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A blog tour is ...?

I'm wading into this idea of doing a blog tour, and my research has uncovered that there's disagreement over what a blog tour actually is. Is it me answering the questions of each blogger who hosts me? Me writing about my new work and then answering any questions in the comments? Me writing an original piece to get people interested in my writing, while mentioning my new short story collection at the end? (See how I worked mentioning the new short story collection into that?) Me jumping up and down and screaming "Me!"? That last one there, I'm not too good at that.

Is it up to me to schedule it, or do I leave it to each blogger to put it up at their convenience? The only thing I'm certain of right now is that I'd offer to host any other writers, in return, 'cause that's the neighborly thing to do. Opinions?


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Jun. 5th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
I've only been hosted as a part of a blog tour and have not yet hosted one. Mostly what I have seen is there is one central person who comes up with ideas/questions etc and others link into it.

http://rachaelharrie.blogspot.com/2012/02/fourth-writers-platform-building_06.html that's the blog of so meone who has hosted several. You can see what she's done and you could probably even ask her questions. The platform building one is immense. most blog tours aren't so massive.
Jun. 7th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
I'll check it out. I was more under the impression that I'd do something (or be interviewed separately) for each individual blog, which I'm prepared to do but which would sure take a lot more time.
Jun. 7th, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
in my experience it has varied from blog hop to blog hop. some have interviewed me, some have had me guest post, some have stock questions, and some have writing challenges
Jun. 8th, 2012 06:42 am (UTC)
You're absolutely right, that's what I found in my research yesterday. A little bit of everything -- variety is good.
Jun. 6th, 2012 10:44 am (UTC)
I don't know about blog tours, but I would be happy to host you on my blog and plug your books. All you need to do is write something, anything, SF / F / Writing related, between 300 - 2000 words (ish) and I'll put it up. I like hosting other people because it means I don't have to come up with so much content! ;)

www.hierath.wordpress.com - if you're interested.
Jun. 7th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
That's great, I appreciate it! I'll come up with something ... hm ... I have something in mind already. Now to keep it short.
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