thanksBoy, August and the first week of September really zipped on by! And another Blogathon has come and gone.

I wanted to thank all the Blogathon participants as well as everyone who checked in, left comments, and promoted the event. I hope you all enjoyed learning about some of our amazing authors, getting a feel for what they write, and sharing in their hopes and dreams as they toss their hats in the publishing ring. Many of our participating authors for this Blogathon were showcasing their debut releases, and we celebrate with them, for there’s nothing that compares to the feeling you get when you first see your book online with a buy link attached.

I’ve been doing these Blogathons for a few years now, and they’re a lot of work. They’re also a lot of fun, and getting to know everyone this way means a great deal to me. I am a firm believer in taking advantage of every scrap of free promo that comes an author’s way. If only one person reads an SMP blog, then that’s one more than nobody. That’s kind of the way we all need to look at promotion. Because one grows to two, then five, then twenty. And before you know it, thousands of readers are following the blogsite. That’s when I break into a happy dance. And so it goes with each of you. One reader becomes five, fifty, a hundred. And all because you kept on writing, built your brand, your online bookshelf, and you promoted yourself.

It all counts, so never stop. Keep writing, keep improving, keep growing as an author. Build that bookshelf of fab stories, and find ways to promote each day. Reach out to each other. Support each other, offer kudos, advice, ideas. In other words, keep doing what you are already doing. Soulies are some of the most generous folks I know.

Thanks for participating in the August blogathon! I now return our regularly scheduled bloggers to their respective day-groups, starting Labor Day.

See you all around the blogsite!
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About charchaffin2011

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10 Responses to A BIG OL’ BLOGATHON THANK YOU! by Char Chaffin

  1. Thank you Char for all of your hard work. I appreciate your efforts so much.

  2. laynemacadam says:

    I second that Char! Totally appreciated!

  3. NevaBrown says:

    Thank you, Char! Also Casey of CASEY’S COURAGE and Penny of A PRETTY PENNY thank you! They are looking forward to having more people enjoy their stories.

  4. You do so much for us Soulies, Char! Love you!! –katie o’boyle

  5. Char, you rock! Thank you so much for all of your hard work – I appreciate you! Enjoy your holiday 🙂

  6. Char – Thank you very much for putting the blog-a-thon together!! I really enjoyed learning about the other Soul Mate authors – great questions!

  7. L.D. Rose says:

    Thank you so much for having us, Char and for all your hard work. ❤ You are awesome but you know that already. 😉

  8. Beth Carter says:

    Thank you so much for organizing this giant effort, Char! You’re right about one fan turning to five, then twenty, etc. I plan to go back and read a few that I missed. SMP has a great group of talented folks!

  9. Madelyn Hill says:

    Char, Thank you so much for organizing the Blog-a-Thon!

  10. Christine says:

    Thank you for being so positive and encouraging! And for all your hard work!

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