My Blog Tour is Winding Down and I've Learned a Few Things
My blog tour for Murder in the Worst Degree is nearly over--and I'm sure some of you are happy to hear that I won't be urging folks to follow along to the next blog.
As usual, I've learned some things along the way with this blog tour.
Next time, if there is a next time, I may skip the weekends. There are some blog hosts who only post guest blogs on the weekend, so that's something I'll have to weigh.
Some blogs are far more popular than others and I've been fortunate to be on several of those.
Some bloggers promote their blogs when a guest is there, many others don't bother.
Next time I'll avoid those bloggers who moderate comments--it makes it far too difficult to respond to people's comments.
I won't avoid those who use captcha codes, though that is a pain, but too many use them these days. I do know that there are some people who just can't decipher them and won't bother to leave a comment.
I had fun putting different photos of me and some of my family on the blogs. I stole that idea from Pat Browning who did that on one of her tours.
It is important to come up with something different for each post--a few times I had to work at it because the blog hosts came up with similar requests for posts.
Perhaps I started asking for hosts too soon--because some people forgot or lost what I sent them. (I did ask for confirmation and I got it--but too much time elapsed.)
Right before the beginning of the tour, I contacted each host and was surprised that some were not ready.
I was also surprised by those who didn't realize they could set the post up ahead of time with the date and time for the appearance.
On the day of the appearance, I always checked to make sure the post was up--a few times it wasn't and I had to send a reminder.
Other hosts, obviously ones who've done this before, sent me reminders with the post's URL before hand or on the morning of the correct date.
That's all I can think of at the moment, but I do thank everyone who hosted me as I know it's a lot of work.
I believe the tour was successful and I had far more unique commenters than ever before.
And I had fun.
Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith