How exciting! I have the
pleasure to announce the ACFW Conference Blog Tour to help promote and
educate about the upcoming American Christian Fiction Writers
conference in Denver, Colorado. Many people know the what, how, and why
blog tours exist. But I’ve also found many who don’t understand. Let’s
meet folks where they are and share first things first, then we’ll get
to the sparkle.
What’s a blog tour?
Online are personally written Web
logs. The two words combine together to be called a blog.
A blog is at a certain Web address and usually contains posts. These
posts contain short written segments often with photos, videos, and
personal commentary. It’s like reading a journal. Group blogs have
partner bloggers who share days of the week or month. Some of the group
blogs we have the pleasure to visit this summer on our tour have dozens
of authors posting from their own perspectives.
A blog tour is a set sequence of
different blogs focused on a specific goal, such as marketing a book, a
product, a service, or even the ACFW conference. It’s a concerted
effort to entertain and educate blog readers about the topic. A book
blog tour usually occurs during a set period of time, say, a month,
with different blog owners posting reviews or interviews with the
author. The blog tour creates a buzz about the book and, hopefully,
excellent marketing that spawns new readers.
The ACFW Conference Blog Tour
will start in June and run through the summer. You’ll be able to read
all about the conference from different authors and ACFW members. Some
will share their expertise in travel, others in agent/editor
appointments, while others will share the best places to eat. Each of
these blog posts will enlighten and entertain while imparting know-how
about the ACFW conference experience. Several of our reporting blog
hosts and hostesses have offered multiple postings, so be sure to check
back with them often between June and August. I’m sure we’ll add even
more than are listed here throughout the summer.
We’ll be listing the blog tour
dates and locations on the official ACFW Web site, http://www.acfw.com,
as well as our Facebook and Shoutlife group pages. Please check in
often for updates.
I’ll list our ACFW Conference
Blog Tour hosts and hostesses at the end of the article, so be sure to
visit these conference experts to enhance your knowledge, build your
confidence, and grow your career. Enjoy different blogs with completely
different topics all summer long!
Trish Perry: ACFW Conference
Friendships at all stages of writing careers
Megan DiMaria: Finding
restaurants at conference (visit often for multiple postings)
Tiffany Amber Stockton: Pitching
Jeannie Campbell: Why I chose
the ACFW conference: A newbie’s perspective
Sharon Lavy: Prayer Room
Kathleen Fuller: Amish fiction,
historical romance tracks
Amish Hearts: Group blog with
various conference posts
Linda Kozar and the Internal
MonoBlog- Group blog with various conference posts.
Tiffany Colter 1: Long-term
return on investing in a writer’s conference (multiple posts)
Tiffany Colter 2: Investing in
your professional development (multiple posts)
Writer’s Rest Group Blog:
Trusting God to use conference (multiple posts)
Jennifer AlLee: The Value of
Face-to-Face Networking in a Twitter & Facebook World
Angie Breidenbach: Confidence at
Christa Allan: Evolving
Lena Nelson Dooley 1: Uplifting
Lena Nelson Dooley 2: Connecting
Ane Mulligan: TBD
Jill Elizabeth Nelson: TBD
Margaret Daley: TBD
Additional bloggers may
still request to join the tour. Please choose a conference topic and
date. Contact Angie Breidenbach email@example.com to be listed.