Monday, October 8, 2012

I'm Thankful for...

Yes, I know it isn't November yet, but I'm still thankful! Vikki, my wonderful friend from across the pond, came up with a fantastic idea to share our thanks in a blog hop and asked me to co-host. AWESOME! So here it is:


We are getting a jump on the November blogfest season! Some of you are doing Nanowrimo, but this could be a nice break and it doesn't take much! Just a thank you to your readers! And readers can be crit partners, betas, blog readers, published book readers, library patrons, or just the reading public in general! We thought it would be awesome if we all gave thanks at the same time and hopped around to revel in the love! Not to mention, Thanksgiving will be in the air at that time!

Here’s the rules, folks:
  1. Sign up on the Linky List below.
  2. Post thanks to your readers on your blog between Monday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 7 by 1700 UK/1200 noon EST US time.
  3. And if you don’t have a CP and you would like to find one, go ahead and post a ‘personals’ ad. 
  4. Be CREATIVE. Write a letter, a piece of flash fiction, a haiku, a poem, or a vlog. It can take whatever form you like. We’d like it if you kept it under 300 words but won’t be counting. 
  5. Naming your reader(s) is up to you and feel free to link to them. 
  6. Hop around and comment on other people’s!
Please grab a button! And it would be lovely if you'd spread the word! Oh yes, of course there will be PRIZES!

Vikki and I will each pick a winner, and jointly choose another overall winner, to be announced on Thursday November 8 on our blogs. They win:

  • Vikki’s Winner: A Reader’s Report style full MS Critique, chosen for Most Heartfelt Post
  • Tara’s Winner: A Banner for their blog (or other graphic), chosen for Most Creative Post
  • Overall Winner: Both of the above prizes, for Best Overall Post!

Since Vikki is also my crit partner, I know her critique is a valuable prize! And I can't wait to give my thankful gift to her!

Lastly - for anyone on twitter, Vikki thought it would be fun if during the same period we tweeted thanks using the hashtag #thankstomyreaders for additional fun. She is vixatthemovies there.

35 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a cool idea! And simple enough that it can be posted with the IWSG post that week.

Tara Tyler said...

Hopefully they will post it before IWSG =) That's our judging day, we will need support too!

Dana said...

Sounds like fun!

M.J. Fifield said...

Sounds like a very nice blogfest. Count me in!

Stephen Tremp said...

Just signed up and I'll post the banner on my sidebar. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Cassie Mae said...

Oh this sounds awesome! I better mark it down because I will forget! My prego brain is a pile of mush.

And anyone will be so lucky to have a blog banner design by you! I'm in love with mine! I hug it every morning.

Hope Roberson said...

This will be fun :) Your blog is so pretty!

Laura Marcella said...

What a wonderful blogfest idea!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Wow you have an upcoming blogfest, I have an upcoming bloghop. Let's celebrate! *Jumps up and down*

I have all sorts of people to thank! Anyway just to let you know I got the book last monday and love it. Thanks for the prize Tara!


E. Arroyo said...

What a great idea! Thanks for organizing this. =)

VikLit said...

YAY we're off!

Christine Rains said...

Very cool idea! I'll have to see if I can come up with something. And the badge is so adorable!

Crystal Collier said...

Yay! Can't wait. Oh, and I love how festive your blog is right now. Makes me hungry for pumpkin pie and pilfering my kids Halloween candy.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Awesome!!! Love it!

Lynda R Young said...

I agree, it's good to be thankful no matter which month it is :)

Heather Gardner said...

I'm in! So in!
What a great idea!
Cute picture too!
Heather

Livia said...

This sounds like a great bloghop! I would've love to participate but unfortunately, I can't - I already have so much going on at my blog already. BUT it will be interesting to read all the entries :)

Michael Pierce said...

Awesome bloghop idea. It's going to be a blast!

Peggy Eddleman said...

I think this is such a fabulous idea! You guys rock!

Jeremy Bates said...

Good idea. I am in at #19. It it wasn't for our readers, we might just as well be talking to a wall.

Cheers, and see ya in November (if not sooner).

Angela Brown said...

Count me in. Readers are truly wonderful and deserve some great thanks.

Samantha May said...

I'm in! I'm definitely thankful for my readers :)

Tara Tyler said...

thanks you guys! this is great!

Tonja said...

I will be thankful if people keep stopping by my blog for what I expect will be self-indulgent posts about how I did or didn't meet my NaNo goals. :)



michelle said...

Sounds awesome! I'm in!!

Carrie Butler said...

I'm in! :)

Laura Josephsen said...

This is a super awesome idea! I joined, too. :D

M Pax said...

Awesome idea. Wrote it on my calendar. :)

Tammy Theriault said...

i'm "thankful" for your awesome idea to do shout outs! loving it...

Julie said...

This is such a fantastic idea! Signed up and will spread the word, thanks for hosting this!

Cathy Keaton said...

Great idea! I did something like this on my book review blog last year and it went over really, really well. I'd love to do it again on my writer blog this year.

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Great idea. Thank you for hosting.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Excellent idea!!

Damyanti said...

I'm always busy being grateful, so this will be a good opportunity. Signed up1

Sherry Ellis said...

This is such a fabulous idea! It came just in time, too, for my 200th follower. Thanks for hosting it!