Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Blogfest Is Announced!

Resurrection Blogfest Badge #1
I'm coming up on my first anniversary of blogging on November 7, y'all! W00000T! To celebrate, I'm hosting my first, to-be-annual (if we all survive my birthday this year), blog par-tay and I'm calling it my:

RESURRECTION BLOGFEST!

In this first year of bloggery, before I'd connected with other bloggers and attracted regular readers, I posted stuff which never got the attention I felt it deserved. I was sure I couldn't be the only blogger who felt that way. Only, you might feel kinda lame just trotting out an old post, fearing accusations of laziness (if you're neurotic, or, in fact, lazy). (Like I am.) So I thought I'd just host a blogfest so I could resurrect a piece from my first year of blogging. (Yeah, I know there's Linked Within, but there's no certainty folks'll click on your older stuff to check it out, now is there?)

Fellow bloggers, you're all invited to join in the fun! (PLUS there will be PRIZES!!!)

Resurrection Blogfest Badge #2
Here be the rules and procedures for me RESURRECTION BLOGFEST!:
  1. Sign up by entering your name and/or blog's name and URL on the linky-list, below. The linky-list will close after 11:59pm EST* on Wednesday, Nov. 7.
  2. Upload one of the three blogfest badges in this post to the sidebar of your blog and link it back to this announcement post, to encourage participation.
  3. Follow me on the Twitter (@GothMomLite) and re-tweet anything with this tag: #ResurrectionBlogfest. (Folks without Twitter accounts are still totally welcome to participate.)
  4. On November 7, 2012, your blog post should prominently feature the blogfest badge as well as something from your first year of blogging that you believe deserves some TLC, or that you're especially proud of and wish to showcase, or simply has sentimental value for you.
  5. I'll review all entries through to the weekend and by noon on Monday, November 12 and will post a list of seven semi-finalists (based solely on my own preferences and tastes, such as they are) ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10.
  6. Fellow participants and readers alike will be invited to vote from among the seven semi-finalists, up until 11:59pm EST* on Wednesday, Nov. 14 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12.
  7. By high noon on Thursday, November 15 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, I will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners. I reserve the right to break any ties by flipping a coin, or reading chickens entrails strewn about the backyard, or maybe picking petals off a gerbera daisy till it's nekkid.
  8. Yes, I'm totally serious about all the rules. No, I'm not serious about the entrails. Gross.
Resurrection Blogfest Badge #3
Participants should know that:
  • *All days/times are based on EST
  • Subject matter is up to participants but whatever the topic, the post must have originally appeared on your blog in your first year of blogging!
  • It's OK to sign up if you're still in your first year of blogging and want to use something from the past few months.
  • It's also OK for participants to sign up more than one blog, however, in the spirit of Highlander—THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE prize per participant.
  • Participants whose Resurrection posts are not up by 11:59pm EST on Nov. 7 will be removed from the linky-list.
  • Topics/blogs with adult themes should have the appropriate preliminary warning before any participants or readers see your blog/post. Any participants' links who take the clicker to adult subject matter without warning will be removed at my discretion. And don't give me any crap about not knowing what I mean by "adult themes," 'cause you totally do.
  • 1st Prize = $20 Amazon Gift Card; 2nd prize = $15 Amazon Gift Card; 3rd Prize = $10 Amazon Gift Card, to be sent to the respective winners via e-mail.
OK, y'all; this has to be one of the easiest blogfests going, seeing as I'm not making you come up with any new content for it. Sign up and spread the word, already, sheesh. ;-)

(Whether you choose to participate or not, please help me spread the news of this blogfest by sharing this post on the social media of your choice. You can do this easily by clicking one of the little icons underneath this post's tag: "Posted by Mina Lobo at 12:00 AM." THANKS!)

The image used for the Resurrection Blogfest badge was taken from a pic snapped by my Sis, with her kind permission.


