Power in Numbers
Everyone knows there is power in numbers; as in a group of totally like-minded people who are dedicated to their dreams and success and making a commitment to a group for accountability and focus. We are also learning or should be learning about forming “tribes” and keeping the consistency going by commenting and sharing on the blogs that others write and the sharing of Facebook Fan Pages.
It all works together like a well oiled machine when done right. One person can cause a slight stall in the mechanics but you can see that it doesn’t take long for the rest of the group to pick up the pace and get things on track again. Anyone who does not believe this and opts to take “shortcuts” will find themselves like a hamster in a wheel; going round and round, over and over and not gaining anything new in their business or career.
Book Blog Tour Hosts Needed!
This past week I was asked to help a fellow writer with advertising her newly released book. I didn’t know Megan Cyrulewski before I received the email from her with the subject line of; BOOK BLOG TOUR HOSTS NEEDED!
I have to admit, I was more than curious and I had no idea what a “Book Blog Tour Host” was, so I did contact Megan out of curiosity to see how I could help. The instructions I received from Megan were simple;
Attached are the documents to post on your blog and/or Facebook page.
All you have to do is just post them on Saturday, August 2, 2014 and that’s it!!
Thanks again, Meg (She also offered a drawing for an Amazon gift card for those who
helped her out.)
I had no problem with putting up some advertising for her on my sites, unfortunately my blog is sort of undergoing revision, so I couldn’t put anything there for her but I made sure to tweet, post on Facebook and on post on Google+ for her.
Late last night (Saturday, August 2, 2014), I began wondering how her book blast turned out. I’m guessing she had about 40+ people doing her “Book Blog Tour Hosting” by the email I received this morning. I was so happy to hear the results she received with the book blast.
Book Blog Tour Hosting Results
This was the email I received from Meg this morning and with her permission, I am sharing it with you:
I want to express my sincerest thanks to each and every one of you in helping with my very first book blast. I am humbled that all of you let me “take over” your blog yesterday. The results are incredible! I broke into the top 100 hot new release for memoirs and my book was there most of the day. That never would have happened without any of you. I am also surprised (in a good way) that a ton of you e-mailed me and said that if your name came up for the raffle, I should give it to someone else because you were just happy to help. Allie Potts said if her name came up, I should donate the money and I really like that idea. So if you don’t mind, I’m going to donate the $100 to HAVEN, a shelter for domestic violence survivors here in Oakland County, Michigan.
As a writer, I should be able to come up with better words to show how grateful I am, but all I can say is thank you. Please contact me whenever you need promotion, book blasts, blog tours, anything and I will be happy to help.
Author of Who Am I?
I had forgotten all about the drawing for the Amazon Gift Card but I also said if my name was drawn to give it to a charity. I was really more interested in the results she received and the wonderful thank you email that we received from Meg.
This, my friends shows you what a group of people can do with no ulterior motive other than to help someone out. I am proud to have met Megan and to be a part of her book blast success. This is Megan’s book. Who Am I?
So, if you take anything with you after reading this post, then I hope it would be that “helping others, expecting nothing in return just “FEELS GOOD” to do.
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