This morning I joined Billie and Cheyenne in the backyard as they went about their morning biz. Actually, I always join them. They get into trouble if left alone. Anyway, there was a breeze, a feeling in the air. Fall. Fall is on its way, I thought. Wow.
Instead of thinking about how much I love the season--the weather, the holidays--I thought about 2007. It's only four months away. I have two books coming out in 2007. ALL ABOUT EVIE (HQN, May) and ROMANCING THE WEST (Medallion Press, July). I need to do some heavy duty promoting. Promoting takes time and planning, oh, and money. I need to be selective. I need to start preparing now because, in addition to promoting those two titles, I also need to write, beginning to end, two more books within that same year. I didn't juggle promoting and writing so well this past year. I need to do better.
I'm considering and weighing, pros and cons, of my promotional options. I'm zeroing in on my blog, my website, online romance reader sites, organized readers groups, conferences, contests, and giveaways. Over the next couple of days, I'll be asking some questions and I really hope to hear from regulars and lurkers. I assume anyone visiting here is either a reader or writer or someone within the entertainment industry which means you also read and/or write. I should know. I'm one of you. LOL Any and all thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
QUESTION #1 -- This Blog
One of my goals for next year is increasing readership at this blog. I can sort of track readership via the site meter. Some of you visit almost daily. Some of you I know personally, some I've come to know via blogosphere. Some visit regularly but have never commented, so I'm in the dark as to who you are, but thank you for coming! Some people pop in once and never return. I'd like to here from lurkers and regulars. You can sign in anonymously if you like. Here comes the question part...
* How did you find this blog?
* What keeps you coming back?
* If you're a newcomer, or only pop in once in a blue moon, what would inspire you to visit more often?
Thank you in advance for your help!