Feature & Follow Friday #16


"The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read."

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

I've leant that sometimes, you just have to say 'no'. I hate turning down author's requests for review and blog tours, but I have been suffering a little bit of blogger fatigue lately. I've been reading a lot a review books at the expense of books that I've bought and been desperate to read, which just doesn't make sense!

So over the next couple of weeks I will be trying to cut back on blog tours etc and catch up on my TBR books…so if you see me hanging around Netgalley or Amazon, please hit me over the head with a book (gently & preferably with a paperback)

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27 comments:

  1. I am right there with you! My "I really want to read this NOW" pile is way too big! I don't know why I can't say no. I'll make the commitment to do it with you ;) Happy Friday!

    Meredith
    Meredith’s Musings

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    1. Yes, we can do this!! I solemnly swear I will learn to say no (some of time) :D

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  2. The horrid NO. Terrible, terrible thing. But necessary...
    New twitter stalker (:
    Jackie

    http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-follow_15.html

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    1. Yep sadly it is becoming necessary, following back on Twitter :)

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  3. I'm so bad at saying no to things - and especially since I'm such a new blogger, every request is still exciting, but I am still careful to make sure I only accept requests that I'm genuinely interested in. Hopefully that will keep me from getting fatigued too quickly.

    Old follower :-)
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

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    1. Yeah, I don't really request anything unless I really want to read it, I guess my problem is there are just soooo many books I really really want to read lol!

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  4. I agree, at one point I took way too many ARCs and I couldn't even deal. I got too excited.

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    1. I've cut back heaps on Netgalley requests.

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    2. So true! But like Angelica, I've been cutting back on Netgalley lately

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    1. I'm getting better at it, I swear! :D

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  6. I think for me, it's gotten to that point where I don't even blink saying no. Sometimes I'll just delete an author request. Mean, maybe? But if you don't read my policy, I'm not going to even bother reading your request.

    Followed!

    Check out my feature in return? Don’t forget to follow via Bloglovin’!

    - Nova @ Musings of a Blogder

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    1. I don't think that's mean, us bloggers can't read every book out there can we?! And besides, if the book doesn't really appeal to me then I will most likely end up giving an unflattering review, so it's doing the author a favour in end by turning it down.

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  7. That is SUCH a good point! When I first started blogging, and signed up for EW/NG, I downloaded ALL THE TITLES, and wanted to read ALL THE BOOKS.

    Of course, I did this in the middle of my senior year of high school. My very busy, overachieving senior year of high school. So, I STILL have eARCs that have already been published that I HAVE NOT YET READ.

    I suck. I think all newbie (and veteran) bloggers should take your advice, Amy ;)

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm an old follower via GFC and Linky, but I added you via Google Plus!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Oh yeah, when I first got on NG I went crazy thinking I MUST read this, and this and this...so many amazing books to read!!! But then I realised I have a job and I actually had to sleep at some point (sleeping feels like such a waste of time!) I think I'm getting better at judging my time now though - thanks for the G+ follow :D

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  8. I'm good at saying no. In fact, I say no to all of the indie authors who can't read my review policies on a daily basis. I'm generally not rude (unless I'm really in a mood), but I am firm. Saying no will get easier, I promise.

    New BlogLovin follower!

    See what I learned at my FF!

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    1. That's the hard part, actually telling them "thanks, but no thanks". I know if it was me receiving that email I'd be bummed. But it's a necessary part of blogging and of being an author too.
      Thanks for following - following back :)

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  9. Amy I think you and I are definitely blogger twins. I'm feeling exactly the same way :D I've been reading review books after review books, and I haven't had time for the books that are in my TBR pile.

    My Friday Hop

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    1. Definitely blogger twins!! We should make a pact to knock some of our older TBR books of the pile! Hopefully I won't get distracted by NG in the meantime hehe :D

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  10. Yes, it can be hard to say no Good luck catching up!

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  11. That's good, I hope you can get caught up! :) Happy Friday.

    Old follower

    My Feature & Follow
    Whit@Whit's Book World

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    1. Thanks Whit! I'm already making progress :)

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  12. Hi,
    I'm a new follower. I'm new to blogging so I haven't had to say no to anyone yet. I don't want to get where I HAVE to read or not meet my deadlines. This is supposed to be relaxing and fun!

    Following via bloglovin. please follow me back. Thx
    Kathryn
    http://kathrynsshelffullofbooks.blogspot.ca

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    1. Couldn't agree more - reading has always been relaxing for me and I don't want that to change!

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  13. I hate that feeling! We've toned things down since I am in RN school, and Shelley teaches school and that seems to help us have time to get ahead on tours and slow down enough to read a few things that we have been waiting forever for! Blog Balance is hard to achieve!!!

    Courtney @ MustReadBooksOrDie

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    1. Ahh the elusive Blog Balance! I think I'm getting closer to balancing everything better now - I know how fast I can read and try to schedule tours & reviews around that, but sometimes my excitement for a new book just puts into a crazy spin and I take a little too much on hehe!

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