Blogging is all about making connections, sharing information, emotions, opinions, memories. One of the best blogging advice I have for new bloggers is to participate in a Blogfest: choose something easy, and make new friends!
I made a fair number through the Cherished Blogfest. The cohosts this year are Dan Antion, Cheryl Pennington, Peter Nena, Sharukh Bamboat, Mary Giese, and Kate Powell, Paul Ruddock, and yours truly. I’ve been away, so my post is up late, and I’m off to visit everyone on the list today.
The Cherished blogfest is open to anyone who wants to tell the world about something or someone they cherish. If you want to join us, click here. The blogfest is open until Midnight Sunday, 23 October.
Here’s my post for last year. The ask for the blogfest was this:
Often, objects lead us to memories.
The objects we hold most dear, harbor the most cherished memories.
For the CHERISHED Blogfest 2017, we invite you to talk to us about one of your cherished objects. Tell us what it is, post a picture of it if you like, and tell us why you cherish it.
Keep your post to below 500 words.
We will share memories, emotions, information: we’ll read and comment on each others’ posts, get to know each other better, and hopefully, make or renew some friendships.
My Cherished entity this year is my blog, and all You guys.
I’ve now written on this space for about a decade, and have come to know some of you over the years. I count you amongst my friends, and look forward to your likes and comments. I’m active on social media, but nothing could ever replace the exchange of ideas and emotion I’ve experienced thanks to this blog. Your kindness has kept me going at times, and though I’m never very personal on here, your words have often given me comfort during the hard times– it has been a safe space to come back to.
I’ve been away for a while, traveling the Scottish highlands, and this blog was never far from my thoughts: a post about my trip will be up soon.
The Cherished Signup list is here: add the link to your Cherished post, not your blog.
How long have you been blogging? Have you taken part in any blogfests? Organised them? If yes, have blogfests helped your blog? Are you signed up for We Are the World Blogfest? Do you follow the Cherished Blogfest page? Will you be signing up for the CHERISHED Blogfest 2017?
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