(Shut up. I know I said one post a day, but couldn’t resist adding to what she said.)
See, I feel the same way.
I took part in Dear Author’s Viral Blogging experiment because of the prizes.
I loved Nalini‘s book, don’t get me wrong, but if I had not read it, I’d have taken part anyway just for the prizes. Same goes for the ones I’ve taken part in before–Gena Showalter’s and MJ Rose’s.
This is the first time I’ve taken part in a blogging contest because I loved the book/author.
The point of viral blogging is to get the author/book title out to people who might not have heard of the author/book title otherwise.
Except that I read a fair number of the bloggers on the Dear Author listing. Most of the others, I’m passing familiar with–if only because one of my fellow romance bloggers links to them. They are all the usual suspects–I don’t mean this in a bad way.
I imagine if a blog reader reads one of those blogs, they probably read a couple more of the rest. I assure you, and most other people are going to be the same, that making read that same post twenty times is not going to make me buy a book. And I do feel like I’ve read it twenty times!
One last thing: At some point, this is going to become spam, peeps. Take my word for it.