Smorgasbord Invitation Blog Magazine – A new concept and more opportunities to be promoted. | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

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Today I’m sharing another generous offer from Sally Cronin who is a tireless promoter of the works of other creatives. Sally is compiling a Blog Magazine with her guest’s posts From the Archives, where she generously offers opportunities to have your work promoted on her blog. Along with this offer, there are many more promotional opportunities on Sally’s Blog. Please read her article below, and pay special attention to the part about ‘sharing and engaging in comments’ when your post is being featured.


Smorgasbord Invitation Blog Magazine – A new concept and more opportunities to be promoted.

As I enter my fifth year of blogging I have decided that it was time to make some renovations to the existing blog and to increase the ways that I can promote authors and bloggers in our community.

Readers that follow the blog have a diverse range of interests and I would like to feature more posts that reflect that. Over the last few weeks I have been testing out a new series – Posts from Your Archives and judging by the response, it has been a success.

I decided to give the trial two months, but I am now extending this into a permanent feature, as part of my move into a more magazine concept for the blog.

Smorgasbord Invitation – Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general.

We already have health and food series, book promotions, music, humour but I would love to feature more Life in General. This can be short stories, relationships, family, travel experiences, expertise in a particular field. Informational and entertaining posts that cover a wide range of topics that will satisfy the interests of those who visit the blog.

Of course posts on food, music, health and humour are also welcome and here is how you can participate. (And if you have some Christmas specific posts then keep them on the back burner until I ask for them in November)

Go through your blog archives and you will find that if you have been blogging once a week for a year you will have at least 52 posts. If you are like me when you first started blogging you began with a handful of followers and built that up over time. But this means that your earlier posts may only have had a few views and likes. Even if you have reshared them on your own blog you are still sharing to your current audience.

By sharing them on my blog not only will you be reaching my readers but also encouraging them to come over to your blog and follow you and building your own readership.

Once you have identified four posts that you would like to share, all you have to do is send the links to the posts to me by email to

I will post on my blog with your copyright and also feature your bio, photo and social media links which I can take from your blog or you can attach to the email.

If you are an author, I will feature your books, a most recent review and the links for both Amazon and Goodreads.

However, I would prefer that your blog post links are not for book promotional purposes.

This brings me on to Author Promotions.

I am very happy to promote your books here FREE in one of the current promotions.  At them moment I am promoting around 25 authors a week in one feature or another and Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore is also undergoing a face-lift to make it more effective in selling your books.

Each author will now have up to 7 book covers and also an extract to a most recent review for one of the books. The review will have the link to the review as well as the buy link for Amazon, giving the reader two opportunities to hit your Amazon author page and buy.

I am working through the 160 authors in the bookstore. I have removed 70 authors that have been in the bookstore for two years but I have not heard from in the last 12 months. Continue Reading . . .

Books by Sally Cronin




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73 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Invitation Blog Magazine – A new concept and more opportunities to be promoted. | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

      1. I’m doubly happy for this reminder AND for your response to Hilary, just in case it takes me a while longer to get it together to contribute. Thanks so much to both of you for ALL that you do to make blogging truly a community.

        I wish I could magically step into a non-virtual party hosted by either of you – I’m sure I’d be overwhelmed with even more appreciation, if that’s even possible, standing in awe of what you are able to do even more. And if Carol were to warp in to cater it would be a party to remember indeed (but I doubt I’d be able to comment with my mouth full of such wonderful food!)


  1. What a generous and lovely lady! All this blogging, promoting and trying to become noticed and navigate all these social media channels is exhausting…..and really discouraging sometimes for those of us with day jobs too. Thanks for posting this Debby. You always have such wonderful information that is so helpful for all writers 😀


      1. Lol… There’s always room for a tweak or two, Sally. I may send you a couple of articles from our personal blog a little later.


  2. Sally is a fantastic friend to us all and this offer is one of the ways she reaches out and spreads her warmth. I will have to go back in my archives and see what I can come up with. Love and hugs to you, Debby, and to Sally.


  3. Debby another wonderful share. And Sally truly works tirelessly to help promote other peoples work.. If it were not for you and Sally in promoting many a blog, I would not be visiting half as many posts 😀
    And that is what I love about you Sally and Tina, and Sue, as you give of yourselves so generously.

    Love and Hugs dear friend..
    ❤ ??


    1. Thank you for your most lovely compliment Sue, from all of us. By sharing the good stuff we hope to share things that readers may have missed elsewhere. So thanks for letting us know our posts are helpful. Love and hugs to you dear Sue. 🙂 ❤ xxx


  4. This is a fabulous offer from Sally, Debby. Thanks for letting me know. I am in awe of what she achieves – and what you achieve too. It’s blows me away. I wish I could do half as much. Have a great week. 🙂


      1. We do what we can, and what we make time for. That’s true. And we need to prioritise too. I’m pleased to see you and I give hoovering a similar star rating. 🙂


  5. Such a generous offer. Also, just a cool idea…a blog magazine of archives. There are real gems hidden in archives. Sally is unbelievable with all she’s able to do. I’m in awe of the two of you, honestly. But, in light of my recent self-doubt post, I’m going to stop there! 😉 Hugs.


      1. I see it in my email – thanks and I’ll respond today! And very nice to extend the archives invitation my way ~ I’ll look back on those dusty posts from back in the day and see what I come up with 😉


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