Follow Friday!

Welcome to Follow Friday! This week's question: 

What drove you to start blogging in the first place?

Funny story actually! I made a blog in early 2009 but I never really got into it - I let it sit for a while without ever really doing anything with it. Then one day I was scrolling through Goodreads and I saw someone's review of a book that wasn't out yet. I read a couple reviews and got really excited about the book - and the reviewer mentioned that she got the book from netgalley. I had never heard of it but I wanted to read the book, so I headed over to the website, made an account, and sent a request.

My request was accepted and I sped through the book. It was only after I finished reading that I realized what the purpose of netgalley was...

Feeling more than a little bit guilty, I wrote a review (my first ever!) and posted it on Goodreads. Then I remembered: I had a perfectly good blog, so why not post my review there? I liked that I got free books from netgalley, so why not keep it up?

Two years and more than 700 followers later, I'm glad I didn't stop after one review. 

How about you guys?


  1. I didn't find out about Netgalley til maybe a month after I started. But I love it.!


    My FF

  2. Great answer! I love how you didn't know you had to review the book LOL! Glad you enjoyed blogging enough that you stuck with it :D

    New follower!

  3. Bwahahahahahahaha. XD Okay, I had to laugh so much because it sounded just too good to be true. This is kinda awesome! I didn't know what NetGalley was about at first, either, but to request a novel and get approved and only then.. LOVE it! Seriously awesome story!

    Patricia // My Hop

  4. LOL! *Walks away slowly* Awkward... Lol! I love netgalley as well! Except when I'm denied... then it is my enemy, but let's not talk about that. Lol great answer!

    My Follow Friday

  5. Fair enough - I like your honesty! Plus, the story is a lot more interesting than mine - though I think a lot of people have had blogs they've not properly utilized before book blogging!

    Happy Friday!

    My FF this week

  6. Wow! That's awesome! I can't remember how I stumbled onto Netgalley. I think through another reviewer as well! Wish I could remember since Netgalley has become one of my BFFs!! ;)

    Here's my Friday Hops

    I was a featured blogger!!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Netgalley is genius!
    New follower!! You have a great blog!
    Maybe stop by mine? My F&F. :D

  8. Good for you! I love to hear all these stories of how people got started! This is such a fun question! My FF is at lkhill.blogspot.com and musingsonfantasia.blogspot.com. Happy Friday! :D

  9. Haha very nice! Netgalley is awesome. (:
    I just started following you!
    Here is my FF :
    Thanks (:

  10. Haha, I actually just signed up for netgalley today! What an awesome place - I didn't even know sites that existed!! New follower from the blog hop - here's my FF:


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