The Book Bloggers’ Hop is run by the Coffee Addicted Writer, with a question for bloggers each week.

I thought those Bs would be a good start to the blogging week on the A to Z Challenge, and especially since this weekend’s question is…

Do you visit every listed blog in the linky list when you are participating in a meme?

book bloggers' hopWell, without a linky list for this year’s A to Z, the answer is definitely no. Even if we had, I would only have got round a small proportion of them – around 10%. Usually though, I try to visit a good percentage of the people in a blog hop. I often take one side of the column to start with, then do the rest if time. Or start at my name and do all those after…. or something like that. I try to get to at least twenty on any hop – maybe ten a day if it’s ‘live’ for a good while.

I often shortcut that by visiting those that comment on my post. Visiting back is something I try to school myself into–and then I try to remember at least to Tweet their post–but I’m still working on it.

What about you?

More about the Book Bloggers’ Hop

Why not take part in the Book Bloggers’ Hop yourself, after the A to Z Challenge finishes, perhaps.  Just visit Coffee Addicted Writer’s page here to see the questions and schedule. You can post Friday through Monday, then link back on the Linky on CAW’s own answer to the question.

Willoughby the Narrator

If you’re still hunting for a blog post for your letter W, why not join in the book blast to launch Willoughby the Narrator on April 27th. Click here for details, copy and to add your link to the rafflecopter.

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19 thoughts on “Book Bloggers’ Hop #AtoZChallenge

  • 3 April, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Hi Jemima – I do my best … and not always as thoroughly as I can – and look for a few new people to relate to … but if the list is short (when?!) then I’ll manage … cheers Hilary

    • 3 April, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      Yeah, it’s hard sometimes – and others are easy!

  • 3 April, 2017 at 9:38 am

    The only one with a linky list I’ve taken part in is A to Z, which I did in 2014 and 15 but not since, and that was so long and diverse it was hard! Some blogs, I just can’t think of anything to say about but at least a WordPress Like lets them know I’ve been there. Blogger is more tricky that way. In general, I try to visit everyone who likes or comments at least once, but that’s getting harder too.

    • 3 April, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      Blogger has the G +1 button, but I will say that’s not as visible as the “like” button. And you have to have a google account.

      • 3 April, 2017 at 4:37 pm

        I also just realized that although I can see the number of people who recommended it on G+, I can’t see who they are. So that means I can’t visit back.

        • 3 April, 2017 at 8:18 pm

          Yeah – I have a Google account, but I rarely do anything there. I’ve seen some Blogger blogs with a kind of vote button which can obviously be tailored, but I haven’t seen how to put it on my publisher site, even if I wanted it there.

      • 3 April, 2017 at 4:45 pm

        Yes, I don’t see it on most of the ones I follow, only some. I assume it’s to do with Google+ which not everyone uses (including me, though I do have a Google account).

    • 3 April, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      I agree – I really like the WordPress ‘Like’ button.

  • 3 April, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I usually start with those names closest to mine on the list, then skim for other people that I know or blog names or topics that I think might interest me. And I always try to visit anyone who comments on my own blog. I usually hit 10-20 a day if I have time, and there have been a few times I’ve pushed myself to 2 or 3 times that number.

    I really don’t like the setup of this year’s A-to-Z because the list of posts is just messy and irregular. I’m hoping to find my 10 or so blogs in the first couple of days that I enjoy following and I’ll just stick to those.

    B is for Battle of Beaumont Hamel

    • 3 April, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      I agree about the chaotic list! I realized that I often can’t really remember where I’ve been (especially if it was a blog that didn’t end up interesting me). The linky-list helped with that, since the blogs stayed in the same order, and as long as I left the window open, even showed which ones I’d clicked on.

      As for visiting all the blogs on any hop I participate in…I have good intentions 🙂 The reality is that I usually get to about a half a dozen. During A to Z I visit any who comment on my blog, and try to hit about 5 a day beyond that. This year, I’m following links through comments, rather than trying to make any sense of the list. Which makes me realize that leaving comments on blogs I visit is good for more than just the blogger I’m visiting, because I’m sure others are doing it my way, too!

    • 3 April, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      That’s my response so far – and it’s only day 2. I was just thoroughly fuddled on Saturday, and I guess everyone else was too. I ended up following back everybody who had visited me, and then followed a few who had commented on those. I liked the order of the list and working one’s way down from your own name. That way everybody got some attention.

  • 3 April, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I usually just try to work through the list as I don’t feel it’s fair to discriminate. I just see how far I get. Sometimes I’ve taken part in a bloghop with only a small handful of participants – of course then it’s easier to get to them all!

    • 3 April, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      You’re right, Nick. I like small blog hops for that reason – although big ones may have more diversity in the participation.

  • 3 April, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog, so nice to meet someone who is familiar with Enid Blyton. I think you’ve summed up how many blogs in a Linky List I visit as well! I’m finding the A to Z very tough this year; wish they would bring back the blog categories.

    • 4 April, 2017 at 9:48 am

      I hope so too, Pamela. Thanks for visiting – I suspect most people will do this by re-visiting people this year. Which in one way is good, because hopefully we’ll get to know each other well enough to keep visiting throughout the year.
      Ever the optimist 🙂

  • 4 April, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Jemima, saw your comment on another post and it is so cool that you have a signed postcard from Enid Blyton!! Regarding commenting, I am working on how best to do my fair share of commenting still.. and I agree that the A to Z list overwhelms but I did random visits (and of course, visiting those who visited me).. and yours, I ended up visiting because of your comment on the Enid Blyton post 🙂 LadyInRead@MyRandRSpace-My_B_Post

    • 4 April, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Funny – I think I went to the Enid Blyton post because Pamela had commented on someone else’s post! So this year’s a to z is really a chain comment!

  • 6 April, 2017 at 3:28 am

    I visit everyone on linkies, so the get the bl(g hit, but only read and comment on the ones that interest me. 🙂

    • 7 April, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Good point. That’s why I really like the WordPress ‘Like’, so at least I can show I’ve been there!

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