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Are blog tours worth it?

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If you looked at this space in April, you likely noticed that I ran a blog tour. That’s like a book tour, except that it’s online, involves more writing than talking, and doesn’t give you a chance to sign any books. Now that I’ve had a few weeks to think about how it went, I’ve decided to share my experiences, a peek at my financials, and my thoughts on the practice in general. Hopefully, the information is useful if you’re ever considering a similar endeavor. (And if you do move forward on a blog tour, you can learn from my dumb mistakes.)

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I Live Tweeted the World of Warcraft Movie

I went to the World of Warcraft movie with my old guildmates today, and the fact that I planned to tweet during the entire film should tell you how much I was looking forward to it.

Having a pint and some wings with my old tank, off-healer, and a couple of DPS guys was a blast.┬áThe movie was decidedly “meh.” But the trailers had me so convinced that it was going to be a disaster, I considered it an achievement that it managed to be ok. You can see all my thoughts on this triumph of mediocrity, stream-of-consciousness style, by checking out my tweets below.


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