Feature and Follow #27 - Confess Your Blogger Sins!


Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. 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.

Here’s this week’s question:

Confess your blogger sins! Is there anything as a newbie blogger that you've done, that as you gained more experience you were like -- oops?

When I first started blogging I tried to review too much. I signed up for lots of book tours and tried to review most of them. I took on way too many reviews from authors and I applied for too many books through NetGalley. Now I am trying to be more selective when it comes to books and try to get the books that I want to read because it may just turn me off otherwise!! Things are getting a bit easier now.


What do you think?

What's your FF?

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45 comments:

  1. Love love LOVE the fairy mouse pointer! :) I'm making the same mistake right now; signing up for a bit too much. o.O I'm on the FF, too. Nice to meet you!

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  2. Okay, sorry for the noob question, but how do blog tours work, exactly? I got an email invite from someone to join a book blog host tour, and when I asked for more details I didn't receive any reply :D Hehe.

    Old follower!

    Goldie @ My Book Musings

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  3. Tours, tours. Man, I have such a bad taste in my mouth from them cause I overdid it. I was doing 3-4 a week and all reviews! YIKES! I'm so happy that you've got your reviews under control. I'm still trying to tame mine, but it keeps bucking!

    New follower

    My FF

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  4. I agree about taking on too much. I've had those moments and it makes it difficult to enjoy what you're reading when it's under pressure. But Hey Naomi, your reviews are great and you are doing an awesome job.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF :D
    Have a great weekend!!

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  5. I know!! My sister is awesome.... she is my blogging angel!!

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  6. I feel bad turning down reviews, but then I have to remind myself that if I can't give a book the attention it deserves then what good is it to take it on. I'm more selective in the process and even then I feel overwhelmed.

    Jessica @ Literary, etc
    (old follower)

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  7. Jessica@a GREAT readMarch 1, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    I don't think I made this mistake myself. It actually took awhile before i even began getting review requests and even then I didn't always accept them

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  8. Welcome to the fun!! (Answered you on your post)

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  9. Thanks Marilyn! You made me go, Awww......

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  10. Yep, with you there!! I have been taking too much outside my genre as well.

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  11. I think I was too eager to get in there. Oh well!!

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  12. I did the same thing! I'm glad I'm not the only one!
    My FF

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros
    (New GFC Follower)

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  13. Sandra @Rather barefootMarch 2, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Oh I know what you mean! I think I have that problem at the moment. Sometimes you just have to say stop.

    Here is my FF: http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.se/2013/03/follow-friday.html



    New Follower!

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  14. Naomi that's also one of my mistakes.

    My Feature & Follow Friday.


    Love your blog design BTW and your signature...so cutE!

    Have a great weekend!

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  15. I'm glad to hear you're adapting. I hope I will in time. I haven't had any tours yet, though! I'm sure that's tough.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and following. Following back!

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

    Here's My FF

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  16. Me too! lol Check out my FF

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-and-follow-37.html

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  17. I had that issue a month or two ago, and had to drop a couple blog tours b/c it was so hectic! I'm trying to be more selective now, too :D New follower :D

    Here's my FF Post!

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  18. Kimberly VincentMarch 2, 2013 at 5:50 AM

    I kind of did that with NetGalley books, I had to much and I couldn't read them all in time.
    Old folllower
    my F&F
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/03/friday-56-23-feature-friday-22.html

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  19. Agree 100%! I am definitely more selective now and read what I want because I don't want my blog or reading to become "something else I have to do".

    Old follower.

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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  20. We had similar answers! I try to be much more selective in my review acceptances nowadays. Old follower.

    Happy Friday!

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  21. I completely agree with you, I have a long list of books that I still need to review, but I'm having fun reviewing books, so it's getting easier. Love your blog! New Follower :)

    Here is My Feature and Follow Friday
    :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  22. Glittering Fairy Dust! Love your blog and the mouse fairy and I'm a total stalker for you now! I collect fairies. New follower and I hope you have a fairy great weekend!

    http://summersvoice.blogspot.com/2013/03/ff-blogger-sins.html

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  23. I think its smart to be more selective...so that you don't overload yourself too much. I think we all make mistakes when we start blogging. For me I had no clue how to do a book blog, So I had to just guess on what to do, but eventually I learned LOL

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  24. LOL i think all bloggers do that thing, accepting too many requests when we started... yes we are now being selective! thanks for stopping by my blog, happy friiday, new follower! Love your design!

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  25. New follower here :) It's definitely easy to take on way too much when you first begin, and sometimes get overwhelmed, so it's definitely good that you found a bit more balance :)

    The Fiction Conniption's FF

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  26. I try to limit tour reviews to one or two a week max. I'm almost totally done with Net Galley becasue they never tell you if you're requesting a totally uncorrected review copy (which I refuse to read) or an edited copy that just wants reviews (which I love to read). Thanks for stopping by my FF! :)

    Julie~ at New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads

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  27. It does make it hard... but I love to get some of the books I'm eager for early... thats the plus!

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  28. Thank goodnes, cos I may crack otherwise!! Lol

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  29. Thank you!! Yes, definitely need to be selective!!

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  30. All about trial and error, and I found help in fellow bloggers too.

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  31. Aww... thanks!! I love the fairy too!!

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  32. i just hope to catch up one day.........

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  33. Yep, otherwise it gets too overwhelming

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  34. I think a little like that sometimes though, might be taking over my life!!!

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  35. Yep, me too. I try to go back and read one if I can though

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  36. Tell me about it! It can get crazy!! lol!

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  37. Took time though.... I will get there, or crack trying!!

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  38. I think we all have done it!! lol!! And thanks, I like it too!!

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  39. Sometimes I forget the word STOP actually exists!! Lol

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  40. Love your blog! I'm a new follower here!

    My F&F

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  41. Aww... thanks!! I love it too!!

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