Right about now I can imagine that some members are thinking they could have used that Member of the Month spot. You actually have a book to promote! All I have is a blog that I work at only sometimes. I blogged in an earlier post that Rave Reviews Book Club brought me back to writing. http://lindamims.com/2015/09/18/welcome-to-lindas-rave-reviews-back-to-school-book-and-blog-block-party/
I’m sure the Board chose me for MOM based solely on the support that I give to RRBC’s members. You see, I tweet, retweet, and/or create new book tweets for authors who seldom even notice me. That’s okay. I don’t do it for thanks! Authors are busy on the marketing end when they’re not writing their next book.
When I participate in RRBC’s special Back-to-School Book Blog Party and Book Trailer Block Party, it’s not to win the prizes. It’s because I’m helping to get the word out about what you’re writing.
I follow members’ blogs and FB pages even when they don’t follow me back. As potential best-selling authors, you need the numbers. Admittedly, I’m a bit slow reviewing, though I have posted reviews to Amazon for a few members’ books.
I have my favorite members, just as anybody does, and those are the members (I can count them on one hand) who go out of their way to read my blog, leave a comment, or just click ‘like’. They know who they are. These busy authors, though they have hundreds/thousands of readers, still take time to show a fledgling member small kindnesses.
Others of my favorites have never RT’d one thing I’ve posted, ANYWHERE. Yet, I follow them, leave comments, and retweet them. Why? Cause they’re so doggedly determined to make it. Their covers are so creative and bold. Their book trailers are so original and engaging (especially the ones done by 4Wills Publishing).
Why do I support you instead of getting my own work done? It’s been hard for me! Here I’ll take a page from Evita Peron and say, “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”. When I say hard, I mean that my time, my concentration, and my wolfish hunger have deserted me. So, I give what I have to the crafting community that I have adopted and grown to love. It is my hope that when, and if, I find my way back, you will give it to me!
In the meantime, those of you, who have actual books that you’re trying to get noticed, can feel some kind of way about me getting attention this month. However, know this—if you will ‘like’ and ‘follow’ my blog, lindamims.wordpress.com; retweet, just a couple of tweets; and maybe leave me one comment during this month, I will Facebook and tweet the ‘hell’ out of your books in return. I’d do that anyway, but I’m just saying…
Thanks to President, Nonnie Jules https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com; and Vice-President, John Fioravanti http://fiorabooks.com!