Thursday, August 16, 2012

Follow Friday--Blogger Inspiration


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.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! 


Q: What blogger inspires you? It can be any kind, it doesn't have to be a book blog.


I am most inspired by bloggers who 1) are funny and 2) have a lot of information to impart and have a creative way of doing it. The reason these two things inspire me is that they're things I struggle with on my blog, so when I see them in others, I am always in awe. A Beer for the Shower is pretty funny (though, fair warning, somewhat adult), but by far I think I am most inspired by Elana Johnson's blog. When I decided to become a serious blogger, I remembered her from Roundup (a conference for the League of Utah writers). I found her blog and searched it for all posts about blogging. I think it's pretty fair to say that most of what I know about blogging I learned from her. Thanks Elana! :D

How about you? What blogs or bloggers are you most inspired by?

42 comments :

  1. I need to check out Beer for the Shower sounds like a lot of fun.

    My FF

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  2. I've never heard of A Beer for Your Shower - I just hopped over there and its so cute! How have I missed out?? Great recommendation!

    Who inspires you this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

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    1. No problem! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  3. New follower, It's great when you learn something from another blogger, thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. I need to check both of these out!
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

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    1. I'll check out your recommendations as well. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  5. Followed!

    I love looking at other people's answers. That way, I can find new people to love too!(:

    http://simple-books.blogspot.com/2012/08/follow-friday-2.html

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    1. I know! Isn't this a great, double-tiered question? We get new followers, recommend our favorite bloggers, and can find great new blogs by what others recommend. I love it! :D Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I'll have to check these blogs out, thank-you for sharing :)

    My FF Post

    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. No problem! I'll check out your recommendations as well! :D

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my FF post and for the follow.

    I a following back :)

    Happy reading.

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  8. Definitely have to check out Elana's now.
    Followed, gladly!

    My FF

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    1. Yeah, shes' pretty great! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  9. Oooh. Definitely have to check out Elana, now!
    Followed, gladly.

    My FF

    Thanks for the links!

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  10. Thanx for visiting my FF. May have to go check out A Beer for the shower!! Sounds like fun!!

    Naomi @ Nomi's Paranormal Palace

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    1. No problem! Thanks for visiting back. The guys at A Beer for the Shower are pretty fun. I think you'll like them! :D

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  11. Great comment! I love visiting your blog and thanks for all the insightful comments you've left over the past few weeks, I've loved them all!

    Old follower hopping through.

    Here's mine: Ensconced in YA FF

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    1. No problem! I really love your blog too! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  12. Thanks for stopping by! Followed you back

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  13. Nice answer, have a good Friday.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature_17.html

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  14. Hi,
    Thanks for visiting my FF. I thought I would answer your question here, too, on how to get more followers. You have to actively network. I actually didn't figure this stuff out myself, someone else told me. These are some of the places where you can get a follow for follow:
    1. http://bookblogs.ning.com/
    2. Search for book blogging groups in Goodreads. This is the one I mostly use: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/46870
    3. Be a good follower- comment on other people's blogs, even if they don't comment or even follow yours.

    Oh, I'm following you through GFC. I think that when you tried to follow me, Google messed up or something. I don't see you on my list. The link to my website is here: http://365-books-a-year.blogspot.com/

    Also, since we're new bloggers, feel free to email me anytime if you have questions, etc. Or find me on the Book Blogs group and message me there. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Probably not google--just me having a blond moment. Sometimes when I'm hopping through too fast, I think I clicked join but really didn't. Anyway, I went back and followed your for real this time. :D Thanks so much for all the advice and for following back. I'll check out those sights you recommended! Happy Friday!

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  15. New follower :)
    http://paranormalopinion.blogspot.com/

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    1. I followed you back! Thanks for stopping by! (I love Parajunkee too! :D Have a great weekend!

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  16. I'm a new follower!

    http://ohhjenkies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following! I follow you too! Have a great weekend! :D

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  17. Great answer! I'm a new follower!

    Here is mine: http://booksaremylove.blogspot.com/2012/08/book-blogger-hop.html

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    1. You too! I've seen the Story Siren a couple of times so I checked out her website. It is pretty awesome. I'm following you back. Have a great weekend! :D

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  18. Great answer! Those are not familiar blogs for me so I'm gonna go take a look! :)

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm following you as well! Have a great weekend! :D

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  19. Heya!
    New follower here. Here's my FF. :)
    Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and following! Followed you back! Have a great weekend! :D

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  20. Hi!
    I just came across your site and it is really lovely! I happily followed you and will enjoy reading your updates. You can find me over at Rainy Day Reads, www.rainydayreads.com It would be great if you could stop by and I would love to have a fellow book lover as a new follower.
    Christine x
    Rainy Day Reads
    www.rainydayreads.com

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    1. Way cute blog! Followed you back! Have a great weekend! :D

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  21. Hi Liesel,
    I am a new follower through GFC. I like your blog, especially the starry background. If you would like to follow me back you can visit me at:
    http://marilynphillips.blogspot.com.au/

    Thanks,
    Marilyn

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