There seems little to celebrate these days, and far too few ways to do so even if you have the inclination. Besides, the only kinds of parties you can have are those that happen outdoors, at a distance, or on a video conferencing app.
So I thought it might be time for a blog party. I last hosted one a little more than three years ago. I have fellow blogger Susie Lindau to thank for introducing me to the blog party concept; she’s hosted some legendary ones. And the inspiration for this one came from a fellow writer who recently returned to blogging.
There seems little to celebrate these days and too few ways to do it. So it’s time for a #blogparty! #bloggingcommunity #writingcommunity #writersliftTweet
How-to and party etiquette
A party without rules can be fun but also potentially destructive. So, there are a few simple rules for this party:
- Share a link to a post on your blog you would like to highlight. Pick a particular post, not your blog in general.
- Return here over the next few days to check out the posts others have shared. Not doing so is like coming to the party, eating a big plate of shrimp cocktail, and leaving without speaking to anyone.
- Leave a comment, follow the blog, or follow the blogger on social media. This isn’t required, but one purpose of a blog party is to expand your community. I’ve discovered some of my favorite bloggers this way.
- BONUS: Share the party on social media to get even more people to stop by.
Get your party on below in the comments!
Birth Your Truest Story Update – The first session of Birth Your Truest Story happens on Sunday! If you’ve been watching this space, you know that Jennifer Browdy and I originally conceived of it (pun intended) as a workshop series requiring a nine-month commitment. Times being what they are, we realized we could better serve the writing community with a less intensive structure. We re-imagined the series as a monthly workshop/support group and lowered the price to $149/month, which includes a monthly group meeting plus “office hours” between sessions. We’d love to have you join us starting on Sunday, September 13. But if you miss the September date, you can start with the second session on October 11… or even after the “first trimester” ends (an element of choice you don’t get in pregnancy).
Illustration: Pierre-Auguste Renoir – Luncheon of the Boating Party [PUBLIC DOMAIN]