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I was browsing my timeline when I come across this tweet:
I checked. And this is what I've found: Katelyn from Kate's Tales of Books and Bands will be hosting an event which will be filled with love and thanksgiving in no less than the perfect day to do it, Valentine's Day.
Before I get to the details about this event, let me tell you a little secret about my love life (or lack thereof). I am single. An NBSB (No boyfriend since birth) and I used to moan about this to my friends or anyone who'd care to listen. But ever since I started blogging, I found a place where I get to experienced what I've been missing.
So what's this got to do with this event? Read this. (Taken from the original post by the host)
What is a Love-A-Thon, you may ask? It is quite similar to a Read-A-Thon but instead of reading books for an extended period of time, you will be spreading the love to bloggers all over! I am still working out a lot of minor details but here’s what I hope to accomplish with this love-fest:
Who: Anyone and everyone can sign up just as long as you remember to keep it friendly! I would like it if you had a place to post stuff so having a blog is required (I don’t think anyone without a blog would try to sign up for a Blog Love-A-Thon but sometimes you can never be too careful!)
What: A Blogger Love-A-Thon! This will be a day full of commenting on blogs, following blogs, tweeting about blogs, thanking blogs, sharing the word about awesome blogs, telling another blogger how freaking awesome they are, the list goes on and on. Basically it will consist of fun posts, mini challenges, lots of commenting, and perhaps a giveaway or two! I do not have a full schedule completely detailed out yet but I will be e-mailing it to everyone who hopes to participate. Since I am a simple person and like to keep things that way, it will most likely be a fairly easy-to-follow schedule!
When: February 17th 2012 at 12:00 a.m. EST until February 18th 2012 at 12: a.m. EST. I understand that life gets in the way which is why I am not putting in major time restrictions on how long you have to actually be participating! If you can only do it for 12 hours, then do it for those 12 hours!
Where: Twitter, blogs, Facebook! All of your posts will be on your blog but OF COURSE links are welcomed on Twitter and Facebook!
Why: I doubt any of you were asking this question but just in case, it is because there are SO MANY book bloggers that I love! I want to take this opportunity to tell them how much I appreciate all the time and energy they put into their blogs. I know this is hard work and we have all had that moment of feeling like “is there anyone even paying attention to what I’m saying?” I just really hope that a day like this will be good to lift the spirits of book bloggers everywhere! (There I go sounding all cheesy! I am sure I’ll be regretting my wording in about 2 hours but oh well, it gets the point across!)
How: If you would like to participate it is easy to sign up! (Or as easy as I can make it!)
Step 1- Read over everything I had to say and see if you a) agree with it b) want to take part in it and c) are able to participate in at least part of it!
2- Take the button at the top and save it to your computer.
3- Put it in your sidebar if you want!
4- Make up a post talking about the Book Blogger Love-A-Thon (and of course link back to this post). Also, it would be really sweet if you could put that button you so conveniently saved to your computer during step 2 and put it in the post somewhere. Your post can be as simple or as extravagant as you want. It can just be a copy and paste sort of deal or use your own wording. I don’t care just as long as ALL of the main info is there for anyone stopping by!
5- Publish your post and get the link.
6- Come back here, fill out the form and paste the link for me! Yes I will be checking out all participating blogs!
7- Tell people about this! Of course I would be happy if even 1 person wanted to do this with me but I think the more, the merrier!
8- Tweeting is optional BUT if you do Tweet about it try using the hashtag #LoveAThon. That way if I see it (trust me on this, I will now be stalking that hashtag like no other) I promise to RT for you!
Have any questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions on what we can do for mini challenges during the event? Email Katelyn here: katelynsblog(at)aol(dot)com!
This is really a great event. Giving thanks and some love will never get old. Also it's never too much to spread the love and support to others and it really goes a long way. Sounds fun, right? Let's make our Valentine's Day count, enter here.