Book Blogger Confessions (hosted by For What It’s Worth) is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers “confess” and vent about blogging/bookish topics. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions.
Just keep it respectful – no bashing authors or other bloggers!
Do participating in book tours/cover reveals and author guests post drive traffic to your blog? What type of problems have you encountered when hosting them? (please keep it civil – no names or calling specific people out) As a blog follower, are you ever turned off by these kinds of posts? How much publicity is too much?
I honestly don’t see much of a jump in traffic on my blog at all, usually I have less than I would compared to a review, unless there’s a giveaway involved. It really depends on the type of post and if it’s something interesting too though, like a cover reveal for a book that everyone has heard about.
I haven’t really had any issues hosting them, everyone who’s been in charge (author/publisher a blogger) have been pretty professional in getting me the information in time. I have had to cancel some review tours before, but that’s because I didn’t have enough time or didn’t like the book.
I think that if a lot of bloggers are posting the exact same thing I won’t always check out their blogs since I have the same thing, which is probably why I’m slowing down on doing those kinds of posts on here. It just gets too much to have them up all the time, but I’m always willing to do a more personal post for an author that asks!
I know a while back there was one piece of publicity for a certain book that was way over the top and I totally ignored it, so there is definitely such a thing as too much publicity turning people away too. There is a certain piece that people have on their blogs (the one with the wind) that has sounds on it and I had to shut the blog down quickly. If I don’t like blogs with music that you can’t turn off, I’m not going to like ads that do the same thing!