To blog or not to blog. More specifically, to tour blog or not to tour blog.
Pros, from my point-of-view: I dunno. What are the pros of a tour blog? I loved Laurie King’s, but — she’s Laurie King! Ditto Lee Child. Lee Child’s tour blog is more exciting than some people’s novels. Debonair Englishmen flies across the country, is greeted everywhere by adoring women, drinks excellent beer, watches Yankees. Man, change the locale to Boston and the team to the Red Sox, and it’s practically a Spenser novel.
Cons: Burglars. Although I want to be clear that THERE WILL BE SOMEONE IN MY HOUSE WHENEVER I AM ON THE ROAD, NOT TO MENTION AN ALMOST OMNIPRESENT CONTRACTOR AND A SHARP-EYED NEIGHBOR WHO LIKES TO SMOKE A CIGAR ON HIS FRONT STEPS. (RE: Contractor. I have a rotted cornice. Go ahead, take your best shot.)
Truth-telling. Self-explanatory. Fact is, I think it would have to err on the side of fluffiness because I would never criticize anyone publicly — not a bookseller, not a reader, not a reviewer, not an escort. But I might let fly about a random taxi driver.
Share your thoughts, don’t pull your punches.