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!

26 comments:

  1. Good answer! Networking is key :D

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  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: http://harleybearbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-follow-friday-10.html

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

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  4. Awesome response Sharon!! I wish I also started connecting with more bloggers..I want more blogger friends! :)

    Also..it'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!!

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

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

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  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

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

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

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  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 :)

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  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 :)

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

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

    My F & F - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/08/follow-my-book-blog-friday-1.html

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  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

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  15. Great answer!

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

    My FF

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  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!
    simple-books.blogspot.com

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  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

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  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!

    http://herebebookwyrms.blogspot.com/2012/08/follow-friday-7.html

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  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!

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  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
    Krista
    Book Review Club

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  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!

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  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!

    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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

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  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!

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

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

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