I'm not the world's biggest fan of Blogfests. They're fun, yes, but often hard work to read through and comment on.
But. When fellow blogger DL Hammons read my post on Mr TR and asked if I'd be interested in co-hosting a Significant Other Blogfest, I jumped. It could just be me and my cyber-stalking ways, but I'd love to read posts by all the people behind our blog personas! Husband, wife; mother, father; friend; pet... let them have the blog for a day.
Here's what it's all about:
We’ve all heard the saying: behind every successful man or woman, there’s someone who supports them unconditionally. Nowhere is that more true than with us writers. Who else would put up with our 2 a.m. wake up calls to solicit opinions of a shiny new idea? Our whiplash inducing confidence swings? The hours upon hours in front of the computer monitor, with nary a grunt or nod when they attempt to disrupt our creative flow? The compulsive need to check email on our Smartphones for that reply we’ve been waiting so anxiously for?
It takes a special person to put up with writers idiosyncrasies, and we believe it's time they had their say! On January 21st, we are urging as many of you as possible to turn over your blogs for one day so your significant others can tell us what it’s like to support a writer. And you’re not allowed to censor or coach them in any way. We want the hard-boiled truth! The good, the bad, and the ugly! For one day we’d really like to see them step out from behind the writer and let us find out a little bit more about you… and them.
We realise this may take some coaxing on your part, but just think how much fun this will be. They have an entire month to organize their thoughts (and emotions). The important part is that they won’t be alone in doing this. No one will be critiquing or judging that day….PROMISE!
Head over to DL's for the famous Mr. Linky to sign up. We’ve also included this nifty badge to use in promoting the event on your own blog, if you’re willing.
Please sign up, then spread the word! This is a chance for your significant other to support you one more way.
Big thanks to DL for the great idea and for putting it all together!
We really hope you'll participate.