So this weeks question is a great one for the new newbies in the book blogging world-
How do you spread the word about your blog??
Wellllllll, that was a really hard one for me to figure out. I did all the obvious things at first, joined up every referring site and directory that I could find on ANYBODIES blog anywhere, network blogs on facebook, fan page on facebook, inviting everyone and their dog/cat/hamster, commented and started religiously following everyone I could find that was appealing (honestly I can't follow a blog that bores me or reviews appalling books), joining goodreads, librarything and book blog ning (and then maintaining them! gack so much work!). Linking to other peoples reviews, diligently going through all the blogs i follow and commenting on their reviews of the same book. Spending hours and hours and hours on the networking.
It seems crazy at first, I spent so much time networking I wasn't sure how I was ever going to have time to read!
But eventually it starts to pan out, and you can ease up a bit.
The second prong to this, I found, was developing my blog to be as appealing and note worthy as possible. So I tried to create a good by-line, a brand image (banner), bookmarks to give away, and to make my site as easy to load and use as possible (i hate a blog that I can't navigate and takes 15 minutes to load).
I hope there was some good tips in there for someone, something you didn't know about maybe.
Finally, come on by all month and help me celebrate all things scary, pick up a button for my Giving me the Creeps October, and drop off your links to scary reviews, interviews or giveaways. Later this afternoon I'll have my first ever Scarrrrry Feline Friday and tomorrow my review for the Forest of Hands and Teeth!
Trick or Treat!!