Thursday, February 28, 2013

Follow Friday






It's time for the weekly hop!! If you want to join the fun, visit Alison Can Read  or Parajunkee's View for the link.



Q: 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?

Accepting book review requests without a clear review policy! So, I was like, explaining to each and every author/agent/publisher those policies I want to implement and that's too much work as I look back. And providing a review date and then writing the review late. . . . awww.... 

As for the one major stupid thing I've done when I was starting, well, deleting all book review requests because I thought they were bogus emails. I remember getting the first review request in my 1st year of blogging and it went straight to trash without reading it!! I even turned down requests from Penguin and only realized it's PENGUIN (!) when I finally noticed the email address! LOL That was the OLD me!

Happy Friday!!!

18 comments:

Naomi Hop said...

i know what you mean!! I am in with Harlequin... so good!! And Penguin emailed me this week! Oooh... and I have been approached my the the Media dept at Harlequin about submitting questions to Julie Kagawa about her new book!! Squee!!

Here's My FF!
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
Old Follower :)

iamjenai said...

Wow Harlequin!! Nicey! Heard great things about Julie Kagawa but haven't read her books. ;)Happy Friday!

Tiffany H said...

I'm terrified of doing the same thing although I've probably requested too many ARCs from netgalley at this point. I figured they would say no, but a lot said yes!!
New follower via GFC and from the FF! http://tiffyfit.blogspot.com/2013/02/feature-follow-from-parajunkee-alison.html

Lizzy said...

I'm so jealous of your publisher connections. <3 I wish I had that problem! JK.

My FF

literaryetc said...

I haven't turned down a publisher yet, but when I get the out of the blue request from them, I'm a little surprised and let it sit in my inbox for a few days before responding.

Jessica @ Literary, etc
(new follower via GFC)

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I was never one to accept review requests right away. Still don't. Not everyone actually reads my review policy because I would get requests for tons of books that weren't even paranormal!

Here's my Follow Friday

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

The Readdicts said...

Hahaha! You deleted a request from Penguin?! Oh my God, I'm sorry, but I can't stop laughing! :P A Review Policy was the first thing my fellow blogger Janhvi and I wrote when we started our blog! I hope you don't send your request to Trash now. I LOVED reading your answer!

New follower here! :)

Here's my Feature & Follow Friday post.

Happy reading!

Sarika @ The Readdicts

kirsty vizard said...

Whoops! Often I don't check my spam folder though so if anything goes in there it could be important, and I wouldn't know!!
Love your design :-)
New follower. My link is http://kvlovesbooks.blogspot.co.uk/.
Kirsty @ All in One Place

Angelica @ Paperback Princess said...

OMG I'd have been shattered once I found out I deleted a review request from Penguin LOL I still don't have a Review policy and I really should write one up soon, i just don't know what to write!

My Feature & Follow Friday.

Have a great weekend!

Tribute Books Mama said...

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Megan said...

Omg you have publisher connection problems. So. Jealous. I accepted way too many review requests at the beginning and posted reviews late, too!! New follower :D

Here's my FF Post!

The Flashlight Reader said...

I would pass out if Penguin emailed me. lol But I'm horrible about deleting emails without reading them if the title isn't catchy.

new follower from FF

Lover of Romance said...

I think I am a bit jealous of Penguin contacting you. There are times in the past I have done that. Now I look through it and I always reply to a request, even if I am unable to read it and do the review. I have to say I just love the layout of your blog.

thefictionconniption said...

New follower here through Parajunkee's hop :)
Oh man - I did something similar, in my first review policy I had a line saying that I would review a book within 30 days of receiving it. Little did I know just how many review requests I'd be getting, there was no way I could keep to that - that policy didn't last long at all, lol.

Kristin Plausky said...

Old follower! I think the one thing I've done is accept too many books.
My FF

Athina said...

Hehe...I use to delete some messages without looking and then I hurry to trash to retrieve them! Now I am more careful.
New follower.
Here is my FF http://goo.gl/u1Tiw

Think said...

Come check out my F&F!

Ashley Knapp said...

Im a new follower!
My F&F

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