This weekend I was very excited to write my first ever guest post which was featured on the wonderful cleopatra loves books site.
My post was part of a series she runs called put a book on the map. I was discussing Eva Dolan’s series of books which are set in my home town of Peterborough.
I really enjoyed writing the post, however it is very nerve wracking to see your own words on someone else’s blog. I knew when it was going to be published but I was almost too scared to look. When the comments started coming in I had to turn my tablet off and didn’t dare read them until I had a couple of wines in me. This was absurd as I don’t worry about posting on my own blog in the same way. I usually type them out and post after a quick spell check. For my guest post I wrote it and read it and rewrote it and read it and rewrote it again. I know Cleo has a much bigger following than my blog does, but honestly I spent more time on this than I ever did on any of my university essays’. Mind you this was much more interesting than anything I ever did at University.
This series is a great way of finding out about new books and brings to life the places where the novels are set. I think I even managed to make Peterborough sound like a place you should visit. Judge for yourself here. https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/04/01/put-a-book-on-the-map-bookonthemap-peterborough/
Whilst this was my first guest post I hope it’s not the last, and next time I might not be quite so worried about the response!
3 responses to “First thrills”
Aw bless you – the post was amazing as could be judged by the responses you got – I was delighted to host such a brilliant piece and you not only educated me about Peterborough but also made me determined to read one of Eva’s books! Thank you so much for taking the time out to take part, it is great seeing the collaboration between bloggers and authors.
Thank you. Looking forward to reading more books on the map features soon.
It was a great post, really interesting.