Friday, 10 August 2012

Feature and Follow Friday (10th August)

Hi everyone!!

Thank-you for stopping by..

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful Parajunkee & Alison Can Read

This weeks featured blogs: Compelled by Words and The Bookshelf Review

Question: What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?

There are a few small-ish things I would change; definitely more networking with other bloggers. I would have selected a different template (I love the one I have but it's a bit too cutesie now). I would have paced my reviews more evenly instead of right on top of one another and a different selection of books - I rushed in gun ho and was all over the place! But I have learnt a lot in the 1 1/2 years I have been blogging and I'm quite content with how things are going.

What to do..

·        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
·        Follow the featured weekly bloggers 
·        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!

Reviews this week:

Wake (Watersong #1) by Amanda Hocking
Borrowed Ember (Fire Spirits #3) by Samantha Young

Have a great weekend!


  1. Good answer! Networking is key :D

  2. I agree with your advice. And I really like your layout. I could see how it is "cutsie", but I love the owls and they are memorable. Here's mine:

  3. Awesome answer, Sharon! Thanks so much for stopping by my FF! <3

  4. Awesome response Sharon!! I wish I also started connecting with more bloggers..I want more blogger friends! :)'s cold in Australia?! It's so hot where I am right now!! Hopefully one day I can make it to Australia..I've always wanted to go!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  5. I am following back. Thanks so much for the follow.

  6. Great answer! Mine is similar and I totally know what you mean! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D Old follower.

  7. I need to learn how to network better. I'm really, really (like you can't imagine how bad I am) bad at networking. I always forget to go twitter so I am working on that!
    My FF

  8. I really like your lay out. But I think that networking is extremely important. Great answer.

  9. I am in love with your blog template. I am obsessed with OWLS.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Great answer, it's hard to know when you first start out! I really love your blog design, it's so bright and fun :)

  11. I honestly don't think I want to change or redo anything! It is hard work and I am happy where my blog is at!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  12. Great answer! The pacing is another one I really should've worked out better. I quickly did, but I wish I had earlier. ;)

  13. Great answer. I'm a new GFC follower.

    My F & F -

  14. I really like your theme, I think it is pretty not cutsey : )

    I think I probably rushed in as well, I posted loads of reviews on my first day and rushed everything.

    I also need to interact more, I am fail at that.

    Old follower hopping through.

    Here is
    My FF and international giveaway

  15. Great answer!

    I'm a new follower. I'd love it if you returned the favour.

    My FF

  16. Hi! I'm a new blogger! Mind checking out my blog?(: And maybe possibly follow?(x asdfghjkl; I've heard a ton of bloggers say like the same thing and blah. I scared that I'll regret something later on in my blog)x

    New follower!

  17. Pacing! I had never thought about how important it was, but that is soooo stinkin' true! Wonderful way to phrase it. I love your blog template :)

    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  18. I didn't network so much when I started out, either. I should have, but I didn't really realize just how big a community there was!

  19. You can always change the template! I think everyone takes a couple of months to find their stride, so no big deal! Thanks for stopping by!

  20. I think I would have people follow Linky instead of Google so if I started a website I could move all the wonderful readers with me. LOL thanks for stopping by my blog and nice answer!!! New Follower via GFC
    Book Review Club

  21. Yep, I'm with you 100% on that! I wish I'd been better at scheduling things out and pacing myself. That's something I'm just learning, and I've been in it for 2 years now. Luckily, we do learn as we go!

    Thanks for stopping by this weekend!

  22. This is a fascinating post! I am not sure exactly what I would do if I started again- but I would probably pick a shorter URl because it is so long to type and I would definitely start off networking better! When I first started I didn't always go back and comment on the blogs that commented on mine, but once I learned to do that I have been very good about it. Thanks for sharing!


  23. Ya networking always helps. I like your layout!!

  24. Those all sound like things that most of us could have done better when we were new :-) Especially picking what books to review at first! Mine were crazy.

    New follower! Thanks for stopping by my FF!

  25. I didn't even have books to review when I first started :O
    PS: I love your layout, cutesie or not!

  26. I’m glad I dropped by from FF. I am your newest follower.
    My Blog


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