A to Z Blog.
Last March on Tossing It Out I ran a series about getting publicity. This was done in conjunction with the Blogging from A to Z Challenge in hopes that some of you would go out and try to get some other publicity other than blog promos. Now, don't stop doing the blog promos--we love those. But we would like to see some enterprising folks out there try their hands at playing press agent.
Some of you may have done this before. Undoubtedly many of you published authors have a press kit with releases that you send to newspapers or other publications. Some of you may also have done media interviews or had feature stories written about you. If you haven't been doing this, you should consider it as it is a great way to obtain free advertising.
There's nothing wrong with tooting your own horn to get attention. If you don't have a press agent (and really, who of you does?) then it's going to be mostly up to you to draw attention to whatever it is that you are doing. Don't look at self-promotion as something negative. It's the most common start on the road to success.
So here's what I'm asking of you who are participating in the A to Z Challenge or those of you who just want to see it be a huge success: Help us get word out in the media. Last year we started too late to have much effect. This year we have an extra few weeks to get this done. I know all of you are capable of doing this and some of you may have enough ambition to actually get it done. Will you help us promote the Challenge (and yourself while you're at it)?
If you want some good experience in doing something that can help you as well, let's make the news with the April Challenge. Go to the A to Z Challenge Blog and read my tips on how to do this. Then if you want more information, follow the links that I've provided to get a quick lesson in promotion. There are also links to some actual A to Z articles that can be found on line.
Get a story in the news and let us know about it and we'll brag you up big time here on our blogs. This is your opportunity to be an A to Z blogging star. Thanks in advance to those of you who help out with this. The Challenge is already big. Now you can help make it huge.
So if you made it this far in this post, get yourself over to the A to Z Blog now and read about promoting the April Challenge.
2015 Blogging from A to Z Theme
Blogs--most reading this know what they are, but maybe some of you are not sure what a blog is and have been thinking about starting one. Or perhaps you've been trying to come up with a new thematic idea for your current blog or one that you plan to add. For the 2015 A to Z Challenge I'll be looking at various possible blogging themes as well as a suggestion here or there about blogging better. If you know someone who has been thinking about starting a blog then direct them to my series. Maybe I can help come up with some blogging ideas of interest to them--or to you.