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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Follow Friday #28

This Weeks Follow Friday Question:
What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?
 
If I were to do it all over again I think I would start off slow and not set so many expectations for myself. I started off following so many amazing blogs and blogs that had hundreds and even thousands of followers and thought to myself "If I want to be like them I have to what they do." So I worked my butt off, I read as many books as I could and reviewed like crazy. I participated in a bunch of meme's and said yes to the majority of the review requests I was sent. I built up this complex where I had to fight through it and keep reading and reviewing to have people like the blog and I ended up crashing. Once the college semester came up and I had to take a break in my usual reading habits I just completely stopped. Books didn't even look appealing to me. Now I realize that this blog is to be run at my own pace. I don't need to feel bad when I don't read for a day or if I take a break from reading a book that I received for review to read a book I personally bought. 

I am finally learning how to create my own schedule for reading and I am ok with it. Before I was very overwhelmed when the school year was coming up, but now I feel like I will be ok this year. My advice if you are a new blogger would be don't get overwhelmed and don't let your eyes get so wide with all the opportunities to receive novels. Take your time and set your own pace and then begin taking requests. 
For the list to add your name and follow others go to Parajunkee's and Alison Can Read's Follow Friday post =]

26 comments:

  1. I have that problem too. I would just work my butt off staying up late or reading when should have been studying and in the end reading felt like a chore to me. Now I have developed my own reading schedule, which allows me to breathe and enjoy book blogging.
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  2. Lovely blog you have here! Slow and easy, I think that's the way to do it! :) lovely answer!


    Followed you on RSS :)


    Happy Friday! My FF
    Promiscuous Diva

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  3. Jessica@a GREAT readAugust 10, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    I wouldn't do anything differently really! I am quite pleased with how things have gone and where I am at!

    Here's my Friday Hops



    Have a GREAT weekend!



    Old Follower :)

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  4. I did the same thing, reading everyday, panicing that I wasn't doing/reading/networking/commenting enough. It took all the enjoyment out of running my blog and I became a nervous wreck. Then I realised that the only person putting pressure on me, or had high expectations of me was myself and I took a massive step back. I want my blog to be amazing, to be the best it can be, but it will get there without me dying to do it. I wholeheartedly agree with you : )

    Old follower on GFC and Linky.

    My FF and international giveaway!

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  5. OH wow great answer!! I sometimes get like that (my blog is just a baby) and I haven't really tried to work on it while I'm in school, yet. Really awesome answer. And I like your blog the way it is now! New follower(:


    Here's my FF post!

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  6. I think that's fantastic advice! There's so much to enjoy about blogging that it's not worth it to get stressed out. I'm glad you've found your happy medium.

    I'm a new follower on GFC -- my blog is nickieanderson.blogspot.com

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  7. Great advice! New follower (GFC) World of Books

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  8. Nice answer, happy Friday!

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

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  9. Hi! Happy Friday, I'm a new follower! Here is my FF post: http://blogofabookaholic.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-and-follow-friday-4.html

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  10. Awesome advice! I did the same thing - actually I'm still trying to find a nice balance and my own "style."


    Have a great weekend!
    New follower. :) Love your blog!
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  11. Wow. Great advice for someone new like me!(:

    I've just started my blog and I can't wait for it to grow!(:


    New follower! Care to do the same?(:
    http://simple-books.blogspot.com

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  12. Very good advise. I tend to feel the same way - and then my blog becomes a drag and not a pleasure. I'm a new follower. you can find me at: http://todayinshenaya.blogspot.com

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  13. Brunette LibrarianAugust 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Wonderful, wonderful answer. When I started I think I wanted everyone to love me and follow me immediately...and it just doesn't work that way :( Unfortunately!


    Have a wonderful week! The Brunette Librarian's FF & a special giveaway :)

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  14. It feels so good to just relax and read doesn't it.

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  15. Thank you so much! Happy Sunday and I will check out yours now =D

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  16. That is awesome! Thanks for stopping by =)

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  17. It really does take the fun out of it. At first its great, but then it really wears on you. Thanks for stopping by =D

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  18. Thank you! And thank you for following, I will check out yours and follow back =D

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  19. Happy Sunday, I will check out yours now =D

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  20. Yay! Glad I could help. Thanks for following and of course I will follow back =D

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  21. Thank you! And thanks for following =D

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  22. Unfortunately lol Wouldn't it be wonderful if it was immediate? Thanks for stopping by =D

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  23. I’m glad I dropped by from FF. I am your newest follower.


    Cheers,


    Shanae


    My
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