Friday, October 01, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop


Welcome to another edition of the Book Blogger Hop.  Frankly I'm not sure why I'm participating this week, since I haven't even finished a book in about three weeks (and yes, I feel deficient!).  I guess the "waking up at 5:10am for no real reason" may have affected my decision.  I'm already up, may as well do something bloggy!

This week's question comes from Tina who blogs at Book Couture.


"How do you spread the word about your blog?
(e.g. Social Networking sites, Book Blog Directories, comments on other blogs...)"


Back when I started my blog,  I mostly did it as a replacement for my paper and pen book journal.  It was a creative way to complete a class assignment.  I didn't really expect anyone other than my professor, my classmates, and my wife to read it.  But then, I got followers.  The first few were friends, but then others-people I didn't even know.  I decided I liked having people read what I wrote, so I started joining other people's blogs.  Which is where most of the readers come from, as far as I can tell.
However, I do post my new reviews on Facebook, and I will often have my FB friends comment there about my reviews.  I also joined the book bloggers ning, Book Blogs.  Other than that I don't have much time for self-promotion.  I don't tweet, I'm not anyone's affiliate, I don't run memes-this year it's all I can do to get a blog post written once a week or so.  But once this crazy fall is over, look out!

10 comments:

  1. Hopping by to say Hi! I am already a follower.
    Have a great Weekend!
    Misha
    My Book Blogger Hop

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  2. For me, the most difficult thing is to connect with people who like the same kinds of reading I do. I now am able to find other book blogs. But so many readers love YA and that's a rarity for me.

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  3. Hi, Just another stranger hopping by :)

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  4. Hi,
    I'm stopping by your blog on the Blog Hop and for Follow Friday. I hope you have a beautiful weekend and get lots of reading done. :)

    I'm a old follower.

    http://romancebookjunkies.blogspot.com/2010/09/happy-friday-october-1st.html

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  5. You have a great blog which is the best self-promotion!

    my book blogger hop

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  6. I am a new follower come follow me and check out my blog http://inthe-outhouse.blogspot.com/

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  7. Happy HOP! Came by to say hello and hope you have a great weekend. I enjoy doing alot of the memes each week and it gives me the chance to visit alot of blogs :)

    Happy reading. Come HOP by and visit

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  8. That's really cool that your professor let you use this to review books instead of having to turn in an actual paper.
    Except the class assignment part, that's pretty much why I began a blog, well... or, more so, because without it, I just wasn't writing down ANYTHING about the books I'd read, and would find, years later, I was left with just a sense of why I liked them, without actually having a good or true idea about what I had really enjoyed!

    Check out my Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and Giveaway HERE!!

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  9. I just love your design...I know I said it last time, but I had to come back...so cool. Is this design in the template? :) I won't steal it, but it is great.

    Stopping back for a visit......just hopping by.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see how I get the word out:

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  10. Coming back to say "hey girl"

    Have a great weekend and keep writing. Ditto love the design and layout AGAIN! I love repeating myself :)

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