Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Generating Buzz Long After Virtual Book Tours Are Over

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by at 12:46 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Unlike in-person bookstore appearances that attract only small audiences, unless you are a well-known author, virtual book tour appearances remain on blogs long after the tour has ended. Online book promotion expert Patrice-Anne Rutledge explains, “A virtual book tour can generate buzz and book sales that extend far beyond the actual timeframe of your tour.”

Four weeks after wrapping up my “40 Blogs in 40 (Business) Days” virtual book tour, promoting my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself, bloggers are still writing about me, my book and my virtual book tour. For example, freelance writer Patrick Borders blogs about sophiscated ideas for world book exposure and mentions my virtual book tour in a recent post. Thanks Patrick.

Spanish-speaking parents of a daughter with cerebral palsy share their experiences with rehabilitation and help to “leave the time back where the discapacitados ones were hidden”. They mentioned my book I’ll Do It Myself on their blog last week. Google Translate provides this approximate translation:

Sailing by Internet, I found blog call “Do it my self” whose author, Glenda Watson Hyatt, was born with cerebral paralysis. The name already says much. I prefer to leave blog speaks by itself and that you enjoys this woman who has caused certain commotion. Single I want to recommend an article that wrote on the language of the discapacidad. Here call “What is in a Word”.

Caused a commotion? This red-head? Never! (If anyone can provide a more accurate translation, I am curious to know what meaning is really intended.)

I would have never imagined reaching a Spanish-speaking audience on my book tour, virtual or otherwise. Isn’t the blogoshpere amazing! Maybe a Spanish version will be the first translation of I’ll Do It Myself…

People are still reading the interviews conducted during the virtual tour and then stopping by my blog. The buzz continues long after book signings at brick-and-mortar bookstores would be forgotten: another benefit of virtual book tours!

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Comment by Patrick Borders

April 17, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

Your welcome, Glenda! I really enjoyed reading your interviews and about all the places you “traveled” to. Great job.

Comment by Dorothy

April 17, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

You know what, Glenda? I’ve SEEN your tour talked about, too! Have “virtual book tours” in google alerts and you’re still popping up! Hey, are you interested in writing this up as a guest column and let me post it at my blog? I’m just in awe of you, you know that! My email address is

Comment by Glenda

April 17, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

Thanks Patrick and Dorothy!

Dorothy, thanks for your wonderful offer. I will email you to discuss it further.

Comment by A. N. Nanda

April 18, 2007 @ 6:09 am

Incredible! Inspiring! Even one thumb is good enough to tell the words that are capable of touching the hearts of the millions.


Comment by Mama Terapeuta

April 29, 2007 @ 5:03 pm

Hi, Glenda!
Yes, I linked your blog a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t say much on my post, but a really loved reading you. As a mother of a youg girl with cerebral palsy, it’s inspiring to see a grown woman that has gone so far.
I’m a linguist, so I particulary enjoyed your article “What is in a word”. If you allow me to, I’d like to translate it to spanish. I’m much better reading than writing in english.

Hope to hear again from you. Warm regards,

Mama terapeuta. (Mother-therapist)

Comment by Papaterapeuta

April 29, 2007 @ 5:12 pm

Hi Glenda, I’ll try and write a better translation of my wife’s words. Here it is:

Browsing the internet I found a blog called ‘Do It Myself’ whose author, Glenda Watson Hyatt, was born with cerebral palsy. The (blog’s) name already says a lot.
I prefer to let the blog speak for it self and let you enjoy this woman that has caused certain commotion. I also want to recommend an article he wrote about the language of disability. (then there is a link to ‘What’s in a word’)

Thanks for writing Glenda, you are indeed inspiring.

Comment by Glenda

April 29, 2007 @ 5:34 pm

Welcome Mama and Papa Terapeuta!

I love your nicknames! I am sure there are many parents of children with disabilities who also feel like a therapist of one sort or another.

Thank you for your kind words. My reason for sharing my story in my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself and here on my blog is to help others who facing similar situations; and to offer hope. Your words show me that I am accomplishing my purpose. Thank you.

And yes, feel free to translate the “What’s In A Word” article. All that I ask is that you credit the original publication and, if possible, you send a copy or the link if it it’s available online.

Have a wonderful day!

Comment by Mama Terapeuta

April 29, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

Of course I’ll send you a copy as soon as I translate it.


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