Thursday, August 15, 2013

Feature and Follow #12

What its all about!
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

RULES
1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
(Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
2. 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.
3. 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
4. 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!

Question of the Week
Share something you’ve learned about book blogging or just blogging in general in the last month.

In the last month I have learned that I have to set alarms and calendar notifications for when I have to have books read by or blog tours set up by. I try really hard to stay organized! Without my schedule of which books to read next by I would be lost. I also set up my email folders this week to separate my review requests, ARC's, and blog tours. They do get lost sometimes and that sucks. Recently I have had so many requests, its crazy! So I am diligent about updating my calendar...I have three...don't judge me. 

I have also learned that sometimes life gets in the way of blogging. This is kind of off topic but, a family member of mine was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer last week and only given a few months to live. I have had to cancel blog tours and push back reviews because of it. Blogging however has been an amazing distraction. I honestly don't know what I would do with my spare time if I didn't have it. Especially lately. Everyone has been great regarding my life issues and its extremely appreciated. I still get posts up as quick as I can and a lot of them are done ahead of time and scheduled so that helps! **As a side note, sorry, I tend to over-share sometimes but, on my blog I feel like I can?**

9 comments:

  1. First off I'm sorry to hear about your family member. I wish you peace in this tough time.

    I also have to agree with you on the organizing. It is a must! Especially with keeping track of blog tours and etc.

    I'm now following you via GFC! :)

    Here's My F&F

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  2. Yea, I feel the same way life can really get in the way sometimes especially when it comes to the stressful stuff. I'm sorry to hear about your family member but I'm glad your still blogging. I'm a new follower through GFC & G+

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  3. So sorry about your family member, best wishes as you and your family get through this rough time.

    As for calendars - you are not alone. I have 6 calendars (all with different purposes, only 1 is for my blog)! But I'm a little OCD when it comes to organizing.

    Old Follower :-)
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

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  4. I know you get this a lot but i'm so sorry about your family member, I can't even begin to understand how you must feel right now. You're so right about organisation! just followed you :) best wishes

    F&F Friday

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  5. I'm so sorry about the family member. If that happened to me, I would honestly just take a BREAK from blogging entirely. But I understand where you're coming from.

    Followed!

    Check out my feature in return? Don’t forget to follow via Bloglovin’!

    - Nova @ Musings of a Blogder

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  6. I'm sorry to hear about your family member and trust me when I say that I know how you feel.

    Blogging might seem like a chore but it's so much of fun and it really helps you relax.

    New follower!

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  7. I keep a spreadsheet of books and their release dates to keep myself organized. I'm sorry to hear about your family member :(

    New GFC Follower!

    See what I learned at my FF!

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  8. I had to get a calender as well. It isn't very organized but I'm able to put up certain blog tours on it.

    New follower via bloglovin

    My Feature & Follow
    Whit@Whit's Book World

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  9. Hi I’m following thru from Parajunkie’s follow friday.
    You can follow me back at
    "Literary Quill Promotions"

    "Literary Quill Reviews"

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