A bit of a mash-up post today!
First, a bit about blogs and commenting…
Yesterday, Techcrunch rolled out a new way to comment on blogs via Facebook. I have to admit, I loved the look of it. I think it would be pretty awesome to be able to comment on a blog via my Facebook ID, and have it automatically (if I wanted) post that article and my comment to my FB wall.
There was a time it would have bothered me to not be commenting with a link to my own website, but you could probably always add that at the bottom if you really wanted. Besides, I’ve discovered that although I get a comment-back from the poster, I don’t really get much in the way of traffic from comments I’ve left on other blogs. And, truth be told, I’m a lot less concerned with the number of comments I get anymore. I used to be a real comment-counter. I wanted to do anything I could to get as many as I could. But then I realised I was spending two hours a day chasing blog comments. That was two hours I could have spent writing books.
So, question for you: Would you leave a comment on a blog that used your Facebook ID rather than having you log in?
Second: If you want to find out about my miserable road to being published, check out my interview on Scribbles and Steam this week. And in an interview with Glynis Smy, I reveal the craziest thing I’ve ever done.
And Lastly: As I mentioned on my Author Page on Facebook, I’ve started sending out Advance Review Copies of Ordinary Angels to reviewers. I’ll keep doing that this entire month as a part of the big release. (Oh how I wish that was as dirty as it sounded.) Well, I got my first response. Goddess of Blah Book Reviews posted a ‘spotlight’ about the book, but she’s saving the actual review for when the amazon/goodreads links are available. But… she posted this on my Facebook profile today:
This will be rated 5 out of 5 from us on amazon! I’ve not really read this stuff much – but wowza my boyfriend is gonna love the stuff I’ve learnt Thank you! I loved Zoe and Alex – a wonderful read!
– Goddess of Blah Book Reviews
I can’t tell you how excited I am!
Happy Wednesday everyone!