Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Something I've been Wondering About

Besides writing a post for this blog twice a month, I have my own blog: https://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com/ where I host many authors. Something strange has been happening that I don't understand.

When I put out an invitation for authors to guest on my blog, I always get many takers. We agree upon a date and they send me their post. Usually it's exactly what I've asked for, but sometimes I have to send a reminder about something the author left out that should have been included. However, that's not the problem.

On the day the post appears, I usually send a reminder so they can promote the blog. Hopefully, they've marked the date and know to do it themselves.

What I've found more and more, that too many guests don't visit the blog to leave a comment. Often others have stopped by and left a comment, but the guest doesn't reply. This seems so odd to me.

Whenever I'm a guest on a blot I not only promote like crazy, but I visit the blog right away to thank the host for having me. I'll return to the blog several times during the day to respond to anyone who may have left a comment. Beside just being common courtesy, it seems like good sense.

Why would you even want to be a guest on someone's blog if you aren't going to let people know about it? And why would you not thank the host publicly for allowing you to come visit and share about your book? Certainly doesn't make sense to me.

If there is a good reason, will you kindly share it with me?

And if you haven't figured it out by now, I love blogging, both writing new posts and reading what other people have to say.

Marilyn who also writes as F.M.

My latest Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery, available on Amazon in paper and for Kindle.


Donna B. McNicol said...

It is strange and I've often wondered why as well. I know that I sometimes get busy in the morning but I always post by afternoon and I continue to check back for 2-3 days, when I guest post or have a featured post.

DB McNicol, author & traveler

Morgan Mandel said...

That's one of my pet peeves. It's rude to expect someone to host you on their blog and then not have the courtesy to respond if anyone comments. However, sometimes life intrusions get in the way. If that's the case, catching up that night or even the next day is good.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that bothers--and it's hard to understand, because it's that person's promotion, you'd think they'd want to take advantage of it.

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