DIY Blog Tour: Comment love
Hopefully, you'll get lots of comments on your blog tour. The more you engage the more likely this is. Don't miss the opportunity to turn a comment into a reader. Most sites allow commenters to link to their own social network site (either a blog or twitter). Be sure to click on all the links for everyone who leaves a comment and thank them for stopping by the tour.
I realize tour days can be hectic, but if you have time to take a peek around their site and comment on their own content, even better. Again, readers like to be engaged. So engage them already.
And yes, all of this is going to take a lot of time. I get that. I suggest making it known that you are going to be mostly unavailable during your tour. This is even more important if you work a day job since your interaction hours will be limited. Just remind yourself that you want to get the most productivity out of your tour as possible. These extra steps are extra, and no one will notice if you don't do them. But when you do put in the extra effort, you're likely to reap the rewards.