Thursday, July 12, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday # 23


Feature & Follow Friday is a meme co-run by Rachel from Parajunkee and
Alison @ Alison Can Read. It's a great way to meet new people and to interact
with bloggers from across the world!

Question of the week:

WHAT STARTED YOU BLOGGING?

Answer:

My answer is plain and simple. I joined Goodreads in 2009 and became enamored with
the fact that people were actually following MY reviews! Of course, due to
circumstances that were totally stupid on my part, I waited 2 more years before finally
creating my own blog. Naturally it was a piece of crap! :O) Thanks to Mariya Davis, my
blog is now respectful enough where I can actually post my thoughts, reviews, and other
fun stuff. One day, hopefully, I too shall make a mark on the very large blogging world!

And, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

I would love to read your answer to this question. If you are a new follower, please
do so via GFC. If you are already a follower, why thank you so much! You are
awesome and appreciated!

 

42 comments:

  1. Great answer! I found out about goodreads like a week after I started blogging and I thought it was the best thing ever.Glad you finally took the plunge into blogging and enjoyed it :D
    New follower!

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    1. Thank you Crystal! Nice to meet you as well :)

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  2. I found goodreads before I did but didn't do much with it until after my blog then started a book group.

    Follower

    My FF

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  3. I knew about Goodreads and did know about it but didn't begin writing reviews until recently, mainly because my friend started it. New follower :)

    http://bookdoll.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-and-follow-friday-is-weekly.html

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    1. HI Jenny! Thanks for hopping by and following!

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  4. Great answer! It's so nice to know that people care about my opinion. My Follow

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  5. I joined GR a long time ago too. Heck, I think I joined back in 08 *gasps*. I just add books to lists and rate them, no comment/review though, so I took a while to actually participate in the blog-o-sphere too. New follower. You can find my FF here.

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  6. I made a Goodreads account in 2010 but never made a blog until after making videos. New Follower! :)

    My Follow Friday: http://shatterbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/tgif-4-follow-friday-3.html

    Lisa @ Shatterbooks

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  7. Cool answer! 2 years is a long time to finally decide to make a book blog. You have a cute layout too :)

    New Follower via RSS! (I don't have a GFC account)

    My FF

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  8. OLD follower. I only found out about goodreads after i started blogging. You can imagine how excited I was.

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  9. Great story - I would stick with it too.

    Here's my reason for blogging.

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  10. Great answer! That sneaky Goodreads got me started too.

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

    My FF

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  11. Goodreads is awesome (it's been in a few answers for this week's Feature and Follow)!

    New follower!! Great blog!

    My F&F

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  12. I only heard of Goodreads after I started blogging but I love the site along with library thing and shelfari. Thanks for following me.
    New follower

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    1. You are so welcome! Glad to have you as a follower!

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  13. LOOL, awesome answer! I actually discovered GoodReads after I started my blog (aren't I slow to discover the good stuff -wry smile-). but that's really awesome that people were already enjoying your reviews before the blog came! I'm sure your mark in this humongous community will be a very great and shining one! <3

    Thank you for dropping by Vivi's! New Linky and GFC follower!

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

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  14. It's an awesome feeling to have people actually care what you think about books! I don't know about you but I still can't believe it.

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  15. I enjoyed reading your answer.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-follow_13.html

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    1. Thank you ma'am! I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my answer. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Hi,
    I waited so long to start blogging- after hearing about it on GR- because at first I wondered why anyone would take away time from actually reading. Then once I got intrigued by it, it was just laziness, excuse making. All the normal reasons why people don't do things.

    New Follower via GFC. My answer is here: http://365-books-a-year.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-and-follow-friday-5.html

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    1. Yeah, I was an lazy cuss for the longest time as well. I still have a bunch of unwritten reviews for books I've already read! Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  17. I was on GR too, before I started to blog. I am a huge GR lover and I think it's great that people are starting to blog because of it ^^

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

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  18. I also found my way into blogging through GR. It's an amazing site. Though, I started writing reviews there just some time. It helped me discover some great books.
    Thanks for stopping by. New follower!
    Have a great weekend. :)

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    1. You are very welcome! Thanks for returning the favor!

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  19. I've been on goodreads for a while but never posted my reviews until I started my blog. new follower!

    Kendal
    Kinx's Book Nook

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    1. Hello Kinx! It's wonderful that you stopped by and followed me!

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  20. I actually found out about goodreads around the same time I started with book blogging. How awesome that you have people following your reviews on GR. I can only aspire to be so great. :)I think I shall look you up on GR and go follow your posts there.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for following! Followin ya back. ;)


    Melissa @Spews of My Views

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    1. Hi Melissa! Thanks for hopping by and following! Have a great weekend!

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  21. Goodreads it's a nice start, it was the same for me, and now I'm happy to share in English as well.

    old follower

    here is mine

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  22. Ooh nice! I suck at tech stuff too! My blog design is just a blogger one! Although one of my blogging buddies did design a button for me not too long ago! Otherwise I would've never had one!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I follow you now too!

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    1. Thank you Jessica very much for stopping by and returning the favor. Have a great weekend!

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  23. LOL you crack me up. I was a huge GR fan and that's kind of what started me on the road to blogging as well. Yes, my first blog was horrible at first but I learned that time and effort made it work. I now have braved WP and feel like a new blogger all over again. :o( It was hard to lose my GFC's but the overall layout and posting is actually easier for me. So it is a win.

    New Follower :o)
    My Friday Follows

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    1. Thanks Amanda! It's nice when I can actually make someone laugh at my silliness! Thanks for following as well!

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  24. Great answer! A lot of people started off on goodreads first and then made a blog. Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower :)

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    1. You are so welcome! Thank YOU for being my 400 GFC follower! Have a great weekend!

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  25. My blog was a piece of crap too! It even had a different name! It takes a lot of time to build it up. Thanks for visiting today. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  26. Hey!
    I just found you on Feature and Follow.
    I'm a new follower here. Follow me back via GFC? ^^
    http://anythinginfantasy.blogspot.sg/2012/07/feature-and-follow-friday-1.html
    Thanks in advance!
    All the best~

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  27. Hey, just started following you via GFC !
    Here is my FF :
    http://cheerfulreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-follow.html

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