The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy For Books
This week the question asks: How do you spread the word about your blog?
First off, I have to say, I don’t do nearly enough to promote my own blog. Memes are clearly one of the best ways to promore a blog, but I hate taking part in them. So many memes seem so meaningless and often don’t relate to the subject matter of my blog. I take part in the Book Blogger Hop and Monday Musings (Should be Reading) because they always ask questions that are directly related to reading and literature.
I also try very hard to comment on other blogs, but, the truth is, I don’t like commenting just for the sake of promoting my own blog. It seems to me that when people go about commenting willy-nilly for their own self-interest that it is a bit of a slap in the face to other bloggers. I can’t stand watching my comments section fill up with posts that say “Great post. Check out my blog at…” or “Very interesting. Here is my blog…” Often, I never end up visiting those blogs, because I assume that if somebody can’t conjure up a decent comment that they probably don’t have much to say on their blogs either. I only comment on other blogs when I have really been struck by a particular post and have something meaningful to say about it.
Other then that, I just try to be patient. I have had several occasions in which I have been mentioned on other (far more popular) blogs than my own and those have been the best traffic creators.