Hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books
In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read! (click the title)
This week's question is:
"How do you spread the word about your blog?
(e.g. Social Networking sites, Book Blog Directories,
comments on other blogs...)"
Ummm. I've only been doing this for about 5 months and when I first started I had NO clue. I kinda just blogged and sent my hope out into the Universe that people would find me. I can't remember the how's or why's but I got onto Twitter and started tweeting whenever I added a new post on my blog. I visited people's blogs but still was kind of drifting. I then discovered Goodreads and joined some communities there and a whole bunch of people visited. A light bulb went off. Hmm maybe there's something to be said for socializing (ROFL who would've thought it huh?) I don't know where I was but it was the HOP that I saw on someones blog and I thought I'd try it. BAM!! I met you all and you met me and I was so excited. I joined in more and more memes (Teaser Tuesday, Waiting On Wednesday, In My Mailbox specifically) and I think that's been the BEST thing I've ever done. I'm a big believer that if you want people to visit, it starts with you putting on your own visiting shoes and going around the neighborhood. I try REALLY hard to make it through every link (and most memes I do) and share a little bit about myself and the excitement I feel about the books I love. My hope is that people will then come visit me and like what they see enough to keep coming back. So that's my answer for this week :D
My Week In Review (this is really a chance for me to have one big giddy moment)
I started my own meme this week called "Waiting For Pay Day". My hope is for people to come and share the books they desperately want to read but don't have the money at moment to buy. The books can be either newly released or those books that have been out for a while. It's also an opportunity to look through our TBR piles and find those books that had us excited that we may just be able to afford now. It's held here every Thursday and I'd love to see you all :)
A while ago, I was approached to review for The Romance Reviews website and this week my first review for Play Dirty by Lorie O'Clare was posted. I was giddy for the whole day and I'm excited to be part of an amazing site.
I have two giveaways planned for October - HP Mallory giveaway (Oct 1-13) and "Bite Me, Change Me, Corrupt Me" (Oct 13-31) Each giveaway gives followers an opportunity to win books that I LOVE. For more details you can see the picture at the top or go to my Cool Giveaway page. I'll keep providing the links in each meme I participate in as well.
Ok here's some posts and book reviews I did this week you might be interested in:
The Willow by Stacey Kennedy
The Wicked by Stacey Kennedy
The Devil's Kiss by Stacey Kennedy
Lover Awakened by JR Ward