Hey happy peeps:
Just wanted to give you an update on some stuff I’m doing.
In light of WordPress taking down some author/reviewer blogs because of links to 3rd party sites, I’ve decided to move all of my “Blog Tour” posts to Blogger. The new site is called Into the Mystic Realms and you can find it here.
The rest of my WordPress blog will remain here where I’ll post my normal stuff, but I didn’t want to risk WP taking down my blog because they thought something might be violating their Terms of Service.
I hope you guys stop by there and follow my Blog Tour and Cover Reveal site. It’s still a work in progress but I like the way it’s looking so far. Would love for you to stop by and visit.
Today I officially kick-off my blog Tour for the Make Believe anthology and I’m happy to say I’m not doing it alone. My fellow antho mate, Jennifer M. Eaton, agreed to take the plunge with me. Luckily, we ended up in the arms of a very sweet blogger who made our first leap into the world of blog tours an easy and cushiony one…the lovely and artistic Julie Catherine.
I have to admit, the whole concept of setting up a blog tour was overwhelming to me when I first began. Who do I talk to? What do I do? Do we do interviews, blog posts, giveaways? How do I set them up? What is Rafflecopter? How do I put Rafflecopter on my WordPress site? Oh, wait. I can’t. Free WordPress doesn’t allow it.
This experience has been a real eye-opener into Marketing and Social Networking 101. So far, so good, for this rather shy author. I have to say, though, I couldn’t have done it without the superb team at J. Taylor Publishing and the multitude of experienced authors and antho buddies to guide me along the way. I’m sure there will be mistakes. Perhaps I should have done something different, said something better, but I’m not going to be too hard on myself. I’m just glad I have my friend and antho buddy, Jennifer, to stand on the precipice with me and take the leap of faith. And to Julie, thank you for soft-padding the landing. The rest of the tour should be a breeze.
So pop on over to Julie Catherine’s blog and join in the kick-off celebrations and don’t forget to enter to win your very own copy of Make Believe! Also, everyone who comments on my blog today gets a chance to win an autographed bookmark or a digital signed copy of the Make Believe cover signed by all the authors.
Good luck and thanks for taking the journey with me and my fellow anthology buddies. Don’t forget to visit their sites as well, because they’re celebrating too.
Lynda R. Young
Jennifer M. Eaton