Thursday, August 19, 2010
What's Your Favorite Blog?
Offering interesting dialogue between host and commenter (or between several commenters) is one way to draw followers to a blog. Agent Nathan Bransford does this routinely. I've often been tempted to leave my own comment, only to be turned off by the fact that over 100 people have already left theirs.
Providing useful information is another means of gaining blog followers. The postings of my agent, Rachelle Gardner, are a goldmine of information, and I check her blog every day.
My question to you is this: What is one of your favorite blogs? And why? Don't list this one. I don't pretend to be in the big leagues, although the fact that you're reading this post right now pleases me immensely. I know you have dozens of favorites, but just list one. If someone else has listed your first choice, choose another. And tell us why you like it.
I suggest you list them as "Nathan Bransford's blog" or "Rachelle Gardner's blog" rather than giving the URL, because spam crawlers abound on the Internet. A quick search via Google (or Bing or Ask...choose a favorite) should get people to the right spot. Now chime in.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Hurry back to this blog on Monday, August 23 (my next regular date to post) for an exciting interview with Brandilyn Collins, who will tell us about her latest novel, her next book, and share her experiences with several other best-selling authors on their recent "magical mystery tour."