BLOGtober Fest Wrap-up
WOW! BLOGtober Fest was such a fun week! We are thrilled that so many of you participated! We got so much positive feedback from you ladies and we definitely have some similar events planned and some events with a few twists too! (Check out What’s Coming Soon down below for more information!)
Yes, I ended every sentence in the previous paragraph with an exclamation point but you ladies deserve it because of all your hard work last week. Over the course of the five days we had 59 registered participants and there were 178 posts written, posted and linked up! WOW!
Here are a few highlights from the week of BLOGtober Fest:
What a variety of talented bloggers we have! We had some tutorials, some interesting collections of decor and a lot of beautiful fall inspired clothing and accessories.
Kellee Mayfield of Delta Moxie wrote a two-part post. First she discusses the importance of Flu Shots, “blings” her band-aid and calls it this fall’s Hottest Accessory. In her second post, Fall Fashion Buzz from Southeast Arkansas, she discusses some tips and tricks for fitting in with the fashionable belles of the Delta.
My favorite part of today was the number of you who took photos of old photos to put in your posts! Isn’t technology great?
Although most of you started of saying you didn’t really have any fall traditions, you sure did share a wide variety of wonderful memories and fun!
Nikki of Just Lovely has a young family that is just beginning to build traditions. She loves traditions and the fact that they inspire a sense of “home”. You can see what her sweet family is up to here.
Carving Pumpkins is an ART, especially in the home of Lisa Mullis of Frenetic Fitness. Her family does some pretty amazing things with pumpkins! And remember…Pumpkins don’t let pumpkins drink and trick-or-treat!
Today was all about linking to a post from the past. One of our goals as bloggers should be to get our readers to go deeper into our blog than just what is on the front page. A great way to do this is to re-invite your readers to visit a past post. If you are interested in seeing how the AWB members handled this challenge check out our Day 4 post by clicking here! (Do you see what I did there?)
I was so pleased to see how many of you that aren’t food bloggers took this challenge and ran with it! What a wonderful collection of fall inspired recipes that you must check out!
Note: The “highlighted” bloggers shown above were chosen VERY scientifically! Julie counted the total number of entries for each day and asked her wonderful husband, Richie, to choose a number within the range. Richie doesn’t accept bribes or payments unless they come in the form of 100$ bills or brownies!
To show how much we appreciate you participating in this event we are giving away 2 prizes (described below) to two lucky BLOGtober Fest participants! Winners were chosen using the random number generator on Random.org and their participation in the blogging challenge was verified.
And the winners are…
Nikki B. of Just Lovely! Nikki will be receiving a prize pack containing a some Ziplock items, an AWB T-shirt and a copy of Lela Davidson’s book!
Jessica B. of Life with the Bauer Boys! Jessica will be receiving a free blog consultation from Porch Swing Marketing. They will look at her blog with a “fresh set of eyes” and help her to formulate a growth plan for 2013.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who joined up and played along! The next blog challenge will be November 12 – 16th. We hope you will join us!