Feature & Follow { 10 }

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The two blogs they are featuring this week: The Book Reaper & Ed and Em's Reviews.


Q:What blogger inspires you? It can be any kind, it doesn't have to be a book-blog.
A lot of book bloggers inspire me, especially ones who aren't super popular yet (less than 500 followers), but have some type of original content and a unique layout.

Having original content is important to me because there are tons of book blogs out there; you really have to find a niche to stand out. And a unique layout shows that the blogger is somewhat investing their time and effort into their blog. It doesn't just look nice, but it's professional, easy to navigate and read your content, etc. Those things inspire me besides the awesome content....

So, of course I'll start out with Parajunkee because she is one of the first book bloggers I was inspired by. I've read her blog for years before deciding to jump into my own.

Also, Dazzling Reads is one of my favorite bloggers. She started out a little while before I did, but then I went MIA. But boy, did she blow up in popularity! It's much deserved :0) Love her content & she finds the best books for Waiting on Wednesday, lol.

Smexy Books. Love. Love. Love. Sometimes I feel a lot of bloggers & booktubers are all about YA content. It's great; I love YA, but I also love my adult books too & Smexy Books covers that for me. They're hilarious bloggers too.

& lastly, Lexie Reads. Okay, so I'm a little biased about this blog because she's a great friend, lol. But when you're friends with a fellow blogger, it's so nice to be able to compare & discuss books with each other... especially if the reason you started a book blog was because you have no one in real life to "talk book" with :0)

So that's it! Of course I can go on and on because there are tons of great book bloggers out there & I could add some booktubers who inspire me too, lol, but these are my top faves.

I can't wait to find out who inspired whom. I love finding new book bloggers! Let me know if you are a new/old follower & please give me some time to comment back :0)

18 bibliophiles:

BLHmistress said...

Smexy Reads is a good one.

My FF

The Brunette Librarian said...

Smexy Books and Parajunkee are BOTH GREAT GREAT GREAT choices. I've really enjoyed both of them and I'm a fan! Who inspires you this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

Joie said...

Great answer--original content is something that always brings me back to a blog. And I have a feeling Parajunkee is going to be pretty popular in people's FF this week... :)
Here's my FF

Book me! said...

Great Picks! They are all great sites!
Old follower here, hi!
Stooping through with My FF!
Happy Friday!

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I've had wayyy too many bloggers inspire me to be able to name a few!

Here's my Friday Hops

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Braine TS said...

I will be checking that smexy books myself. Thanks for sharing these blogs.

New follower
Talk Supe FF

Emily said...

Followed!

I love looking at other people's answers. That way, I can find new people to love too!(:

http://simple-books.blogspot.com/2012/08/follow-friday-2.html

Btw. I used this template before! LOL. It didn't work out for me though./: It kept blocking stuff on mines. This is pretty though!(:

snugglemybooks said...

Actually, that's why I started my blog. To make bookish friends, as I go to an athletic school. :)
And I'm satisfied so far.
My FF
-Kim

Keegan Shayne said...

Hopping through! Happy Firday :)

You have a great blog!

~Keegan
http://thepaperparadise.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-follow-6.html

Christina said...

Great picks! :-)

Love meeting new people too. Old follower hopping through.

Here's mine: Ensconced in YA FF

Tribute Books Mama said...

Nice answer, happy Friday!

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature_17.html

Paranormal Opinion said...

New follower :)
http://paranormalopinion.blogspot.com/

Kathy Womack said...

New follower hopping through. Love your blog name...books are definitely my wanna-be-reality away from reality. I was intrigued and so glad I clicked on your name. I'm at http://www.romanticreadingescapes.com

Giselle said...

Dazzling Reads is so sweet I adore her! Great picks!

Giselle
Xpresso Reads

Courtney Reads A Lot said...

Wow, thanks for all of the awesome blog recommendations! Great picks!

New GFC follower! :) Here's my FF: http://courtneyreadsalot.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-and-follow-4.html

Christine said...

Hi!
I just came across your site and it is really lovely! I happily followed you and will enjoy reading your updates. You can find me over at Rainy Day Reads, www.rainydayreads.com It would be great if you could stop by and I would love to have a fellow book lover as a new follower.
Christine x
Rainy Day Reads
www.rainydayreads.com

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

I also love Dazzling reads! She is so sweet ^^

Giselle from Book Nerd said...

Aww this makes me want to start my feature and follow friday meme back up! I completely stopped doing that meme :(

Great choices! I'm going to check out everyone else. I completely agree that a blogger needs to stand out and have original content.

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Giselle from Book Nerd Canada

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