Thursday, September 30, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (3)

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer, at Crazy-For-Books. The Hop is a place for bloggers to connect. It is an opportunity for us to share our love for books, support each other, and make new friends. A question is posted each week for bloggers to answer in their posts. The hop lasts Friday to Monday each week, readers can hop now or throughout the weekend. A Mr. Linky is provided at the Crazy-For-Books blog and over 300 blogs participate weekly. So, give it a try! Find some new blogs to visit and enjoy finding others who have as much love for reading as you do...

The question for this week is:

How do you spread the word about your blog? (e.g. Social Networking sites, Book Blog Directories, comments on other blogs...)

I spread the word about my blog in a variety of ways. I have been using Twitter primarily to announce giveaways, but I know that some bloggers tweet every time they put up a new post. I have considered this, but haven't decided yet.

I have a facebook page specifically for my blog, but I just started it and I'm not really moving on it the way I should just yet.

I visit a variety of blogs everyday and comment where I feel it is appropriate. I don't make comments just to be making them, it's usually about something I like or am interested in, not just giveaways either...

I also visit blogs that have giveaway links, like Anna's Book Blog and Link a contest Thursday with Bookworming in the 21st century.

OK... so let's start hopping!


Chelle said...

I link my book review to Twitter usually a day or so after I've posted it on my blog. That way, I get a second chance to bring my review to people's attention.

I don't have a facebook page just for my blog. But I do post to my personal facebook page so my friends/family can see when I've written something.

I'm off to check out your blog. Happy Hopping!

Rebecca Glenn said...

Hopping over to visit--your page is gorgeous (I haven't explored content yet, but will after I comment ; ).

Come on over to The Book Frog and become a fellow follower.

I, too have a Facebook page for my blog (you can like it from the home page of my blog, if you're so inclined...I'd love to like your page in return. Same name as your blog?

I also tweet all of my blog posts (and share other book related stuff, as well).

Anyway, I'm off to explore. Hope you'll visit soon.


Jenny said...

Just popping in via the hop to say hi! I use Twitter quite a bit as well, it's been just as helpful meeting people as these hops. I see you're excited for Alpha as well, I'm really looking forward to that one! I'm a new follower and I hope you have a great weekend:)

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Just hoppin' on by! <3

I use Twitter sometimes. I forget to post my reviews on it, or I think that people don't even notice it, so I'm getting kind of lax about it. I'm not awesome like some other social networkers out there!

I'd much rather visit blogs and comment on their reviews and such, and make friends that way. :)

BTW I love your background. It's absolutely gorgeous!

My hop :3

The Phantom Paragrapher said...

Hey , I love your background and was looking at the girls hair going Ive been that colour LOL and Id probably wear her outfit too.
Im a new follower on the hop,

Belinda said...

Happy HOP! I'm a big believer in if you want people to come visit you need to be willing to go out and visit yourself. I take part in the weekly memes and have had such a great time getting to meet people. I do use Twitter occasionally (when I remember)and so far it's been alot of fun :)

Come HOP by my blog and visit

bookaddict4real said...

I like the fact that you only comment on things that interest you. I think
others .,like me appreciate the honesty i that.

Misha said...

Hopping by to say Hi! I am already a follower.
Have a great Weekend!
My Book Blogger Hop

Heather said...

Yeah, I feel I really need to get my butt in gear concerning FB... but... I barely like running my personal one... so I'm dragging my feet! lol!

I also only comment when I think there's something worth saying... EXCEPT during the hop, I try to comment on every blog I stop by... because I'm usually doing the hop because I feel the question is really something I want to have answered (I skip ones I think have so-so questions).

... I even comment on the people who don't even bother linking to the blog, or who don't answer the questions with a comment saying something about "When you get your answer up, stop by and leave me a link"... mainly because I feel like people like that are just fishing for followers, and it annoys me that they can't take 10 seconds to participate beyond linking up so people will stop by. *sigh*

Check out my Blog Hop, Follow Friday and Giveaway!

Laura Massey said...

Hello there! I'm following from the blog hop.

Laura Ashlee @ Ramblings of a (Future) Librarian

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

One of the great things about this blog hop is getting to see the designs of everyone else's sites!! Love yours!!

Here's my Hop: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Blog Hop...

Straylights said...

Happy Friday!
I don't have a facebook specifically for my blog lol but i do have a facebook. I usually just participate in a few memes here and there. Today is my first time doing the Blog Hop and it's been pretty fun so far!

Hop on by :D

gautami tripathy said...

I don't really publicise my blog on any social network site. Happy blog hopping/folowing!

Here is my post! I am a very serious eclectic reader. I follow blogs I like via google reader too!

Carrie E Rundhaug said...

Happy Friday! I am just hopping by!! I have a facebook page for my blog and I use twitter! And of course I participate in the Book Blogger Hop!! I love your site and am a new follower!! Hope you have a great weekend!!


Unknown said...

Happy Friday!

I also agree with you, I want followers and I want people to read my blog, but I feel like sending people useless/un-attached comments like "great blog - follow me" are just annoying. I think that the Hop really helps us newbies to get our name out there. I just recently started blogging, and with the Hop I've found a ton of blogs that I'm now following (obviously yours included)! Because I'm new at blogging I have been posting on twitter and facebook and bookblogs when I add a new post, in hopes of getting some followers, but I've also decided that honestly, I'm doing this blog for me, and if other people want to be a part of it, that is just the icing on the cake! :)

Anyway, I've ranted on long enough. I do like your blog, and I look forward to reading more!

Have a great weekend, and happy reading!

Pris said...

Hey!! Hope you had a fabulous week! I gave you an award... check out my blog to claim it and pass it on!

Jeremy said...

I'm stopping by your blog on the Blog Hop and for Follow Friday. I hope you have a beautiful weekend and get lots of reading done. :)

I'm a old follower.

pussreboots said...

Happy weekend. Come see how I use the social networks.

Elizabeth said...

Back for a your background...just hopping by.

Stop by my blog if you like:

Kelly said...

Just stopping by to say hi! I've been trying to figure out Twitter for a while now but can't seem to understand it. LOL makes me feel really old and I'm really only 21! My favorite method of spreading the word is just by visiting other blogs and posting comments whenever I have something to say :) Happy weekend!

Angela said...

Hopping by this weekend. I love your background. It's an incredibly cool picture.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Rob McMonigal said...

Hi there,

Just stopping by from the HOP. We don't really read the same kinds of books, but I like your page's background and your reviews are well written!

Elizabeth said...

I can't figure out Twitter either and I "am" old. Tee hee.

MANDY said...

Hi there! I am a new follower from the hop. I LOVE your background! I see you are currently reading Saving Max. Are you liking it? I just signed up to win a free copy on Goodreads. Come and visit me at www,