The journal shown above is for sale at my Etsy store.
Let me preface by saying that I am in no way condemning blogs who do post a lot of blog tours and content like that. All opinions on this post is purely my own, and are not meant to make others feel down or embarrassed for the choices they make.
I received a comment a couple of weeks ago on my post about being a more productive blogger. She said that she enjoyed blogs that produce more original content rather than blog tours and cover reveals, and other posts of that nature. That sparked an idea for me.
I realized that I actually don't post many blog tours or author posts, and there's a reason behind that. I personally feel like blog tours and things of that nature can sacrifice good quality, original content if posted in large quantities. I personally don't want blog tours to clog up my blog to where that's primarily 40% of the content I post. I don't want people to remember me for that kind of content. I want them to remember me for good discussion posts, solid reviews, and engaging conversations.
That's not to say that I don't post blog tours. I do (actually, I'm posting one this next week), but I'm very selective on what tours I choose to be a part of. I generally like to choose blog tours that I have either read the book or I am very interested in reading the book. For instance, I fully support Compulsion by Martina Boone; therefore, I have participated in a blog tour, an interview, a giveaway blast, and a review, but I have only done so because I truly enjoyed the book. In that case, I feel like I am supporting a book and author who I know and have read and can do so in a way that I truly know what I am supporting.
What do you think about blog tours and posting that content on your blog?