Thursday, August 15, 2013

Feature Follow

This is basically when you are given a topic and you rant on it.The Feature & Follow is a weekly event that allows bloggers to get to know each other, and gain more followers! It is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.


~GUYS, I'm a featured blogger this week!! How cool is that. There might have been some dancing when I saw the tweet...~











Le Question....well actually Le Share: Share something you've learned about book blogging or blogging in general in the last month.

My answer: It's time to get wise. *pulls out philosophy book for tips* Okay, I've learned a lot about blogging in the past month. Actually, I think I've learned more last month than I have my entire blogging career. Which isn't that long but still...
I've learned to comment on other people's blog and not just comment back. I know this is a no brainer for lots of you...but hey..this is a judge free zone. Also, I learned that having lots of scheduled post makes my life like a thousand times more stress free. I like less stress since I'm like the queen of stressing out and school starts back up on the 26th. *takes a deep breath*

So there you go. A few things I've learned.

What have y'all learned? Any suggestions to be a better blogger?

 Jackie   

63 comments:

  1. Congrats on the feature! I agree about scheduling ahead. I try my best to go a minimum of a week out. Definitely less stressful :) Happy Friday! New bloglovin follower.

    Meredith
    Meredith’s Musings

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    1. Meredith I try to also have my tour posts scheduled a week before it's due, or I'd have the bulk of the information up then I just gotta add my review. Like you said, it's so much less stressful.

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  2. Hi! New Follower. What I've learned is not to let others dictate my review schedule. Sometimes I'm "too nice" when instead I just need to stick to my rules I have set up. http://bookcovereviews.blogspot.com

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  3. I like your lessons. I am a new blogger and I like when I have a few set up to go so I don't have to feel pressured to write a new post for tomorrow.

    I have learned that I don't need to post every day. I find my writing suffers when I am pressured and rushed.

    New follower through GFC, I'll put up my FF post tomorrow.

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  4. I definitely agree with you. Cuing up posts ahead of time is absolutely a life saver. My target would be to cue up 10-20 posts so I can breathe for a long time. :D

    New follower on twitter and bloglovin.

    <a href="http://pageshaven.blogspot.com/2013/08/Feature-follow-blog-hop-2.html#more> my FF</a>

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  5. I know what you mean about scheduling posts! That does make things so much easier!

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  6. Congrats on being Featured this week!! Those are great lessons...I had to get over my fear of commenting on blogs. I kept thinking 'oh, they don't care what I have to say'. But then I realized how much I enjoy comments and that other bloggers probably felt that way too. :) And having scheduled posts does equal much less stress...which is always GREAT!

    Happy Friday! I'm a new Bloglovin & GFC follower.

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  7. I'm with you on the commenting thing...totally! Thanks for stopping by my F&F. Following you on Bloglovin'.

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  8. Congrats on the feature! I've been commenting much more than I used to; it definitely got easier with time and is now like second nature. Thanks for stopping by my FF. GFC & Bloglovin follower

    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

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  9. I agree with scheduling ahead.. It's the best. I try to comment one most things that I read. :) New Bloglovin' follower. My Feature Follow

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  10. OMG CONGRATS,GURL! Just stopping by to say hi :)

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    1. HEY!! :D Thanks gurl :3
      Happy reading
      Jackie

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  11. Congratulations on being featured!! I know what you mean about having scheduled posts - especially with school starting... I start on the 27th :(

    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

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  12. You know...I've known this, but I haven't always been the best at comprehending it. I'm following you via e-mail and blogloving. Your blog is absolutely adorable!

    Congrats on getting featured.

    Check out my FF

    Best,
    Rebecca of Vicariously!

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  13. Congrats on being featured today, Jackie :) You'll be very busy today! I think you're right, scheduling posts in advance is such a great help, and I love seeing my calendar just filling up and being ready with new posts.

    I'm a new Bloglovin' follower. Here's my FF post. Have a fantastic Friday!

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  14. Hey, it happens. I was a slack commenter too, but I have learned to go around and visit back so you generate more traffic. Congrats on the feature too!!

