BookPics is Curious- Blog Tours
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Hey my beautiful people!
Hope you're all having fun reading all the amazing books or writing or smiling or you know the usual haha... Whatever that is ^__________^
Lately I've been seeing a lot of Book blog tours going on.
When I first started to stalk book pages on facebook I never even saw a link to a blog tour, let alone know what one was supposed to be about.
Later on I found out about book blogs but only randomly saw the famous post titled 'Tour Stop' or 'Blog Tour Giveaway' or things between those lines... I almost never read the posts, I mean, I didn't know what they were and as ignorant as I was I don't think I ever stopped to discover just what the post was about.
I think it took me almost a year to discover that the famous 'Tours' were all about promoting a book before, when, and after their scheduled release dates.
Believe me, I thought it was genius and awesome and all kinds of fun... And I started to follow them fiercely, that's basically how I got to 'know', 'meet', and follow so many blogs on such a short time!
I couldn't keep up!
I swear to you I tried my hardest to stop by at least, 80% of all the blogs that participated in only one tour. Imagine when there were several going on and I wanted to take part in each and every single one of them.
I felt like the worst person and book-lover, blog-stalking persona ever.
I mean, there are a lot of great things that happen throughout a blog tour; you have special content revealed, author interviews, character interviews, giveaways, book excerpts, reviews, guest posts by either authors or characters... infinite content and all there for you to feast on!!!!
I almost couldn't believe it!
But still, I couldn't catch up. And I seriously don't like to just go ahead and follow a blog for the sake of entering a giveaway much less just leave a simple 'Thanks for the Giveaway' (unless there's only a giveaway post without anything else added to it.) comment, I don't know you but if you are knew to the blog or to me, haha, my comments are LOOOOOOONGER than life, even more so on the blog I stalk daily and blogs I stalk weekly...
My freak persona just doesn't like to be 'one more' I want the person writing the post(blogger) and participating on the blog tour, to know, to feel that I've read her/his post, that I've taken the time to check the interview out, to read the guest post the author, Oh so AWESOMELY took the time to write...
I'm a freak and I love it hahaha. Anyway, my comments will be a discussion for another 'BookPics is Curious' post haha.
Continuing and trying to get to the point here.
Afterwards...I started to get to know more about blog tours, know a bit more about the people that hosted, people that could participate AND -where I come in- the people, and when I say people I mean bloggers haha, that couldn't participate.
I was good, I thought it was just too much responsibility, promoting a book from a beloved author is not something I take lightly, I was happy about it. I was happy and cool and safe on the comfort zone that was my role as a blog stalker and random 'blog tour' stalker....
Then came my first chance... my VERY first chance at participating!
Blog Tour + Me + First Chance =
Complete and utter fail!
I know, I know... Let me tell you the reason.
I was sooo excited about participating that I didn't take the time to get to know a bit about the book I was going to be promoting, about the author... Nothing, I was a really bad girl and didn't do all the research I've always done when starting something...
Suffice it to say... I was done with blog tours and more so... done with stalking them...
I didn't think I could do it... I didn't think I had it in me to be able to be a 'Stop' on the so coveted 'blog tour Z' or 'blog tour X'...
I gave up....
I had given up right?
I KNOW I did!
I said yes to participating on one other blog tour before... before... ~sniff~ Before the unthinkable happened...
I couldn't say NO to the tour I'm currently in. -Authors Are Rockstars- is pretty much my dream come true...
I took a time to just cry of happiness when I got a stop... And I think this tour might, MIGHT have just cured me of my aversion to participating in any other...-look at sidebar and see on just how many I'm participating or will be participating soon- blog tours *_________*
Argh... this isn't getting anywhere so I'll just stop here...
The thing was...
Do you follow blog tours?
If so, how do you manage to do it?
Do you comment a lot?
What's the best part, based on personal experience, of following them?
Have you ever participated on a blog tour? Better yet Ever hosted a blog tour?
Did you enjoy your experience?
Do you think you'll ever be participating in the near future?
Did you ever have a bad experience with one?
Argh, so many questions... I promise to you I had a lot of questions when I first started this post... Now I'm blank...
Remember that my stop on the Authors Are Rockstars blog tour was here last week! And the giveaway is still going on! (Check sidebar and click on the giveaway button.) And also, the Hallowed stop is coming soon! Kelley York will be stopping by the blog to answer some questions :D and, Ashen Winter stop is also on it's way...
Remember that I love stalkers hahaha
PS. Sorry the post was so long T_T