Hello, friends! Today, I bring you an announcement that absolutely thrills me – the 2015 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is open for sign-ups today. As always, I’m excited to be hosting such a fun event that fosters positivity, creativity + love in this book blogging community! I hope you’re already to get in on sharing the love with me this year.
A Little History
In 2012, Katelyn, one of my dearest blogging friends, hosted the first Book Blogger Love-a-Thon. She came up with the event, because she wanted to create a way for bloggers to spend some time sharing the love into the community. In 2013, I joined her to co-host the event and did it again in 2014. This year around, Katelyn will be taking a break from hosting – so I’ll be flying solo (and missing Katelyn while I do).
The Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading the love for blogs + bloggers! It’s time dedicated to exploring the blogging community, leaving a comment or two, meeting new friends and fostering positivity among the bloggers of the community. The event includes an introduction post, mini challenges, Twitter chats and a giveaway! The full schedule will be sent to the participants after they sign up.
This year, I’m hoping to see all the blogger/reader/author/publisher love and encouragement popping up all over the place – and hoping everyone who participates will have a good time. A fun set of posts + a great set of prizes awaits all those who join! If you find yourself interested and want to sign up, please fill in the form below all the details. You’ll be an official #LoveAThon participant, joining me and countless others!
Who is invited to participate? Any bloggers, authors + publishers. It’s best that you have a blogging platform that you can use to post for the challenges though! (Anyone can jump in on the chats though!)
When will it take place? After the success we had last year, I’ve decided to keep the two day schedule. The Love-a-Thon will take place from February 21-22, 2015, 9AM-9PM EST on both days.
How do I sign up? All you need to do is fill out the form below! You can grab the banner up top, or the button below to put in your sidebar. If you’re feeling extra excited, you can also share about the event on Twitter (using the official hashtag #LoveAThon), write a blog post or share on any other social media sites. The more bloggers who talk about the event, the more participants we’ll have and it’ll be even more fun for us all! Sign-ups will be open up until February 20, though I recommend signing up early so you can get a copy of the schedule and start planning your posts.
How can I help? There are two ways you can choose to help. First, you can help us spread the word! Last year’s number of participants really blew us away, and I’m hoping that there's a great response for the year’s Love-a-Thon as well! Second, you can donate to the giveaways! If you want to donate ANYTHING – books, swag, services – towards the mini-challenge giveaways or the big giveaway at the end, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
Twitter? Use the official hashtag (#LoveAThon) when tweeting about the event. I’ll be checking on it every now and then, so use it if you want me to see your tweets!
Questions, comments, concerns or suggestions? If you have any other concerns that were not answered here, feel free to send an email to email@example.com or to tweet me at @alexalovesbooks. I’ll be happy to answer any queries you might have!
Before you guys sign-up for the Love-a-Thon, I wanted to take a moment to share about a special project that Estelle, Magan & Jamie will be doing - Random Acts of Kindness - that ties in perfectly with the Love-a-Thon's main intent: spreading love in the book blogging community. They are basically encouraging everyone to engage in random acts that focus on expressing gratitude and kindness to others. Perfect match for the Love-a-Thon, right? They'll be doing this in the week leading up the Love-a-Thon, and I highly encourage you to join them (as I will)! For more info, check out both Estelle's post and Jamie's post.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up to participate in the 2015 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon today! If you do sign up for the 2015 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon, I just want you to know that I’m so grateful and so excited to have you joining me this year! This community is large and wonderful and made out of so many unique individuals, and it’s truly awesome to get to celebrate it this way.