My Attempt to be a Good Blogger

I have a friend who just began working a job in social media and marketing and advertising.  Tonight, she told me that the best way to get a lot of hits on your blog is to post every day.

I guess a good writer/author/blogger would never admit that she has nothing significant to write about at the moment, but that’s what I’m going to do.  I’ve written a couple of deep blog posts this week, and right now, I’m a bit tapped out, so I’m basically just writing the first things I think of that are even mildly interesting.

1) Sherlock is on TV.  I love Sherlock.  I’m trying not to watch it though, because I really want to make some good progress on the book annnnd if I watch Sherlock, I literally will not do anything else.

Seriously, who can NOT watch this show?!  Or pretty much anything when Benedict Cumberbatch is on screen?

Okay sorry, my Inner Fangirl is beginning to emerge.  I’ll try to reel her back out.  Honestly though, this series is so good and all the actors are simply brilliant.  And of course, there are so many Smaug and Bilbo jokes to be made (if you’re also a Tolkien nerd, which I am).

2) I’m really trying to connect with more authors and aspiring writers, so if you have written a book or want to write a book, please follow me here or on GoodReads or anywhere else.  I love helping other writers.

3) I’m also really hoping to get more reviews on Cemetery Tours.  Of course, I’d love it if you bought the book and read it and gave it a review, but if you have some free time and you like reviewing books, I’d be happy to email you a manuscript in exchange for good and honest reviews on Amazon and GoodReads.  Barnes and Noble would be awesome too, but I think Amazon and GoodReads are key.

4)  I got another really great review from another fellow blogger.  Thank you so much, http://tjwiltshire.wordpress.com!

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5) Apparently used copies of Cemetery Tours are really valuable in the UK.

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I hope everyone has a super spectacular weekend!  I’m off to work on my book.

And watch Sherlock.

15 thoughts on “My Attempt to be a Good Blogger

  1. I have a yen to buy your book, but am fresh out of dollars! We are renovating our bathroom, and I am pinching pennies so hard they are protesting. Beans and rice on the menu, more and more! Looks like a great one, though. Did you self- or did you have a publisher?

    • I self published through my own little company, Wind Trail Publishing! I know how it feels to pinch pennies. My sister and I are saving up to take a trip to London and Scotland this summer. If you would like, I would be delighted to send you a copy. If not, I totally understand. I do so enjoy your blog. 🙂

      • If you can send me a kindle copy, I would be happy to read and review. 🙂 Not that I have copious time… but I am a dedicated reader. 🙂 I’m so happy you like my blog. I’m trying to get a novel published, but I’m pathetically nervous to send it to a literary agent. Rejection is so hard.

      • Rejection is a bummer. I sent mine out to about six, got rejected, some I never even heard back from, but I only went that route for about a month. I figured I could sit around and wait forever for someone to “discover” me, or I could take matters into my own hands. I believed in my book, I believed it was good, and I thought “There is no one better to trust with something so precious to me than me.” When I was seeking guidance on publication, everyone (even my friend who had self-published) encouraged me to at least take a chance on traditional publishing, because you really never know. But I do not regret the route I took because if I hadn’t then I still might not be published. And let me tell you, it feels SO GOOD! 🙂

        Here’s a link to my website. http://windtrailpublishing.com If you do decide to self-publish, I highly recommend doing so through your own small business. It sounded really intimidating to me at first, but it turned out to be the best thing I ever did!

        Also, I would love to send you a Kindle copy. Would a PDF be alright? If so, send me along your email address and I will send it to you! 🙂

      • Can I pull a pdf onto my kindle? I don’t like reading really long things on my computer, it’s too awkward. I’m sadly technology limited. Can you give me a coupon code to use on Amazon or don’t they do that?

      • I know my friend managed to download the PDF onto his Kindle, but I think it will only work if you can check email on your Kindle. I can gift it to you on Kindle, though! I’d just need the email address associated with your device. 🙂

  2. Updating everyday can feel like a huge chore, especially when you don’t feel like you have much to write about. That’s why I did my “Summer Movie Season” and am now doing my “DC Animated Movies” Series. It pretty much forces me to. But ugh, it can be tough. Also, I’m so excited to read/review your book! I’ve loaded it on my kindle and I’m heading to Florida next weekend for a long one, so I plan on reading it then!

    • Thank you so much Reenie! I hope you enjoy it! 😀 And yeah, I try to blog at least every other day, but I usually take weekends off to read and catch up on work that I should have been doing throughout the week, haha! I so enjoy your blog. I geek out over just about everything. 🙂 Thank you again and have fun in Florida! I am very jealous!

  3. Great post! And, yes, Sherlock is an awesome show. I am also trying to gain readers for a blog. Posting regularly can be difficult, but making it (blogging) a priority is important.

    • Ohhhhh it is. Can not get enough! And yes, I’ve been trying to make it a priority, but I’ve been keeping it for almost a year now, and I really enjoy it. I love connecting with new people, especially writers and readers and Sherlock fans. 🙂

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