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86 comments:

  1. This sounds like fun! My 1st blogging year will be up in January. What a fun ride it's been. Hopefully I'll dig up something good to post for you!

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  2. You've only been blogging a year? Seriously, you're really good at it. You always have interesting posts and such a nice bantering style of writing. I always enjoy coming here and reading what you have to say about things, and you always make me chuckle. Nice prizes for your par-tay, too!! :-D

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  3. I'm in! I think. Aaaahh, hold on, what month is it now? :/ Yes, ok, I'm in and I definitely read all the rules... :p
    ohh I just looked to see when I started blogging and I missed my 1st birthday :-(

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  4. well sounds fairly simple - just recycle an old post (ha) - really? You have only been blogging for a year. I don't think I had a single comment for my first seven months or so - not that I blogged often then.

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  5. Hmmmm....I'd like to participate but I need to wade thru my posts. My first year of blogging was 2006, in my old life with my ex-h, and I'm not sure I wanna revisit anything from back then yet. I was just re-reading the post I did after a terrible wind storm in Dec. of 2006 that has promise...but I'm still mulling it over. :)

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  6. What a fun and creative idea, Mina!

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  7. Grand idea my lovely. I'm in like Flynn.

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  8. Hey, youse guys - thanks for all your kind, kind words and for joining in! (JoJo, I hope you will, too!) If you haven't yet put up the blogfest badge, please do, to help spread the news! <3

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  9. I most definitely will do this, but I need to get to sleep. Mrs. Penwasser is still awake and I don't wish to deploy the dread "marital claw" in the middle of the night.
    If you know what I mean.
    I'll be on this like a seagull on a box of french fries tomorrow, though.

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  10. Such a fun idea! I'll have to go back through my posts to see if there is something worth reposting. :)

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  11. This is an awesome idea! You're bringing down the house with the festivities and I'm sure happy to be part of it. Keep going strong, girl!

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  12. I LOVE this idea! I got some thoughts brewing to do an actual real post tonight, so I'll revisit the rules later... but yes. I'm in!

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    1. Wait! Damn. I don't do Twitter. :(

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    2. Juli, you're absolutely welcome to join in! I'll update the rules so folks without Twitter accounts know they're welcome to participate. :-)

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    3. OKay, I'm in... now I'll have to make sure I remember. :)

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  13. Sounds like a great idea, I just hope I remember to do come November :)

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  14. You've been tagged for an award on my blog....

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  15. Thanks again, y'all - so glad you're signing up! Please feel free to spread the word!

    @AL - I'm not sure what a "marital claw" is...and maybe I don't want to know. ;-)

    @Kate - thanks, I'll check it out!

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  16. I'm a little nervous about this competition, but what the hay, I'll join. It'll be interesting to go through my old things.

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  17. I'm really a Johnycomelately with this.
    Same with Ricky Vikingo Dark.
    If I have to compete with Tulooseletrec and Johnny Ball 1 ,tho, I'm done.
    Giving you a uhiecoc 18, anyway.

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  18. @Unie - glad you'll be joining in! And don't be nervous, this is just a bit of fun (and I'm nobody special, you know). ;-)

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  19. Lady. I am on this like a cheap suit, but I have not put the shiny new badge up yet as I am quite frankly rubbish at clever blogger things like pages and stuff. I am wrestling with my template this evening and will hopefully have it up by the end of the night. The badge, I mean.. you are rude!

    Rock on,

    W.

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    1. I have managed it! There are pages and everything on my blog. I feel dead clever.

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    2. Glad you were able to get it up! As it were... ;-)

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    3. Indeed I did and then some. RSOC is new and improved. It's all kinds of sexy now. Maybe even Doublesexy. Check it, homes.

      That's about as street as I get.

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  20. This sounds like fun. I'll have to go through my old posts to find something worth-while (Could be difficult)

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    1. Yeah, yeah, sign up, tell your friends!!! :-)

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    1. YAAAAAY! I'm so glad you're joining in! Which colored blogfest badge will ya pick? The purple one seems popular.

