Friday, April 22, 2016

Feature and Follow Friday #27: Nearing the End of April!

★the Changes:☆
  • Weekly Features will be chosen from LIKES on the linkylist and not as random.
  • Bloggers and Authors will get to have ONE spot a quarter (90 days) as the feature. But, you can still participate.
  • The reason we are switching to this method is because we had issues with contacting people. This way we just choose them.
  • We have also switched to THUMBNAIL link list – use a graphic that you want us to use when we showcase you as the feature.
  • Weekly questions have been changed to Post Prompts. Very similar just a little more open ended.
  • We are asking for ideas submitted by participants.
  • We will have the post schedule available so you can schedule in advance.


  • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
  • You create your own post using the post prompt.
  • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
  • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
  • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
  • The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
  • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
  • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.

specific rules

  • Put your Blog name & 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 find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
  • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followedFollow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. 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, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers

What's been going on?

Well everyone! It's almost the end of april and i can't believe may is almost here!  it seems that I got a lot of reading done this month, which is fantastic since that means that i'm closer to my goal of reading 100 books this year!  i hope i make that goal soon!

THE POST prompt:

What's your criteria of a misbehaving author/reviewer?

My answer

there are several ways that i see an author or a reviewer misbehaving.  usually, if a reviewer is criticizing an author's work and they start saying hurtful things to the author like racist or sexist comments, even though they had nothing to do with the author's work in general, then that's where the reviewer has crossed the line.  it's one thing to give some helpful criticism on an author's work or just give out your honest opinion about the work, but it's another thing to harassed the author in a cruel way just because they didn't like the author's work.
with authors, whenever i see an author bashing a reviewer for giving out an honest opinion about their works and then they go on and make a website or a blog post that is just dedicated to bashing that one reviewer, that's when they crossed the line because they are basically invading that reviewer's privacy just to prove to everyone that their work is good, no matter what opinions the reviewers may have.
all in all, if either the author or the reviewer starts threatening or harassing a person just for giving out an honest opinion, then that's where they start misbehaving and this can cause many authors and reviewers to not want anything to do with books in general because of the backlash they get for expressing their opinions.


  1. Oh wow. Whole posts and websites just to bash people who didn't like their book? That's a little extreme. I REALLY wish authors can understand that not every reader will love every book! I mean, there's A TON of NY Times bestselling authors I haven't read, and have no interest in reading since a large part of them are outside my genre. it's just not for me. And even when I do read a book from an author in my favorite genre, sometimes things don't mesh well. It's a shame that these authors have to harp on that one reader who didn't like them instead of cherishing or embellishing the ones that do love their work.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I agree. If I decided to write my own book (which hopefully that day will come) then I would just appreciate the people who actually liked my book and take the criticisms with a grain of salt to see if I could improve my writer in the near future.