'm excited another week is done, but the next two weeks are going to be tough. So I'd better enjoy the last weekend I have off in a while! :-)

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #106Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

Here are the rules to the blog hop!
To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  • (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  • (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  • 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 followed
  • 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
  • If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog! 

Q: What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different?

Wow. Tough but great question today. I initially started the blog because I had more than 100 reviews on Amazon and people kept approaching me, saying I should start one. When I began the blog, my idea was to support indie authors and other authors that I really loved. That has been the primary goal from the start, and I still feature authors every week. That said, I've always dreamed of writing my own YA book someday, and so that's on the backburner. But now, I have a great community of people to publicize it to if I ever get around to it! 

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  1. Yeah I kind of booted myself off Amazon. That's where I originally started too, but my posts were so long. I actually got complainants on them! So I took myself off. A few years later I started blogging and I sooo love it!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Yay! Keep working on your book! :D

    New follower on GFC.
    here's my FF for the week!

  3. That's fun! I hope you'll write and finish that book! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    J'adore Happy Endings

  4. I honestly just started writing reviews when I started my blog near a month ago. I haven't done any author interviews. First of all because I still want to build a bigger reader base. Second;y, I am actually a little nervous about approaching authors. I know they are human like me, but I admired them, because they all accomplish something I couldn't done (or at least, not now), writing a book and publishing it. Well, I'll work through my fears soon ;) Good luck on trying to write a book, I am working towards it too! (Well, you would know, thanks for commenting on my blog)

    Old follower here ;)

    1. oops, it's "secondly" and "couldn't *do*" :P

  5. You'll write that book soon, Christina. I have no doubt about it!

  6. I keep meaning to put my reviews on Amazon, but I am so lazy about it!

    I'm sure after talking to so many authors and reading you have some fantastic ideas for a story. You better post when you start writing your book, because I'd love to see what you cook up!

  7. I think the more time you spend in this community, the more your book will come to the forefront! Good luck with it.

  8. Hopping through. I started writing my reviews on Amazon and that's how I branched into blogging.
    My Hop

  9. Great answer! And you're so right about supporting indie authors! Blogging is such a great way to get stories out there and read that otherwise might not have gotten a chance :)

    Already a follower but here's my very 1st FFF

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  10. Great answer and I would love to read your book!

  11. What!!!??? You return books? You are totally evil! :-)


  12. I hope you get to publish and achieve your dream of writing a YA book. Love reading what you write/rant about. Thanks for stopping by!


  13. First off putting a giveaway with the hop=smart! Second thanks for stopping by my blog..third I have thought about supporting indie authors but don't really know how to start!!

    Angela's Anxious Life

  14. That's great that you had a fan base over at Amazon and good for you for supporting indie authors.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Vonnie's Reading Corner
    Following back!

  15. That's a great answer. And might I suggest - never give up on your dream. If you want to write a YA novel, then go for it!!
    The support for indie authors is amazing!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  16. Thank you for following (I'm now following you back, of course), and for your thoughts on advertising! Maybe I should do the Amazon thing - or IndieBound, as I think they offer something similar.
    I like that you're interested in indie authors. I featured one earlier this week on my blog. :)

  17. Nice! Hope it all works out for you.

    old follower

  18. It's great that you support indie authors! There are tons of them out there who don't get the amount of attention they deserve. Good luck on your book as well. :D Old follower.

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog, love all the giveaways and I'm glad someone gave you the idea because those are alot of reviews on Amazon. The Vampire look on my blog is all year, I just love them and thats about 90 percent of what I read, not just for Halloween LOL have a great weekend.
    Krista ~ Book Review Club

  20. Great post and great giveaways! I always mean to put my reviews on Amazon or Goodreads, but I never get around to it. Oh well. I hope you write your book because I would want to be the first to read it! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I followed you back! :)

  21. Great answer. Hope you get your book written one day!

  22. Great answer! I have heard so many people say they hope to write a book in the future and I think you guys are all so awesome! I would never be able to write a book. GOOD LUCK!!

    Thanks for stopping by mine!
    Old Follower
    -Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

  23. Christina, thanks for stopping by @ . Good Luck with all your endevours with the blog. I will definitely be following you. I like what I see on your blog.

  24. One of these days, I'm going to start posting my reviews to amazon. I hear good things about the book community there.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog this week! Old follower.

  25. That sounds awesome, so glad you decided to start a blog :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, followed you back xD

  26. Good luck on your book, and your medical fellowship! Sounds rough. Thanks for visiting. Hope you can find time to read!

  27. I have some book ideas I've written, or started writing, but not sure I'm that good of a writer. So mine stay on the back burner. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.

    And for your contest for the Jodi Meadows book, I think being reincarnated would be nice to be able to try different things, to re-do things that you did wrong the first time or last time around, etc.

  28. I kinda started the same, only my reviews were on my livejournal and I wanted more people to have access to them without putting them on my f-list or unlocking my journal.

    Old follower, thanks for commenting on my journal!

  29. My blog was supposed to be a vehicle to launch my writing career, and it's served its purpose admirably. The bonus part? All the cool people I've met over the years, including you, of course!