Has anybody here used a blog tour to promote their books? I've decided to do a blog tour for my next book release in the spring, and I'm curious about a few things.
1.) Did you use a service or set up your own schedule yourself?
2.) What kinds of blogs did you tour? Mainly writing blogs, or review/reader blogs? Or did you branch out to blogs on subjects related to your book? (A "cuisine cozy" writer might have some guest posts for a food blog, for instance.)
3.) Did you do a lot of prep (like maybe write a big stash of posts in advance) or did you do a certain amount of winging it? (And if you did prep ahead, did you find you sometimes had to wing it anyway?)
4.) Did you come across any problems I should be thinking about?