No hearts? No worries.
I've participated in 4 or 5 various Twitter pitch parties over the last couple of years. I've never received a heart and for the first few events, that really bummed me out. Last fall when I participated I made the conscious decision to be more active throughout the day. I didn't just pitch it and forget it, but did my best to interact with other authors pitching that day. Did it work? YES! But not in the way you think.
I did the same today and while my pitches still remained heart-less, these last two pitch parties have not only helped me network in the kidlit world, but have made my entire manuscript better. Here are some of the things I've gained by actively participating in #PBpitch: