At Saturday's SCBWI event, I attended a session on virtual book tours. A virtual book tour is a series of scheduled blog or website stops an author can make to discuss their book. Just like an author will physically show up at a book store for a reading and question and answer session, an author will do that online.
Step one was to start a blog. Check.
Step two was to ask five blog friends if they will host a visit.
At that point, I felt very lucky. I've met so many writers through blogging. There's Kelly, the blogosphere's favorite rockerwriter chick. Rena, author of A New Job for Dilly. Jim Danielson, a middle grade fiction writer from the midwest. Ara, an awesome YA writer in San Diego. Tricia J. O'Brien, who couples great photography with her online scribbles.
And they are just the beginning. I've gained a huge network of writer friends through blogging. They provide ideas, tips and encouragement, jokes and a kick in the writerpants when needed.
Most of all, they create a community. Many stops to be made on a virtual book tour, ringing with cheers, every blog along the way.
What do you enjoy about blogging?
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