So the lovely ladies over at The Book Bratz, Amber and Jessica, have created this amazing tour to celebrate US, the Book Bloggers. The tour will last 9 weeks, from July 5th-August 31st, where each Sunday I will promote another Blogger from this amazing Blogging Community that we have.
This week we have Amber and Jessica from The Book Bratz:
Hi everyone! We’re Amber and Jessica, co-bloggers over at The Book Bratz and the hosts of the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour. April was kind enough to have us stop in today and guest post on why we decided to put together the Summer Blogger Promo Tour. It’s a topic that we’re really excited to talk about, and we hope you enjoy it, too!
We started the Summer Blogger Promo Tour last year, in the summer of 2014. We wanted to meet tons of new bloggers, because we were new and still trying to network, but we weren’t entirely sure how to do it. The first Summer Blogger Promo Tour was pretty small – there were no separate groups and 50-something bloggers participating. We organized a small group of 8 bloggers (ourselves included) and made schedules on how we planned to cover each other’s blogs throughout the summer and when. We had no idea if the tour would work, or if anybody was going to participate and keep up with their posts, so we had no idea what to expect.
But everything ended up working out perfectly! The tour was so successful that other bloggers seeing us Tweet and post about it got curious and asked how they could be involved. We were only friends with one of the bloggers who was on the tour – she was the only person that we knew prior to the tour’s beginning. Now, however, a year later, we are close friends with every single blogger who was on the tour with us – we still talk to them regularly. The point of the tour is, yes, to introduce your blog followers to other bloggers, whether they’re female or male or big blogs or small blogs. But the bigger purpose is to get bloggers acquainted with one another – to get them to meet bloggers that they probably wouldn’t have met or spoken to otherwise. The tour was so successful last year and we formed such lasting friendships that we decided to open it up again this summer – on a much larger scale. 57 bloggers are participating in this year’s Summer Blogger Promo Tour (compared to last year’s 8 bloggers) and are split up into various groups. Within their groups they meet one another, talk to each other, form friendships, and promote one another.
The bottom line is that the Summer Blogger Promo Tour was created to have bloggers promote, meet with, and connect with one another. The followers of these blogs will be introduced to various other blogs throughout the summer, which is always a plus for everybody to get a little promotion, but the most important part is that all of these bloggers, from planning posts and having conversations as a group, get to form friendships and connections in the blogging world that they may have not made otherwise. It’s seriously such a great thing and we love it. 🙂
So, that’s what we have to say about why we started the Summer Blogger Promo Tour! We hope that you enjoyed the post – and that you’ll enjoy the rest of the tour! Check back here every Sunday throughout July and August to meet tons of new bloggers – and stop by The Book Bratz and come say hi – we’d love to see you around. 🙂 We’d like to thank April again for having us here today and we hope that you enjoy the rest of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour!