I've been having guests on my blog for the last year. And I'm always surprised when the guest doesn't make a comment. Being a guest on a blog is free publicity.
When the day the blog appears, the guest should be promoting it all over the place--to his email friends, relatives, on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, anyplace where he or she social networks.
Not only should the guest make a comment on the blog too, but he or she should keep going back over the day to see if anyone else has commented and thank them for visiting the blog. This is really important.
At the moment, I'm on a blog tour and I'll be using the name of the person who comments on the most blogs in my next Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel--not the next one to come out, but the one I'm working on now which should appear in 2012.
Of course I have to keep track of those commenting so I go back over them all. But the latest blog is the one that I check on several times a day. I make a comment to each person who comments on the blog.
No, there's no place to go for blog etiquette and what I've learned has come from following other people's blogs.
I hope this is helpful to any of you who are guesting on other people's blogs.
Marilyn, who is in the middle of an intensive promotion campaign for Lingering Spirit.