Thursday, January 17, 2013

Blogfest Roundup

I learned of some fun upcoming blogfests while hopping around blog land this week and wanted to help spread the word about them. Also, I can't deny that organizing them into one post helps me remember what I have signed up for!



First up, Jamie Ayres is hosting the What Are Your 18 Things? Blogfest starting today and running through Thursday, January 24.

The fest is to celebrate the release of Jamie's debut novel, 18 Things, on the 24th, and all you have to do to enter is post about some items on your bucket list any day between now and then. You don't even have to post 18 things if you don't want to, Jamie is being so flexible about it that you can post one thing and that will still count. Anyone who enters will be signed up to win a bunch of great prizes, including books, gift cards, and critiques. To see the whole list of prizes and to enter, click here.

Huge congratulations to Jamie on her big release!!



Coming up next is the Re-Introduce Myself fest on Monday, January 28. Hosted by Stephen Tremp, Mark Koopmans, Elise Fallson, and C.M. Brown, this fest is a chance to get to know members of the ever-expanding blogging community better, and to allow them to get to know more about you. All you have to do is share something interesting about yourself. The hosts are billing this as a "quick and fun" fest, and short posts are welcome, something I'm sure we can all get behind. Click here for the Linky List!




On February 1, Annalisa Crawford and Kyra Lennon are hosting the Imaginary Friend Bloghop to celebrate the first anniversary of the release of Annalisa's book Cat and The Dreamer

Julia, the main character of Cat and The Dreamer, has an imaginary enemy. So Annalisa and Kyra want to know about our imaginary friends when we were kids. This hop is sure to be a fun time. And, if you haven't already read Cat and The Dreamer, I can't recommend it enough! Annalisa is a fantastic writer!





Also in February, Writers4Writers returns and will be held on the third Monday of each month. If you participated in W4WS back in December and helped spread the word about Nancy Thompson's The Mistaken, you know it is a fun way to help publicize fellow authors and their work. February's featured authors will be Gwen Gardner and Melissa Bradley. To learn more about Writers 4 Writers, visit the W4WS page here.


Finally, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up to help with my cover reveal for Polar Night! You guys are the best and I am so grateful for your support.

If you haven't signed up and would like to participate and be entered into the drawing for the Amazon gift card, the linky list below will be open through Saturday, and you can share the cover any time next week.



35 comments:

  1. Lots going on-- thanks for compiling the list, Julie.

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  2. Happy to help you!
    The Re-Introduce Myself blogfest will be fun. And great authors for the Writers4Writers next month.

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  3. Wow, did you sign up for all of those? And doesn't it seem like there's a blogfest going almost every week now? Crazy but fun. :)

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  4. @Julie, you're welcome, my pleasure!

    @Alex, I agree on both counts. And thanks again for helping!

    @LG, I did and hope I don't end up regretting it LOL. But they all seem like a good time.

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  5. There's so many great things going on at the moment. Thanks for the shout out for mine :-)

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  6. I am very glad to help. We'll be seeing each other in the blogfests too. :)

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  7. You found some great blog hops. I'm going to check a few of them out. Congrats and good luck with Polar Night!!

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  8. There IS a lot going on--so much I can't do it all!

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  9. I signed up for several blogfests this week and I had to skip on others. The blogging world has picked up since after New Year's.

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  10. Very cool blog. Interesting posts. ;)
    Nice atmosphere guests with you here on the blog. ;]
    Yours. Have a nice day. !

    Follow me on facebook fanpage and blog
    I'm very concerned about this, please. :)
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/In-another-light/413836138693856

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  11. @Annalisa, you're welcome, my pleasure!

    @Al, I'm glad you signed up for the fests as well. And thanks again!

    @Janel, thank you!

    @Melissa, LOL, I know, it's crazy.

    @Medeia, it really has, I can't believe all the fests going on.

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  12. @Patrycja, thanks for coming by and for your comments, it's great to meet you. :)

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  13. A bucket list! :)Can I put everything in that bucket?

    I am signed up for re-introduce yourself and ready to tweet for W4W.

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  14. Wow, so many blogfests! I haven't participated in one in ages. Maybe it's time to do so.

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  15. @Laura, LOL, if it's your bucket it seems you should be able to add whatever you want. Glad you are doing the re-introduce yourself fest!

    @Theresa, I hadn't either so I signed up, now I hope I haven't overdone it LOL.

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  16. Lots of stuff coming up! I'm happy to help you with the cover release on Monday. My post will be a little "different" from the norm, but since you've visited my blog a time or two, I'm sure you expected that. Happy weekend!

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  17. LOL, that's definitely not a surprise. I'm excited to see what you come up with! Thanks again so much, I really appreciate it.

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  18. There's a lot going on, but such great stuff! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. great upcoming events! and i am about to finish gwen's book, perfect timing!

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  20. @Tara, oh, me too, I'm almost done with Gwen's book. It's a great read. :)

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  21. What a great hop list! I'll definetely check them out and sign up for one or two. :)

    Thanks, Julie. Have a great weekend!

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  22. Thanks for the shout-out and for signing up!!! Sooo many fun things--I guess we're all motivated this new year:-)

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  23. @Tyrean, agreed!

    @Cecilia, thanks, you have a great weekend too!

    @Jamie, I guess so, it's good to see. :)

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  24. Thanks for all the info on the blogfests Julie!

    CONGRATS on our new book!!!! Can't wait to reveal the cover.

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  25. There are so many bloghops and releases! It's wonderful to see bloggyland hopping... really hopping. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  26. Wish I had time for all these blogfests!

    Happy Weekend!

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  27. @Michael, thank you so much! I will get the cover info to you ASAP. Thanks!

    @Mary, thank you, I hope you have a great weekend too.

    @Carol, I know, there are some I want to do that I think I will have to pass on, we all need more hours in the day! Happy weekend to you as well. :)

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  28. Some great blogfests and bloghops coming up. :-)

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  29. There's definitely a lot going on.

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  30. Congrat's on the release of your book!

    Nice to meet you via Jamie!

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  31. @Cherie, there is, it's hard to keep up.

    @Yolanda, thank you! So glad to meet you as well.

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  32. There's a wave of bloghops at the moment... and the year has just started! Phew!
    I've signed up for a few of these...

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  33. @michelle, yeah, the year is definitely off to a busy start. It's fun though to have so much going on. :)

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