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Milly Taiden


Bloggers: A BIG Thank You

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A lot of authors (myself included) are so involved in deadlines, promotion, schedules, etc. that they forget to stop and give a simple thank you to those who make that promotion easier for us: Bloggers. These are the people who read, review, spotlight, and generally get the word out about YOUR work. blogger2

They are the ones who have the following, who belong to book clubs and tell their friends how much they love your work. Yet they are undervalued and unappreciated, treated like machines at times. Post this excerpt. Post this blurb. Do this cover reveal. Review my book. Sometimes authors don’t even bother with reading the bloggers RULES or GUIDELINES before they search for a contact form and send a request. I am ashamed to admit I’ve done this. I’ve neglected to do something as simple as say thank you to quite a few. Even worse, ignored some of the regular protocol like ensure the blogger is accepting review or posts. To all you bloggers who I probably offended by sending my stuff late or not at all, or sent you an email without the proper address: I apologize.

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But I’m not alone here. You have YA bloggers getting requests from Adult authors. Or Bloggers who aren’t taking reviews that are being sent information to post for an author. No please. No thank you. No if you can. Nothing. Just complete entitlement. Authors: Bloggers are our friends. They love us. They love our books. They don’t NEED to do this. They help us because they want to. Because they appreciate a good book and like authors.

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Please, please, please, take a moment of your time to think about how often you’ve left a blogger sitting at their desk, waiting for a post that slipped your mind. Or maybe you waited until the last possible second to send it and were angry when they didn’t post it. Do you honestly think their lives revolve around you? Maybe you’ve forgotten that a blogger is a person, not a machine. Maybe the blogger forgot to put your book’s information up and you’re angry? Guess what? We’re all human. Errors happen. Emergencies happen. LIFE happens.

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So I’m feeling a particular sort of way because Thanks to every single blogger who has been kind enough to share my books, I have new readers. I have new followers. And I appreciate them.

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So thank you bloggers. You make this writing/promotion stuff that much easier.

~Milly

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18 comments to “Bloggers: A BIG Thank You”

  1. Barbie
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 11:55 am · Link

    That was sweet. Now get your ass writing!!



  2. Maggie @SinfulReads Blog
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 12:09 pm · Link

    Thank YOU — it is nice to know we are appreciated :)



    • Milly Taiden
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        · October 24th, 2013 at 12:16 pm · Link

      Bloggers work hard and deserve to be thanked. <3



  3. Kj Partridge
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 12:16 pm · Link

    I want to thank you for this, it is the sweetest thing ever.



    • Milly Taiden
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        · October 24th, 2013 at 12:20 pm · Link

      Thanks but I’m the one that’s grateful I haven’t been dumped by the awesome bloggers who always host me. :D



  4. Michelle (MsRomanticReads)
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 12:16 pm · Link

    What a great post, Milly! Thank you for being one of those people who is so sweet, kind, easy to work with and dependable. I kind of needed to see this today after the week I’ve had. Thank you for this friendly reminder, and one thing both authors and bloggers ahouldn’t forget is that we’re all human. We make mistakes, we forget things sometimes, but there’s always an open line of communication that should be used. And we all have lives even if it sometimes appears as if we don’t. But we do.



    • Milly Taiden
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        · October 24th, 2013 at 12:18 pm · Link

      Absolutely! But I think authors forget that without bloggers, we’d have an even harder time spreading the word about our books. So it’s only fair to be appreciative of all their hard work.



  5. gaele
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 12:30 pm · Link

    aww – TY sweetie. It really is these moments that we know we are appreciated that make it all worth it (at least for me)

    ~~hugs~~

    ~gaele @ I am, Indeed



  6. Sue Ellen (girlygirlbookreviews)
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 12:39 pm · Link

    AWWW.. ♡♥♡♥ Love you Milly and thank you for this. Without awesome authors what would we read. Lol. ..



  7. Alisa Jenkins
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 12:40 pm · Link

    Thank you Milly! I love spreading the word about books, but you are right sometimes we don’t get the info in time for when we want to post.



  8. Anna @ Read Between The Lines
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 12:47 pm · Link

    Awesome Post Milly it is truly appreciated to know that what we bloggers do does not go unnoticed by some. It seems the more we do at times the less it is appreciated. So thank you for this wonderful post letting us know that you appreciate all that we do for the authors we love.



  9. Wendy @ Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My!
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 1:22 pm · Link

    Thank you, we really appreciate it and we appreciate YOU. We love what we do and it’s because of special authors like you.



  10. Jennifer
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 2:20 pm · Link

    That is so sweet! Thank you



  11. Buffy Kennedy
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 3:19 pm · Link

    <3



  12. Michelle
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 6:33 pm · Link

    Sometimes a simple THANK YOU, is all folks need to feel appreciated. If it weren’t for bloggers, like Michelle from MsRomanticReads, I would not have found your books. It’s a synergistic relationship, when it works, and both the authors and bloggers help grow the community of readers.



  13. A.R. Von
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 7:46 pm · Link

    Awe <3
    Loves ya!



  14. Shayna Renee
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      · October 24th, 2013 at 7:55 pm · Link

    Awww! Thanks Milly! What a great post! You ROCK! Mwah!







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