Thursday, August 9, 2012

{Follow Friday} .....or Thursday?? #25

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

~This Week's Features:
~This Week's Question:

What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?

~My Answer:
Uhm, first things first....I would try to stick with one blog design. I have changed my design like..5 times?? Since i first started. And...yes, I changed again. But I am hoping this 5th time will stick longer than all of the others.
Another thing would be my review layout. My beginning reviews were more rants than actually reviews. More girly opinions than info that helps you our followers get a good idea about whether the book is worth it or not. But that, is just something all new bloggers have to go through I guess! ^-^
Idk about anything else...maybe interact with other bloggers blogs and not just on Twitter?? I try to communicate as much as possible...I reply to comments all the time I just don't go over to the other's peoples blogs as much as I would like.

What about you?? Leave your link in the comments and I'll be sure to check it out! 
Hope you all have a great day! Happy Friday!!! :D
~Jaiden

29 comments:

  1. I used to have that problem where I would just constantly try out a new layouts. I would like them for like an hour and then immediately go back to my old one. I know, I know. It's kind of weird. :)
    My FF

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  2. I am sooo eager to try a new layout but I have had mine since I started 1 1/2 years ago and feel a little funny about changing it now ;)

    My FF - http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/feature-and-follow-firday-10th-august.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. New layouts is just like trying on new dresses1 You've got to keep trying till you find the perfect one. I think I'm going to change my layout soon, because I get bored easily and I'm getting bored with my layout... I don't think I would do it too often though. Once I find one that I love I think I'll try and stick with it, your readers recognise you more by the layout! Also the blog name :)

    Old follower via RSS :)

    My FF

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  4. Great answer! I also get googly eyed at every new pretty layout I see! In fact. I feel a new blog look coming up soon....
    Here's my FF

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  5. New follower :) I don't really have an answer to the question because I have done exactly what it says. Start from scratch!

    My FF here

    Sara @ upon a love story

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  6. Since I still consider myself new at this, I'm afraid to even think of changing my layout. LOL.

    Old Follower

    http://abookishco-op.blogspot.com

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  7. I have changed my layout a few times since I started too. I get itchy fingers and start moving everything around and changing the overall look of it.


    My FF

    New GFC follower.

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  8. I've only changed my layout once, but this blog is only ten days old- so its understandable- but I think I like this one, so hopefully I'll stick with it.

    New follower via email! My FF

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  9. Same as Amy, Ive only changed my layout once. :)

    New follower. Here's my FF ▲

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  10. Lovely blog you have here! Blog Design is definitely a must! it reflects who you are :)

    Followed you on RSS :)

    Happy Friday! My FF
    Promiscuous Diva

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  11. I agree with the interaction thing, it is something that I must get better at. I am a little fail at the moment but I am improving. I like this blog theme, it is really nice.

    Old follower on GFC : )

    My FF and international giveaway!

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  12. Happy Friday! Hopping through, new follower!

    ~Keegan
    http://thepaperparadise.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-follow-5.html

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  13. Ha, I love your comment on reviewing! I have to be careful to keep my reviews under control, or else they turn into endless rants (or endless gushes). I make sure I have a 'Things I Liked' and 'Things I Didn't Like' section to keep the review on track and balanced, but even then it's tempting to go off course.

    New follower via GFC. My blog is nickieanderson.blogspot.com

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  14. Great answer! I just recently changed mine too so I can empathise :)

    I'm a new follower. I'd love it if you returned the favour.

    My FF

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  15. Hey! That was a great answer! Do you have any advice for me? I'm a new blogger! Just started a few days ago! I followed you, too!(: My blog is simple-books.blogspot.com Hope you'll check it out!(:

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  16. Great answers! I like your blog layout! Old follower :) World of Books

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  17. I would love to change my layout. New GFC follower.

    My F & F - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/08/follow-my-book-blog-friday-1.html

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  18. Sometimes you have to try different one's, before your satisfied.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature_10.html

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  19. Changing my design is one of my answers, too...only I NEED to update mine so bad. ;) I think all of us have certain review regrets!

    Have a great weekend!

    New GFC follower. :)My FF

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    1. Oh, and I hope you enjoy What A Boy Needs - I ADORE Nyrae Dawn!

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  20. Yeah I completely understand what you're saying, some of my earlier reviews make me cringe!

    Great post, new follower :)

    Fran
    BookChowDown

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  21. I LOVE my old reviews! Haha. If not for the fact that I could laugh at what I wrote, then maybe it's because I usually try thinking of what I said back then. *sighs* Sometimes, it's good to reminisce. :))
    Have a great day!
    Marian @WheneverLifeGetsTough

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  22. I'm in my early stage still, so I'm trying to figure it all out! LOL But the blog design part is hard! I haven't decided on one yet either!

