Well, that was fun. I’m glad I took part in that one. I put a fair few hours in behind the scenes there, but I hope it’s not the last.
The ‘Tour’ itself is over now, but the various articles and reviews on the blogs involved, are of course still out there in the old cyberspace.
I think it would be a shame, for those who didn’t get to it while it was on, for me to just move on and leave it all behind. Rather than do links here to all the various sites, here are links to the pages I set up for the tour:
‘Interview’ with Matthew Harffy Part One
‘Interview with Matthew Harffy Part Two
As I was once rightly told that ‘everything before the ‘but,’ is bullshit,’ I’ll go with …
However, while I linked to all the other blogs – and even sent out several Tweets linking to their parts in the tour – I didn’t see much in the way of return links.
In fact, only David’s Book Blurg included a link back here to Speesh Reads, the rest, at best, included the artwork we were all sent including the websites names, but not ‘clickable.’ I got more visits out of Tweets
and re-Tweets from other authors!
Makes you wonder why you bother, eh? I didn’t expect a link back from For Winter Nights, she once took great exception for me calling her out over her ‘reviews’ of, amongst others, Anthony Riches’ Empire series. I agreed a while back to a hands-off policy there, but I’m reconsidering that now.
She has banned me and blocked me on Twitter. So who is the more bitter and twisted about that? Can’t take criticism, I’d say. You decide. I did expect something back from the others though.
But was disappointed.
I set up a ‘fast’ home page, links to all the other blogs, changed the dates when they came live – even reminded ‘someone’ when the blog post was due, but hadn’t appeared, wrote a huge number of what were hopefully out of the ordinary questions, split and ran the ‘interview’ over two days, Tweeted fast and furious promoting not only my contribution but also the contributions of others, and wrote a full review that showed I had at least read and thought about the book…
All for free, all done in my own time – while I was at work, in the case of many of the Tweets.
This Blogging ‘Community’ only seems to work one way, eh?
Note Publishers. Authors.
3 thoughts on “The Kin of Cain, Matthew Harffy Blog Tour!”
Reblogged this on David's Book Blurg.
Thanks for the mention. I’ve only been reviewing two years and it seems there’s a very close knit group of reviewers who instead of linking to other sites simply retweet or tweet. For me it was simple.. I read your post, noted you linked so returned the favour as well as RTing you, it’s the least I could do. You’re right though..I should link more. Noted for the next blog tour I’m on 🙂
I was a little pissed off that they didn’t feel it necessary to return the favour. But I was more pissed off for Matthew. I’ll be checking out your blog more often though.