Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Well, actually, it's not HERE in Colorado. We just had a snow storm dump 7 inches on us in the Springs. More fell in areas to the north. Stubborn winter not wanting to let go. But this is normal. Welcome to the springtime in the Rockies. :)
Anyway, while I'm waiting for the warmer weather to arrive, I figured I'd do a little spring cleaning around A Fiction-Filled Life. Specifically, in regard to the weekly spotlights and book giveaways.
There has been a lot of discussion in the blogging and writing world about people who spend all their time trolling blogs looking for giveaways so they can enter. They might not have any interest in the blog, the author, or even whatever feature accompanies the giveaway. They just enter and never return.
Considering the familiar names I have here and how often y'all return again and again to read, I know that isn't the case. Still, in the interest of my authors who I spotlight and the work that goes into each interview or review, we're going to make a minor change.
From this point forward, you MUST comment on something pertaining to the spotlight in order to be entered into the drawing.
No more comments with just "enter me" and your email address. Comments must also include something about the author, the book, the interview, or anything related to the post. What you say is up to you. But anyone not participating in this manner will be disqualified.
And once in a while, I'll be throwing in random questions somewhere in the post, just to see if you're reading everything. *winks* So, be on the lookout for those sneaky questions or instructions as you read. You just never know where or when they might pop up.
Thanks so much for your continued support week after week. This blog wouldn't exist with you, and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to visit. I know my spotlighted authors do too.