When I visited BooMama yesterday, I found out about a few interesting things going on in "Bloggityville." (That's her word for it.) I'm going to share because I think you guys would be interested.
- Due to the severe weather where she lives, Shannon of Rocks in My Dryer is having a hard time keeping her 4 house-bound boys occupied. She came up with a fun geography lesson but needs your help. The idea is for people to write a comment stating where they live. The boys will find that place on the map. I've already participated, and it's interesting to see where people have come from.
- Jules of Everyday Mommy had the fabulous idea to hold the First Annual Hidden Treasure Blog Awards. Here are her rules:
Your mission is to scour the mommy blogosphere [she later stated that a nomination need not be a "mommy" blog; it just needs to fit one of the categories] for hidden treasure. Read through archives, visit new blogs and find that well-written gem. This can come from a favorite blog which you already read or a blog you've discovered during the treasure hunt. But, the idea is to find well-written posts which are off the beaten path.
The categories are: Children & Family, Faith, Marriage, Motherhood, Homemaking, Humor, Current Events and Life. No profanity, questionable or offensive material is permitted. Keep a list of the hidden treasures you find for submission in the next step.
Step 2: Nominations
Nominations will open on February 1, 2007. Everyone may nominate a single post in each category. The three posts with the most nominations will advance to voting. So, if you find a great post feel free to pass the word. Nominations will close on February 7, 2007.
Step 3: Voting
Voting will open on February 8, 2007. One vote per category. Voting will close on February 13, 2007. Winners will be announced on February 14, 2007 The nominated post with the most votes overall will be awarded Best In Show.
Update: Nominations will open on February 1, 2007. Nominations may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Voting will open February 7, 2007. Details to be announced then.
- 5 Minutes for Mom is hosting the Ultimate Blog Party to help "get your blog noticed." This party is open to everyone! It will be held March 2-9, and there are even prizes, but you need to follow the link ("Ultimate Blog Party") to their post to get the details now so that you will be able to do what you need to do to qualify as a "party guest". It sounds like it will be fun, and I have already gotten some new traffic just from the comment I left.