About Blogging and Being on Someone's Blog

Of course I'm in the middle of a blog tour for A Crushing Death so my mind is on blogging.

Anyone who follows my blog also know that I host many authors right here.

What I can't understand is why, after either paying someone to set up a blog tour, or just asking someone to host you on a blog, why so many don't bother to promote the blog. I promote everyone who is on my blog on Facebook and Twitter--but there are many more place to do this.

How can I tell when someone doesn't promote? No, I'm not just checking the comment section, but I also can go behind the scenes and look at the stats and see how many people visited.

Speaking of comments, when someone does comment on a post, the featured person needs to respond. I'm shocked at how seldom that happens, especially when I know the person paid money for the blog tour they are on.

I probably drive people nuts when I'm on a blog tour because I promote everywhere I possibly can, Facebook, Twitter, Facebook groups and all the listserves I'm on. Does it help? Sure, I get lots of comments almost everywhere I stop. And believe me I go back and read and respond to everyone.

This is where i am today, and will be in the following days:

April 26 The Challenge of Coming Up with New and Interesting Topics for a Blog Tour

April 27 Ten Interesting Facts About Chief Chandra Taylor

April 28  A Day in the Life of Chief Chandra Taylor

April 29 Interview

April 30 Questions Answered

May 1 Keeping a Series Fresh

May 2 Naming Characters

May 3 The First Two Pages

May 4  How Much Grit do you Want?

May 5 Jackie Zortman is a Character in A Crushing Death

May 6  Mistakes People Make on Facebook

May 7 Crossing Paths on the Internet and in Person

May 8  Mother’s Day

May 9 Critique Groups

May 10 My Most Favorite Writing Conference

May 11 A Review and Excerpt

This is the last stop on the tour. I’ll notify the winner by email or Facebook message. And of course, I’ll announce the winner in many places.

May 26 Summing Up My Blog Tour

A Crushing Death Blurb:
A pile of rocks is found on a dead body beneath the condemned pier, a teacher is accused of molesting a student, the new police chief is threatened by someone she once arrested for attacking women, and Detective Milligan’s teenage daughter has a big problem.
Contest: Once again, the person who comments on the most blogs during this tour, can have a character named after them in the next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery.


Thonie Hevron said…
Well said, Marilyn!

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