Since Blogging A to Z in April theme reveal day is only a few hours away, I’ll go ahead and throw this out. Even though I’m not doing the A to Z Challenge here this year, I am giving it my full social media support. This is my directory of bloggers I know who are Bogging A to Z in April. Here’s Sourcerer’s reveal.
You’ll notice a couple of new badges on the ol’ sidebar. One is the A to Z badge.
Sourcerer‘s come together so nicely over the past couple of weeks, I’ve decided to go back to my original plan and give it a go here, too. I’ll have the full announcement for this blog sometime in the next week. Sourcerer’s announcement will run on Thursday and will include a few tips to help first-timers avoid some of the pitfalls I ran into last year.
There is also this one.
This has been on my radar for a couple of weeks, thanks to Conny, who you might know from the #WeekendCoffeeShare. If you’ve been following my blogs for any length of time, and you read what the Blog Blitz about, you’ll see why it grabbed me.
I went over to Write On! Sisters, who also do the coffee share (and who I met through last year’s A to Z Challenge), before work yesterday to be sure they knew the A to Z linky was open. Found the Blog Blitz badge on their sidebar and had to go give it a good look. So blame them for me jumping on board with one more social blogging project, lol.
There will be a real post about this as soon as I can manage it and a Facebook share when I think the time is right. I am already tweeting it around. Once I see a couple of these blitzes and have a feel for the vibe, I’ll give you the full report. For now, I will just say it looks like some awesome getting ready to break out and it isn’t a weekly thing.
Oh yeah, just in case you haven’t heard, I’ll be your #SundayBlogShare host on Twitter this weekend, too!
🙂 🙂 🙂 Smileys All Around! 🙂 🙂 🙂
If you want to see 1,000 Bloggers writing about compassion on Feb. 20 and you have written something about it since this all started last week. And if you have a Twitter account. You need to tweet the link to your post to #MondayBlogs and you need to do it today.
This will take you only a couple of minutes. Just use your own sharing button, edit the tweet to include the hashtag, and send it. Even better if you retweet a little from that hashtag too.
@MondayBlogs retweets for bloggers every Monday. That is all they do. Blog posts only, no book promotions. Those are their only rules. I retweet for them nine weeks out of ten. When I send links to them, I always get multiple retweets. Even if Monday Blogs doesn’t get to them, other bloggers retweet my links. Every week. This is a huge, well-established event. Don’t pass up the chance to get your post out there this week.
I will be off from work tomorrow. So able to send them a link or two and do some retweeting. I’ll be scanning that hashtag tomorrow and looking for your posts. If you send them, I will find as many as I can and retweet them along with some other links for bloggers.
I have put a lot of time into not only sharing this with my friends, but working to build awareness of #1000Speak on Twitter. I retweeted links for bloggers all weekend long and mixed #1000Speak links in with them. I started with #ArchiveDay at 9 am GMT on Saturday, and tweeted through #WeekendCoffeeShare until I ran completely out of #1000Speak links to mix in.
Then I went to the group and to my friends saturday night, asked them to reload the hashtag with links, and did it again for several hours on Sunday. We caught a wave. We got a lot of #1000Speak links into the busiest #SundayBlogShare so far, and a lot of my friends showed up to help me. Once I ran out of links to retweet today, I shared a bunch of things from the pinned tweets in the group so people will have retweets to start the week. It was epic.
The one thing I cannot do tomorrow is send a bunch of #1000Speak links to Monday Blogs myself. Two or three is my limit. I usually send only one and retweet several.
My full-on promotion of this is over because it’s done all it can do and I am out of time for it. My network isn’t that big and my friends and readers have been thoroughly informed. I’m still going to be active though. I will write a post for it and keep supporting it on the other social media, but Sourcerer is cranking up for a run of pop culture blogging for the ages, and I need this blog to support the Weekend Coffee share and our Feminist Friday project.
We’re at the point where I step back, let it run, and promote it when I think promotion will do some good. What I will do, if I can find enough interested people to feel as though I is worth my time and effort, is help you work Twitter. What I need for that is to hook up with some bloggers who are engaged on Twitter and who interact with a lot of bloggers there. If you know anyone who fits that bill, do send them my way.
A special thanks to you, #WeekendCoffeeShare bloggers. I hope a few folks who are catching up from the weekend will scroll through the #1000Speak hashtag, or else browse this week’s linky list, and look at just many of you talked about this in your coffee posts.
This got on a lot of blogs and was shared with a lot of bloggers on Twitter this weekend because of you. Thanks for showing up. I don’t ask for things like that lightly and I won’t forget. You bloggers rock.