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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Follow Friday (#FF)


This meme is hosted by Alison Can Read if you want to join!

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


First of all, I don't "book" blog like most others. I'm a writer more than a reader, so in truth I started my blog to build an online platform as an author. Originally I had a blog based solely on historical tidbits (as one of the things I write is historical fiction). When my book, a trilogy set in 16th century Russia entitled Kremlins got picked up by Jolly Fish Press, their marketing director suggested I make over my blog. At the time, I really had no idea what I was doing. I had, like, two followers and no idea how to get more. I did as he suggested, and then looked at the amazing Alana Johnson's blog for blogging tips. I started following the advice she sets forth in her blogs on how to blog and voila! It's amazing how fast the learning curve is when you put your mind to something.

Anyway, I love reading and books like crazy (which is perhaps why I write them) but I don't have tons of time to read and I definitely don't have time to stand around reading dust-jackets to figure out which ones might be worth my time. So...I LOVE BOOK BLOGGERS! They're all so amazing and I hope those I follow will be willing to read my book when it comes out next fall! Happy Friday! :D


24 comments:

  1. And we love author's like you :) Happy Friday!

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    My FF

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  2. What a great story! I love indie authors and that's why I started my blog in the first place!

    New follower via GFC.

    Come see my blog, Ensconced in YA
    http://cahreviews.blogspot.com

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    1. I'll check out your blog! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  3. Indeed, one of the best things about book blogging is the community wherein I find an endless resource for adding books to my inconquerable TBR list. That's the way I like it. ;-)

    Speaking of, I need to keep an eye on the release of your books. I love both dystopian and historical fiction.

    New follower via GFC.

    My Hop.

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    1. Thanks! I'll keep you updated on the release dates! I'll follow you back! :D Happy Friday! :D

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  4. That's really cool! I love historical fiction, so I hope I get a chance to read your books when they come out. :)

    New follower, here's my FF:
    http://theinkymelody.blogspot.com/2012/07/ff-6.html

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    1. I hope so too! Thanks for stopping by! I'll follow back! :D

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  5. I'm a fan of historical fiction also, have a great Friday!

    http://thecharacterconnection.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-follow.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll check out your blog too! :D

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  6. That is why I love blogging. It's so fun to meet authors like you. I love reading so when I meet authors who actually create the world I love. It's amazing!
    Have a great weekend. :)

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for stopping by! I'll follow you back! :D

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  7. Liesel, we all blog for different reasons. Sounds like you found what makes your blogging passionate. That's what makes a great blog!

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  8. I hope so! Thanks for stopping by, Maurice! Have a great weekend! :D

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  9. Aww! We love you too! I hope you have a great weekend :)

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  10. Right back at ya! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  11. Great answer this week and I totally agree :)

    Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!!

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  12. This is so cool, Liesel! I;m glad I saw this. Heading off to follow, follow, follow! Thanks!

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    1. Thanx Teri! Have fun following and have a great weekend! :D

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  13. Hey there! I just started following you!
    Here is my FF :
    http://cheerfulreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-follow.html
    Thanks (:

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    1. Thanx again, Karen! Have a great weekend! :D

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  14. You are a great reader and commenter! I always notice you on other blogs and mine. I really appreciate it :) I hope to be writer like you someday and hope my blog will be a platform for that too. I'll keep in mind the blog you mentioned for it. Old follower! Have a great week!

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  15. Thanks for the praise! I really appreciate it! I once heard it said that the only difference between a published author and an unpublished author is persistence. You just gotta keep at it. That hold true both for writing and for blogging. The only difference between a successful social networker and an unsuccessful one is persistence. Just keep at it and you can't help but succeed! :D You have a great week as well! ;D

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