    I'm a new follower!
    You can find me at http://fictionaditction.wordpress.com/

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  23. I've stuck with one design and I'm kind of sick of it! I can't wait to change it up. Maybe when my work gets slower. New follower!

    C.J.
    http://cjlistro.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-follow-mandee-compelled-by-words.html

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  24. I would have loved to follow you, but the GFC friend connection won't work for me :( I will come back and try again!

    here's my FF post #7 if you want to check it out.

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  25. I would absolutely change my theme too...Thinking about having one designed for me by a professional but I'm poor :) I think your background is lovely!

    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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  26. @Roxy: Haha no not weird. I did that too! Thanks for stopping by! :)

    @Sharon: Ya, I understand...maybe if your itch is big enough do a new whole 2 year blog re-do...it gives an excuse to do it haha :) Thanks for stopping by!!

    @MissBookReviews: Exactly!!! To all of it! I agree 100% I wanted a blog design that I liked and I want this one to last for awhile so my followers don't get confused. If I were too change it too often they would be like "woah. Wait....what blog did I come to? I was looking for Girls on YA Books. I thought that's where I went..." Not distinct lol

    @Joie: hahahah funny!! XD Like "Shinyyyyyyyy.." lol Thanks for stopping by!

    @Sarah: lol well then...good job! Haha you should just re-do the question: "Since you have started from scratch...what do you want to do?" lol Thanks for the follow! Good luck with your blog-from-scratch! ;)

    @Nick: Hahaha ya I understand that. I have a problem ;) lol thanks for stopping by!!

    @LisNoir: Right!? Glad to know I'm not the only one haha thanks for the follow!! :)

    @Amy: Oh cool! Congrats on you new blog! And Welcome!! :D Love your blog very cute! Good luck and thank you for following! Hope to see you around! :)

    @Katy: Lol awesome! Better that way....You never want to change it too much! Thanks for the follow! :D

    @Jaylyn: Awwe thank you! :) So is yours! Happy Friday!!

    @Kate: Ya, me too! Thank you!! :)

    @Keegan: Happy Friday to you too! Thank you for the follow! :D

    @Nickie: Ya, I have gotten better about it..unless I absolutely loved it and If I think that I loved it too much..where it will be too gushy and crazy..I wait a few days to gather my thoughts. But NONE of my reviews or gushi-less or lack some level of crazy. I still like my reviews to reflect my personality...not too professional...bleh! No fun! haha Thanks for the follow! :)

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  27. @Lynsey: Thanks lol awesome! Thanks for the follow!! :)

    @Emily: Thanks! Well first off: Welcome to the blogging community!! Advice: Just have fun!!! Really that is it..have fun and enjoy being the blogger you want to be! I definitely would get involved like: Twitter, Facebook, Formspring, etc....Getting to chat with other bloggers and authors is possibly the most awesome part of blogging!!

    @AnnMarie: Thanks!! :D Hope you had a good Friday! :)

    @Book Blogger Mom: Ya its a lot of fun and much like a "Spring Cleaning"..refreshing lol Thanks for the follow!

    @Tribute Book's Mama: Exactly! Thanks for stopping by! :)

    @Gin: Lol! ^-^ Haha ya true! You too! Thanks for the follow Lol I know she is amazing! LOVED 'What a Boy Wants' Read awhile ago had yet to read book 2! Finally have the time..kinda lol

    @Fran: Hahaha right!? But I still kinda like them in a weird way lol Thanks for the follow!

    @Marian: Lol true! Like I said above..in a weird way I like them..for the exact reasons you said lol Thanks for stopping by! :)

    @Elle: Ya, It can be tough to find one you like...take it from the pro ;) ....no not a pro...just know the dificulty in changing it so much cus you don't like it lol Thanks for the follow!

    @C.J.: Good luck!! :D Hope you get that done! Thanks for the follow!

    @Lexxie: Awe darn! I thought I fixed it!! *blows bangs in frustration* Thanks for the interest though! :)

    @The Brunette Librarian: Awe haha ya..it can be expensive!! Thanks for stopping by! And Thank you!! :D


    THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR STOPPING BY! YOU ARE ALL APPRECIATED! LOVE YOU ALL! THANKS TO ALL MY NEW FOLLOWERS TOO!

    ALSO SAW A LOT OF PEOPLE NEW TO BLOGGING! WELCOME! IF YOU EVER HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME! I'D BE GLAD TO HELP!!

    HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT FRIDAY! HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND! AND KNOW EVEN THOUGH I MAY NOT HAVE LEFT YOU ALL A COMMENT BUT I DO GO AND CHECK OUT YOUR BLOGS! SORRY BUSY, BUSY AND SOME OF YOU HAVE COMMENT SPAM PROTECTION....TOO COMPLICATED AND I'M LAZY! ;b
    <3 Jaiden

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  28. I’m glad I dropped by from FF. I am your newest follower.
    Cheers,
    Shanae
    My Blog

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