Saturday, June 11, 2016

Book Blogger Hop June 10th - June 16th: Mia Hamm Scored 158 Goals in International Soccer Play

Book Blogger Hop

Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.

This week Billy asks: Are giveaways a part of your blog or only reviews?

I don't do giveaways. I don't do giveaways for much the same reason I don't participate in blog tours - I'm just not organized enough to be able to be able to commit to a particular schedule by which things will take place on this blog. I have numerous other commitments, and to be blunt, sometimes I have to let stuff on this blog slide. This past week I didn't post any reviews because I had fallen behind on some of the administrative and infrastructure work that holds the blog together and I spent my time playing catch-up on that. As long as the only person I am answerable to on the subject of scheduling material on this blog is me, then the only person I disappoint when I fall behind is me. If I were to start agreeing to do giveaways and blog tours, I know that I would fall behind schedule and run the risk of disappointing someone who isn't me. So I don't do either.

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  1. I usually have a giveaway on my blog.

    I hope you got caught up on some things you wanted to do.

    ENJOY the rest of your weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
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    1. @Elizabeth: I fear that I am doomed to always have more that I want to do with the infrastructure of this blog, but I am caught up on the immediate concerns.

  2. That makes sense. I used to do giveaways, but they really are a lot of work, and as you point out, a big commitment. I won't say I will not do one again (I'm considering one for my upcoming 10 year blog anniversary), but they won't become a regular feature on my blog.

    1. @Literary Feline: I wouldn't mind the work per se - it is the scheduling commitment that I need to avoid. That said, giveaways are a lot of work which is part of what makes them harder to keep them on schedule. This is one of those issues where all of the different elements feed on one another and add up to an unfeasible whole.