Be it your blog or someone else’s - You are the guest or the host – You supply the questions or you answer them – you supply the wanted material or you take the time to make it look great on your blog, etc., etc., etc. Authors don’t just whip these up in seconds (or at least I don’t). There are wonderful bloggers out there that take time to put it all together, both parties advertise to all they know and at the end of the day, on a good day, you may have five to ten comments, other times you may have only one or two comments – maybe none.
I can usually count on a few who will always say something, because they are awesome supporters, but when it’s all said and done, and you’ve tried to make the perfect, appealing and humorous post, you aren’t sure if anybody has even stopped by. Makes you want to pull your hair out! It can be so deflating! Is it worth it?
In my humble opinion….it is! From one post, a number of opportunities could come up. You might find another author who has the perfect audience for what you write and get an invitation to appear on their blog. Hence, your story is out to readers who have never heard of you before and like what you have to offer, which means – new followers!
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
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This really isn't a pet peeve but I thought about something that was once said to me. At the time I thought, “HowRude!” I was having lunch with a book club group and this lady says, “Well, won’t these online publishers really take anything sent to them? I mean, what have they got to lose?”
Really? My response was, “Their reputation for one - and for the record, I’ve had story submissions rejected from these online publishers.” That shut her up!
Thanks for checking out my pet peeves! I am Penny Estelle and I write for the MG/tween kiddos! My story, Billy Cooper's Awesome Nightmare, is the first story of The Wickware Sagas. Kids of today - meeting historical legends of years gone by!
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