Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blog Badges

You may have noticed that the blog underwent a little bit of a remodel last week. It's probably not the last time this will happen, but I don't plan on moving stuff around again for a while.

You'll also note that on the right hand side there's a little green square that says, "Jaye's Resistance Member."

Jaye L. Knight (author of Resistance, which I reviewed a couple weeks ago)  has a "street team"--that is, a group of fans who have said they're willing to promote her books by sharing information about them on their blogs, social media, etc. I was not aware of this when I reviewed the book and it did not influence my rating of her book.

However, it does give The Book Hound a chance of being on blog tours and other cool stuff (yay for cool stuff!). It also gives us a chance to spread a little word about a Christian author who's writing cool stories (and cool stories and authors are even better than cool stuff).

My hope is that we can promote more authors in this way as their book reviews get buried deeper in the posts. It will give them a little more visibility on the main page.

If you're interested in supporting Jaye in her work, you can also join Jaye's Resistance, even if you don't have a blog. You can find more about how you can get involved here.

You'll also notice a Camp NaNoWriMo badge off to the side. I will be participating in Camp NaNo this year and editing the second book in my current WIP (work in progress). Many of my "extra" posts this upcoming month will focus on a behind-the-scenes look at the writing life.

Let me know if there are any cool, relevant badges that you think should be added to the blog! I'm especially interested in promoting the works of other authors via group badges.

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