After a couple weeks, I had cut off the dead flowers and was left with only three sad looking flowers. I was so upset that I must have done something wrong; as I am a newbie gardener and african violets are known to be bit needy. Luckily, I am located near two (yes TWO), African Violet Societies - The Cincinnati African Violet Society and the African Violet Society of Dayton and they put on a Spring Show and Sale this past April. They were available for questions and I sure asked them! I specifically asked about african violet's blooms and what I should do to help my african violet grow!
They gave me two main tips:
1. Light - make sure that the plant is getting enough light, but not too much. Put the plant in a new spot for two weeks and watch the leaves, if they look too dark or too light, pick a new spot.
2. Time - african violets need time to rest after they bloom, wait about 6 to 8 weeks for new blooms before worrying or changing location too much.
I took their advice. I made sure the plant was in a nice window sill and waited. At the start of the 8th week I noticed tiny buds forming! It worked! After a few more days I now have a bud about to bloom and several more growing!