26 February, 2012

Upcoming Blog Events

First, the hosts of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge are trying to get to 1000 participants by March 1st--so far they have over 700.

I participated in this blogfest last year and I highly recommend it. While it is a month long and involves posting 26 out of 30 days--not to mention the time it takes to visit other participants--there's also no comparable event. When else are you going to find the blogosphere turned into a series of alphabet letters, with no two bloggers taking the same approach, and get to know dozens of new people?

Second, Alex J. Cavanaugh's Catch Fire! Blog Party.

His new book CassaFire is coming out on February 28, and he's asked for the blogosphere to help spread the word. If half as many people have signed up as those who did for the CassaStar blog event, then a ton of blogs will be showcasing his book. And I get the feeling there are many more this time!

. . . and I hope none of you will mind if I mention my own blogfest. Tomorrow is The Eagle's Aerial Perspective's blogoversary (two years, everyone. Hard to get my head around) and the celebration begins with The Evil Genius Blogfest. The general idea? Post in any form about an evil genius (real or fictional) of your choice. You can even win stuff!

For those of you who have already signed up, I can't wait to see what you come up with. :)


Will you be participating in any of these?

-----The Golden Eagle


Adam said...

cool book

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. I'll put it on my To Do list! ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for the mention! Good luck with your blogfest tomorrow - bet you get some cool entries.
And there isn't ANYTHING that compares to the A to Z Challenge.

Rusty Webb said...

I'm a bit ashamed that I was unaware of your blogfest scheduled for tomorrow. I'd sign up now but I'm feeling incredibly lazy and I already have my post scheduled. I think.

The A to Z and CassaFire fests I'm all signed up and ready to go with.

Old Kitty said...

I'm hoping to get yours and Alex's tomorrow (cos I'm determined to only post on Mondays)! Yay!!!!!!

Take care

L.G.Smith said...

I may regret it, but I've signed up for the A to Z again this year. It really is a great time, even if it is exhausting.

And congrats to Alex. The blogosphere will be awash in CassaFire posts this week. :))

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

This is all crazy fun. Now I have to think about my favorite evil genius.

Susan Oloier said...

Definitely signed up for A to Z. Sorry I'm unable to make your blog event, though I will stop by. Congrats on two years!

Morgan said...

Great informative post! Thanks for this! :D

Trisha said...

I'm signed up for your blogfest, and the 27th is already here :) I still have not chosen what to write about though!

Brian said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!

Elliot Grace said...

...wanted to take part in this last year, and would love to participate this time around, but as usual, will have to ask permission from the tedious schedule ;)


Pat Hatt said...

Pfft posting every day, is that something that's hard to do?...LOL...yeah I signed up for the a to z a while back.

Sarah Pearson said...

I just realised I've signed up for all of these - not like me :-)

And I still don't know who my evil genius is!

Anonymous said...

so many awesome blogfests....:) I want to do them all, but I have to control myself...hehe

E.D. said...

A to Z sounds quite interesting but I am afraid I would fail within the first few days - I usually blog just once a week. Still something for me to think about, though.

Misha Gericke said...

I signed both my blogs up for A-Z.

As for your blogfest, I'll have to put my thinking cap on first and see if I can think of a good post.


Traci Kenworth said...

Sounds interesting. If I wasn't going through some health issues right now, I would definitely join in. Perhaps next time. Good luck, have fun, and congrats on two years.

Paul Tobin said...

I am afraid i was not here for the blog fest-but I am in on the evil genius event.

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge this year.

I wish Alex luck with his next book.

Talli Roland said...

I'm posting about Alex's today! :) Good luck with your blogfest. I'd love to do it, but I have so much on the go at the moment.

Talli Roland said...

I'm posting about Alex's today! :) Good luck with your blogfest. I'd love to do it, but I have so much on the go at the moment.

Charles Gramlich said...

I tell you, you folks know how to do these blogfests. Hope it goes great.

Ciara said...

I'm signed up for A-Z. Oh, and Alex is on my blog and I'll be shouting for him tomorrow. Wow, I guess I'm actually in the loop for once. Well, almost, I didn't know about your blogfest. :( Good luck with it. I'll be by to check it out!

Jen Chandler said...

Happy 2 year blogaversary!!

I'm signed up for all three. Wow. That almost never happens!! I'll be posting like mad on TWO blogs in April and I'll be giving a great, big, ol' shout out to Alex on the 28th. As for the Evil Genius Fest? I'm off to write my entry RIGHT NOW!

Yeah, I'll study for finals later...

xo Jen

The Golden Eagle said...

Adam: I really want to read it. :)

Jack: You're welcome!

Alex: Anytime. :)

Thank you--I've read the entries so far and they're awesome!


Rusty: That's okay. I'm sure your scheduled post is awesome and I'd hate to mess up anyone's plans.

You've written your A to Z posts already? Wow. I started letter A but haven't gotten around to the rest of them yet . . . LOL.

Old Kitty: Your entry was awesome! :)

L.G.: Yup!

I hope he sells a ton of copies. :)

Susan: Thank you for posting about your favorite evil genius!

Susan: Cool. I hope you'll check out some of the other entries as well!

Thank you! :)

Morgan: You're welcome!

Trisha: I suppose it would be if you live in Australia . . . timed blogging really brings out the different time zones. LOL.

I'm sure you'll come up with something great.

Brian: Thank you! :)

Elliot: I hope the schedule finds it in its hectic heart to allow you to. :)

Pat: For some of us, yeah. :P

I always enjoy stopping by your blog to read your daily posts! Can't wait to see what you do for the A to Z Challenge.

Sarah: LOL. I've come across other bloggers' posts where I was planning to participate in all of the listed things . . .

Tfwalsh: Same here sometimes. They're a lot of fun!

E.D.: It's not for everyone; I used to post more often so the A-Z Challenge wasn't a ton of a stretch, but now with sometimes just two posts a week I think it's going to be harder.

If you do join, I look forward to reading your posts! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Misha: Both of your blogs? . . . wow. That's a lot of posting for the month of April! I'm sure your posts will be awesome. :)

Traci: I'm sorry to hear about your health issues. But there is always the next Challenge. :)

Thank you!

Paul: Great!

Theresa: I get the feeling there will be a lot of A-Z-ers in the blogosphere come April. :)

Same from me!

Talli: Thanks!

Completely understandable. I was running around (well, virtually) this morning trying to get everything done for the blogfest myself . . .

Charles: Thank you. :)

Ciara: Thanks. I hope you enjoy the entries!

Jen: Thanks!

You're the second person here who will be posting on two blogs for the A-Z Challenge. I am in awe. :)

Er, I hate to pull you away from finals . . . I hope you can find the time for both. :P

Southpaw said...

I'm so behind.

I haven't decided if I'm doing the A-Z this year yet.

The Golden Eagle said...

Southpaw: It's a lot to take on--especially at the outset, if you write your posts ahead of time (I'm trying to do that, but haven't gotten very far at this point).