Do you want to win #ebooks? Help me build my blog

In my bid to build my blog presence I’ve decided to offer a giveway. One complete Thea ebook package to a random subscriber if I can hit 100 followers. If I can hit 200 by Christmas, (Dec 24, we’ll say because I’ll be busy on Christmas day.) well, I’ll give away a package and a $25 Amazon gift coupon.

Of course, any one in the squirrel army gets entered automatically.

You can choose to accept the gift if you win or you can offer me an alternative person to send the gift to…maybe someone who has a new ereader at Christmas time and would love a bunch of new books and maybe some cash to splurge with.

I’m getting close. Thanks to my squirrel army I’ve raised my subscribers to 63! Yay! Go army.

I’m happy to reciprocate of course. Anyone in the squirrel army gets my attention and I do my utmost best to RT and mention my squirrels as a priority in my twitter feed. I have 3565 followers at present and a decent klout score (although their tinkering with the algorithms hit me hard recently and I went from 62 to 45. argh. Building it back up though.)

The package will come as coupon codes from Smashwords so you can download into whatever format you require.

There are six ebooks in the package at present:

  • Anomaly averages 5 stars. I blog about Anomaly a fair bit.
  • One Insular Tahiti. You can read some posts inspired by the novel
  • Secret Language of Crows averages 4.5 stars. I blog a bit about this one too.
  • Formed of Clay averages 5 stars
  • Throwing Clay Shadows was reviewed on Red Adept Reviews and got 5 stars
  • Rattling Bones:  a short story collection for chicklit readers has a 5 star rating on Smashwords

How can you help/win this package?

Oh there are so many ways.

  • Subscribe. That’s easy. It’s just a quick email type into the box and click submit.
  • Tweet me. Here’s a sample tweet you can copy/paste. (Help @theaatkinson reach 200 blog  followers & win $25 Amazon coupon. #squirrelarmy Details at: )
  • Share the post on Facebook by clicking the share button at the end.
  • Recruit folks using the #squirrelarmy hashtag. I automatically enter you even if you haven’t subscribed.

Can you suggest other ways to build a blog presence? Please do share. I’m still learning and I think many of my readers would be interested in hearing tips too.


Thea Atkinson is a writer of character driven fiction.

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9 comments on “Do you want to win #ebooks? Help me build my blog
  1. A. W. Omyn says:

    I love supporting/helping out other writers/aspiring writers, particularly those who are indie publishing, and/or just starting their career. So, I’m all subscribed and stuff! 😀

    What you’re already doing is a wonderful idea and I’m confident you’ll reach your goal. I’m actually planning on doing something similar after I’ve finished polishing and epublishing a few of my stories.

    As far as further suggestions go, there’s always the usual: blog often, tweet both newer and older blog posts (such as those written long ago that have had few views and/or comments)…

    You can also make sure to read as many blogs written by others as possible (especially those along a similar vein to your own blog), and make sure to leave thoughtful comments on a post or two (those link back to your blog profile, if you’re signed in and make sure to use your wordpress, or blogger, or twitter, or whichever you like).

    You could try other challenges/contests (and perhaps blog about your what works/what doesn’t results), such as: “one follower this month will get a free proofread/critique of their novel/novella/short story”, or “I will purchase and review the ebook of one Twitter follower who uses the #squirrelarmy hashtag to promote my blog on Twitter this month”, or “one of the people who leaves a comment on this post, by X date, will receive a free ebook of their choosing”, or something along those lines.

    You could also make sure to tweet and/or blog about giving away free review copies to other bloggers perhaps, who would be willing to review your book on their blog/site/etc. The more exposure you get on the web, the better.

    That’s pretty much all I can think of right now. But, I’m still learning. If I think of anything else – always happy to share. 🙂

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  4. I don’t mind helping. I just subscribed to your blog today though I had thought I had one so a few months ago.

    Give me a week, and I’ll blog about your blog and this challenge. I’ll let you know when it appears.

    I already have you in my blogroll.

    • Well that’s a delightful idea, Diane. And thanks so much for subscribing. I’m going over to yours to do the exact same thing. You’re welcome to guest post here too if you like. I’ll putyou on my blogroll as well. Let’s help each other; that’s what true networking is to me.

      thanks so much

      • Thanks for the offer to guest post some time in the future. I’ll take you up on that in the coming months.

        Today I posted a blog about your challenge. I’m not sure if I can post the link here, so I won’t. Since you subscribe to my blog, you’ll receive it anyway. I added a cover picture of the book you offer for free. I hope that’s okay. If it’s not, I’ll remove it.

        And thanks for putting me in your blog roll. Working together benefits everyone.

      • of course it’s ok! and wow. that’s very thoughtful! I’ll do my part and tweet your link right now

      • The best way I’ve found to connect with others, gain followers, and increase my blog’s visibility is to use the “Tag Surfer” feature in the Dashboard, entering topics that coincide with what your blog is doing. Every time I read the results, follow the blogs, and comment on them, I gain more connections on WordPress. It’s fun and pretty easy, though it takes about an hour to go over the whole list. I found YOU through the tag surfer… 😉

      • what a great bit of info Kate! Thanks so much for leaving this tip. I’m going to go try it out right now

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