Thursday, July 12, 2012

Feature & Follow [19]


Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It is a fun way to meet new bloggers and to keep in touch with bloggers you already know!  Please feel free to follow us via Linky, e-mail or GFC.  If you leave a comment and link, we will visit your blog, too!  Check us out on Twitter:  Cat and Jamie.

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

A:  It seemed that all of a sudden, all of my online friends were starting their own blogs.  I knew that I didn't have the dedication to run my own blog.  I am not at a place in my life where I can spend the time that needs to be spent to have a successful blog.  However, I read a lot of books, and I love writing reviews and discussing the books I read with other people who enjoy the same genres as me.  

I always enjoyed writing reviews on sites such as GoodReads, and lucky for me, my co-blogger Cat was one of my GoodReads friends.  One day, she asked me if I would consider working on her blog with her.    Of course, I jumped at the chance!  It's great to have more than one blogger.  There is always someone to bounce ideas off of, someone to pick up the slack if you're having a bad week, someone to share publishing contacts with, and another person that might catch all of the book news or tours that you might miss.  It's also nice to expand our blog coverage - for example, although Cat and I read in the same genres, there are a lot of books that she reads that I don't and vice versa.  Blogging with a friend made this a very do-able adventure for me! 

Why did you start blogging?  We'd love to hear your story!


J.J. Bonds said...

Hi Jamie! New follower from Follow Friday. Can I just say that I have a little bit of blogger envy? I imagine it would be really nice to have a blogging partner! Like you said, both to take some of the pressure off and to have someone to brainstorm with!

Cimmaron @ Talksupe said...

It is nice to have a blogger buddy right? If I were doing this on my own I don't know if I'd have as many posts done. And you're right, it's nice to have someone to bounce off ideas, shared news that you'd missed or someone to be there to pick up the slack when life gets to busy or in my case I just get too lazy to write reviews.

Happy FF!

CrystalReads said...

Oh man,a blogger buddy sounds like a dream come true.I wish I had a co-blogger :D
New follower!

BLHmistress said...

I had wanted to start one with my best friend but since she couldnt be on regular it was hard so I decided to go on my own.

Have to say love your blog :)



TheReadingPenguin said...

Great story! So glad to be a follower! Happy Friday! My Follow

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

Hi & Happy Friday!

Such a great way to start blogging :)

My FF -

missbookreviews said...

What a cool way to start blogging. Sharing a blog sounds like fun actually.

New Follower via RSS! :)


Amanda P said...

Great blog! New follower, I think I'm going to be spending some time over here. =)

-Amanda P
Paranormal Romance

Lynsey Taylor said...

Great answer! And love the new header!

I am an old follower


Shae Carcar said...

It must be nice to have partners especially in the beginning when blogging seems so scary at first. Also, this is completely random but I love your new blog design! It's very sinful-looking and awesome!! Great answer!

My Follow Friday

Shelley Romano said...

I would love to have a blogger buddy. Someone I could actually count on to pick up the slack once I go back to school or want to take a nice long vacation. I love this blog! Seriously!

Christina said...

What a terrific story! I love that you met another blogger and have a site for the two of you!

New follower via GFC.

Hop on over to my blog, Ensconced in YA

Tribute Books Mama said...

A nice story, have a great Friday!

365_books_a_year said...

I wish I had a co-blogger. That would take some of the pressure off- we could trade off posting days. I'm off to check out your reviews- I love reading reviews where two people review the same book.

New Follower via GFC. My FF is here:

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Having a co-blogger sounds like fun! ^^
Old follower.

Melliane said...

Nice answer, I agree it's great to have a co-blogger I was happy to start it with my friend as well.

here is mine

Lexxie said...

I'm a new GFC and linky follower. Here's my blog where I answer that very same question :)

have a great weekend!

Emily Yu said...

I just found you on Feature and Follow.
I'm a new follower here. Follow me back via GFC? ^^
Thanks in advance!
All the best~

Karen said...

Hey there! I just started following you from Feature and Follow!
Here is my FF :
Thanks (:

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