Tooting other authors’ horns!


It’s hard for me to blow my own horn. I suppose it’s my upbringing that prevents me from any form of braggadocio if I can help it, but that doesn’t preclude my tooting other authors’ horns!

Once I rearrange, switch out or otherwise revamp The Old Fossil Writes, the Bookshelf (if it retains that name) will, of course, have reviews that I have written, but it will also see links to reviews by other authors (- toots horn! –).

Like this one by Ralph Webster!

Like this one by Ralph Webster!

Readers, including authors, review the books they read. And authors not only sell their books, but they also participate in promotional Giveaways on Goodreads, Smashwords, Amazon and other platforms.

I promote my own…so why not give back to the readers and writers community by helping other authors to promote theirs (- “toot toot!” -)?

As I posted the other day, I visit a fair few blogs; I read them, explore them…learn from them, especially other writers’ sites. I figure that, if I’m going to borrow ideas from them for my own blog, and so many have been kind enough to share my book, then why shouldn’t I toot other authors’ horns, too?!!

“Toot toot”!!!


5 thoughts on “Tooting other authors’ horns!

  1. What is that thing within us that will not allow us to take what’s good in us and let it shine for others to see?
    Didn’t we used to raise both arms and holler for joy as we crossed the finish line?
    Oh, I know, we’re mature now. (right) We don’t need to do that any more.
    I do believe that as we grow older and have watched and wondered as we’ve taken the road less travelled, we’ve taken to heart all that we’ve experienced, and are no longer threatened by other’s successes. We’ve learned there’s room for all of us. We enjoy learning and living through other’s accomplishments.
    So let’s get over our fear of tooting our own horns! Let’s invite those that care about our joys and triumphs to party with us til the cows come home! (if we can stay up that long)

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