Today is day 5 (the final day) at Armchair BEA and today’s topic is ask the experts.
I don't feel as though I have enough knowledge about the blogging world yet to really give my own advice. But the one piece of advice I keep telling myself is that I don't have to keep up with everyone else. Being competitive as I am, I have to remind myself that there is no competition here. How fast someone else reads and how often they might be able to post has no bearing upon myself. I read at the pace I read, and I post at the pace that I post. That is all I can do, and trying to put pressure on myself to do more than what I might be capable of does no one any good. Least of all me.
Now, in the spirit of “no question is a dumb question”…
How do you balance reading, maintaining your blog, having a life, and having a full-time job (assuming you have a full-time job, most of the bloggers I’ve seen do)?
What specifically is a hop or a giveaway hop?
Do you have any tips about hosting a self-sponsored giveaway?
Is there any unspoken (or spoken) giveaway etiquette?
How do you generate sponsors for giveaways?
Do you usually make being a follower of your blog mandatory for entry to your giveaways?
What are your preferred methods for following other blogs?
What do you look for as determinants for following another blog? Or do you follow just about any blog you come across?
Do you read self-published works?
Are you partnered with other sites, your local indie bookstore, or library? If so, what do you accomplish by doing so?
Do you do guest posts for other bloggers? Or do you have others write guest posts for your blog?
Do you schedule your posts ahead of time? If so, how far ahead do you schedule them?
What are your blogging pet peeves?
I’m sure there are many, many more questions that I have, but I’ll settle for any answers you can give me to these for now. Thanks guys.