30 December 2011

Follow Friday (3)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hostesd by Parajunkee and Alison can Read! This week's question is PERFECT for me!!

"The New Year is here! - Everyone wants to know your New Years Blogging Resolution! What are you going to try to revise, revamp or redo for 2012 on your blog?"
For starters, I'm going to try to actually get a blog button and a blog banner made up! Good luck to me considering I can't do graphics! I also really want to go through my oldest reviews and edit them a little and I want to make my blog look more professional in general! Another thing I'd love to do is figure out how to request ARCs, because apart from NetGalley, I have no idea how!!

As for a general New Years Blogging Resolution, Amy from Following the Reader and I are going on a BOOK BUYING BAN. We're not sure how long that will last or how well it will go (not very well, considering we're both pretty bad for it) but we have decided to try to read our TBR pile before buying new books! This is going to be difficult....


  1. Haha! This made me chuckle. You know what will happen though. I will be coming up with any excuse today and tomorrow to go and buy books before the new year :P I need a blog button too... I keep forgetting about it! I'm going to have to do FF today too!

  2. Book Buying Bans don't work for me as I live in NYC so there are always authors coming into town. Go to signings and then I buy books. So that's my problem. Old follower. Come visit me as well. I have a giveaway going on right now.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  3. Haha! I will be coming up with excuses to! Especially if it's a new release that I HAVE to read! Like, oh I dunno... All of the books on my 2012 reads list! I am still looking for ways to make my blog button!!

  4. My TBR Mountain is out of control and I have been limiting myself in buying books and doing pretty well thus far. Have a wonderful 2012! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit my site when you get a chance... http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday_29.html

  5. You could try out www.cutestblogontheblock.com. They make buttons and banners. In fact, they made my button based off my existing theme.

    As for ARCs, The Story Siren has a great article in her "Building a better blog" section on requesting ARCs from the publishers. That's one of the things I'd lje to do for 2012 too.

  6. Great resolution!! I really need to go on a book buying ban..but I feel like I won't be able to go through with it haha

    Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by my blog!! I am following you back :)

  7. I'll have to email you on how to get ARCs but have yet to do it too! I want to get more of those too! It's killing me! lol Good luck on your blog designing! I bet you'll do great! :)

  8. I so need to do a book buying ban, too!! Great idea... You're a much stronger person than I! I can't control myself, it's like walking into a makeup store and NOT buying lipgloss or nailpolish, it can't not happen!!! I'm doing a TBR Pile challenge to help get my pile down to a reasonable level :)

    Thanks for visiting me!! New follower!!
    Kristin @myparahangover

  9. I'm on a book buying ban too! I need to finish this TBR file. It's kind of getting on my nerves! Awesome resolutions though! New follower :) Good luck on making your banner!
    My Follow Friday!
    Have a happy new year! :)

  10. Hopping through. Book Buying Bans are handy. Use the time to get more familiar with your library!
    My Hop

  11. Great goals. I need to start requesting ARCs too, I'm just being lazy and not researching how to yet. Thanks for hopping by my blog. New follower.

    Jennifer@Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

  12. Book Buying Ban? Wow, that's a tough challenge! I don't think I can make it. I'll be having withdrawals from the first month. :D

    Come stop by my Friday Hop. :D

  13. sounds like a few people need to go on book buying bans (Me being one of them)

    Have a good new years.

  14. Good luck on the book buying ban. I'm a new follower.

  15. I haven't gotten around to even joining NetGalley -_- That's one of my ARC-related goals. Once I feel confident enough about my blog, that is.

    Great goals! The book buying ban sounds hard -_o

    Old follower! Just stopping by (:

    Ajoop @ on books!

  16. Good luck on your book buying ban. I always say I'm going to do that too but then I end up buying a book (or two..or maybe even three). :)

    New follower!

    Nerd Girls at Books to the Sky

  17. Tackling your TBR pile is an awesome resolution. I need to do that too.

  18. I haven't gone so far as to say I am doing a book buying ban...but I definitely hear you on the TBR pile. :)


  19. Oh man. Good luck on the book buying ban! I did one last January and like the first week I read Vampire Academy and had to wait all month to get the next books. Went a bit crazy and bought like 7 books as soon as my ban ended. Maybe you'll have more self control than me =P

    Also, good luck with your button and banner =) I have trouble with that stuff too -- so I've given up trying lol. Great resolutions!

  20. Old Follower
    Great GOALS!
    xo jade@

  21. I am jealous of ppl that can make their own buttons! New follower!

  22. I like you goal about not buying books! It's a cool idea, plus you'll save money which is always good. I'm a new follower!
    Follow Friday Post


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