How do I catch a blogger in the wild?

Anyone who’s ever talked to me for longer than, oh, I dunno, 2.4 seconds has heard me gush about book bloggers. I totally see these fabulous peeps as magical unicorns with awe-inspiring superpowers. We’re talking give-Potter-a-run-for-his-money magical and make-the-Justice-League-jealous powers here. Yep.

The majority of authors love writing and hate promoting, am I right? And I say “majority” cuz I personally know at least one wacky author who digs both aspects in equal amounts. Okay, it’s super tacky to talk about myself in 3rd person. Anyhoo, just think about it for a second…

What do bloggers do best? Promote. What do bloggers do best that they actually enjoy doing? Promote. So what do we never ever wanna do? Offend bloggers. Cuz we need those powerhouses a heck of a lot more than they need us, imho. And bloggers are some of the most valuable connections that authors can make. Again, just my humble opinion.

In any case, here’s an article on this topic that spoke directly to my soul.

Top 7 things an author can do that are guaranteed to piss off a book blogger

Hope this helps y’all catch some bloggers in the wild!!


Mistress Ann

P.S. – Knockin’ Books is one of my bookmarked blogs cuz they always write super helpful and succinct (my short attention span is most grateful haha!) posts.

4 thoughts on “How do I catch a blogger in the wild?

  1. Awesome article, Mistress Ann!! Knockin’ Books is an awesome blog, they turned down reviewing my book because it didn’t fit their reviewer’s taste, but they wrote me a super nice email complimenting my query letter and offering to review a book of mine in the future if I ever wrote something less dark. I have to say I was more excited they liked my query letter than if they said yes to reviewing! All of those things mentioned in the article are so easy to do, and they make such a positive difference!

    1. Yeah, the blogger’s pretty great there, eh? She’s the one who accepted my book without even looking at my blurb hahaha!! Feels kinda nice to have our query letters matter…

      *smiles wide*

  2. I’d love to get “in” with bloggers, but I don’t think I have the knack for it.

    I didn’t do any of the no-nos in that article when I applied to bloggers. I spent a full week submitting and got a grand total of one review out of it. Total waste of my time. I could have written 10k words for that!

    Not sure how to do better, so I guess bloggers just don’t like me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Ah, well. I might try again for book 3, but I have a feeling it’ll be another waste. If that doesn’t work, I don’t intend to try again. I have better things to do with my time. 🙂

    1. Haha, Miss Aislinn! You make me giggle. I promise it’s not that bloggers don’t like you. I mean, they don’t even know who the heck we are when we submit 😛 But, yes! Hopefully, you’re able to tweak a few things in your query letters and have better results for your next book cuz…

      You know I’m all for the wounded heroes, eh? 😉

      Best of luck!!

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