Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

One of the blogger buddies I met while completing the April AZ Challenge is the amazing Shannon Lawrence of The Warrior Muse.  We've joined forces to encourage each other and keep the momentum of the challenge going. Our goal is to visit each of the 1282 participants by the end of the summer. If you're looking at 100 days, that means 12.82 blogs a day. I'm the math nerd, so I don't like weird decimals like that and will be aiming for 13 new blogs a day.

If you were a challenge participant, we'd love to have you join us. We've asked for permission from the challenge hosts at Tossing it Out to help advertise what we're proposing, and are looking forward to seeing what they say.  We are also looking for someone with the talent and time to design a badge for displaying on our blogs, something along the lines of “Not only did I survive, but I visited everyone else!” to be earned for completing the challenge-challenge ;-)

My personal attack plan is to first visit each of the bloggers who wrote a reflections post which was to summarize the experience they had during the challenge. Then I will move onto the rest of the list. Wanna play? Hop on board.  The linky list is on the right in my sidebar.

P.S Can't leave until I introduce you to another friend of mine.  Her fantastically talented family is Amber Waves Band.  She just started a new blog called Parenting From the Stage.  Her writing style is highly enjoyable, and I love learning all that goes on behind stage.


Tina said...

Shannon @ The Warrior Muse and I are joining forces in another challenge. We're going to visit and comment at each of the participants, starting with the reflections post. We hope you'll join us!
Tina @ Life is Good

Brian Miller said...

whew...best wishes on the challenge tina...you have your work cut out for you ...but i bet its fun

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Right now I'm afraid it's all I can do to keep up with my current followers. Did you ask Lee about making a button?

Arlee Bird said...

Sorry I missed this when you put it up--I was still on my trip at the time. You all have been doing a wonderful job with your efforts and I look forward to hearing the outcome. I'm still trying to reciprocate all of the responses I've gotten over the past few months and continue to get--my efforts have been pretty random, but I'm trying to keep up with my current post responses as well.

I certainly haven't forgotten this challenge and will hopefully get to the list eventually, although there's a good chance I've hit most of the links anyway.

And sorry--I'm not much good at making the buttons. There are some talented bloggers that can do this sort of thing and so far I'm not one of them.

Tossing It Out

Catch My Words said...

Now that's a lot of blogs! Thanks for the visit.


Timothy S. Brannan said...


There were so many good blogs and so many that were different than my typical blog-browsing.

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Right now I'm swamped with writing projects, but I'm adding myself as a follower here, so I can keep up with you.

Stuart Lloyd said...

Hi Tina - thanks for your post. :). I have recently made a post about what a gamebook is entitled Gamebooks for Dummies - http://virtualfantasies.blogspot.com/2011/06/gamebooks-for-dummies.html

Empty Nest Insider said...

Hi Tina, thanks for visiting me and for hosting this event!
I signed up on Julie's site a while ago, and will try to visit as many as I can.