Blogs, people! Get your minds out of the gutter!!! Or rather... leave them there, but take this two tiered journey with me.
When Was Our Last?
I confess to feeling far more obligation to visit those who have visited me relatively recently. There. I said it. You love me. I'll love you back. Mutual appreciation is a good thing. There is an equity bank here... if you are really regular for a long time, then long gaps are forgiven pretty easily. Forgiven of course, overstates it... I'm not ANGRY. But there there is a time debt—THAT is what is forgiven...
Okay, I'm sure I'm freaky here. I mean... I am super cheap and I LOVE winning stuff. But so often contests are a lot of work to win a lot of points, and honestly... I'm just not doing it. I don't have the TIME. “Follow and comment” I am in. Tweeting is easy enough. But because so many of them require so much, I often don't even look if I'm busy unless you have a lot of commenting equity.
There are several blogs I follow because I think they post helpful stuff but they are by 'experts' (agents, famous-er authors—meaning more famous than my famous author FRIENDS with the whole tit-for-tat blogging thing—I mean the people breathing rarified air, and then the publishing industry folks from larger). Normally I love to read these, but when I am busy, they don't need my love like all of YOU PEOPLE who are HERE reading.
There are a couple of YOU GUYS that give great info, too. And I definitely try to hit these most of the time. These require some brain power, so sometimes they get pushed back to home time, or even a day later, but I DO try to look.
These require LITTLE brain activity and might even brighten an otherwise stressful day... they get my first round of reads...
So what about you? When you are crunched, how do you prioritize?
Now for Amends
If YOU are a follower and comment at least now and again, and if you are not in my sidebar, that is an OVERSIGHT on my part. I TRY to go look at everyone new who follows or comments, but when I get busy, I fall down. (and the FACEBOOK followers are out of order, so I don't have a CLUE who the new adds are) Please look for your blog in my sidebar, and if it is not there, give me a poke, spanking or wet willy, as seems appropriate. It is my intention to fully reciprocate, but as I think I've made clear, I am often DISTRACTED. So please give me a prod and I will add you.
And FINALLY, a little MORE spread of love. Authors promoting Authors are doing a dealy bob to support women's businesses... it is probably best to just share their words.
From Woman's Worth Promotions: http://womansworthpromotions.blogspot.com/
To launch the Woman's Worth Promotions, we are running a contest starting the first week of September.
Every day from September 1st to September 7th, a woman owned business will be profiled.
Each profile will have their own post-their own direct link.
At the end of the week, on September 8th, voting will open.
The profile with the most votes will be awarded one month of free publicity services of their choice.
If you would like to take part in this contest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "Contest" in the subject line. Include a brief bio, a blurb about your company/service, a JPEG image, your links and a personal tidbit.
Woman's Worth Promotions reserves the right to refuse entry into the contest based on exceeding number of entries and suitability. If your entry is rejected, you will receive a note explaining why but will be given the opportunity to be featured on the Woman's Worth Promotions blog.