Friday Blog Hop
Posted October 1, 2010on:
Fascinating question on the blog hop this week!
“How do you spread the word about your blog?”
Like everyone else, I started out posting some reviews, lurking on other people sites. . .and then I got that first hit. and that first comment. and I discovered subscriptions and googlereader and tag surfer. . and it was a whole new world of how to find bloggers that were reading and reviewing stuff that I wanted to read, and review too! But how to get people to visit me in return?
Post meaningful comments on someone else’s blog, and they will probably visit you back. Book Blogs Ning, BBAW, Blog Hop, memes, all great places to find new friends and posts that spark your interest. Google search your favorite authors, see what sites come up that end in .wordpress or .blogspot. I love wordpress tag surfer. Post about China Mieville or George R R Martin? I am so there. and I’m commenting on the posts. And I’m exploring the rest of their sites to see what other posts they have that look interesting, and commenting on those. This blog is set to post to my facebook. I hit “publish”, all my friends see it. I’m thinking about trying the twitter thing, but I’m not sure if I could put the time into it that it would need.
All in the name of finding cool site that match my tastes, so I can comment on their stuff in hopes they will find something of interest on my site.
Not to mention make my TBR pile explode! Again!