Two Visits Done

September 3, 2010 at 5:04 am (September Blog Tour) (, , , , , , , , , , )

The blog tour started well with my visit to Eric’s blog. I want to thank Eric once again for his brilliant post and for kicking off the tour. I then dropped in to Geoffrey’s blog for day two. Thanks so much Geoffrey for your excellent post here in the realm.

But there are many days to come in September.

Tomorrow I am visiting Lua Fowles blog where I discuss excuses for not writing, while Lua brings her own brand of wisdom here to the realm.

After that there is a bit of a break before I visit Sonya Clark on the 7th for an interview.

Thanks to everyone who has already started following the tour and I hope to see you on my ‘travels’.

Between now and the 7th, I have received an award that I am going to share.

Before I’m done though, here are the 5 things I’ve learned from planning this blog tour:

1. There are many, many helpful people out there, so when you ask if anyone would mind hosting you, be prepared for an inundation of offers.

2. It helps if you do a blog swap rather than just a visit and that way you don’t have to worry about writing two posts on a given day and it lets the people hosting you have a chance to visit another blog.

3. Make sure you have a bucket load of free time because you will spend twenty times longer writing the posts for the tour than any of your other blogs.

4. The time difference between Australia and America becomes really noticeable when trying to coordinate with people on the other side of the world.

5. Despite the work, this has been really fun and I can’t wait to plan another one next year.

Thanks all and see you around.



  1. Mason Canyon said,

    I’m learning more and more just how much behind the scenes work authors have to do to promote their books. I’ve been amazed by it. You’re doing a great job and I look forward to your visit to Thoughts in Progress.

    You mentioned the time difference. I forget sometimes that this is a world-wide thing and not only is time different but the seasons. It’s interesting to be chatting with someone who is enjoying winter when you have summer or it’s a different day from you.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. Talli Roland said,

    You’ve been a busy bee! Wow! I can only imagine how much work it must be. I haven’t started planning one yet, but I’m planning to do one early next year. Thanks for the tips!

  3. AlexJ said,

    Swapping posts was a great idea! And yes, I found most bloggers are helpful with tours. I had so many offers for mine, I only had to ask two people.

  4. RaShelle said,

    Hey, Sounds like you are one busy woman!!! If you still have dates available I’d love to host you. Drop you an email. rashelleworkmanatgmaildotcom

  5. RaShelle said,

    whoops that was supposed to be: drop ME an email. LOL

  6. Carol Ann Hoel said,

    I’m drowning in my own blog, glug, glug, glug. I do enjoy your bog escapades! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Sylvia Dickey Smith said,

    Congrats on getting past at least the start of the blog tour! They do take lots of time, don’t they! Good work! And rest!

    Sylvia Dickey Smith

  8. Carol Kilgore said,

    You’re off to a great start. Don’t forget to stop and breathe every once in a while.

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  10. Miss Rosemary said,

    Can’t wait for my turn!

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