This Christmas will be really tight for a lot of people. With the economy still on the downturn (despite illusory media hype), money is something many of us don't have. While I'm not as bad off as some, I can't say I have a lot of disposable income at the moment. I'll get by, as always, and the kids will have some gifts under the tree, just nothing extravagant.
With that said, I know many of you are also feeling the pinch. But whether you're strapped for cash or swimming in riches, there is a Christmas gift you could bestow upon me; something that won't cost you a cent and will only take a short amount of your time.
West of the Warlock needs reviews! If you haven't read it yet, 75% of the book is available to read for free online, and it will entertain you. Once you've read the free portion, head over to its page at Amazon.com and post a review. Word of mouth advertising is the only way to sell books these days, and it doesn't cost you anything. It would mean so much to me if just a few of you would bestow such a blessing upon me this festive season.
Buying a single book and putting it on your shelf is always appreciated, but actually telling others about it does so much more. Don't be a Scrooge with your opinions, keeping it all to yourself. Spread the word about my stories. Telling others about my works is the best gift you could give! It would mean a lot more than some knickknack made in China or a fifty-cent Christmas card.
Yes, it really is the thought that counts!
While you're at the giving stage, perhaps you could bestow another special gift to me by pointing people toward my blog. I've noticed reader activity has dropped a bit over the last month, and this is likely due to the holiday season. People are so busy this time of year that little things like my weekly insights get sidelined. I hope to see increased traffic in the New Year, and I hope you'll help me with that. Again, don't feel that speaking up is a dangerous thing, or will somehow cost you anything. If I'm worth reading, tell others. It's all I ask.
Here's wishing all of my readers a very Merry Christmas! Be sure to drop by on December 25th for another rare family history photo.