Oh, back up a bit? What’s BIT? Boost It Tuesday!
Every Free Chance, Candace’s Book Blog*, and If These Books Could Talk are the main organizers and hosts of the weekly awesomeness. Every Tuesday, they post a link-up (powered by InLinkz**) and invite book people — both authors and book bloggers — to add their Facebook pages. The idea is that everyone who participates goes to every other Facebook page on the list to “like” and comment on at least two or three posts, to help “boost” the pages’ visibility (since Facebook shows “popular” posts to more people).
This is my second week doing it. Here are five reasons why it’s awesome:
I’ve discovered a whole bunch of fun book blogs and authors I didn’t know about before.
It’s incentive to pay attention to my Facebook page and make sure there’s new content for BIT visitors to boost.
I can look at other authors’ social media strategies and see what appeals to me.
There are some fabulous giveaways to enter.
I feel like I’m helping other authors and book bloggers by boosting their stuff. Good karma.
It’s so positive! Everyone is there to say “Happy BIT” and click the like button. ALL the warm fuzzies!
If this sounds interesting, and you have a book-related Facebook page (not profile), go visit one of the hosts’ websites to join in. As I learned last week, Tuesday night or even Wednesday isn’t too late, and if this week doesn’t work for you, there’s always next week.
Also, there’s a giveaway every week as part of Boost It Tuesday, and you can apply to host the BIT giveaway on your own page (go visit one of the hosts’ sites to find the sign-up form).
So basically it’s all win-win and there’s no downside, only the time it takes to click on a bunch of Facebook pages and say hello — and it’s totally okay to spread that out over the week, you don’t have to get it all done on Tuesday. And really, looking at book covers and teaser graphics, and entering giveaways, and reading reviews and blurbs… it’s not what you’d call painful, you know?
Give it a try, and have fun. Maybe I’ll see you on the link-up?
*no longer active as of early 2017 (dead links removed)
**BIT is now using Linky Tools rather than InLinkz