The video contest for the A to Z Challenge continues! Be sure you check the A to Z Blog every day for tips and news.And TODAY I have tips on selecting a theme for your posts!
Lynn Rush revealed the cover art for her upcoming release, Awaited. You can find it here on Goodreads. Looks awesome, Lynn!
Sean McLachlan’s book, A Fine Likeness, is on sale at Amazon for $2.99 through Valentine’s Day.
I’ll Tumble 4 Ya Blogfest
Nicki Elson, Suze, and M. Pax.
Who was your 80’s celebrity crush?
Back in the mid 80’s, when MTV still played music videos (the nerve!), several videos for a band called Heart caught my eye for one reason, and one reason only:
She was smokin’ hot, played the guitar, and had a beautiful smile.
And the sexy outfits they put her in didn’t hurt either…
Who was YOUR 80’s crush?
Followers Part Two
Since my post on handling followers was so popular, thought I’d continue with how to get followers. Again, instead of a ‘how to,’ this is just what I’ve found works the best. There will probably be a part three as this stuff is the mechanics.
Follow other bloggers. (60-80% will return the follow. Really helps if you go back and leave a comment as well! However, don’t follow a bunch of blogs just trying to get people to follow you back – that’s shallow and lame.)
I gained between five and twenty new followers a week this way.
Participate in platform building groups.
I gained quite a few followers through the BBT group two years ago, and many of us are now part of the BBTCafe Yahoo Group.
I also participated in Rachel’s campaign last fall. I followed everyone in my genre, although I think only about fifteen followed me back.
Do a guest post on another blog
Depending on the size of the blog, this has resulted in five to fifteen new followers.
Participate in blogfests
I’ve joined them and hosted several of my own. (The latter gains a few more followers.) Usually I’ll get between ten and thirty new followers this way.
Be selected a Blog of NoteYeah, over a hundred new followers from that honor!
Participate in challenges
Namely the A to Z Challenge! So many new blogs to explore – it really is the most effective way to gain followers. Don’t believe me? Know how many I gained last year? Over 350! (Which is nothing compared to Lee, who gained well over 600.)
But all of these followers won’t mean anything if you don’t connect, interact, and build a friendship.
Bet you can guess what part three is all about!
And yes, I just realized I'm over 1300 followers now. Whoa...
Any other news? Do you have an 80’s crush? Know of other ways to gain followers? Seeing a good movie this weekend? Can I come?