It’s time for another Blog Hop. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! I am personally mourning the end of summer, even though fall is a beautiful season. At least I have football to compensate for having to pull jeans and jackets out of my closet. So, on to our topic for discussion, which is “How do you spread the word about your blog?”
I know that people who don’t blog are surprised by the amount of networking that blogging requires. I could write the best blog in the world but without networking no one’s reading it. And I take that back about writing the best blog, because I become a better blogger when I read lots of other book blogs. (try saying that a few times fast…)
For networking, I use BookBlogs.ning, the Hop, and occasionally other memes. But with really limited time I don’t “meme” too much because I really want to write (and read) book reviews.
I’m really interested in hearing from other bloggers about how they network. I’m on Goodreads and LibraryThing but I haven’t figured out how to use them to promote my blog. I don’t use Facebook or Twitter — Facebook because I don’t want to cross personal and blog lines, and Twitter because I just haven’t.
Now I have a lot of great book blogs that I follow, so mostly I try to just read and comment. I think that works the best. One of my favorite things about blogging is feeling like I’m part of a community, and reading and commenting regularly on the same blogs is what builds those relationships.
While I’m here I want to thank Weekend Reader at Too Many Books, Too Little Time for her Versatile Blogger award yesterday! She has a great blog (see her recent posts on Room and Freedom) so that was a real treat.
And on the subject of networking, I wanted to share some other WordPress blogs I read – I continue to think it’s harder for us WordPressers to generate followers, or at least to track how many followers we have. So here are some favorite and some newly discovered blogs you should check out: