Thursday, July 12, 2012

Feature and Follow #4



Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read

Q: What drove you to start book blogging in the first place?

A: It will be 2 years in November when I started blogging. I am not sure exactly what got me into it other than I was talking to an author friend of mine, who suggested I give it a try when we were on our many discussions about books. She is really the one that got the ball rolling for me. She was my first interview and giveaway. Thank you Shelly!

After that I became addicted, signed up for everything I could. I admit I got a bit nuts with it. But after two years and learning some lessons, I am enjoying it as much as I did when I first started.

96 comments:

Amie@Mom Reads My Books! said...

I love all the different reasons people got into blogging! I am an old follower! Here is my FF: Mom Reads My Books

BLHmistress said...

I do too, its so interesting to see how everyone started.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Felicia said...

Nice answer! I love meeting new people who always have the same passion and hobbies as I do. I'm the only one in my family that's an avid reader, so it's great to have people to talk to! :)

Thanks for stopping by,
@ Livin' Life Through Books (old follower too :))

Jenese Leon said...

Lol. I went overboard with blog tours. Calming down now. Thanks for stopping by.

TheReadingPenguin said...

Yeah, I figured out pretty quickly that I needed to calm down a bit. My blog is for relaxing, not stress! Happy Friday! My Follow

Pam (www.moonlightreader.com) said...

That's awesome that you've been blogging for 2 years and still enjoying it as much as when you started. You must be doing something right. :)

Thanks for stopping by my FF. :)

Chrystina Williams said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm an old follower :) I do really enjoy it so far, but I think I need to slow down a bit (I might have too many books to read right now, if there is such a thing lol).
Have a great weekend!
Chrystina @BookLiaison

Book me! said...

I know, blogging tends to send everyone a little nuts when they first dive into it, I've been at it only 5 months so I'm still knee-deep in all the crazy! And loving every second!
Thanks for stopping by My FF!

Concise Reviews By Michelle said...

Hey, hows it going, Old follower here. :) Love the reasons everyone has, many similar to my own.
Here is my post FF Post

Alisa said...

Wow, that's a very original answer! How awesome that an author would push you into this! Old follower, commenting back :0) And... just to let you know, one of your widgets is wider than the rest. I tried refreshing the page thinking maybe I accidentally expanded it, but I didn't. It's blocking part of the comment box so I had to write this in notepad LOL. It's hard to write a comment without seeing your comment, haha.

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

A great answer and its nice you still enjoy it as much now as when you first started.

Happy Friday!

Thankyou for stopping by my blog :) Sharon

CrystalReads said...

God answer! Blogging is definitely addicting :d I love it .Old follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Krista Raven said...

I have to admit I'm not thinking book reviewing is as fun as when I first started yes its fun but the newness has worn off some. Old follower here thanks for stopping by my blog
Krista
Book Review Club

BLHmistress said...

I do that's the great thing about book blogging. It's just amazing.

Thanks for stopping.

BLHmistress said...

LOL, I did too, I was so busy I wasn't sure if I was going to have free time to actual read. I know now not to book back to back anymore.

Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

That is so true, it was crazy. I finally had to say enough.

Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

IT's hard to believe its been almost 2 years. Time has flown.

Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

LOL I know I do, now I have a Kindle its worse.

Have a great weekend too. Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

I love it though had to slow down which I did.

Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

This is a great question, its interesting that most are the same :) which doesn't surprise me too much since we love books so much.

Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

Thanks for telling me, I removed it. Had no idea it was doing that. I'm sorry.

THanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

I do, doubt nothing will make me not like it .

Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

It is just as much as reading.

Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

Yes I agree, the newness has worn off a bit , what's hard is when the book isn't great. I know when I started off that made me so nervous.

Thanks for stopping by.

365_books_a_year said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Old Follower.

I'm amazed at people who've been doing it for years. I was barely on GR two years ago. Congratulations. I'm still at the point where I'm trying to balance reading and blogging. Reading is kind of losing right now. Plus I'm seriously behind on writing my reviews!

Amanda P said...

New follower! I'm kind of opposite. I've been blogging about 2 years and I'm just now kind of starting to participate in meme's and such. I'm more of a loner and that followed me into blogging but I'm trying to be more social. LOL


-Amanda P
Paranormal Romance

Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR said...

