Thursday, August 9, 2012

Friday Follow--Early Bloggmanship!


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.


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!
What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to WordPress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don’t have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.

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


I don't have anything major I would do over again, but more like a few details. I would follow more blogs, network more, comment/reply more, and try to find more blog hops because they do seem to be the best way to gain followers! :D


RULES

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!

31 comments :

  1. Good question! I wish blogging came with a manual and inside it told you to comment/reply more and network,network,network.
    Old follower!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Crystal! I liked your answer too! :D

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  2. A great answer! I chose networking as well ;)

    My FF - http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/feature-and-follow-firday-10th-august.html

    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. I liked your answer, too. I actually don't think your blog is too cutsy--much cutsier ones out there! I happen to liked the owls! :D Happy Friday!

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  3. Ugh, I'm really bad at networking. It's like I have some disorder with it. I literally have to remind myself to go on twitter and tweet!
    My FF

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    1. LOL. Don't worry Roxy! It just takes time and patience. You'll be a pro at it before you know it! Thanks for stopping by! I'll follow you as well! :D

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  4. Nice answer :) I didn't even know of the book blogging community till after a month of blogging! o_o

    Old follower via RSS :)

    My FF

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I liked your answer too! :D

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  5. Nice answer. I wouldn't do something major either.
    New Follwer :)
    Here's Mine:http://pagingthroughlifewithgrace.blogspot.com/2012/08/follow-friday-892012.html

    Happy Friday!

    -Grace @ Paging Through Life

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  6. I am the same, I wish I had done more of that stuff to. I just fail at it lol.

    Old follower : )

    My FF and international giveaway!

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    1. Me too, but we all gotta fail so we can learn to succeed! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  7. New follower and new blogger! Any advice for me?(:

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    1. Oh and my blog is:

      simple-books.blogspot.com

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    2. Hi Emily, nice to meet ya! I'll check out your blog, too! My advice is just to keep at it. Blog hops are the best way I've found to increase your following. Following/reading/commenting on the blogs of others is the best way to learn and come up with new ideas. I'm sure you'll do great! This hop question is especially great for a new blogger because it's directly related to new bloggmanship! Good luck with everything! :D

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    1. Yup, they're awesome! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  9. Well, you do a great job with your blog! So yay! :)

    Old follwer. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thanks Nina! Right back at ya! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  10. Great answer! I don't do any giveaways or many Hops either. Followers often don't equate to readers. They can be misleading. Check your stats for how many people actually come and read each post/review.

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

    My FF

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    1. I'll do that! Thanks Lynsey! Happy Friday! :D

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  11. Nice answer, have a happy Friday.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature_10.html

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower for you now too. Networking is hard, especially when life gets busy, I find my blog is the first thing to get moved to the back burner!

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    1. I agree it's difficult to always keep up, but you just move forward a little at a time! :D Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  13. Networking is definitely the top answer this weekend. I think we all wish we'd done things differently. I know I do!

    Thanks for stopping in & following.

    New follower

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    1. Thanks for following back! Have a great weekend! :D

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  14. I agree with everything you say.

    old follower
    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-and-follow-810.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I liked your answer too! :D Have a great weekend!

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  15. New follower and thanks you for your comment.

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