Yes. There are tons of sites that host blog tours. Most of the time all you have to do is get on their mailing list and then they will send you notifications of when a tour is coming up.
Here are a few and if my readers can chime in with any they no about it would be greatly appreciated.
Easy to do. Go to your dashboard. Click on Settings. Click on Email & Mobile
Where it says, SHOW MOBILE TEMPLATE click yes. You can view what it will look like by clicking MOBILE PREVIEW. That little black box next to it is called a QR code. It is a scanner for your mobile phone. People “scan” it with their phone and it goes directly to their website. They have to have a QR reader on their phone though – but it is a free app.
Show us your face! It puts a face to your name. And it brings a personal feel to your blog which people have just read, now they can see. Not to mention when you yammer people see a side of you that they might not get from your writing. Also, it’s sometimes easier to make a quick vlog than to write everything down. I would suggest 2 to 3 minutes. When I see ten minute vlogs I think in my head, “Girl I like you, but I don’t want to hear you go on for that long…”
My best vlogs are done in one take. If you can’t edit, practice it a few times and just do the ones that go right though…
Digital Fingerprinting is one of those odd little extras that people add to blogs but don’t really explain how they do it. So, first let’s do the easy one. Let’s add a copyright footer.
In your DESIGN view in the DASHBOARD there should be a widget at the bottom called ATTRIBUTION…
By clicking on that you can add a quick copyright setting to your footer.
Now let’s add a Post Feed Footer…so this will be added to you feed in case someone hijacks it.
Go to your DASHBOARD > SETTINGS > SITE FEED > Post Feed Footer
and add some original content there, like “This post is protected under copyright”
Feedburner. This is a free Google service. There are tons of extras you can get by using feedburner and one of them is that it will tweet out your post.
Use them. Quoting is a-ok. If you are reviewing a title you are allowed to show the cover and quote the work because this is considered “Fair Use” by copyright law – as long as you are critiquing. When you start getting into excerpts you need to ask permission first.
There were also a few other questions regarding cover images and posting a synopsis. These are also fine and under the Fair Use law. As long as it is a critique of that work.
Text gadget. Implement those HTML/Text gadget. You would insert a new one into your design and drag it over your POST widget.
Do they comment? You said it yourself that is your answer right there. I think I might be a bad one to ask this, because I don’t usually enjoy fan fiction. I think it is a good exercise in writing because of the established routine and plot lines. But, I don’t like to read it, especially if I’m a fan of the series because I feel fans sometimes tend to take things a little too far. Yeah you know who you are, LOL, hooking up Jacob and Edward – scared for life! So, personally I wouldn’t read your fan fic, but, if you want to put it out there, start a writing blog and put it there. Or keep on posting it. It’s your blog. Do what you want, if your readers don’t like it, they don’t have to read it, right??
Did you add the #? Don’t forget that one. It’s quite important – see I changed it to #000 or black and I changed the text to white with the #FFF tag. See? This is my code:
That’s it folks. Talk Less. Read More. Don’t steal. Happy Thusday.
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