Where have all the Blogfests Gone?

Before the A to Z Challenge, I had heard of a spate of blogfests, and I’m sure they continue in some parts of the blogiverse. I’m back to browsing blogs after my hiatus in May, and groggy state in June, but I don’t see sign-up linky lists on blogs.

So, does any of you know any blogfests I could sign up for? I like the camaraderie of them, and especially love fiction-writing blogfests– it gives me a challenge to warm up for the day’s writing, while also writing a blog post.

Do you like taking part in blogfests? Have you signed up for something that you would recommend to me?

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  1. klahanie

    Oops, blogfests, blog hops, blog parties, alphabet challenges and reflection posts about reflection posts! One moment, please….Arggghhhh!!!

    Sorry about that, Damyanti. However, I feel better now 🙂

    I have done a number of posts satirising such things. Ironically, I think some of my ideas for blogfests might end up being used. Now then, without blatant self-promoting, would I do that, here is a link to maybe help you out. Our buddy, Arlee Bird, was contemplating some of my ideas.


    In answer to your question, I have no idea what's out there. I rather enjoy you just doing your own writing without being involved in a blogfest. However, I wish you and all well in participating in such things.

    Hope is all well with you, dear friend.

    In kindness,


  2. Saru Singhal

    Not that I know of and my schedule doesn't permit me. I write twice a week and on one post I have disabled comments for lack of time.

  3. Jill Haugh

    I just joined ROW80, which is Round of Words in Eighty Days, but it's more of a support group. The link is on my blog, "I had a little nut-tree…"
    ~Just Jill

  4. Sean McLachlan

    I have to say I'm beginning to tire of blogfests. While I've met some really cool people through them, I'm also inundated with folks who just seem to want to rack up their follower numbers. Also, during the last A to Z I attracted a ton of spammers and had to disable anonymous comments to get rid of them

    • Damyanti

      Sorry to hear that. The best idea might be to disable anonymous comments. I had moderated my comments for a while in between when hit by spam.

  5. Melissa

    I think the aftermath of AtoZ combined with folks taking a break for summer is the reason. They'll probably start up again in the fall when the kids are back in school. 🙂

  6. M Pax

    There were so many earlier this year, I'm rather burned out. I'm in a few monthly ones – IWSG and the Indie Life [which is this Wednesday]. And celebrate the Small Things is every Friday.

  7. Angela Brown

    Blogfests/blog hops do appear to be on the decline. But I admit I'm not as active with blogfests as I used to be. I'm currently participating in an author blog hop but I'm not sure of another one I could recommend. I am a Reader, Not a Writer tends to have some fests/hops she does.

  8. Kyra Lennon

    Haha, there was a time when it seemed all I was posting was bloghop stuff! Maybe there's a summer slump while everyone enjoys the sunshine!