Fan Month: I'm In, Are You?11:00
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Last year, my good friend Heather from the blog SometimesI’m a Story took a ‘Fan Week’, a week where she focused solely on visiting other people’s blogs and commenting on and sharing their posts. I thought it was a fantastic idea. As a blogger, I know every visit, every comment, every follow and every share of my blog posts is a big encouragement to me, and to other bloggers I’m sure it must be the same. This March, Heather is holding a Fan Month. Basically, we get to pick when in the month we’re going to be a fan of other peoples’ blogs. If you’re interested in joining in, you can find all the details here. Of course, I plan on joining in with Fan Month, and in light of that, here are my answers to Heather’s five questions that have helped me outline my involvement with Fan Month.
1. When do you plan on being a fan?
I really enjoyed the idea of a week of being a fan, so I choose to make my fan week the first week of March; that is March 2nd to March 8th. In that week, I will of course have posts scheduled to post on this blog and will be answering comments, but that week will not be about me and my blog. It’ll be about the rest of this amazing community we are part of.
2. What goals will you set for yourself?
I’m starting small with this Fan Week. My goals are to comment on at least five new blogs every day, and to share my three favourite posts of the day on my Facebook Page. It’s a doable goal, and means that I will visit quite a number of new blogs in that time, and hopefully share a bit of encouragement too.
3. Are you going to set any rules for yourself? Exceptions to those rules?
Oh rules. I always break the rules anyway.
4. Where do you plan on sharing the great posts you read?
My plan is to share my favourite posts of each day on my Facebook page. So if you would like to see what posts I’m reading next week, you could hop over to my page and like it to get updates on where I’ve been and the blogs I’ve seen during fan week. Maybe you’d even like to hop over to the blogs I share and spread a bit of encouragement too.
5. Where could you be a fan outside the blogosphere?
This is actually a really good question. For me I think this would take the form of making more of an effort to be interested in and help with what my family members are doing. Everyone could do with a bit of attention and encouragement sometimes, and where better to start than in the family?
So there you have it, my declaration of fan week. Are you joining in with the fun? What are your favourite blogs to read? Leave me some recommendations of blogs to visit in the comments and give me somewhere to start this fan week!