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  22. Just signed up and a new follower here.

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    1. Thanks for joining in, Siobhan, and nice to meet you! :-)

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  23. This sounds like a great blogfest! And I love the image in the badge, since I love Colonial-era gravestones.

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  24. Wow -- I totally missed this, Mina. Count me in, in spite of my nonTwitterability!

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  25. @Carrie-Anne - My sister took this pic in either New Orleans or Maine...or I'm totally making that up. Hmmm...I'd better ask her where it was! :-)

    @Chris - You've displayed the blogfest badge prominently on your blog, which should totally help spread the word. Thanks to all who've joined in!

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  26. Coolio, Julio! I just signed up and love the idea. See you soon.

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  27. This is a fantastic idea. Oddly, I've seen my comments drop off after my first year of blogging, but there are still plenty of posts that deserve some love and attention. :)

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  28. I have just become a follower and have only just completed my first year of blogging, I hope I qualify to join as this sounds like fun.

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  29. Whoo-hoo! I'm in! Which awesome post to... well, post?

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  30. Yay, so glad y'all are joining in the blogfest! :-D

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  31. Signed up and off to add the image to my sidebar!

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  32. You blogging Goddess! I'm in, the whole hog :) Love the work you've put into this baby ;)

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  33. Yay, yay, yay, more, more, MOOOOOOOOOORE!!!!! :-D

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  34. WHyyy not, I'll sign up! I'll add it to my blogfests list :) I wouldn't mind a reminder either - my email is find-able on my blog, where all my other buttons are, i.e. GoodReads, MySpace, etc.

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  35. Okay. I'm signed up. I think I've got a better way to keep things organized with my news tab so I'll add this to the news so I don't forget :) As for your question on American Horror Story's premiere last night, here is my answer:

    Last night's episode was quite good. I think the thing that created the deep scratches in the room being disinfected by Dr. "Mengele" might be the alien(s) that attacked Kit. It's interesting that the timeline is 1964. We have the start of the space race, Kennedy is president, and a lot of Americans being vocal about alien abduction (probably related to the space race). I think there is obviously more than one Bloody Face. The one that surprised the girl running through the old asylum halls at the end will not be the same one that was in the room (as there was no way out of that room). So what's in the room might very well be being fed by Bloody Face, or could be the animals that were eating the human flesh in the woods (if we can call them animals). I'm thinking that they are probably what's left of humans who have been vivisected, probably amputated, and lobotomized. I have so many questions...the show definitely pulls in several different directions which will be exciting to see the tale unfold. The strange chip that turned into a cockroach made me think that there probably is a genuine "alien" thing going on here making me suspect that the doctor may be an "alien." After all, aliens abduct people to experiment on them. What better role for an alien to play than in the role of a sanitarium's doctor. Oh and the priest is definitely in league with the evil doctor. He came to that dude's defense waaayy to fast. I think Jessica Lange's character is going to get effed over by the doctor and him about mid-season.

    We shall have to compare notes, my darkly romantic Mina.

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    1. Glad you signed up!

      I wonder about what that Doctor's up to...are his experiments creating monsters? (It seems almost an obvious "yes.") Your idea of the thing he's keeping in the room being the alien that attacked Kit and his lady intrigues me...I hadn't "gone there" till I read your post. And more than one Bloody Face - another interesting idea! I guess I was just thinking that the good Doctor was creating the "Bloody Face" creature, whatever it is, and that Kit somehow got caught up in the mess after his alien abduction. Yeah, I was glad to see that alien chip/bug thing, so you don't have to wonder if Kit's hallucinating and that he really *was* messed with. The doc seemed surprised to see it, though...I hope Lange's Sr. Jude stays strong and saves the day. Yeah, she's kind of a tool, but she does seem to care about those patients who don't have any family to avenge them. That's something, at least. :-)

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  36. Really look forward to this blogfest, will add my button now :D

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  37. Wishing you success with this, Mina. Seems like you're off to a great start.

