N is for Noteworthy

First, an important bit of business: The announcement of the TWO winners from my Lucky Me, Lucky You book giveaway, chosen randomly. Congratulations…

Jaime Morrow and Sophia Richardson

The first winner to email me at katy(dot)upperman@live(dot)com will have her choice of either a signed copy of John Green’s The Fault in our Stars or a free book of choice from The Book Depository, up to $20. The second winner to email will receive the remaining prize. (Don’t forget to include your mailing address in your email so I can get your book to you!)

Congrats again, Jaime and Sophia, and thanks so much to everyone who entered and helped spread the word about Lucky Me, Lucky You!

🙂

And… Here’s a super fun idea you might be interested in participating in, especially if you’re looking to rejuvenate your blog, or get into (or back into) the habit of blogging regularly:

Gorgeous banner created by crazy-talented Tracey Neithercott! 

The brainchild of writer/blogger/all-around-awesome-person Sara McClung, Blog Me MAYbe is a weekly blog format for the month of May, an easy schedule to follow with topics built right in. Of course, if posting every day sounds like too much, or if you miss a few days, or only do a couple posts a week, no biggie. Blog Me MAYbe is all about ease and fun! You don’t have to worry about following every blogger who participates or commenting on everyone’s daily posts (though if you want to do that, feel free!). The intent of Blog Me MAYbe isn’t to gain followers — although that could very well happen — but to branch out, make a few new friends, share information, and get into the head space where ideas for blog posts flow freely.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Mondays: May I tell you something about writing?
    • This can be anything writing-related. A post on craft. A post on your process. A snippet of your WIP, if you like to share. A book on craft that you want to recommend. Things you struggle with. Things you rock at. ANYTHING at all!
  • Tuesdays: May I tell you something about myself?
    • Pretty self-explanatory… Share something about yourself that your followers might not know. Or, maybe they do. It doesn’t matter–this is just so people who read your blog can get to know you a little better. 
  • Wednesdays: May I ask something about you?
    • Ask your followers something about themselves.
  • Thursdays: May I tell you something about someone else?
    • Make this post about someone else. A writing friend. A critique partner. A person from history who’s fascinating. A character from a book. Have a guest poster. Give an interview. Get creative, but let the spotlight shine on someone else!
  • Fridays: May I share something funny?
    • Fridays = The start of the weekend… BOOYA! A reason to celebrate and laugh on its own — plus, who doesn’t want to see something amusing after a long week?

Fun, right?! I’m already committed to participating, as are Sara, Cambria, Tracey, Jessica, Lola, Alexandra, and AlisonBlog Me MAYbe begins on the first of May, so head over to Sara’s blog if you’re interested in signing up, and feel free to grab our banner or the button in my sidebar to use on your own blog.

Tell me: Will you participate in Blog Me MAYbe? 

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39 responses to “N is for Noteworthy

  1. I’m intrigued! I’ve only done a handful of blogfests, but this one sounds like it could be fun. 🙂 I’m in!

  2. Ah, I like the sound of that blogfest! I think I’m in:)

  3. Yay! Congrats to Jaime and Sophia!
    The blogfest sounds like fun 😀 I’ll definitely join in (before flying to the US for my honeymoon – so excited, I had to mention it again :D)

  4. Sure! It’ll force me to be a good blogger once school is over. Somehow blog posts have become my way of procrastinating on homework 🙂

    Also, since I’ll be meeting you in May, I already know one Thursday post 😉

    • Yes! We need to set a lunch date in stone ASAP… So looking forward to it! And I saw your name over on Sara’s Blog Me MAYbe link list — glad you’re joining in (and glad to give you a method to avoid homework :)).

  5. This sounds like a lovely idea! Especially the concept that you’re doing it to “get into the head space where ideas for blog posts flow freely”, and not for followers. (Also, that is one gorgeous blog button.) Also, May is my favourite month of the year, so bonus points for that. 😉 Hope you have fun, Katy! I’ll see if I can keep up with another blogfest… haha.

    • Tracey made the blog button… Isn’t it gorgeous?! And you should definitely join in… Blog Me MAYbe is totally low-key — zero pressure to post every single day. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

  6. Congratulations to Jaime! I don’t follow Sophia, but congratulations to you too 🙂

    Interesting idea for blogging. It reminds me of “Mother, May I?”

  7. Yay! So excited! Also, Sara has a linky up on her blog for anyone who wants to sign up!

    • Thanks, Alison! My post went up before I (woke up and) visited everyone else’s. 🙂 I adjusted, and I’m sending interested participants Sara’s way. So looking forward to this!

  8. Heart, heart, heart you, all-around-awesome-person, Katy Upperman ❤

  9. I just emailed you, but I wanted to say thank you here too! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for Blog Me MAYbe, especially Wednesday’s post: you always come up with interesting questions.

    • Thanks! I try. 😉 And I was so excited when I saw that you were one of my Lucky Me, Lucky You winners! I love when the books I giveaway go to regular readers/commenters/ friends. 🙂

  10. Congrats to the winners!!
    And I’ve signed up on Sara’s linky to join you all in the Blog Me MAYbe blogfest!! Sounds like a great idea!

  11. Nice. I would do it but since I am already doing A-Z in April and its crazy (last months of college)…I don’t think I could handle another blogging fest. 🙂 But I’m eager to see what you come up with for each day, Katy!

    • Even if you want to drop in for a once-or-twice-a-week post, Rachel, that’s totally fine. Blog Me MAYbe is low-pressure and fun. (And yes, A-Z has been totally crazy!) 🙂

  12. Oh, this sounds fun! I’ll have to check it out. 🙂

  13. This is a great idea! Looking forward to participating in May. 🙂

  14. Yay! Does this mean you’re passing the giveaway-winning torch back to me??? 🙂 I’ll email you as soon as I’m done here. Thanks a bunch!

    This Blog Me MAYbe idea is fantastic! I only wish I was around for the first 2/3 of May (we’re away then). I’m not sure if I’ll be doing any blogging while we’re gone, though. I do plan on MAYbe (←see what I did there?) jumping in for the last part of the month. The topics for each day are really great, and I’m been loving some of the structure of A to Z.

    • The winning torch is yours… FOR NOW! And yes, definitely join in on Blog Me MAYbe anytime you can. It’s low-pressure and fun, and I’ll be looking forward to your posts!

  15. Thank you so much for sharing! I just signed up and am looking forward to joining in the fun 🙂

  16. I’m going to pass on the May blogfest as the A-Z is a lot of blogging for me! But maybe next year.

    • If you change your mind, your welcome to drop in for as many or as few posts as your up for. We’re very casual and low-key about the whole thing. 🙂

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  18. This sounds great! I’ll definitely be participating.

  19. I signed up for the Blogfest. Glad I popped over here from the #AtoZchallenge. I was wondering where I would head for inspiration once I was done with THIS challenge! LOL. Seriously! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    Julie Jordan Scott
    Fellow A to Z Challenge Writer
    twitter: @juliejordanscot
    N is for Nicholasa Mohr
    On a Mission to Spread Word-Love Throughout the World

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