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
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

Top Bloggers for 2013

(judged by page views)
1. Liquid Silver Books
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 ezines, giving
the author an additional opportunity for promotion.
The Romance Lives Forever 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:

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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