My introduction to the blogosphere probably occurred around sixteen months ago. Of course I had heard of blogs – I mean, I haven’t been living under a rock – but I didn’t really know how large the blogging community is (especially the book blogging community), until I met Asti from Oh, the Books. I started reading her blog (what are friends for, right?), and it kind of took off from there… A little over a year later and I started my own blog, which let me tell you, is still quite surreal for me.
At this point you may be wondering: Where are you going with this, Chantelle? Whats this got to do with blog tours? Well, my friends, you come to notice things when visiting blogs and one thing that has caught my notice, is blog tours. Why do some bloggers participate and some do not? Do people think that blog tours create buzz for a book? And this is what inspired this post; I know it is a rather short post, but its been bugging me, so I felt I had to write it. This is where I hand it over to you:
- Do you participate in blog tours? If so, why? (It’s the free books, right? ;))
- If you choose to not participate in blog tours, why not? Is there anything that would entice you to participate?
- And, finally… Do you think blog tours are a good idea? Despite whether or not you participate in blog tours, do you think they help in getting the word out there about a book?