Friday, August 17, 2012

Follow Friday - Blogs that "inspire" me


Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
What blogger inspires you?  It can be any kind, it doesn't have to be a book blog.
That's a hard question.  Inspire is a big word with lots of meaning.  Inspired may be too strong of a word for me to describe my relationship with any blog (sorry friends).

However, there are lots of blogs that helped grow my budding blogger aspirations and that I hold in great esteem.  So I'm going to give you that answer instead.

The first blog I ever loved was Forever Young Adult.  FYA is fun, silly, honest and there's lots to drink.  It doesn't just review books, it does weekly recaps of television show, has choose your old adventure games, drinking games, etc.  It's a blog that doesn't take itself too seriously, practices YA-evangelism and thinkings outside the box about what a book blog should be.

As far as blogs that I love and bloggers who have helped me, the list continues:
The Midnight Garden
Cuddlebuggery
Readadventurer
Great Imaginations
Typing Tiara
Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
Southern Book Bloggers

Honestly the list of bloggers who have encouraged me, especially when I was just trying to figure out how to grow an audience, and befriended me is much longer than that.  Unfortunately I need to head to work in a few minutes so I cannot give everyone the credit they deserve.

By the way, as long as you're in a follow mood why don't you visit me on twitter.  Always looking for new tweeps.

16 comments:

Annmarie said...

Those are some really good bloggers. Old follower :)
My FF: http://lovetoreadagoodbook.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-and-follow-friday_17.html

Tamara said...

You have a great list of bloggers. I like several of those blogs also!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend. :-)

Tamara @ Shelf Addiction
http://shelfaddiction.weebly.com

Heather Topham Wood said...

Thanks for stopping by my Feature and Follow! New follower =)

Kelly Walker said...

Following back. =)

Juli Rahel said...

Heey
I just love how everyone inspires everyone else! I'll definitely be checking out your recommendations! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Juli @ Universe in Words

Nickie said...

Oh, wow, I don't think I've heard of any of the blogs you listed. Off to check them out!

Thanks for stopping by my blog (nickieanderson.blogspot.com). I'm now following you via GFC and Linky.

Keegan Shayne said...

Hopping through! Happy Firday :)

You have a great blog!

~Keegan
http://thepaperparadise.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-follow-6.html

Caitlin YA Bookworm said...

Those are some great bloggers you mentioned! New GFC and Twitter follower! Happy Friday!
My FF
~Caitlin :)

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I've been inspired by just about every blog I follow! In small ways at least!

Here's my Friday Hops

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Deneé said...

A lot of interesting and great blogs! Thanks for sharing :)
My FF

Mrs. Jones said...

Great choices! Like you, I had to choose more than one blog too!

Old follower-
My FF

Don’t forget to stop by and enter My giveaway

-Theresa

Jenn Renee said...

I agree its hard to list all the great bloggers out there. I love the book blogosphere. old follower

Paranormal Opinion said...

New follower - hope you're having a great Friday!
http://paranormalopinion.blogspot.com

Allie Reichelt said...

I love the name of your blog! New Follower :) Here's my FF

Catie said...

Forever YA is a great choice! They always crack me up. I started going to one of their book clubs in my area and it's been great. I guess they have ones all over the country. It's nice to meet other adults who love YA.

Christine said...

Hi!
I just came across your site and it is really lovely! I happily followed you and will enjoy reading your updates. You can find me over at Rainy Day Reads, www.rainydayreads.com It would be great if you could stop by and I would love to have a fellow book lover as a new follower.
Christine x
Rainy Day Reads
www.rainydayreads.com