January 1, 2014

RLF Gems: Top Bloggers for 2013 #RLFblog #BloggerAward @vickibatman @LSbooks

Top Blogger 2013 Award. 
In December, Romance Lives Forever had 30 posts in a 31 day month (Christmas Day was a day off). On the 30th, there was a post celebrating Cover Love, a feature introduced in 2013.

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views)

1. Vicki Batman
2. Kristina Knight
3. H Lewis Foster
4. Sabrina York
5. LA Sartor

Honorable mention: Elodie Parkes and Diane Saxon.

For the year, it was no surprise that the new feature Publisher Week brought in top honors. Three times in 2013, for one week, a single publisher was featured. Two special events held during the year also grabbed the top spots. The Marketing for Romance Writers Summer Camp Events post shared news about a free marketing camp for authors, and the Halloween Pizza Party shared favorite pizza toppings by a large number of our guests. The other top winners were all individual authors who rocked the blog in 2013.

Top Bloggers for 2013

(judged by page views)

1. Liquid Silver Books (June)
2. JMS Books (September)
3. EM Lynley (April)
4. Boroughs Publishing (February)
5. Marilyn Baron (August)
6. Susan Taylor (March)
7. John Steiner (January)
8. MFRW Summer Camp Events (July)
9. Vicki Batman (May)
10. Halloween Pizza Party (October)
11. Vicki Batman (December)
12. Elle James, Delilah Devlin (November -- a shared post)

Special mention: Vicki Batman

Vicki has been a frequent guest and contributor to the blog, and has been the top blogger twice in 2013. As a thank you to her, I'm presenting her with one year of cover ad space at no cost. Sincere thanks to Vicki for her friendship and support of the Romance Lives Forever blog.

RLF Gem Award 
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has a blogger's FAQ page with a downloadable guide and optional interviews. Readers can follow via Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin', Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and there's a blog button readers and authors can grab.. RLF takes up to three images per article, so authors can share previous books. The blog uses author or publisher names as SEO tags on posts, and author Twitter handles in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr with a potential reach of over a million readers via its Twitter-linked network. Twitter mentions are also gathered in several Paper.li ezines, giving the author an additional opportunity for promotion.

The Romance Lives Forever Paper.li ezine features guest authors on its front page every day. The Yahoo Group Romance Lives Forever has nearly 1200 members, and is Kayelle's private group. It is open once a month to authors who have been guests on the blog. Guests get one day to post info, share news, book releases, offer contests, and so on. For that day, the group is open and members are allowed to reply and take active part. It's like an old-fashioned chat, where you can share and answer questions. Only authors who have reserved the day are allowed to post, so it's exclusive. There is no charge. You can read more about it here: http://is.gd/rlfauthorday

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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first name are:
AJ Kelton, Beth Barany, Brenda Whiteside, Barbara Donlon Bradley, Dana Lorraine, Kristin Wallace, Dariel Raye, JL Sheppard, Joanne Wadsworth, Kate Lowell, Kayelle Allen, KC Klein, Keira Andrews, Kim Cresswell, LM Brown, Patricia Walters-Fischer, Rhonda Laurel, Tricia Andersen, Victoria Pinder


  1. I love seeing the stats each month and finding out how the blog did visitor-wise. It's almost always a surprise. There are some authors who will rock the blog every time they come, and others who visit and blow it out of the water with visits. Some get tons of comments, and others get few, but there is always someone looking, reading, and browsing. I hope you enjoy this list of the who's who at RLF.

  2. Hi, Kayelle, and friends of Romance Lives Forever! I am so honored to be the top blogger. I love being here and hope what I write is of benefit. Thank you all so very much. I am truly humbled.

  3. Namaste! Kayelle Allen, Thank you for the feature and always being such of a positive force for romance, readers, and writers. YOU ROCK!


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