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  38. Just signed on. The button for the Resurrection blogfest is cool.

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  39. Will join in. I can find something on my current blog or the old one, I'm sure. :D

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  40. Ok I finally signed up. Damn peer pressure, what can I say, that and I may have found one super old post that I could use....it'll be embarrassing...uggggg. I'll put your resurrection button on my side bar as a reminder. (:

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  41. YAY,YAY, YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! So, so glad y'all are joining in! It does my heart good, I tells ya!

    @Catherine - Thank ye!

    @Elise - your "two nubs up" comment on Michael's blog cracked me up, girl! :-)

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  42. Hi Mina! I just learned about this fest through Cherie Reich's blog and I'm glad to have discovered your site! Congratulations on your first year of blogging! It's great to meet you and I'm looking forward to the fest. :)

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  43. I do From The Archive posts from time to time, both to showcase my early stuff and because I'm lazy.

    This is an excellent idea and I will happily spread the word.

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  44. Thanks, Julie and Monkey of the Ranting variety, for joining in (and spreading the word)!

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  45. Mina,

    Just wanted to thank you for stopping by the Hearth again - you could bring your cauldron next time and place it in the hearth and get some grub going... tsk tsk - oh yes, and next time, please wipe your feet before entering, that grave yard muck almost ruined the oak floor ;)

    Mina, just a thought, but in future, if you want any badges, etc put together, please feel free to ask as I'd love to help out in some way, and if you don't like them, then don't use them. Anyway, the offer is there :D

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    1. Dude, you know how much graveyard muck sells for nowadays? I hope you saved some!

      Thanks for the badge offer, I'll keep it in mind! :)

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  46. Great blogfest idea!! I'm off to follow you on Twitter. I don't get on Twitter all that often, but I will RT when I'm on. Thanks for hosting!

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  47. Thanks for hosting, this is a cool idea. I've only been blogging for a few months, but I have one or two that haven't gotten hardly any attention, so I'll be returning to those. :)

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  48. Looking forward to this blogfest. I'll celebrate my 3rd year of blogging in November. I've come along way since then.

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  49. Mina,

    I decided I can participate in your blog hop, if it's okay with you, by adding a link on the post I've already committed to doing for a friend The Next Big Thing, and I've posted an announcement about your Resurrection blogfest on tomorrows blog hop -- Scare Me, by Scifi Media.

    Wishing you good luck and lots of fun! Thanks for all your comments on my writing!

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  50. @Tamara - sounds great!

    @Debra Ann - I feel the same way, and yet I'm still learning a lot.

    @Yolanda - A Twofer! Fine by me! :-)

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  51. It's interesting to go back and look at one's old posts! I was tempted by the cute and the sexy, but settled for the important.

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    1. Aw, man - no sexy??? (E-mail me the link to that one, please???) :-)

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  52. This is a great idea. Glad I found your blog, totally loving it :)

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  53. Thanks, Anna! Glad you're in, Heather!

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  54. Thanks goodness I noticed this on a blog, I'd signed up ages ago and forgot all about it! Look forward to posting for this :)

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  55. How coincidental that I was just pulling up a post from my murky past for another intrepid reader... I'll have to skim thru Year One & see if I can pull up anything interesting...

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  56. This is awesome. Thanks for the opportunity. I reached into the bowels of my blog to find something special.

    I just wanted to say "bowels".

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  57. So I happy I found this. I woke up late this morning. So I'll get right on it. Thanks for offering it!

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  58. Was looking for one of your first year posts - I'll stroll on back through your previous posts.

    Many thanks for hosting the hop - I've linked in.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  59. Congrats on your blogging anniversary, Mina! I sure feel lucky that you joined the blogosphere -- your posts always make me chuckle. :-)

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    1. Aw! You're lovely, Lexa - thank you! <3

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