I swore I was going to get back on track yesterday. Here I am, a day late again, so I’ll be doing one now and one in about two hours.
Failing to be as diligent these last few days has proven at least one thing, though. More people visit my site when I’m promoting daily than when I’m not. This shouldn’t be something I even had to learn; it’s kind of self-explanatory. But it’s good to see that my work shows some kind of results (and enlightening to see that, when I slack off, that shows too).
I’ve spent two and a half weeks doing daily promotion, though some days I’ve worked at it more than others. In that time, I’ve seen no change in sales from what I’d been doing before this push began. That’s rather distressing, but on the other hand, I’ve about quadrupled traffic to my site. I’ve secured a glowing review of Mutt and have about half a dozen reviews in progress, as well as more interested parties planning to book later in the summer. I’ve also started an awesome tagging campaign and gotten some friends involved with that.
When all this turns to increased sales and readers, I’m not sure. But the fact is that it won’t happen if I don’t keep working to make it happen. I look forward to the day when I can spend all my time cloistered away in a little cave, writing till my fingers fall off, and have someone else do this “expanding my readership” stuff for me. But in the meantime, expect more of my ceaseless rambling. Hooray!