In part 3 of my Goodreads Goodness series I take the opportunity to point out how Goodreads can help an author promote her or his blog. No matter how many followers by email or RSS reader you as a blogger may have, it is always nice to have as many avenues for getting your personal blog (and also your name and book titles) before the eyes of your readers.
One way is to set up your Goodreads author account so that it features your blog:
When you do, anyone who visits your author page--and every author should make an effort to steer readers to their author page--has the opportunity to read your most current post to your blog.
But wait! There's more.
Convince your readers and visitors to follow your author page, and they may receive a weekly email with links to all the blogs on all the Goodreads author pages they follow:
If your reader clicks on that link automatically generated by Goodreads, it takes them directly to your blog post right on your Goodreads author page:
And I don't mean just a snippet, either. The whole post is there:
If you are an author and don't have your Goodreads author page set up to connect with your blog, consider doing so today. Then, be sure to invite your friends, readers, fans or anyone who is just plain curious about the books you write to follow you on Goodreads.