Friday, October 1, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (3) and Follow Friday (1)

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer (yay for her awesome name!) over at Crazy For Books. This is a great meme! My primary goal in blogging is to meet a bunch of awesome people who share the same stupid crazy love for YA that I do.

The question for this week is:

"How do you spread the word about your blog?
(e.g. Social Networking sites, Book Blog Directories, comments on other blogs...)"

My Answer: At first, I had no freaking idea. I still really have no freaking idea. But I try to do my best to comment on lots of reviews, discussion posts, interviews. And something non-generic, because a comment that has zero thought and is just a shameless plug is annoying. Twitter has also assisted BIG time in getting to know other bloggers/authors. I try (and often forget) to tweet reviews to authors and publishers. Most people are really nice and do end up replying to you/visiting/following your blog!

But I'm in no big hurry. Right now the blog is still a baby and I'm not expecting much traffic. So, if people visit, then they visit. All I can do is hope to have somewhat readable content and hope for the future.

Looking forward to reading all the other answers this week and maybe getting some tips on better networking!

And speaking of expanding my networking and spreading the word about the blog, I've decided to participate in Follow Friday, hosted by Parajunkee, in addition to BBH. Hoping to meet a bunch of great bloggers this way, too!

This week's question is:

What books have bitten you?

My Answer: Twilight, Twilight, always Twilight. I can't help it. That is what got me started with reading again and I will love that series forever and ever. Amen.
More recently, Nevermore by Kelly Creagh has me completely enraptured <3 The Hunger Games Series, Shade, Shadow Hills. All amazing books.

Well, I'm outta here to start hopping and following. Hope everyone has a great day!


  1. Just hopping through your blog! Love what I have seen so far can't wait to see more! My blog is still a baby too! I'm a new follower, check out my blog and follow back if you like!

  2. Hi there!

    I'm hopping by from the Blog Hop!

    I'm a new follower!

    Happy Reading and welcome to the blogging world!

    - Mevurah

  3. Hi! I'm a new follower hopping by! I think your "baby" blog is beautiful by the way! I'm fairly new at this too, just started in August! I like using social networks to advertise posts and contests etc. For me it is just fun to get to visit with like minded people and hear about what is interesting to others! I look forward to seeing your reviews!!
    The Delusional Diaries

  4. Hi! I'm stopping by from the hops! your blog is so pretty!

    i'm a new follower!

    In the Hammock Blog

  5. Thanks for hopping by The Crazy Bookworm, and for the lovely comment about my blog. I am your newest follower :D

  6. Hello!

    I'm stopping by from Follow Friday and the blog hop and I'm glad that I ran across your blog. It's so cute! It also appears that we read the same kind of books so I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on the different books you're reading. I'm a new follower so I'll be seeing you around.

    Happy Friday!

  7. found you through the hop, i find i seem to swing back and forth, i'll spend a few days writing up content for my site, then spend a few days commenting like nuts on everything that's been building up on my google reader. i do love google reader and wordpress tag surfer!

  8. Hey! I'm dropping by from the hop and just became your newest follower! Your blog background is soooo pretty and I look forward to reading your upcoming reviews! I quickly scrolled through some of them but I was already liking your honesty when telling us your thoughts!

    Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  9. Hopping through. I'm a new follower. Totally agree with you on Twilight.
    I think the blogger hops are the best form of publicity.
    My Hop

  10. Good blog! Im on the hop - this is the best way to find new blogs!
    Will be reading your post now - ciao!

    - Dee from e-Volving Books
    I also have an International Giveaway - Win Any Book of choice for $15

  11. You know, I always forget about following authors on Twitter... perhaps ever since Neil Gaiman... I followed him on my old twitter account and found myself with tweets from him often saying "Well... in the airport again." Or, "Sitting in the airport..." lol!

    I'll have to start trying to find authors on Twitter!

    Check out my Blog Hop, Follow Friday and Giveaway HERE!

  12. First-time visitor....hope you are having fun on the blog hop this weekend.

  13. hoppin' and followin'