That's a super cool reason for getting into book blogging!

I'm now following you too, through Linky, GFC, and everywhere else you have on here LOL - have a wonderful weekend!

newkid said...

Thanks for the follow! I agree, blogging is addicting, but definitely lots of fun. Thanks for the follow :)
Followed you back


-katrina
http://bookie-wookie.blogspot.co.nz

Billy Burgess said...

Great answer!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Emily said...

Congrats on almost two years! That's a great accomplishment!

Thanks for commenting on my FF! :o)

BLHmistress said...

IT's hard I am still trying to find that balance. I am so far behind not sure I will see the top again LOL.

Thanks for stopping by :)

BLHmistress said...

I am too actually which is what surprises me about having this blog, I am super shy but I did it.

The meme's are extremely fun

Thanks for following and stopping by ;)

BLHmistress said...

It is she is a really good friend of mine whom I love to pieces.

Thanks for the follows :) Have a great weekend too.

BLHmistress said...

It is so addicting, but loads of fun :)

Thanks for the follow and for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

Thanks for stopping by ;)

BLHmistress said...

Thank you never thought I would be here 2 years later but as long as I am having fun, finding new authors to brag and love then I will be here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Vonnie Rivera said...

It's good to hear that even after two years you are still enjoy bloggin.

I am following you back :D

Jennifer L. Bielman said...

Thats so cool you had an author friend who encrouaged you. Love the blog.

BLHmistress said...

I do its so much fun,

Thanks for the follow and stopping by.

Lynsey Taylor said...

Great answer! Two years? Cool.

I am a new follower, I'd love it if you visited me and returned the favour.

My FF

Reading 'n' Reviewing said...

New follower

It's amazing to think that you still enjoy blogging as much now as you did when you first started.

My FF

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Interesting story! Seeing a lot of people just deciding to have a blog to chat about books!

Here's my Friday Hops

I was a featured blogger!!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Vanya D. said...

I love blogging too! It gets a bit overwhelming from time to time, but it's a great way to share your thoughts with likeminded ppl :)

Stop by my Follow Friday

Liesel K Hill said...

And we're all glad you did! Great post! Thanks for stopping by my blog as well! Happy Friday! :D

Auggie said...

Aw! Happy 2 years! I'm about to go do some major snooping on your blog because what I've seen so far is great! You've got a new follower in return!

Happy Blogging!

Bob Milne said...

Thanks for stopping by - old GFC follower, but a new Linky one.

I originally started my blog with the intention of posting some photography and writing, but never quite seemed to do much of either. It was moving into book reviews finally got me past the procrastination hump. :)

Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

x) Ruty said...

It's great to know why everyone started blogging!
It's so good that you followed your friend's advice.
Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!
Following you back!

Ruty
Reading...Dreaming

Melliane said...

blogging is really addicting! I love it!

Johannah said...

I've actually never done a blog tour before. I'm a little confused as to what they are. ha ha!

Bengal Reads said...

I LOVE your answer :D That is an awesome story. Thanks so much for stopping by my #FF

Old Follower :)

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Great answer. Old Follower. Its great how people can influence you so much to get you do stuff that is so awesome. Thanks for sharing and visiting my My FFMichael @ The Bookshelf Review

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

So interesting to see how everybody started :D I really like your answer!

http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.nl/2012/07/feature-follow-8.html

BLHmistress said...

She's a great friend if it wasn't for her I am not sure I would have started this blog.

Thanks for stopping by :)

BLHmistress said...

Thanks for stopping by, I followed back :)

BLHmistress said...

I am, its such a blast. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

Congrats! I really love this question to see how we all began.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend too.

BLHmistress said...

It is a bit overwhelming at times but well worth it.

Thanks for stopping by :) Following

BLHmistress said...

I am so glad I did too. It's helped me alot through some issues .

Happy Friday and Thanks for stopping by ;)

BLHmistress said...

Aw thank you. I will be having some blog tours coming up real soon.

Following back and Happy Friday!

BLHmistress said...

I did with my first blog, not even sure what I had planned for that one so I gave that one up and a year or so later started this one.

Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

I'm glad I did. It's been such a blast.

Thanks for stopping by and following!

BLHmistress said...

yes it is :) glad its a good addiction.

Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

Blog tours are for example with Bewitching Book Tours. it's where the author is scheduled to promote their book or books over a scheduled period of time , on several blogs. I have a few coming up so if you want to stop by to see how they run. They are so much fun.

BLHmistress said...

Thanks for stopping by ;)

BLHmistress said...

It is :) , I can never thank her enough. Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

IT is , thanks for stopping by

Dee said...

Isn't it nice for someone else (other than yourself) to recognize the importance of reviewing books, and then to point out that YOU should do it? I honestly don't believe that there is anything better than that :)

Followed you back via GFC!

BLHmistress said...

It is, I might not have done it otherwise

Thanks for stopping by and the follow.

Ems said...

What a completely awesome way to get started!

thanks for stopping by this weekend!

Joie said...

Great answer! Since I started my blog, I've become so immersed in the book blogging community! :)
new follower :)

BLHmistress said...

Thank you, Hope you have a great weekend!

BLHmistress said...

So have I almost have neglected my other online duties LOL.

Thanks for stopping by and the follow

Little Read said...

I am hooked too! Whatever the reason, I am glad everyone started blogging! It is a great community and I love meeting new people. :-)

Thanks for the follow, and I am a new follower via Linky.

BLHmistress said...

Its so easy to get hooked with such great bloggers, authors and more.

Thanks for stopping by and following

Ning said...

Love your answer! It's easy to get carried away at first but I'm finding more balance. it'll be 1 year this november for me lol! Thanks for stopping by my FF!

Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

Sarah@Catching Books said...

Great answer this week and I totally agree :) Congrats on being a blogger for almost two years..that's awesome!!

Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!!

BLHmistress said...

It took me awhile to find my balance and just not accept everything that comes through. Though I still do with with reviews its just so hard to say no.

Happy Weekend!

BLHmistress said...

Thank you can't believe its been almost 2 years its just flown by.

Have a great weekend too!

Simone said...

New follower from the hop! Congrats on the 2 years of blogging. It's super crazy; I just resumed blogging after taking a health hiatus so slammed straight back into it.

BLHmistress said...

Thank you ;), Yea I was gone for a bit too due to lack of internet.

Thanks for stopping by, following you back

Christina said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

New follower via GFC.

Ensconced in YA
http://cahreviews.blogspot.com

BLHmistress said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Johannah said...

I will def have to do that! :) Do you have to read the books you are helping promote?

Lizzy said...

Well, when an author tells you to start a blog that's probably a good sign! I am, of course, an old follower :)

BLHmistress said...

I know she hasn't ever steered me wrong in the past is one reason I did listen. I am so glad I did.

Thanks for stopping by.

bookbitereviews said...

Thanks for stopping by mine and I am glad you still love it =D

Already following you!

Happy Reading,
Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

Ana♥ said...

I think that's great your author friend got you into blogging! And it was really great that she was your first interview and giveaway :) Wow, 2 years! Long time. Well, a long time compared to my 2 months xD Happy blogging! Have a great weekend :)

Ana♥ Beach Bum Reads

Lexxie said...

Hello:) I'm a new follower, and I think it's great to see why everyone started to blog!

Here's my FF post if you're curious about my reasons.

have a wonderful weekend!

BLHmistress said...

It goes by so fast I can't believe its been almost 2 years.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

BLHmistress said...

It is great, thanks for stopping by and following

Jen Witch said...

I think we definitely all share a love of books and wanted somewhere to gush about them.

Escapism Fanatic said...

I agree, blogging is so addictive.

Thanks for stopping by.
Following back.

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. So cool that an author got you started on blogging. That's unique :-)

Aspen said...

hopping through.. old follower.
thanks for stopping by! :) and two years, wow!

ill be hitting my one year mark at some point this august. im enjoying blogging a lot but i will probably continue to keep it simple over at inner aspen too!
have a great weekend!

The Housework Can Wait said...

I also got kind of carried away at the beginning, and now I'm STILL playing catch-up!

Old follower.

Thanks for stopping by my FF!

It's A Hardcover Life said...

Thanks for stopping by, old follower.

I feel like I get too crazy with blogging. Signing up for a million tours or reviews and then forgetting about them. I've gotten in some trouble for it. Anyway, I hope I feel the same after two years.

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