Over the last month or so I have taken part in as many blog tours for books as I was able- trying to help out as many authors as I could. I realized something about almost all of them. The exact same post was handed out to everyone. It’s because writers want to make it easier on bloggers posting about their book- but honestly, when I jump to a blog who is posting about the same book that I am, with the same content I have - I’m at a loss of what to say.
Which then strings down into quality comments. Is saying the same thing at every book blog tour site enough quality even though it’s only new to that blog? Is that really what the author wants? Once I have read one post in the blog tour- I check to see if the others are the same- if they are I skip over the post, or I might write something that pops up I thought about which I didn’t add to my post, but I don’t reread that same post and sometimes I don’t comment at all even though I want to but feel ‘fake’ in doing so.
I feel as though in the blogging world- at least my part of it- is so caught up in rushing through everything that no one is stopping to actually check it out.
This is reality folks- we are living in a fast paced digital world where stories are now counted down to the characters of the words used and posting as much content as one can in a small space is what’s needed to move through the schedules of our days.
Which boils down to a question for other writers and authors and even commenters/readers- Would you rather have different content with quality comments on each blog post during the tour or a fast post and many of the same comments on all the blogs?
For me- I think I want quality over quantity.