Feature And Follow # 178: Featured Blog Post

featuredbloggerHello, my lovelies. Some of you who have a long list of favorite blogs are probably familiar with Parajunkee’s and AlisonCanRead’s weekly Feature and Follow posts. It’s a fantastic way to check in with familiar blogs and discover new ones. Books Make Me Happy is stepping in as a Featured Blog for this week’s post!! I’m excited to check out all of the other blogs participating this week!

If you’re new here… WELCOME… I hope you find something fun while you’re poking around in my playground. I kinda like it here 🙂

As is customary… I have a questions to answer…

What is one new or unusual thing you’ve done in 2013?

It’s actually VERY cool that THIS is the question that I got for this post, considering I did something really unusual in 2013. I planned and directed an author/reader convention in 2013!!! Olde City, New Blood was an UF/PNR convention in St. Augustine, FL this past February. It was insane, and crazy, and beautiful, and nerve-wracking, and amazing, and unbelievably cool. We had over 50 authors, and about 150 readers and bloggers, all hanging out and having a blast by the beach. It was incredible. It wasn’t without glitches, but it was SO worth the crazy.

We moved the 2014 event to Daytona Beach, and changed the name to Coastal Magic Convention. But it’ll still be a small(ish) convention, focused on bringing readers and authors together in a very casual, very interactive weekend. Registration is open, and there’s even a blog hop happening RIGHT NOW (it ends Friday at midnight!!) to win a free registration!

So… that’s an unusual thing *I* did in 2013. What about all of YOU??? What fun, interesting, and/or unusual things have YOU been up to this year?? I can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures! 🙂

After you chat with me a bit in the comments below… be sure to check out all of the other blogs who are joining in this week’s post. Hope to see you back here another time for other features and fun stuff. 🙂

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  1. Comment by Pam (@MoonlightReader):

    Congrats on being featured! Wow, directing and planning a convention, that’s awesome!

    New Linky follower. 🙂

    ~Pam @ Moonlight Reader

  2. Comment by Whitney:

    Congrats on being this week’s feature! Directing and planning a convention is VERY cool, what a great accomplishment.

  3. Comment by megan @ Love Literature Art and Reason:

    COngrats on being a feature! and getting to plan a convention!! That’s awesome!
    new follower
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

  4. Comment by Jazmen Greene:

    Congrats on being featured! How cool is it that you put together a convention. That’s so neat! New Email follower and FB like.
    My F&F

  5. Comment by MidnightBookGirl (@Midnghtbookgirl):

    Very cool! I can’t even imagine organizing that kind of event! I’m on the East Coast, but all the way in VA… but you never know, we are planning on visiting Florida soon…

    New Linky follower!

    My FF

  6. Comment by Jennifer:

    Thanks for stopping by! You should definitely come play with us if you’re here in February!!

  7. Comment by Jennifer:

    Thanks for following!! And yeah, it’s pretty cool. Crazy, but cool 🙂

  8. Comment by Jennifer:

    Thanks, Megan… and thanks for stopping by!

  9. Comment by Jennifer:

    Thank you! It’s a lot, but I love it. Thanks for popping in!

  10. Comment by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction:

    Wow!! That’s amazing – I’m really impressed that you could put something like that together. I’m now following via Networked Blogs!

  11. Comment by Alison (@AlisonCanRead):

    Hopping through. Congrats on being featured! What a cool thing to put together. I love the name for the st Augustine convention. Very apropos.
    My FF

  12. Comment by Camille:

    Wow, that sounds amazing. And congratulations on your event and for being featured for this week. 🙂

  13. Comment by poojasat:

    I love your blog! Especially your blog name ~ Books Make Me Happy 😀 Congrats on being featured!

  14. Comment by Rosa Silva:

    Congrats on being a feature! And it’s that you managed to plan a convention.
    New follower via e-mail.
    Here’s my FF: http://bookishfindings.blogspot.com/

  15. Comment by michiedoll:

    congrats on being featured this week,that’s a productive 2013.

    hope you can visit my Feature and Follow Friday

  16. Comment by Shane @ Itching for Books:

    Hopping through. Congrats on being featured 🙂

    Happy Friday!

    My FF

  17. Comment by Kirsty-Marie Jones (@KirstyMStudio):

    Congrats on being the feature! Wow, that sounds crazy but fun. Congrats for that, too. 🙂 I’ve subscribed to your blog.

    Here’s mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  18. Comment by Lea:

    Wow, that sure was some hell of planning! Congrats on being featured, too 🙂

  19. Comment by S.Huston:

    Congrats on being the feature! New email subscriber!
    S.Huston @ Head In The Clouds
    My FF: http://readbookswilltravel.blogspot.com/2013/12/feature-and-follow-friday-3.html

  20. Comment by Kevin Reads:

    That seriously sound SO fun!!! That’s awesome! <3 Congrats 🙂

  21. Comment by Jennifer:

    Thanks for coming by, Nyxx!!

  22. Comment by Jennifer:

    It was a lot of fun, Pam. Thanks!!

  23. Comment by Jennifer:

    Thanks, Nicole!

  24. Comment by Jennifer:

    Thanks, Alison! It was a perfect name for the St. A event… which is why we had to change it when we moved to Daytona. It just didn’t fit as well. I was very sad, lol.

  25. Comment by Jennifer:

    Thanks for stopping by!!

  26. Comment by Jennifer:

    Thanks, Camille 🙂

  27. Comment by Jennifer:

    It was the simplest, truest thing for me call it, lol. It works 🙂 Thanks for coming by!

  28. Comment by Jennifer:

    Thanks for stopping by, Rosa!!

  29. Comment by Jennifer:

    It was a LOT of work in 2012, lol… most of 2013 has been getting ready for NEXT YEAR’s event, lol!!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  30. Comment by Jennifer:

    Thanks, Shane!!

  31. Comment by Jennifer:

    It was a fun job 🙂 Thanks!!

  32. Comment by Jennifer:

    I love the name of your blog!! Thanks for stopping by!

  33. Comment by Jennifer:

    It was a crazy amount of fun!! And started all over almost as soon as the weekend was done!! Thanks for coming by!

  34. Comment by Jenni Elyse (@jenni_elyse):

    Congrats on being featured! Your unusual thing is pretty darn cool! I’m glad you had that experience!

    My FF Post

  35. Comment by donniedarkogirl:

    Congrats on your feature! That’s amazing you organized such a huge event!! Quite a feat! New follower 😀
    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

  36. Comment by Roxy:

    Hi Jennifer, I’m a new email subscriber and twitter follower – love your blog! I can’t believe you organized your own convention – that is fantastic!!! We need more of that in the Great White North! My FFF post: http://roxysreviews.blogspot.ca/2013/12/feature-and-follow-friday-178.html

  37. Comment by Greg SChroeder:

    Very cool! Congrats on being featured. My FF

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