    Here's My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Bloglovin and GFC Follower :)

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  15. Congrats on the feature. I completely agree with scheduling.

    New follower. Here's my FF:
    http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-follow-16-back-to-school.html

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  16. Congrats! Scheduling is the bomb.

    New Bloglovin' and GFC follower.

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

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  17. Scheduling goes against my Muse of Procrastination. I swear, the second I hit the scheduled button, she's like OMG! VACATION TIME! HAHAHA.

    MY FF

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    1. New bloglovin and twitter fan btw

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  18. Scheduling... Sigh. I wish I could actually do that, you know? URGH.

    Followed!

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

    - Nova @ Musings of a Blogder

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  19. Congrats on the feature!! Yeah, going out and commenting on other people's blogs is really what makes the whole thing work. I find it's a fun way to have a little down time, actually. :) And I'm a super-stressed person too...I should probably try scheduled posts.

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    1. Also, now that I've finished it--here’s my FF. :) (New follower.)

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  20. Agreed, scheduled posts are so awesome!
    New follower.
    Julie @ Chapter Break

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  21. Congrats on Feature :)
    I try so hard to schedule everything. I plan a day to sit and set up posts ahead of time. Sometimes I get so stressed I don't get a chance to.=, but Im working on it

    I am GUILTY of reading peoples blogs and not commenting. People would be surprised at how many I read and not comment. I retweet them but not comment. Really need to do that more often :)

    Old follower Twitter / New Bloglovin

    Michelle@Because reading is better than real life

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  22. Congrats on being featured. Great answer too :)

    follower

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/08/feature-and-follow-60.html

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  23. I love your blog title "No Bent Spines". That is such a pet peeve of mine. I can't stand when a book is mistreated. Just sayin'. LOL I have learned too that a general rule of thumb is to always reply to comments left on your page. Followers aren't too happy when they are ignored. I foolowed you via Bloglovin'. :)

    Wanda @ A Book Lover's Retreat

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  24. Yeah! Scheduling post really makes blogging a whole lot easier!

    Here's mine!
    http://bibliophilekid.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-and-follow-4.html

    New follower! :D

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  25. Oh, yes, scheduled posts are my favorite thing, totally! Very good lesson to learn. Also, post templates. I love them, they made my posting time decrease by half or something :D I love them.

    Congrats on being featured, and have a great weekend!

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  26. Congrats on the feature!! I love having scheduled posts. I've learned if its something you truly want to do, you will always find time for it :)

    Old follower!


    Here's my FF

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

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  27. Congratulations on being a featured blogger! Must be exciting :)

    I'm really looking forward to reading other people's replies on this topic cos so much to learn! There's so much that I've learnt from blogging but like yo, I think that the scheduling posts is fantastic, I'm trying to have my blog tour posts done a week before it's due to be posted so I'm not rushing around or running late, I had a few teething problems at the start (delayed for tours) but alas I'm hoping I've finally found my balance.

    My Friday Hop

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    1. Jackie just letting you know that your Google+ link doesn't work, but I managed to find it by removing some of the letters from the end of your web address, you just need to edit the link :D

      I followed you via GFC and Google+

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  28. Great tips. Scheduling posts ahead of time has saved my life too! :D Thanks for visiting my blog! Old follower here.

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  29. Congrats on the feature!

    New follower via GFC and Bloglovin. :)

    Slytherpuff
    My Feature & Follow

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  30. I'm definitely with you on scheduling posts - in fact that's what I talked about as well! Congrats on being a featured blogger this wee!! New follower via GFC and Bloglovin'.

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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  31. Congrats on being featured! New follower via bloglovin'

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  32. Hey congrats on the feature! I've found that commenting, especially if it's something where I totally agree, is so much fun, almost as fun as writing posts! :)

    New follower GFC and bloglovin

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  33. Congrats on the feature! There's definitely a learning curve and I think all of us no matter if we've been blogging a few weeks or a few years will pick up new tricks and tips. New Bloglovin' follower and thanks for stopping by!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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  34. Congrats on being featured! Love your blog title! I am trying to schedule posts in advance as well. Makes my blogging life so much easier. New Bloglovin follower.

