I've been wondering how to promote Scary Mary and really the question is how do you promote a novelog?
I've been looking at various things and considering them. I've already posted on a few bulletin boards that were okay/allowed to post/promote on and gotten a few clicks.
I've been thinking about other spots.
I've come up with a list of likely places it would be nice to get novelogs into:
1. Library Thing - an online cataloging/social networking site.
2. What's on my Bookshelf - A book swap site, their slogan is "Connecting People with Books". It'd be nice to connect Scary Mary to some readers...
3. Book Mooch - Another book swapping site.
I figure if novelogs are free then in spirit, these sites might be interested in them. They have nothing set up currently for novelogs, though maybe Library Thing does, if the work has an ISBN.
I'm considering approaching these sites about posting a little something to direct users to electronic writing. It could just be a topic on a discussion board, but I don't want to write to them until Scary Mary is done.
Trying to find novelog promotion on the internet is tough work. One reason is the word isn't used. Blook is used interchangably, but out of respect for Cheryl Hagedorn, I'm using novelog, and it does help to differentiate between fiction content that is only available on a blog and a blog that has been traditionally published. But even googling Blook doesn't get me much. Am I missing obvious search terms?
I feel like I'm in uncharted waters with this stuff, and with my sense of direction, I doubt I should be the forerunner. David Wellington seems to have gotten a lot through word of mouth. But how'd he put the words in people's mouths? Was it all due to being published on brokentype?
Also: Updated Scary Mary