Thursday, February 18, 2016

Follow Friday! Prompt of the week Why did you start blogging?

Prompt of the week
Why did you start blogging? 
- suggested by Parajunkee

Well, it's because I was reading too many books and watching lots of movies! I wanted to keep a list of them so I created a blog, originally at which was the best platform around 2006-2008. Moved to Blogger in 2008 since Multiply didn't have enough tools for book blogging. Actually some of the posts were not transferred here because I was busy then learning Blogger's platform and also I forgot my Multiply password. When I was ready to move everything, Multiply's gone, taking away my published posts along with my old pictures which I have no back up copies!

It's been eight long years now.  I considered quitting plenty of times, seen too many old blogger friends who have decided to retire their blogs. That's making me sad... not knowing what happened to them (we only correspond thru blog comments) I'm really hoping that I'll be able to continue this for many more years... with you!

Sooo, that's my story.. what's yours?

For newbies, to join the hop, 


  • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
  • You create your own post using the post prompt.
  • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
  • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
  • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
  • The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
  • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
  • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.

Specific RULES

  • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
  • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followedFollow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers


Unknown said...

Hi Jenai. You certainly have been blogging for a while. Great job. I started about three years ago. Hope you can stop by my blog.

New follower via GFC

Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

Majanka Verstraete said...

Wow! Eight years is a long time. Here's to eight more :) I followed through GFC.

My FF post

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Ooh nice! I feel like my answer was pretty long winded! Hope I don't bore too many people! LOL!

Here's my Follow Friday

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

Unknown said...

8 years - wow, such a long time. I hope I can end up like you, blogging for a long LONG time. :) Happy Friday!

New GFC follower :)

Here's my FFF

Obsessive Compulsive Reader

Kristine @ The Writer's Inkwell said...

Good for you for sticking to it for so long! It's awful that you lost all of those old posts in the switch over.

New Goodreads follower!

Why I Started Blogging

Diane Lynch said...

Great reason to start your blog!

I'm a new GFC Follower.

Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog

Annette Mills said...

Kind of the same reason as me (although not the movie part.) I just couldn't remember everything I was reading and blogging was a good way to keep track of what I've read and jog my memory. There have been a lot of other unanticipated benefits! I'm an old follower. Here's My F&F.

CraftyOtakuReader said...

I've been blogging for about the same amount of time that you have. Hopefully we both can keep going on for many more years.

New GFC Follower.

My FF:

The Truth About Books said...

8 years is a long time to be blogging. I hope to be blogging that long.

Old Follower

The Truth About Books
My FF Answer Here

Unknown said...

Following on Google :)

Baggins said...

I'm such a baby blogger compared to you! That's sad about losing your photos and contact with other bloggers. Here's to you continuing to blog for many, many years more! Thanks for sharing. Old GFC follower.

My FF!

Aj @ Read All The Things! said...

You’ve been blogging for about as long as I have! It’s great to find another person who’s been at this for years.

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Unknown said...

Hi! Old follower thru GFC. My FFF:

I am very impressed with those bloggers that have worked lots of different blogging platforms over the years. I imagine the advancement is amazing.

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