Friday Follow is a blog hop that was started by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Each week a different
question is posted by our hosts and we wil answer! This is a great opportunity
for bloggers to network and interact.
This week’s question –
your blogger sins! Is there anything as a newbie blogger that you’ve done, that
as you gained more experience you were like — oops?
I saw a blog post a year or so ago on another blog that used Pinterest images to speculate possible book covers. I instantly loved the idea and decided to do it with a twist... hence "Cover Appeal" was born. I was all into it for several months. Then I saw a post from this blogger you might know (Parajunkee) about copyrights and such on internet images.
I felt like a major twit for not thinking about that before hand, being that in my profession we have to make sure we have permissions for everything. I put a whoa-ho on Cover Appeal until I can figure out a way to make sure I'm not jacking anyone's stuff unfairly. I'm a little sad about it because the images are gorgeous, but I don't want to be "that person" either.
So that was major mistake numero uno in a nutshell. As a side note though, I think my biggest mistake is not being a risk taker. I'm super shy about making introductions to people I don't know... I don't like being the first one to speak. So obviously that puts a huge damper on my efforts to "reach out" to bloggers, publishers, authors, etc. Maybe one day I will over come that, but being that I am an adult and things haven't changed, it's not likely to happen any time soon.
Vision by Lisa Amowitz Release Date: 09/09/14 Spencer Hill Press Summary from Goodreads: The light is darker than
High school student Bobby Pendell already has his hands full—he works almost
every night to support his disabled-vet father and gifted little brother. Then
he meets the beautiful new girl in town, who just happens to be his boss’s
daughter. Bobby has rules about that kind of thing. Nothing matters more than
keeping his job.
When Bobby starts to get blinding migraines that come with scary, violent
hallucinations, his livelihood is on the line. Soon, he must face the stunning
possibility that the visions of murder are actually real. With his world going
dark, Bobby is set on the trail of the serial killer terrorizing his small
town. With everyone else convinced he’s the prime suspect, Bobby realizes that
he, or the girl he loves, might be killer's next victim.
First, let me start off by saying that I am very excited to be participating in Armchair BEA this year. Since this is the first day of the weeklong event, here are my answers to the interview questions:
Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Well, the answer the first part of that question, I am a middle school Language Arts teacher in Florida (and probably one of the only people in a coastal city that hates the beach). I’ve been married to my hubby for 10 years and have 2 boys. My house is a constant zoo and I’m turning 30 in a few months. There is a mid-life crisis in my near future, I’m sure, but I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world. I started blogging in December of 2011 out of necessity. Seriously. My students know how easily I am distracted when they ask me about books (I eventually caught on to their tactics), so I started blogging out of a need for more teaching time. (I should go ahead and mention that I never talked books all day—even…