Monday, October 25, 2010

Awesome Stop and 400 Followers

Just went live! My stop today is at Grasping for the Wind, run by John Ottinger III.


His reviews, interviews and articles have appeared in Publishers Weekly, Black Gate, Strange Horizons, Fantasy Magazine, SF Signal, Sacramento Book Review, Thaumatrope, and at Tor.com. John is an affiliate member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and a self-proclaimed a SF/F fanboy.
My guest post is about blogging to reach readers, something I learned from you guys – and I hope I do it right.
John’s site it awesome, so please show him that Alex’s Army rocks and leave a comment after reading my guest post!

And thanks for visiting RaShelle’s site this weekend, A No. 2 Pencil Stat! Glad her Halloween party was a big success as well.

Oddly enough, I crossed 400 followers on Saturday. That just blows my mind! Seven months ago I hovered around 30 followers, wondering if I’d ever see 100…

I didn’t get to see RED – again! But NetFlix delivered a cool flick and I’ll review it tomorrow. As Shrek would say, really-really!

Don’t forget to enter my contest to win a free copy of CassaStar! Comment on this post HERE and on just one of my virtual tour stops. (See tab above for a full list of stops.) Contest ends October 31 at 9pm EST.
Now, go visit John's site!

73 comments:

The Golden Eagle said...

I'll go check out the guest post!

400 Followers! Woo-hoo! :) Congratulations.

Ellie said...

Wow. 400 followers in seven months is awesome! Congratulations!

Clarissa Draper said...

Alex, I have your book but I haven't started it yet. I get my new Kindle today and wanted to wait to read it on there. Have a great week.

CD

Jules said...

Congrats on the 400! I'm trying to get t some of these guest posts but life just keeps setting me back. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Renae said...

Congrats on 400 followers that's awesome!

Teresa aka JW said...

Congratulations on 400!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Yay on the 400 followers, Alex.
Oh, I keep seeing adverts for RED everywhere. Maybe I should check that film out.

Christine Danek said...

Congrats on 400, Alex.

Carol Kilgore said...

You do a fantastic job of blogging to reach readers. I'm hopping over to see what you have to say about that.

Congrats on 400 :)

Copyboy said...

I want to stop at is site if only for a chance to get to know a real 3rd. Never met one. Congrats on 400 plus!!!

Hannah Kincade said...

OMG!! 400 followers!! That's awesome and amazing and spectacular!

I've been having some issues with Netflix lately as well. They keep jumping past movies on the top that don't have a wait on them, it's been very frustrating for my fest as I've missed rewatching some movies that I don't own.

Ishta Mercurio said...

Woo-hoo! Go, 400 followers, you super-blogger, you! Congratulations.

Ishta Mercurio said...

Woo-hoo! Go, 400 followers, you super-blogger, you! Congratulations.

DEZMOND said...

congrats on 400 soldiers!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A well deserved congrats on reaching 400(followers NOT AGE)
here's to the next 400.

Have a good week
Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Clarissa, thank you!!

That's okay, Jules.

Carol, guess I need to do a post on that subject.

Hannah, that sucks!

Thanks, everyone!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats on 400 followers!

Melissa Gill said...

Congrats on 400 followers. You have to see Red. It's full of action and surprises, plus it's high-sterical.

aspiring_x said...

congrats on the 400!! way to go alex! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Sweet!

Stephen Tremp said...

I'll be over this afternoon to show my support as one of Alex's Army!

And I'm asking all the libraries I come across to order your book. I take them a slip of paper with yout name, book title, and ISBN to make it easy on them.

Usually I fill out a simple form at the reference desk and they'll call me with a yay or a nay if they can order it. I'll keep you posted as I hear anything back.

Stephen Tremp

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

i got your book in the mail on friday! I'm excited to read it!

Helen Ginger said...

Congratulations on reaching 400 Followers! And I'll be back around noon to check out today's post over on Grasping for the Wind.

Michele Emrath said...

400 is insane! Craziness. And to think I knew you when...!

This link is a new one to me. Looking forward to checking it out.

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Tara said...

Congrats on 400!

Karen Walker said...

Alex, you're obviously doing something very very right and it's a joy to watch. Congratulations.
Karen

Old Kitty said...

When is it noon over there?!?! I'm confused!!! Help!! Well it's 15.41 pm here Monday and I clicked on Grasping for the Wind link and as you're not there I'm presuming it's not yet noon? Talk about messing with my little mind! LOL!

Yay 400 and more followers!! Brilliant!!! Well done you!!

I hope I win your contest! LOL! Take care
x

Mesmerix said...

I went to see RED on Saturday. Loved it. I laughed like crazy, things got blown up, all in all a great action comedy. One of the better movies I've seen this year.

Sangu said...

Aww congratulations on the followers! Making a jump of 350-odd followers in seven months is an amazing feat, well done!

KK Brees said...

Alex, you're doing a phenomenal job. Keep up the good effort, it's bound to pay off.

The Invisible Seductress said...

AMAZING!!! CONGRATS!!!!


hugs

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats with 400 followers! That's so awesome!

Colene Murphy said...

Congrats on the 400! That is HUGE!

