Friday, January 10, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday! 1.9.14

Feature and Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other blogs also. I follow you, you follow me. 

The general rules are: 
- Follow the Feature and Follow Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read)
- Follow the Featured Bloggers
- Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts. 
-Grab the button up there and place it in a post. This post is for people to say hi and that they are now following you in your comments. 
-Follow, Follow, Follow as many as you can. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Don't just follow, comment and say hi in the post! Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say 'hi'
-If someone comments and says they are following you, please follow back! 

This weeks question:

Resolutions: Put together your blogger resolution list for all of us to see!

I did this in a post from January 1, which you can see here, but if people are like me, I'd rather it be on the page that I'm looking at instead of clicking on a bunch of different pages. So, I'll just copy and paste my goals again! 

1. Work on the design of my blog

I've recently started doing this, but I'm so new at it that it takes me a while. Plus I'm kind of indecisive, so it's hard for me to settle on something for a design. It's a work in progress, but I'd just like to make it more personal and original.

2. Participate in new reading challenges

These will be posted later this week, but I have so many that I want to participate in that I'm having a hard time narrowing it down! One of my own challenges is to read half of the books that are currently on my shelves. I made a list and printed it out so that I can cross the book off every time I read one. I hope this will keep me on track!

3. More original and thoughtful content on my blog

I love participating in memes, but sometimes I don't put much time into my answers, so I'd like to work on that. Also, now that I've been blogging for almost a year, I feel like I need to include more original posts and start thinking more creatively when deciding what to write.

4. Start a new meme!!

This one is pretty fun for me because I've wanted to do it since I started blogging. Maybe someone already does this as a meme, but I haven't really come across it before, so I'm going to start it. I'd love for people to join in and participate, but even if its just me, I don't care. It's still fun (: The meme I've decided to create is called Cover Me Up! Below is the button that you can grab and some more information. The first post will be on Thursday, January 2.

Pages of Comfort

So, we're always told not to judge a book by its cover, but you know that you still do! It's often the first thing that grabs your attention when in the book store, library, or on a website. If a cover is intriguing or beautiful, you pick it up to find out what it's about. If the cover is boring or unappealing, you pass it up in search for something else. Maybe the title catches your attention too, but for me, it's often the cover. This purpose of this meme is to showcase a book cover that you found interesting. It could be that you absolutely loved it, or maybe you can't stand it. Whatever the cover means to you, post it on here and tell is a little about your thoughts. Do you love it? Hate it? Think it doesn't fit the story? 

To participate in this meme, please follow the host, Pages of Comfort and link back to this blog. Leave a comment below to let me know that you've participated so I can check out your post. Or simply leave a comment with your thoughts on the cover I've posted. 


  1. I've seen quite a few resolutions to work on blog designs and even though I didn't write that one down I want to do it too :) Good luck!

    Old Follower
    My FF .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

  2. Blog design is so difficult and confusing to me! I've been blogging since 2007 and, every time I want to change something, I have to hire someone! I've tried figuring it all out, but it's just completely over my head. :/ I'll stick to books I guess!

    Thanks for stopping by The Hiding Spot today! New Bloglovin' follower.

  3. I love your idea for the meme. I've written it down so I don't forget to look for it next week. Good luck with your resolutions and have a great week.

    My FF

    Lacie @ Rainy Dayz Reviewz

  4. Something I want to start doing on my blog is discussion posts, but I'm just afraid that people won't comment or participate so I've put off doing them! But once I get in a posting habit I definitely want to start doing more original posts. Good luck with your goals and have a good weekend!

    Denise @ Dandelionn Wine Book Blog

  5. thanks for checking out my blog and folloing, I am not following back : ) Good luck with your resolutions!

    Kate @ The Little Blog of Geek

  6. Lovely blog and I love your resolutions, I wish you luck! Nice meme idea!

    New follower via GFC

    Gizzimomo xx

  7. Great Resolutions! Good luck :)

    New follower via GFC