Promoting yourself takes time, so why not have fun while doing it? One way I promote my blog and myself as an author is to participate in Blog Hops. Where and how do you do that?
Here is a list of places to find specific types of blog hops:
Carrie Ann Ryan Blog Hops - http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/
Hops are focused on romance. She is very organized and there are many participants. You can't go wrong with this one!
Also, there is a facebook group to help with the organization: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CarrieAnnBlogHops/
The Blog Hop Spot - http://thebloghopspot.com/event-page/
Only a few a year, but worth checking out.
Also on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/367868446563993/?fref=ts
Under the Covers Book Reviews - http://www.underthecoversbookblog.com/current-giveaways/upcoming-blog-hops
Adult-centered blog hops. Upcoming hops include Naughty New Years Blog Hop and Fools for Luv Blog Hop.
Romance Reviews - http://www.theromancereviews.com/romancehop.php
Upcoming Romance Hop and Erotica Romance Hop
Reading Romances - http://reading-romances.com/
You can also friend this blog on Goodreads and get updates of upcoming blog hops.
I am a Reader, Not a Writer - http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com
Although I am a writer, I know other writers do participated in these hops. Family friendly and lots of YA book hops coming up!
How does it work? Usually the hosting website has a linky sign up. You enter your blog address and name. Then you will be added to the list. Next, the hosting site will send an email with instructions, if there are any special materials or directions.
Write your blog post. Schedule it to be posted early that morning.
Most bloghops have a giveaway. This is an ideal time to giveaway a copy of your book!If you have a giveaway, use rafflectopter or another useful tool. See my previous post on Rafflecopter use.
Promote the blog hop on twitter or facebook. Warning: Don't overpromote! You want people to visit your blog, not throw it out the window.
If you know of other blog hop hosting sites, please let us know in the comments below!
It's that easy!
Visit other Writer's Words of Wisdom authors for great advice!
Lacey Wolfe: http://laceywolfe.com/
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