Book bloggers are those wonderful people who love books so much that they like to share, as long as it’s in the genre they like to read or write in. Sometimes they ask an author to be on their blog while other times the author will make a request.
My mother taught me some basic things about life long before I became an author. These rules definitely apply to being a guest on someone’s blog.
1. Say please. When requesting to be on someone’s blog ask with humility. Do not presume that because they like to have authors on their blog that they’ll put up with rudeness. Oh no, siree, Bob.
2. Thank your host. This one is common sense. When someone gives you something, such as a precious spot on their blog, take the time to thank the person in the comments section of the post. No need for a huge poem of gratitude, keep it simple and honest.
3. Share. I don’t care if you have one person following you on twitter and five on your Facebook page. Share the post. Generate some interest to your post. After all, it’s all about you.
4. Comment. My mom taught me not to ignore someone when they speak to me. The same is true about readers leaving comments. Taking the time to log into a blog site to leave a comment is a big deal. Acknowledge this and respond to the people who comment.
Those are some of the common ones I can think of. Do you have any rules that your mom, or dad, taught you that can be applied to being on someone’s blog?