By Catherine, Caffeinated:
What is the point of a blog? is a question I’m asked time and time again. Most of the time, these would be self-publishers are asking me where does a blog fit into the scheme of things? What’s its place in my overall plan? How do I know if it’s working, if I’m blogging well?
But sometimes, they’re asking something else, something a bit frightening. They’re asking what is the point of a blog? because they actually don’t see the point of having one.
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If you have a book published, blog regularly on any number of subjects, or just want to connect with other blogs, a blog directory is one of the most efficient ways to get your blog listed, and find other sites. Through my travels on the web, I’ve found a number of good posts that contain of blog directories, and this is one, All the blog directories are free to join…enjoy!
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How to approach book bloggers to ask for a review:
The DOs and DON’Ts.
As the owner of a site that blogs about books, I am constantly bombarded by book review requests – 99% of which I promptly refuse.
There are two major reasons I refuse requests.
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Good morning, all.
I’ve decided to take a little break from the blogging world. Strictly temporary, mind you, but I need a bit of down time. Actually, I need a bit of writing time. I started this blog on March 21st past, along with Twitter and Goodreads – and then Facebook. Now, I’ve found I’m less of a writer than I am a blogger. Not to say I’m not having fun, and I truly enjoy having all my new friends and acquaintances. But as I’ve gone deeper into the whole “author platform” thing, my writing – and editing – has suffered.
So, I’m taking a few weeks off. Going to do the basic posting, one or two a day on the blog, and write. And edit. And get my darned book ready to launch. Please, PLEASE don’t take this as anything is wrong, or I’m ignoring anyone. Simply not it. I’ll be back to facebook and all the rest soon. If you have a matter you’d like to talk about, you all have my blog. Anyone who has my email, use it. Come talk. Failing that, I’ll be back October 1, with my book done and ready to swing. Ciao, my friends.
What a fantastic site.
A staggering number of groups, not to mention members. Groups designed to satisfy whatever craving you have for interaction.
A link to Goodreads
Here is a partial list of groups:
- Coffee talk
- Paranormal and Horror Lovers
- Books, Blogs, Authors, and More
- Fiction Fanatics
- Teen Romance
- Urban Fantasy Aficiandos
- Historical Fictionistas
- Chicks on Lit
And quite a few more. And each group has dozen of discussions, each in line within that group’s theme.
The members are both enthusiastic and gracious, and welcome all new-comers.
You want exposure? To discuss, critique and be critiqued, vent, chat, review and be reviewed?
This is the place, and if you haven’t joined, my friend, you are surely missing out :)
Come join us, and look me up when you do-