Thursday, November 4, 2010

Book Blogger Hop Nov. 5-Nov. 8

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy-for-Books. It's a chance for book bloggers to interact, make new friends, and most importantly, share their love of books!

This week's question is:

What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?

I've only ever lost one follower (*knocking on wood just in case*) so far. At first, I got a little hurt because I wasn't sure why they stopped following. Were my reviews bad? Was I not coming out with enough reviews per week? Did I lack interesting content? Did I offend them in some way? Then I realized that I have a ton of amazing followers already - among them are a couple I've been lucky to befriend! What is one, or two, or fifty lost followers when I have "regulars" (well, so-to-speak) that I love? Besides, I don't even know who left. Why get upset over an unknown? (I'm sure if someone I know/love/talk to a lot un-followed me, I'd be more than hurt, but we'll cross that bridge when - if - we get to it). Is there even a way to know who stopped following your blog? o_O

I've never stopped following a blog. I'm sure my ginormous "follow" list on my profile is a testament to that. :)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme posted on Friday's that is hosted by Parajunkee @ Parajunkee's View. To join, all you have to do is follow the host and the week's featured blogger. Then put your name on the linky, grab the button, and follow, follow, follow as many people as you can! If someone comments and say they're following you, be a dear and follow back -- it's all about spreading the love during Follow Friday! :)

This week's question is:

Who are your favorite authors??

Oh, geez. I'll ramble your heads off if I answer this question fully. I'll try to narrow it down to five.

1. Anne McCaffrey - she's always, always, always been at the top of my list. I fell in love with her Dragonrider of Pern series when I was EIGHT. I'm almost 21. Her writing is superb, her story-telling and ability to weave a semi-plausible world out of nothing is hardly short of epic. If you guys have NOT read Anne McCaffrey's DRoP series, I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend it. Ask my good friend Emi @ Oktupus Ink. I love this series so much I sent her a dang 4-page Word message about it. Love Anne. She's 85 and still chugging on with her novels! Ugh, so much love.

2. Tamora Pierce - another author I fell in love with as a kid. Her novels are fabulous! I recommend the Lioness Quartet and the Immortals quartet. :)

3. Victor Hugo - do I have to comment why I love him?

4. Aprilynne Pike - I absolutely adore her. Her Wings series is what got me into blogging in the first place. I fell in love with it - hook, line, and total sinker. I'm sure she thinks I'm some creeper - I'm already a mad-obsessed fan-girl when it comes to her work!

5. Albert Camus - Just. Ugh. <3 The Stranger was so... I'm speechless. The rambler. Yeah, he's that good.


Jamie said...

I'm already a follower but I'm dropping by to say Hi and have a great weekend!

Kristin @ Beneath Shining Stars said...

Tamora Pierce! <3 I remember reading her Lioness quartet although I have no idea where the books have disappeared off to in my room. >.< ' And Wings! I haven't read it yet, but I definitely intend to pick up a copy.
An old follower, but dropping by to say hello and I hope you have an amazing weekend! :D

Straylights said...

Happy Friday! Old follower <3 Just dropping by to say 'Ello and I hope you had a wonderful week!

Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous said...

Oh I have Wings I have yet to read it though. it's one of those that on in my list. My very long list.. *sigh*.. have a good weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Just following through on the hop :) I think active followers and friends are more important than a number

Sarah Joyce said...

Just over from the hop! Glad to see you keep track of your yearly reading on your sidebar too!

Jennifer said...

Excellent points on losing followers, I totally agree.

Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

Maidenveil said...

Hi, Kristina! Just hopping by. Old follower here. Losing followers can really stir up something on you.

have a nice weekend!

Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

Anonymous said...

hopping by!

don't sweat it when you lose a follower, it's really not a big deal.

mmm.... Victor Hugo, I LOVE him! and I've got a boatload of Anne McAffrey sitting around that i've never read.

Anna said...

I think I just convince myself if I lose a follower on the blog or on Twitter it's because they closed their account. Not because of me. Okay, so that's PROBABLY not the case, but it makes me feel better :)

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Thanks for the Tamora Pierce recommendation. I've been wanting to try some of her books.

bibliophile brouhaha said...

Excellent outlook on the losing a follower thing - I'm a new blogger, but I anticipate that it's going to happen at some point!

LOVE Camus - completely slipped my mind when I wrote mine up!

Happy Hop and Follow,
Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

Jen Bigheart said...

Old follower...
Great answers! I haven't read anything by Tamora Pierce yet. I need to get on that!

Hope you come by and see my answer!

Unknown said...

Hi! Hopping by for FF! Great blog, I'm following you!

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Anonymous said...

Stopping in from the Hop! I think your answer is great, disappearing followers are best not taken personally. Happy weekend :)

Lisa Jo said...

Happy Blog Hop Friday!

Love your site! I'm a new follower!

I have too many fav authors to name...which is a good thing, I guess. :-D

Have a great weekend!

Lisajo85 @ Once Upon A Chapter

Emi said...

That four page rant was awesome, if you didn't already gather that from my just-as-enthusiastic and rambly responses in our emails. xD You've totally convinced me to pick up the books tomorrow. *shakes fist* How dare you make my TBR list any longer than it actually is! And Hugo! Oh, Hugo. He's been on my list since I saw Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame. I'll get to reading him...eventually.

HAPPY WEEKEND! Aren't you glad to be done with your test?!

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