Tuesday Thingers is a weekly meme hosted by Wendi of Wendi’s Book Corner. Here’s today’s question: Do you post links to your reviews? Here on Library Thing, or anywhere else? How else do you like to promote your site?
My Answer: I post links to my reviews here and on LibraryThing. I don’t post at any of the online bookstores (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.), nor do I use other cataloging sites like GoodReads and Shelfari. I participate in Semicolon’s Saturday Review of Books each week; that’s a great way to get your reviews seen, and to add to your own wish list!
When I have a book giveaway I post it on my blog, of course, and make a link in the sidebar, so it stays near the top for the duration of the giveaway. I ask them to post it over at Win a Book, and I was posting it at Up For Grabs, too. I’ve posted links to my giveaways in the ARC Junkies thread on LT, but I don’t do that regularly (not sure why not!)
I run my weekly (well, most weeks!) series called Spotlight on Bookstores. I think this is a unique feature. Bloggers enjoying guest posting, and it’s nice to use the Spotlight index as an ever-growing reference when travelling.
My signature in every email contains a link to my blog. Hey, it also has a pink rectangle, very similar to that square pink banner in the sidebar. I’ve joined the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk (60 miles in 3 days!); you can read more about it here.
Other ways to promote my site? Well, I’ve stopped short of standing by the highway on-ramp with a cardboard sign that says “read my blog!” I really want to continue to develop a stream of steady readers that I have conversations with and exchange ideas with. I’m not looking to spike my traffic with one-time visitors.
Go read Wendi’s post; then check the links in the Comments to see what other book bloggers have to say about the topic! What’s your favorite way to promote your blog?