Armchair BEA: Experts Say...

Today's topic is Ask The Experts. In your post, ask the visitors to your blog for blogging advice. What did you always want to know about blogging but were afraid to ask? Now is the time!
 Here are some things that I've been thinking about and could definitely use some help with.

  1. Starting a Meme: I'm thinking of starting my own meme highlighting some of the best fictional settings in children's books.  What do you think is the best way to go about this?
  2. What are some ways to further publicize my blog in positive ways


  1. Hi Heidi! From what I've seen, the best way to publicize your blog is to use Twitter (tweet links to your posts and tweet often about books / what you're reading) and to participate in other memes, and making sure to comment on a lot of other blogs.

    I hope that helps! Happy end-of-ABEA!

  2. Hi, Heidi! I also started a meme before but I'm kind of lost at how to do it too, but I still continue it as a sort of feature in mt blog. :)

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  3. I think that Twitter and commenting on other blogs is a great way to spread the word.

    I think that idea would be a great feature on a blog. I don't really have experience starting a meme.....

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  4. I agree that twitter is the best place to publicize your blog. Making connections there really helps too.

    Thanks for participating!

    Here's my experts say post


  5. I'm new to Twitter and don't have Facebook but those seem to be pretty popular ways of publicizing your blog. As far as a meme, I'd do a search to see if it's done before and, if it hasn't, then try to come up with a lot of content in advance. Make sure there's enough there to write about so the meme doesn't fizzle out.

  6. I agree that Twitter is important. I find that it is the best way to connect with others.

  7. I don't use Twitter as much as I probably should. But I agree, that it can be a powerful tool for publicizing.

  8. Hi Heidi!

    I think your meme sounds like a great idea! A great setting can make a book for me.

    You have to decide, though, what you mean by "meme." Do you want it to be something lots of other people do, or do you want it to be regular feature?

    When I started Timeslip Tuesday, at my blog, I imagined lots of other people writig time travel reviews, and sending me links, but it didn't happen. So insted of a meme, it just became a regular feature. I've thought about adding Mr. Linky at the bottom of each Tuesday's post, just in case, but I can only think of one other blogger who might use it, and that would be sad for me!

    If you wanted to encourage participation, you could consider making it a more booklisty sort of feature, as in one day "Books set in deserts" and the next week "books set in villages" etc. People seem to enjoy contributing to lists like that! You could announce the setting theme for the next week, and then people might actually writing reviews of books in such a setting, and sending you links...which would make it more meme-ish.

    Anyway, like I said, it sounds like a good one!

    (Thursday seems like a day in which not much is going on around the blogs, meme-wise...)


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