Sorry about Red but can't wait to see what you're reviewing!

Budd said...

is that 400 just recording blogger numbers? Does it catch people you subscribe to your RSS feed through readers? You could have more.

ediFanoB said...

400 followers!!
That is the "harvest" of what you did the last seven months.
And I'm sure there will be more after people have read and enjoyed CassaStaR.

KarenG said...

Congrats on your 400! You bely the myth that blogging is just for women.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Stephen, thanks! That form makes it real easy, doesn't it?

Yeah, Falen!!

Thanks, Helen. And everyone, the article is now up at John's site! Go show him the Army rocks!

Thank you, Karen.

Kitty, it's noon now!

Mesmerix, I'm still determined to see it.

Budd, I probably do - no idea how to check though!

Thanks, Edi. No idea why, but it happened.

Karen, guys can blog, too!

RaShelle said...

400 followers!! So awesome.

The Halloween party was a success. My kids can't stop talking about it. We'll see what their friends have to say today.

Tessa Conte said...

I just bought CassaStar for my Kindle, will read tomorrow on my flight home! Yay!

lbdiamond said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats! :D

Lydia Kang said...

Congrats on 400 followers! I'm not surprised at all!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

RaShelle, that's great!

Tessa, thanks so much!

Lydia, glad you're not surprised. I'm still stunned.

Abby Minard said...

Yay, 400! I bet it went so fast for you! I'll have to check out your guest post.

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the 400-plus followers. They all know a great blog when they find it. Best of luck with the remainder of the tour. Looking forward to your stop at Thoughts in Progress.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

BryStearns said...

Congrats Alex! 400 is quite a big accomplishment! 500 by next week perchance?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Abby.

Mason, looking forward to you closing down the tour.

Bryan, I wouldn't know what to do with myself!

Pat Tillett said...

congras Alex. 400 is already in your rearview mirror...

notesfromnadir said...

Congrats on 406 followers! That's a lot! Soon you'll have 500.

Leovi said...

Thank you very much for your visit, I met your blog through Pat Tillett. Regarding your question about what is my picture, not to answer, because few people see the same thing. As if no match is that it is a very violent scene, there are a crucifixion believers and nonbelievers who see a war. As an abstract I like that each person thinks his own work, My job is to suggest to the images. Congratulations on those 400 followers.

WritingNut said...

Congratulations on 400 followers Alex!!! :)

I'm off to visit the next stop on your tour now!

Lynda Young said...

400+ followers is an impressive feat in such a short time. Well done!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

That's awesome, Alex! WTG! You are having a great year...

Monti said...

I find 400+ followers amazing. You should create a workshop to offer at conferences on how to build a following!!!

Monti
Night Watch
MaryMontagueSikes

Karen Lange said...

Congrats on the followers! Will hop over and see your guest post.

N. R. Williams said...

Congratulations on reaching over 400 Alex. Just a few months ago you were 30? I'm impressed.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Enid Wilson said...

Congratulations! I think you can aim for 500 soon.

My Darcy Mutates

Ellen aka Ella said...

You must of set some kind of record in BlogLand?! Amazing Alex's Army is growing so fast~ Congrats!

Nicki Elson said...

Right then, off to read your guest post and learn from the master!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Leovi, thanks for your visit! I'll just have to draw my own conclusions then.

Monti, you mean speak in front of live people? The horror!

Thank you, everyone. And I follow some bloggers who've done it much, much faster.

Lynn said...

400! Amazing and worth a celebration! Off to check out your guest post now.

Arlee Bird said...

You are really zooming ahead with those followers. Congratulations!
I got a copy of CassaStar in the mail today and will start reading. I'll put up a review when I finish.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm so envious. 400 followers. Congratulations.

Emy Shin (Sandy) said...

Yay, congratulations on reaching 400 followers! :)

Kelly Dexter said...

Congrats on passing 400 followers, that's awesome!

Vicki Rocho said...

I'll gladly be part of your Army as long as you promise I won't have to wear any of that God-awful camoflage.

deal?

Congrats on 400 followers! You've earned every one!

Cheeseboy said...

Congrats! Interestingly enough, our blogs have grown the last 7 months at about the exact same rate. We should have a 500 follower party together sometime.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Lookie you! Not only do you have 409 followers, but look at your comment numbers per post! Just how is this happening?

Maybe I'm neglecting something--but Elana's comment count is sky high, too.

Hmmm...

:)

Martin Kozicki said...

I knew signing up for 100 Google shill accounts would come in handy! ;-)

Gail said...

Congratulations on your rise in followers and your ever growing exposure...may they both make your dreams come true.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lee, thanks!! That's awesome.

Vicki, no camo. But how do you feel about about spacesuits?

Cheesboy, that would be cool, but I bet you still beat me.

Elizabeth - beats me!!

Martin, that's sneaky.

Thanks again, everyone.

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Wowza, 400 followers! Congrats! Following the blog tour is a lot of fun, and it's kinda scary how quick the Army is getting followers...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jamie, soon I'll take over the world!

Geof said...

Sorry I missed sooner buddy. Congrats on joining the 400 club. 370 in seven months? Guess that means you'll hit 500 by January?