Monday, April 16, 2012

Blog Me MAYbe

So the lovely Sara McClung had the great idea of a May blogging effort to prompt those of us who have been wanting to blog more regularly to get going again. It's not a blogfest...just a fun blogging effort with prompts and ideas and things to talk about each day. Sounds fun, right?

Here's what Sara has to say about Blog Me MAYbe...

The purpose: To get back in the habit of blogging regularly by following a weekly format for the month of May. (Or if you already post regularly, to have an easy schedule to follow without having to struggle with what to blog about.) (But if posting every day sounds like too much, or if you miss a few days, or only do a couple posts a week, who cares, yanno?)

What you DON'T have to do: Follow every blog that participates and comment on everyone's posts every day. This isn't a blogfest to gain followers--although maybe that will happen! And of course if you WANT to follow everyone, feel free :) 



The schedule: 

  • Mondays: May I tell you something about writing? 
    • This can be anything writing-related. A post on craft. A post on your process. A snippet of your WIP, if you like to share. A book on craft that you want to recommend. Things you struggle with. Things you rock at. ANYTHING at all!
  • Tuesdays: May I tell you something about myself? 
    • Pretty self-explanatory :) Share something about yourself that your follows might not know. Or maybe they do. It doesn't matter--this is just so people who read your blog can get to know you a little better. 
  • Wednesdays: May I ask something about you?
    • Ask your followers something about themselves.
  • Thursdays: May I tell you something about someone else? 
    • Make this post about someone else. A writing friend. A critique partner. A person from history who's fascinating. A character from a book. Anyone you want :) Have a guest poster. Give an interview. Get creative! Just let the spotlight shine on someone else. 
  • Fridays: May I share something funny? 
    • Fridays = the starts of weekends! BOOYA. Reason to celebrate and laugh on it's own--plus, who doesn't want to see something amusing after a long week? 
Sounds fun and easy, right? Just sign up over at Sara's blog if you need a blogging kickstart!

21 comments:

  1. Yep. I probably need this...and it sounds like fun. I will join the MAYbe blogfest!

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  2. Dude, the fact that you were able to blog about this while spending the weekend at Coachella? *impressed* Yay for May! <3

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    1. HA! I told you, I used my last shred of computer battery. And the slowest hotel internet EVER. It was quite a feat. :-)

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  3. Yay! So excited! Oh, and Sara has a linky on her blog if anyone wants to sign up. :)

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    1. YAY for a linky! Those things make it all so much easier.

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  4. Already signed up!!! What a fab idea...anything to keep the blogging creative juices going!

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    1. Yeah! It's sorta nice to be told what to blog. :-)

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  5. I love your little swaying MAY image up there. :) So looking forward to this blogfest and seeing what everyone comes up with for their posts. Should be tons of fun!

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    1. Tee hee...it's a little MAY blowing in the breeze.

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  6. Oh, definitely signing up for this, I could use some help with post inspiration!

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  7. Oooh, this is a good idea. My blogging has trickled down to just about nothing...

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    1. Yeah, that's what it's all about...giving you some inspiration when you don't have any on your own. :-)

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  8. ooh nice - I'm focusing on APA month for May, but I'll see if can incorporate this somehow

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    1. Even one or two posts would be fun. :-)

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  9. Great idea. I'm doing the A to Z right now. Not sure if I'll have the juice to fest again in May. Looking forward to checking out the Me Maybe posts.

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  10. Sounds fun! I've been slacking on blogging too lately.

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