Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A to Z Blogging challenge - Theme Reveal Blogfest!

So, the A to Z Blogging Challenge is happening again! Either you have done it before (in which case: High five!), or you have seen me do it the past two years (in which case: Cupcakes!) or if neither, you should definitely think about doing it this year. It's the most fun you will ever have on your blog short of a nest of baby sloths moving in. 
You can sign up to participate if you follow this link
The challenge starts in April as usual, but we already have more than 600 blogs signed up!

There is one question that returns every year before the start of the Challenge: To Theme or Not to Theme?

If you ask for my own completely biased opinion: You should theme, and so will I. Last year, I did Weird Princesses as a theme, and it was the best blogging decision ever.
This year, I am doing a theme again. You want to know what it is?

Well, that is what the Theme Reveal Blogfest is for!

Last year, A to Z participant Mina Lobo started the Theme Reveal Blogfest, and it was a tremendous success. We decided that it should be repeated this year, so that it will become an unofficial tradition of revealing A to Z themes in a festive manner.

I am pleased to announced that we are hosting a Theme Reveal for the 2014 A to Z challenge! And by "we" I mean me together with other fabulous members of #TeamDamyanti, Guilie, Vidya, Samantha (who made us our lovely badge!), and Anna.

The way it works:

Sign up on the Linky list below, and publish a post on the 21st of March talking about your A to Z Theme, telling us what your theme will be, and why it would be interesting for your existing readers and A to Z Participants.

This is a great opportunity for all of you to get a jump start on your A to Z experience. You can link up with fellow bloggers, scout out and bookmark themes that you are interested in, and set out delicious themed bait on your blog to lure in wandering participants! This way, by the time the frenzied posting begins on April 1st, you will already have an audience eagerly awaiting your posts.

Sign up below, ready your theme, and mark March 21st on your calendars!

25 comments:

Guilie Castillo said...

Love the post, Csenge! "Short of a nest of baby sloths moving in"--LOL :D So proud to be a part of this hop-within-a-hop with you!

Viola Fury said...

Csenge, wonderful post! So happy to be traveling on this journey with you! You have a delightful blog and your comment about the nest of baby sloths painted quite a picture! ~~Mary

Jemima Pett said...

Great idea - well done all :)

Anna Tan said...

Baby sloths? Where?

Love your post! So excited to be hosting this reveal with you! :D

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Ohhh fun idea! I just need to think of my theme :)

D Biswas said...

Cool voice in this post, Csenge -- well done :).

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I am a firm believer in theming the A to Z Challenge. I've been much more successful when I have a theme!

I look forward to reading as many people's reveals as possible and I need to say upfront, PLEASE LOVE ME even though I am A to Z Blog #666 for 2014.

I think in my reveal I will also reveal the top 10 reasons you should love bloggers with unfortunate numbers randomly assigned to them. :-)

HOSTS! Thank you so much for all you have done, are doing and will continue to do for all of us!

Paula said...

I have my theme and I am writing posts. I love the idea of a Hop Within a Hop....

K Edgar Channing said...

So far, I'm sure have identified 26 candidate themes. Perhaps "Themes" would be a novel theme, if not a theme for a novel.

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Haha, maybe you could spend this year coming up with 26 themes for the next 26 years?... :D

M. J. Joachim said...

Looking forward to it!

Samantha Geary Jones said...

Well, now all I want is a nest of baby sloths:) Love your banter, girl! This is going to be a FUN-filled challenge!
Blog: WriterlySam

Arlee Bird said...

Thanks for pitching in to help promote the A to Z Challenge.

Lee
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

Arlee Bird said...

One suggestion that you might want to consider doing is to add the "Share" widgets to appear at the bottom of your posts so they are easy to send out on Twitter, etc.

Lee
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

Vidya Sury said...

What a fabulous post, Csenge! I feel rebellious about a theme, but this time, since I am participating with two blogs, I WILL theme on one. You are right!

So happy to be on #TeamDamyanti with you!

Looking forward to the April fun!

Love,

Vidya
A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal BlogFest – Sign Up Now #atozchallenge #atozreveal

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

I signed up two of my blogs (hungarykum.blogspot.com is the other) but I am only doing a theme on this one. MopDog is already kind of themed, it's about weird Hungarian things, no need to theme it further :D

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

I signed up two of my blogs (hungarykum.blogspot.com is the other) but I am only doing a theme on this one. MopDog is already kind of themed, it's about weird Hungarian things, no need to theme it further :D

Marie A. Abanga said...

Thanks for this, looking so forward to the challenge - oh my beehive, what have I lovingly gotten myself into again?

Dancing Gypsy said...

I just started a blog and I signed up for the challenge. I found your blog at A to Z and am now following. I have no idea what theme I'll have.. Yet but I will most definitely have a theme.

Timothy Brannan said...

Very cool!

I will have to sign up for this.

Aditi said...

Biting nails...haven't come up with a theme yet!
N btw I absolutely loved your theme for last year - was just browsing through some...v.interesting :)

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Aditi: Thank you! I had a lot of fun with the Weird Princesses. And I am already excited about this year!

Susan Kane said...

My theme idea has gelled in this past week, and is taking shape. What a great idea! I'm # 147--People and Places

Andrea MusicFan said...

Just came back here to link up to a post I'm writing and saw that the linky list has disappeared. Is it still happening?

Pam Margolis said...

its here its here!