Feature and Follow #56 – Something New About Blogging?

Posted 16 August, 2013 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Feature and Follow, Memes / 0 Comments

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Feature and Follow #56 – Something New About Blogging

YAY it’s Friday! Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature and Follow! 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 bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.The Feature and Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Rachel of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to meet more new bloggers!

What sets this Hop apart from others, is that our hosts feature two blogs. Every week they will each showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow both their featured as well as our lovely hosts as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your Feature and follow post. I prefer being followed via e-mail, RSS / Bloglovin’ or Google+; or you can like my facebook page, or even follow me on Twitter.

Share something you’ve learned about book blogging or just blogging in general in the last month.

I have learned that even if I make sure I have an internet connection when I go abroad on vacation, it’s better to have as many posts as possible scheduled in advance, in case that internet connection can disappear and appear as if by magic. I just got home from Spain this night (it’s 2am as I’m writing this post) and my internet connection there was pretty crappy. It sometimes took as long as ten minutes to load a page, and I lost almost all the comments I tried to make. So yeah, to make sure my blog has new posts while I’m playing in the sea and the sand, I’ll have posts scheduled even better next time.

Thanks for stopping by today 🙂 Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!

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Lexxie is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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0 responses to “Feature and Follow #56 – Something New About Blogging?

  1. Definitely good advice, Lexxie. Having just experienced that lack of connectivity while on vacation myself, I agree that having things prepared in advance is a great idea. I did know I’d have issues while away, since I’d been there previously. But even in places where we were supposed to have connection, I was frustrated by it’s unreliability.

    I’m so glad you’re back!! 🙂 Happy Friday and I’m looking forward to catching up. *hugs*

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    • Hey Brandee! I’m actually happy to be back as well, it has been so nice to sleep in my own bed, for instance 🙂 But it’s a lot cooler here than it was in Spain.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂 *hugs* right back at you!

    • You’re right, Berls, what did we do before the internet, cell-phones and kindles? I had a wonderful time in Spain, it was truly family time, even if we met up with two different friends while we were there.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Hello, Lexxie! Totally agree with your post. Scheduling posts ahead of time makes everything easier. I am even planning to post 10-20 posts ahead so I can at least have some rest. <3

    Thanks for stopping by my FF.

    Following you on bloglovin!

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    • Oh, yes, the more posts you have scheduled, the more you’ll feel like reading and writing up your reviews, though, because you really won’t have any preassure!

      Thanks for stopping by Charlotte 🙂

  3. Ah, very good advice! Then again, I’d be worried if my posts didn’t post as schedule. Even then having access to the internet, etc one has to make sure it’s secure otherwise hackers can attempt to steal your login info.

    You know, sometimes it is just nice to lay low and be off the grid for a bit. Hope the weather was wonderful in Spain!

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    • It has only happened once that a post didn’t post as scheduled, so I’m not too worried about that. But you’re right about making sure the blog is secure from hackers – I have some hours only when it’s possible to log in to my admin part of my blog, so that if anyone tries to log on outside of those hours, it’s not possible.

      The weather and everything else was perfect in Spain 🙂 thanks!

    • That’s a very good idea, too, Naomi. I think it’s important to be able to take some time off and not worry about the blog becoming a waste-land while we’re playing at other things instead 🙂

  4. I’m trying to get better about having posts up in advance anyway. It just makes me breathe easier knowing I don’t have to think about it or scramble the night before (or that morning) to stay on schedule. (Of course I guess another important thing about blogging is not to go too hard on you if life does get in the way and you do fall behind what you had planned.)

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  5. Great tip! I generally do all my posts in advance as well. Over the weekend, I try to write all posts for the coming week. Doesn’t always work, but I stick to it as much as possible. In my case, it’s less because of traveling and more because I don’t want to spend two hours a day doing posts. Better to do them all over the weekend and leave the week open for other activities. 😀 I would most definitely do it whenever I went on vaca though. 😀

    My FF

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    • True, it’s nice to not have to stress the day before posting something, and I love taking the time to write out several posts in one go.

      thanks for stopping by Liesel 🙂

    • Yes, Spain 🙂 it was awesome, and in a way pretty nice that I couldn’t stay much in front of my computer!

      Thanks for stopping by Athina 🙂

    • Yeah, try is the operative word, here, Traci! I’m glad I had almost all of my posts scheduled, since it was almost impossible to get anything done while I was away.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • I think you fly by the seat of your pants just fine! And as long as that works for you, why change it, right?

      I did have a great time in Spain 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Hey Lexxie! You’re so right about scheduling posts to appear when you’re on vacation, it also means you don’t have to stress about posting when you’re on holidays too! I hope you had an awesome time in Spain. Good to see you back.

    I’m a new follower via Bloglovin and Twitter!

    Here’s my F&F Friday!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

    • Whit, my problem was with commenting on other people’s blogs, I’m usually pretty good at visiting back, and there are quite a few bloggers I chat with almost every day, I missed them 🙂

      But I do have more or less a whole week scheduled in advance, and I wish I could make that grow to two or three.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • I had a lot of fun, and it was so nice to just spend time together with my husband and the children. We slept in late, spent some of our days at the beach, and ate so much excellent food 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by, Jaclyn. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Yeah, we were supposed to have wifi in the apartment we rented, but that just wasn’t true 🙁 Oh well. At least we had a really good vacation, and I spent all my time with the hubby and the kids 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by Jennifer 🙂

  7. Lexxie firstly I’m so ENVIOUS that you were in Spain! Damn the internet connection I’d be spending time in the sun and the markets LOL just kidding I’m kinda addicted to the internet so I probably would have needed the internet, you must have had a lot of patient to wait 10 mins for it to load a page LOL

    How many posts do you reckon you try and schedule?

    My Friday Hop

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess recently posted: Friday Hop ~ Book Blogger Hop and Feature & Follow Friday
    • LOL Angelica 🙂 Spain was totally awesome, the sun, the food, the history and the culture 🙂 We only did one market, they aren’t the way they used to be before – not as much variety.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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