Publicity Tip #76 ~
Some writers who are new to the blogging scene are reluctant to “Follow” other writing blogs. If they write historical fiction they might follow the Historical Society of XYZ or blogs about Genealogy, Family Tree Building and so on.
It’s important to follow general writing blogs, marketing/publicity writing blogs AND fellow author blogs in addition to your “research-based” blogs.
These other blog are what provide casual publicity opportunities that are quite often free if not extremely low-cost. When you’re able to reach out to these various site you are also gaining a potential glance by complete strangers at your book/author info.
Today, as I scanned through the titles on my WordPress Reader (going through the 50-odd blogs I currently follow) this is what I found:
The blog Everything’s Coming Up Rosie is offering a free, simple promotional
today yesterday –
Not only does Rosie offer us writers a chance to post a link to our blog in the comments section of her blog but she’s developed the hashtag #shareyourblog for this very event to carry on into Twitter or Instagram.
Is this a novel idea?
Yes and no. It’s a fantastic idea that has, yes, been done before and if we’re doing it again it means that it works… for some of us. But wouldn’t you be more than a little sheepish if you didn’t give it a try and lost potential new readers because of it?
Even though it started yesterday, take 5 minutes to pop over to Rosie’s site and Tweet or Instagram your way into a free publicity option that might just earn you a few more followers 🙂