Monday, July 22, 2013

I can hear you breathing (and $10 Amazon gift card giveaway)

Is this thing on?

I know you are out there. I can hear you breathing. My hit counter shows it. You ARE reading this blog, but you won't talk to me. Why? Do I not ask the questions you feel like answering? Should I be asking something else? Are you too busy? Are your typing fingers broken?

I'm looking for a bit of feedback here. I want to make your reading experience the best it can be. Sure, I write this blog for me, but I write it for you too. So just for answering a few questions - you can enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card and/or an ebook copy of Lifeboat.




Please tell me:
  1. What are your favorite things about this blog? (Book reviews? Something else?)
  2. What would you like to see more of?
  3. What would you like to see less of?
  4. What will it take to get you to engage more and leave the occasional comment?
  5. What brought you here? Did you stop by because of a specific post? Which one?
I'd like to make this a better experience for all of us, so to make it a little bit more fun, I'm offering a $10 Amazon gift card to one randomly selected commenter as chosen by Rafflecopter. Each question you answer of the 5 above gets you an entry. If you answer all 5 you get 5 entries. Use Rafflecopter to mark your entries - only valid comments count. Got it?

Thank you and good luck.

Now spill!

23 comments:

  1. If you read the rafflecopter comments that I wrote lol I hope you smile. I think your book is awesome and now that I have found your blog I will try to be a more active participant! If this works for you then I may just use it on mine too. I love writing and posting but sometimes I feel like I am talking to myself. I already to that in real life, I would like some interaction online lol!

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    1. Thanks Leanne - it is an experiment. I'll let you know if it works. ;)

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  2. It's yours! That's my favorite thing about this blog! So there! You are an interesting person, and I have enjoyed getting to know you. That alone makes me want to know more about what you have to say. (Though I may never admit that again.) :)

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  3. -- What do I want to see more of? Posts about YOU. Your feelings. What your thoughts are. What's happening in your life. What ticks you off. And, of course, your WIP. Or, I want to hear about a book you read, or a movie you watched, that you really loved or really hated. Haha! Not review stuff.
    -- What do I want to see less of? Less about other people's books, and more about your WIP and what your planning.
    -- What will it take to get me to engage more? Hmmm. A little more time, and a better memory. Sometimes, I forget your page is open. :)
    -- What brought me here? I check in often. I have to see what you're up to, ya know.

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    1. Food for thought. Thank you darlin'.

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  4. My fave thing about the blog is you.
    I would like to see more of idk whatever you feel like sharing. I'm interested in you, your thoughts and views on books and readers.
    I wish I knew what it took to get more comments then my blog would have more comments. I saw the link on triberr and that brought me here.
    I would love if you'd share the occasional post in ninjas ones you particularly want pimped out.

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  5. Oh and that captcha thingy in the comments I don't like that.

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    1. I hate the captcha thingy too so I'm glad you brought that to my attention. I'll have to see if there is a way to get rid of it. As for the ninja thing - I hate to feel like I'm spamming you all. :P Thanks Jess.

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    2. I almost commented on this before, but changed my mind. Now, I'm gonna. :) Those captchas are crazy annoying and they do keep me away from some sites, but with all of the spambots out there, they're kinda necessary. But, if you change your settings to approve all comments, you can disable captcha (word verification) and catch all spam yourself. Hehe! Plus, sometimes you put in the correct info, and it still says you're wrong. It's irritating. Ooooooh! I don't see it! I think you did it already! You go, girl!

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    3. Glad to hear I deactivated it properly. Thanks. :)

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  6. I answered all in the rafflecopter;) I loved your book, as you know...I hope your next one is coming soon!

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    1. Thanks Brenda. I really am not fishing for compliments, I swear. But I love them nonetheless. :)

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  7. You book is amazing, and I love the reviews!

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    1. Thanks Alison. You and all my ninjas have been such a tremendous support and I love you all.

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  8. I do think that Captcha can sometimes be a deterrent in leaving comments on blogs. I know it is for me. So I have now (I believe) turned it off. If you get a captcha message from here on out please let me know.

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  9. I left my comments in the rafflecopter. If you can find a lifeboat to save them, that would be great. :) Thank you for caring what your readers think and want out of their experience while we are with you. I do appreciate not having to do the captchas, so THANK YOU!!

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    1. You are welcome Kimberly - and thanks for commenting. :)

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    1. Thanks for commenting Bianca! Glad you like the reviews.

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  11. reviews and the design of your blog

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  12. i will like to see more giveaways, and books recomendation, maybe some writing advices

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  13. i found this blog because of twitter, then i read some reviews

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  14. Thank you to everyone who left comments/feedback whether it was through the Rafflecopter or in the above comment section. I will take it all to heart.

    I hope you will continue stopping by and having your say from time to time (or even every time).

    Congratulations to Star and Karlee, the winners of the giveaway!

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