New Adult Addiction Genres: Dystopia, Erotic Romance, Male Models, Science Fiction
New Adult Addiction has been live for two years! I can hardly believe it. I have never been a blogger. And I think I said this last year, but when I started this blog I really had no hope of it ever becoming anything. I figured I’d give book blogging a try and it would get boring after a month. But no, that’s not what happened. I have no idea why this blog took off, I suspect it was because new adult was exploding onto the scene at the very moment I put it up, but I’m seriously glad I did.
Banner from the first theme I was using made by Parajunkee Designs. And the Second one, made by me using Creative Whim theme.
So I just did my two year indie author anniversary post on Facebook as well. I started this blog right about the same time as I published my first book. And I guess it’s possible that the two together created some sort of synergy, but I don’t think so. I think people are not all that interested in me personally here on the blog. They like the giveaways mostly. Those posts get the most interaction. And of course, the Friday Night Freebie. That meme has been going on for over a year now and holy shit! It’s just amazing how big it’s gotten. Getting signed books for the blog when I go to signings is fun.
I’ve made a lot of changes this year. First of all, I rarely do reviews anymore. I have read sooooo much romance in the past three years as “research” and as a blogger, that I just got a little tired of it. I really prefer science fiction and dystopians. So I will occasionally pick up those. I have a few romances coming up, but not many.
Kristi and Flat Rade at Penned!
So, since I stopped doing that I brought in another blogger. Kristi! She’s actually a member of my street team and she’s an admin on my Shrike Bikes FB group. I also just named a character after her in my Social media series. Because she’s fabulous. She does reviews and stuff on here when she has time. She was at Penned Con with me a couple weeks ago and we had a blast.
Kristi taking pics of Leah’s boobies to bribe Michelle’s husband into something we cannot talk about… but… he did deliver!
I also added in Amber and Leah to run the Facebook page. They are also members of my street team. If you’re an author and you want a review, don’t contact me. I don’t even open those emails. Just message that Facebook page and if they are interested, they will get back to you. One thing that Leah and Amber have done this year on the FB page is the Hump Day Hottie. They started this feature with my models, Robert Reider and Rade Lazic, but things quickly escalated! They even got Alessandra Torre to be the Hump Day Hottie one week! Alessandra is a cover model of a few of her books. Besides that. She is one hell of a writer. I DO read her romances. They are original and hot.
Alessandra as the Hump Day Hottie
It was my job to post the Hump Day Hottie on the blog every Wednesday, but yeah. I can barely make time for the FNF these days, so you can only find it on the FB page now. We do a $10 gift card giveaway with each one, so if you remember, stop by on Wednesdays and enter. They do them almost every week.
I don’t make any money AT ALL off this blog. Not one penny. I don’t take advertising. I don’t even have affiliate links because I live in Colorado and we can’t be Amazon Associates because my state government is filled with assholes who tried to sue the Zon for state taxes. They lost, but Amazon has a long memory. So no affiliate links for us.
I keep this blog because I love it. Even though I don’t have a lot of time to mess with it, I love it. I love the Friday Night Freebie. I love making up the RC questions so you guys can comment. I love reading your comments. I actually spend a couple thousand dollars on this site each year. I get emails from my servers all the time about taking up too many resources. I have a semi-dedicated VPS, but I just had to upgrade because I get so many spam hits.
But I don’t care. The spam is not that annoying. My CAPTCHA works pretty well. I like spending the money on books and prizes. I need tax write offs and all of this is business related. So you know, this is a pretty cool way to spend a few thousand dollars each year.
I hope I can improve things over the next twelve months. I’d like to start having more articles and not just giveaways and cover reveals and stuff.
And I can always use a hand. So if any of you are tired of blogging alone and would like to join this team, please message me using my contact form. You don’t have to be a fan of my books or on my street team to be a part of this blog, you just have to want to contribute.
So thanks for dropping by every week. Last year I did stats, and since I know I loved to see those when I was blogging more and paying attention, I will leave you a snapshot of this year’s as well. I changed to WordPress in August 2013, so this is the months to date.
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