Friday, March 14, 2008

I Am So Overwhelmed And This Isn't Helping

I've been having trouble keeping up with my blog reading for a long, long time now. For a while there I was trying to monitor maybe around 40 blogs, some daily, some weekly. Since before Christmas I've barely been skimming just a few of them.

Just now as I was barely skimming Bookmoot, I learned about the Pulse Blogfest. Simon & Shuster is doing a two-week blog-o-rama featuring a long, long list of its authors responding in a blog-like way to specific questions. There's a part of me that feels that this is just a company taking a method bloggers created to market its own product. There's also a part of me that wants to see what the questions will be and what the various authors will have to say.

Realistically speaking, I don't have much hope of doing that.


Keri said...

I feel like the blogfest would work better if they did this over a much longer period of time and did real interviews with each author. I got tired of reading the answer to the same question after author #10 even though I am a fan of quite a few of them.

Gail Gauthier said...

Oh, dear. They've added more authors to Question 1 since I was there yesterday, and now they've added Question 2.

Unfortunately, I'll probably be doing most of my reading from the posts of authors I'm already familiar with simply because there are so many of them, and it's so difficult to find time to read everyone. That's too bad because I think the point of something like this is to bring more authors to readers' attention.