Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Some Tidbits About My Ongoing Blog Tour

No one ever said doing a blog tour on your own would be easy. I've done it enough to know how much work it is.

Now that I'm in the middle of it, it should be easy, but it's not.

When I sent the requested blog posts out, I asked for a reply that they'd received the material--everyone let me know they did. But, guess what? At least three people said I never sent them anything. I quickly resent.

Even though I sent reminders out to everyone the day before the tour began, a couple have forgotten.
What I don't understand is why, when someone gets the material, they don't set everything up with the proper date and time right then? If they did, they wouldn't have to rush to do it on the day or forget about it all together.

I'm not thrilled the codes that people have to read and copy--like the ones we have on this blog--but it is a necessary evil for those who get a lot of spam. Some of them are not so bad, but when I have to write the code three times to get it right and post, I know that some people will not bother to comment when it's so difficult.

Worse are the bloggers who insist on moderating every comment before it's posted. Maybe it wouldn't be too bad if the comments were moderated often, but when you are on a tour you need to reply to questions and at least acknowledge people who leave comments which is not easy to do when the comments don't show up for hours.

I know that this discourages people from commenting. One of the moderated posts had way fewer comments that any of the rest of the blogs I've visited so far.

On the whole though, things have gone well. At this point in my tour I've had nearly 60 unique commenters. Many have commented multiple times--trying for my contest, I'm sure. (The person who comments on the most blogs has the opportunity to have a character named after him/her in my next book.)

Here are the rest of the stops on my tour for Murder in the Worst Degree:

How Rocky Bluff P.D. Became a Series

How I Get My Titles


How Romance Plays a Part in the Book


Several Romances


Social Issues

How I Do My Research
Not a Hard-Boiled Police Procedure Nor a Cozy

Ways I’ve Murdered People


Choosing Names for Characters
How My Books Have Changed

My Experience with Killers

Hoping for the remainder to go smoothly.

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith

1 comment:

  1. Whoops, that really sound like a lot of complaining, and I shouldn't. After all, everyone who agreed to host me did it out of the goodness of their hearts. And everything I mentioned did get taken care of--and I've had a lot of fun seeing who has bothered to comment. One thing that always surprised me is what I've written for each blog. I know that sounds dumb, but this all began so long ago that I've forgotten and I tried to make each post different and unique.