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Friday, August 10, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday

Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that is designed to provide some much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participating, and to expand their following. Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, each of whom feature a chosen blog for the week, it's an interesting way to get to know one another.

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

To be honest, I'm not sure I would - the idea of starting fresh is just too daunting. To think of all the long hours I've put in networking, connecting with readers/authors/bloggers, and building enough of a following/reputation for publishers to take me seriously . . . well, I'm not sure I can see myself doing it all again. 

Parajunkee also hosts a Social Hop for Facebook and Twitter, which I regularly take part in. So, if you're one of those people who aren't on Blogger, or who just don't like Google Friend Connect, it's a great way to keep in touch and follow one another.

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18 and Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines and Kelly at Secrets of a Book Lover. This one is aimed primarily at bloggers and books for the 18 and over crowd.

Question of the Week: 
Do you have a formula or outline that you follow while writing reviews? 

Not in any way, shape, or form. I like to keep my reviews spontaneous, to simply dive in and talk about what struck me most strongly about the read. A review may be all about the story, all about the plot, a mixture of the two, or perhaps more about how the story is written/told. It's all about what I've taken away from the read, and what it is about it that would prompt me to recommend (or not) the book to others.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for these recommendations!

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  2. Great Recommendations!

    Now, as to the formula for review question. I do have a format. This is just a guideline that helps keeps my reviews cohesive while letting me be creative, spontaneous and a better writer.

    My 18 & Over

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  3. Well I have to say that I just started over again about a month ago and it was painful to lose the GFC's but quite a few people followed me over. So I think as long as you have contacts that you keep up-to-date you might be surprised.

    As far as a formula, I don't have one anymore. When I first started out I had a certain way I would review,but with time I just went with whatever struck my fancy for that book. I agree that changing it up is fun and also people enjoy reading different things for reviews.

    Happy Friday and Have a Great weekend!
    Old Follower
    My Friday Follows

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  4. Yeah I so wouldn't want to redo everything again. I have things where I like them now. :)

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. Great answer, it is way to daunting to even really thing to start over again. Old follower, =] Thanks for sharing and visiting My FF
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

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  6. Hi! Your answer was great!(: I'm a new blogger! Mind checking out my blog?(: And maybe possibly follow?(x

    New follower!
    simple-books.blogspot.com

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  7. Oye, could you imagine starting completely over? That idea is just soooo daunting! :)

    Have a lovely week :)
    The Brunette Librarian's FF & a special giveaway :)

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  8. I have to agree with you, all of my reviews are different because each book is different. I'm surprised to see how many don't follow outlines because when I first started reviewing a number of people did and I thought for sure I was doing something wrong! lol
    Hope you had a great weekend, thanks for joining in!

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