Hi I'm thinking of doing a read-a-long on my blog and was wondering if someone could give me some tips on doing this successfully please? Do I talk about 1 or 2 chapters per week? How long do I leave for those who are interested in taking part, to get hold of the book that's being featured?
Have you hosted a read-a-long? Was it successful or are there other blog features that might better to host?
Any tips would be great!
You know, I've never thought about this but I'd love to hear what others have to say about it. This could definitely be something fun to do.
The Ink Puddle
I thought it would be a great way to get some discussion going on my blog, a bit like a virtual book group. However, I would have to get a sign up form on the blog, so that I know that people are going to participate. So if anyone knows how to add a sign up form to a blog, then I would love to hear how you do it!
Do you use Wordpress or Blogger? I think this is one of the cases where Blogger has more freedom to add widgets to posts, but if you're using Wordpress, I've seen sign ups for events done on Wordpress by just having people say they're joining in the comments section, and then the person hosting creating the list by hand.
I use Blogger. If anyone knows how to add sign ups or has any tips on organizing a read-a-longs, I'd love to hear from you particularly when i comes to the technicalities of adding the sign up form, I'm rubbish with computers!
I was part of one during November with a group of other bloggers. There were 4 hosts, one for each week, and the chapters were divided into 4 sections. The questions were posted at the beginning of the week, and then everyone participated posted their answers and thoughts at the end of the week, linked their posts up on the host blog, and visited each other..
This is the one I joined. You can get an idea of how it was done. Read-a-long
Great! I will look into this, hopefully it will give me some tips on how to organise my own. Thanks!