    Happy Friday!

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  35. Congrats on the feature!
    Yeah, I only figured out that it's a good idea to comment on other people's blogs once in a while a few weeks ago - no judgment from me! :)

    I'm a new bloglovin follower.

    Here's my FF post.

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  36. Congrats on the feature!! How exciting! :D I'm so happy to say I'm an old follower by Bloglovin', email, and GFC and new Twitter follower. :D

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  37. Congratulations for being featured!! Scheduling posts is a savior if you can find the time to do it. I really need to utilize it more!! As for commenting back I also learned that's hugely important because it shows that you value your reader's opinions. Really great things to learn as a blogger :)

    New Bloglovin' Follower!

    My FF HERE.
    -Seirra @ Dear, Restless Reader

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  38. Congrats on being featured! That is actually a good idea to remind people to comment. :) New follower via GFC, and bloglovin.

    My Feature & Follow
    Whit

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  39. Congrats on the Feature! I'm an old follower via Bloglovin' :)

    Courtney @ Read Between the Books
    http://readbetweenthebooks91.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-and-follow-7-beat-heat-days-17.html

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  40. Congrats on being a Feature! I'm jealous ;)

    That is a no-brainer for me, but I am so glad that you do it :)

    I'm following via Linky!

    Check out my FF post!

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  41. Congrats on the feature on Parajunkee! What you've learnt this month is exactly the same as what I've learnt! I am now following you via Bloglovin. Keep up the good work with the blog :)

    Check out my FF here.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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  42. Congratz on being featured :0

    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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  43. Awesome feature :) Your gollum side? Heehee (following you on GFC - and elsewhere ...)
    Thanks for popping over!

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  44. Your owl button is ADORABLE :) Congrats on the feature! I know how you feel about school starting; I start my senior year of college on Wednesday (yikes)! New follower on GFC and BlogLovin!

    My FF: http://ramblingsonreadings.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-and-follow-3.html

    :)

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  45. Scheduled posts are wonderful. I just started using that feature myself. It totally helps.

    New BlogLovin' follower.

    Maria @ Reading the Alphabet
    My Feature and Follow

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  46. Ahh yes.. Scheduled posts are a godsend! Congrats on being featured this week.

    New follower on GFC and Bloglovin'

    Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

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  47. Congrats on being featured! I'm an old GFC follower, new Bloglovin' follower. I've learned a lot about commenting this past year too!

    Check out my FF

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  48. Congrats on being featured.
    Great answer I'm not the best commenter but I'm getting better.
    Thanks for sharing
    Have a fantastic weekend.
    Old follower
    My FF

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  49. Hi,

    I'm a new blogger. Please follow me

    http://kathrynsshelffullofbooks.blogspot.ca

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  50. Congrats on being featured. Funny how we all seem to have to learn the same things! My FF

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  51. Awesome, I'm fairly new to blogging too, so I found myself nodding a lot as I read your answer.

    New GFC Follower

    Kat @ Books Are Bread

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  52. Congrats on being featured,Jackie! :)

    I definitely agree with having a schedule. I usually draft one at the beginning of every month, even though I don't always stick to the schedule I do try to do it as much as I can.

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  53. I'm loving the feature and question this week! Congrats...new followers via bloglovin Here's my FF

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  54. Yay, congrats on the feature!! I totally agree with you on the stressing - I haven't actually sceduled a post before, I don't know why, but I might try it out and see if it makes my life a little bit easier, thanks for the tip! :D

    Amy @ The Reading Realm

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  55. Hi Jackie,
    Congrats on being featured and good luck for your first day at school next week.
    Your new follower,
    Lucie
    http://newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr/

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  56. Congrats on being featured! I'm just now finally making it around to checking on all the FF posts - sorry I'm late! I'm a new follower via Bloglovin'.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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