Martyn from Inside Martyn’s Thoughts has been doing a fantastic Lent challenge, where he picks a different blogger every day and highlights them on Twitter. I was featured last week and it really made my day. At the end of the week, he does a round-up post on his blog, where he writes about each blog he’s featured and why.
I love both of these idas; I love the idea of sharing the blogging love. There are so many blogs out there these days, that even with the best will in the world we can often end up missing a really fantastic blog unless it’s shoved right under our nose. People starting a new blog right now must think there’s no way they’ll get noticed among the thousands of established blogs already doing their thing.
I wanted to do something to help spread the blogging love the way Mim and Martyn have been doing, but I wasn’t sure what. I am terribly disorganised, and if I had to choose a blog every day – or even week – I would probably end up featuring the same blog more than once. I have a terrible memory for these things, and can’t deal with yet another list at the back of my diary.
So here’s what I thought I would do. I want to start doing a weekly post showing off all the awesome blogs out there. I’ll put a contact form on this post, and you can nominate a blog – your own or someone else’s – to be featured in a post.
[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Blog Address’ type=’url’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Twitter Handle’ type=’text’/][contact-field label=’Tell me About Your Blog’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]
There are a couple of rules. The point of this is to feature blogs that could do with some extra traffic and readership, so is only open to blogs that are not within the Tots100 top 250 blogs.
If you’re not signed up to Tots100, then your blog must have fewer than 10,000 monthly views. (NB I have no idea what constitutes “high” or “low” pageviews so this figure is pretty much plucked out of thin air).