Getting Blitz-ed by DL Hammons Blitz Crew is like getting an unexpected Valentine, on any given day.
DL started the Blog Blitz last year. Here are his words:
What would it be like if the support, encouraging nature, and community spirit of the blogosphere were ever focused on a single blogger? A few of us have experienced that sort of attention via book launches or other publishing announcements, and still others have achieved that level of awareness through the popular blogfests we host. In most cases there is a lot of work that goes into generating that amount of interest. What I'm talking about is being suddenly thrust into the spotlight, without even lifting a finger. What would it feel like to be the recipient of that kind of exposure? Could something like that even be possible? Can the power of the blogosphere be harnessed and directed?
You can read his whole post about it here.
I’ve been a blitzer since almost the beginning, and I gotta say, this is a neat gig he’s got going. Sometimes I feel like I’m Santa sneaking into someone’s house and leaving a little note for someone to find. Or truthfully, on the average blitz day, like a tired-just-got-off-work-and-almost-forgot last minute arrival at a party that’s been going on all day. Either way, I’ve gotten to meet some really interesting, deserving, special, struggling, overcoming, surviving, and completely surprised bloggers.
Can you imagine a blog post all of a sudden getting HUNDREDS of comments, out of the blue? Wanna play?
The rules are simple. DL picks the bloggers. He sends out the link to the team a few days ahead of time, and sometimes the reason for the Blitz Victim. Other times it’s a random number generator recipient. We go read and comment on the post. He’s even kind (and smart…) enough to send out a mid-day reminder on Blitz Day in case our calendars are malfunctioning or our day is.
The only way you can GET BLITZED is if you’re on the team out there also doing the work of surprising the bloggers. He’s currently working on a goal of 500 participants. At last peek, the list was at 392 participants.
I think a wonderful Valentine for DL would be a lot of people signing up TODAY. It would be like HE’S getting blitzed. Of course, for that I need your help. I’ve never asked this before, but would you tweet about this? Here’s the bare link:
Here’s a sample tweet for you to copy:
Join @DL_H Blog Blitz team: http://dlcruisingaltitude.blogspot.com/2013/03/blog-blitz-wanna-join.html
I’d love for him to hit his goal soon. He’s currently on a blogging break to finish one of his novels, so it would be a great surprise.
Spread the love. Join the team. Spread even more love: invite others to join the team. You just might be the next recipient of a whole load of bloggy love some unexpected day.
P.S If you join, grab the badge and link it the same link I provided because it has the sign-up list. THANKS. Just like the A-Z Challenge, this is about community and supporting one another and holding each other up and encouraging one another...in other words, TWUE WUV! Happy Valentine's Day.