Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Report on my Blog Tour(s) for No Bells
This is what's happening on the big tour--some people forgot. Those are the ones who don't put the post up until the day I'm supposed to be there. It's much better if you use the schedule setting on Blogger putting in the day and time you want the post to appear. I have no idea how you do it on Word Press, but I'm sure there must be a way.
On some, it's difficult or there's no place to comment. Since the contest I'm running is the winner will be the person who commented on the most posts, not being able to comment is a problem.
I tried to pick blogger who didn't necessarily have the same followers as I do so that I'd get different exposure along the way. Except for the people who are really trying for the prize, I think that part is working.
One thing people have seemed to like is the fact that I've written different posts for each blog and in most cases, sent along a different photo of me.
Is it resulting in sales? I have no idea. At the moment I'm having trouble even accessing No Bells on Amazon. It looks fine on Barnes and Nobel.
On the other much shorter tour--8 days only--again the contest that each person is having depends upon people posting. One blog doesn't accept comments at all--and another is difficult. Some of them have the hardest captcha words to copy. On one I had to do it 5 times before I got it right. If you're going to participate in a blog tour, for goodness sake, be sure that your blog is user friendly.
You can go to my blog http://marilynmeredith.blogstop.com and read my guests' posts on the shorter tour and if you want to catch up with mine I have the stops listed.
Anyway, it's been interesting, and I've certainly learned a lot along the way.