Good morning! Wordy Wednesday is a bit different this week, as I have an announcement to make. For the next four weeks, I’ve decided to participate in the Buccaneer Blogfest. “What the heck is that?” you may be asking. Well, here’s the low-down:
If you sign up and miss a post, we will not make you walk the plank! That is ok, we know that vacations are scheduled and life happens but don’t let that stop you from signing up. Participate as much as you can and feel free to adjust the dates if you have other commitments this summer. We hope to get you in the habit of writing (and commenting) regularly and meet some friends in the process. If you are not a writer or don’t have a current novel or WIP, alternative prompts will be available for the 2nd week.
Now on to the specifics:
How do I participate?
1) Add your blog link to the linky below
2) Throughout the fest, visit the other blogs as much as you can and comment.
3) Post on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with the prompt of the day
4) Re-post the Linky & Buccaneer banner on your own blog to show your pirate pride and promote the blog fest
5) Finally…Have Fun!
1. Intro Week (July 9 – 13)
a. (July 9) Introduction: Tell us a little bit about you and your blog. Post the sign up linky for this blogfest in your post. Include your other social media links so we can follow.
b. (July 11) Why you did you start blogging? What are your goals for your blog?
c. (July 13) Interview the person signed up below you on the linky and post that interview.
*During this first week, you are strongly encouraged to go around and follow the other participants in the blogfest – both their blogs and other social media.
2. Work in Progress (July 16 – 20)
a. (July 16) First paragraph of novel or WIP
b. (July 18) Character interview
c. (July 20) Share your light bulb moment with us. How did you come up with the idea for your WIP?
3. Reading (July 23 – 27)
a. (July 23) What are you reading? What books are on your shelf?
b. (July 25) Favorite authors and why?
c. (July 27) Recommend or review a book of choice. Tell the interwebz why you love it!
4. Final Countdown (July 30 – August 3)
a. (July 30) Social Media: Share your feelings and opinions about social media and it’s relation to writing and reading.
b. (Aug 1) Host a giveaway using Rafflecopter or a similar tool. If you don’t have anything you’d like to giveaway, we’d be happy to let you post the Rafflecopter form for a CQ sponsored giveaway.
c. (Aug 3) Reflection post: Share your experience from this blogfest. What are the next steps you want to take with your blog?
Why Should I Participate in the Blog Fest?
To sail the seven seas of the internet and make new friends. We plan to have tons of fun over the next few weeks and we hope to inspire you to write!
Make the most of this blog fest by visiting and commenting on other people’s posts. Leave comments and let the blogger know you visited. Don’t be a stranger. If you like the blogs that you sailed upon make sure to follow them so when the fest is over you can keep in touch.
If you’d like to participate, head on over to either Courtney or Sharon’s blog and sign on up. I hope to stay on track for the next four weeks. Happy 4th of July!