Friday, November 5, 2010

NaNoWriMo Update & Friday Fun

"How's NaNoWriMo going, Anna?" you might ask. Great question, Internet friend...

Book Blogger Hop

Here's something I'm NOT quitting: Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday.

This week’s Hop question is: What are your feelings on losing followers?

Well, that's just out of my control! I have a "don't sweat the small stuff" strategy when it comes to blogging. This is something I do for FUN, after all!

And, Follow Friday is asking: Who are your favorite authors?

Jane Austen, Meg Cabot, Megan McCafferty. Which proves that no matter how much I'll beg to differ, I'm really quite the girly girl at heart.

Thanks for swinging by...TGIF!

Anna Reads young adult book blog


  1. Losing followers? Well, if they don't want to follow, they don't want to follow haha c'est la vie. I'd rather have a few dedicated followers, than a ton that don't give a crap what I write haha

    Hope you're doing awesome with NaNo, Anna! I think I'm finally getting in the swing of things!

    PS...your vlog is too darn cute! :)

  2. Stopping by to say hi. I'm a new follower.

    I just had to comemnt because Jane Austen is one fo my favorite authors as well. I love her books!

    Have a nice weekend.

  3. I'm a girly girl at heart too :-)

  4. Hi Anna <3!

    It is pretty much out of our control. It's not like we can stop them from leaving, right? I lost my first follower the other day and I got pretty upset because I wasn't sure WHY they left - did my reviews suck? Did I offend them? But then I realized, what's 1, 2, or even 50 people if I have dedicated followers that actively come back. A few good dedicated followers and friends are worth way more. <3

    Btw, Anna... That is such an awesome way to quit. No sarcasm, really. It was such a cute vlog. :D I had no idea you were tech savvy (wish I could put together a vlog with cuts and edits and whatnot =x). There's always next year, eh? :)

  5. Hi Anna! I'm an old follower (well sort of, I just found your blog earlier in the week) but I wanted to say have a great weekend. That's a great strategy to have when blogging, especially since, as you said, followers are really out of our control.

  6. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG. I am hugging you right now via my laptop, which has corners and is uncomfortable. But I have to hug it, because I'm on your blog and that vlog was full. of. YES!
    You are awesome. And I'm so glad you said NaNoWriMo out loud because I couldn't figure out how to say it. I hope you enjoy Bumped and I'm so glad that Megan McCafferty signed it to you! That's SO FRICKIN COOL. I'm happy for you :) I've written enough!
    Have a good day! Heart you to microscopic pieces even more for this!

    Promise I am done now.


  7. Such a cute vlog! I'm glad I'm not the only one that likes to make fun vlogs like that! I love seeing other peoples! And great song of my favorite bands!!

  8. Good thoughts on the follower thing - my own are similar, although I am fairly new and haven't run into this just yet.

    And you can never go wrong with a good girlie girl book ;)

    Happy Hop,
    Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

  9. I'm always a little bummed when I lose followers but make every effort to
    turn every lost follower into a learning experience so I can improve my

    On the flip side, I only stop following people when they give me a reason to
    such as being totally off message or being too controversial in an negative,
    over-the-top way.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  10. Your vlog made me laugh! I couldn't watch it in Google Reader tho -- Sony Music gets pissy with their copyrighted music apparently. ;) Enjoy Bumped!

  11. OMG! That was such an awesome vlog and a very graceful way to bow out of NaNoWriMo. I also had a productive two days and then gave up, but didn't get around to telling anyone until now. Lol. I've been enjoying reading way more than writing and have a huge stack of library books waiting for me, along with my TBR pile. You are such an amazing blogger and I am so lucky to have met you and the rest of the girls. I can relate to feeling intimidated about blogging at first and did a ton of research as well. No matter what I have to keep telling myself that my blog is MY hobby and that it's my decision to read and review what I want. I try really hard not to get caught up in the pressure to review every new release. I think it's great to have a ton of followers but I prefer to have people follow me who really love reading my blog so don't get discouraged about the low follower numbers. It's quality over quantity in my opinion. That is so awesome that you got Bumped! I can't wait to read your review. Have a great weekend!

  12. Loved loved loved that vlog!- you're adorable!! I'm a girly girl at heart too.Happy Friday!

  13. With all the remodeling noise going on in my house, I can barely think let alone hear a vlog. I'll have to watch it later :)

    I am so glad to have found you via the Hop and FF. I'm your newest follower and plan to come back and visit often. Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Love the vlog!

    I'm definitely leaving NaNoWriMo to others. I just like reading better than writing for now. And if I am going to start writing, it's not going to be with that much intensity.

    Hope you enjoy your pretty new signed book :)

  15. Finally watched your vlog with sound! HOW FREAKING CUTE ARE YOU?! I really loved this. And what song is that playing? Love it.

    P.S. I saw a cameo of me in it! haha

  16. oh and P.P.S. I love your accent!! hehe

  17. LMFAO - LOVE the vlog!! You are too freaking funny and I can't wait to meet you IRL next week!! Road trip to Naperville here we come :)

  18. Hello,
    I'm making my rounds on the Blog Hop and Follow Friday too say hello and share the love. I really try to be a faithful follower that visits often but I don't always have the time to comment like I should. I hope you have a spectacular weekend and Happy Reading.

    I'm a old follower.
    Romance Book Junkies

  19. Happy Blog Hop Friday!

    Love your vlog! Too bad about NaNoWriMo! 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

  20. Thanks for visiting:DJane Austen is one of my favourite authors,too!
    And it's great that you are quite the girly girl at heart;)
    Have a nice weekend!


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