Saturday, September 15, 2012

Blog Angels Sign Up for October is now Full!

I can't believe it. In 8 short hours 100 WHOLE real people signed up to join in the October round of Blog Angels. If you missed your chance this time around, don't worry the sign up for the Christmas special edition will happen on 15th November.  If you would like to be a 'reserve' angel for October, to account for the minority of participants who let their blogger down then please shoot me an email. All reserve bloggers will be given access to the December round 2 days earlier than the normal sign up! All you have to be is prepared to step up to the plate in October if someone has to drop out of the scheme. Email me here.
 
Thank you to everyone who made this round's sign-up such a massive success!
You might have heard the name 'Blog Angels' popping up all over your social media over the last few months and wondered, what ARE they going on about?
Blog Angels is run by here at Craftbotic. Every two months 100 bloggers get the opportunity to help each other out, build friendships and community in the Blogosphere.
The principle is easy. By signing up to be a Blog Angel you are promising to help another blogger for a whole month. The least you need to do is comment twice a week on their blog, but the possibilities to do more is endless.
In the first two rounds of Blog Angels we had people commenting, guest-posting, giving social media shout outs, new blog design features and warm words of encouragement. Some people swapped addresses and sent little packages. The choices are endless.
So what's the catch? Well, it's all done in secret. For this round, things are changing slightly. Here are all of the details:
1. Sign up opens today!
2. The form is slightly more detailed to help with the matching process. It still takes less than 5 minutes to complete though.
3. The project will start on 1st October and will be secret for the first two weeks. This will allow you to get to know your blogger, build up a relationship and start to act to help them. You would need to as a minimum comment twice a week on their blog.
4. After two weeks you link up a 'reveal' post at Craftbotic on 15th October.
5. You can then communicate with your blogger and give them more specific help, build friendships and develop your role. This is the newest part of the project and came out of a long conversation with the angel regulars.
6. On the 31st October you write a 'reflection' post reviewing your experience of Blog Angels and what you achieved with your Blog Angel.
It's pretty simple. These small steps will help you to be part of growing community of bloggers who care.
On a serious note, there is always a 'drop off' of Blog Angels. Those folk who get busy and disappear. Apart from being incredibly uncool, it is completely unnecessary. Please make sure you have time to help out in October BEFORE signing up. If life gets crazy you just need to email and let Rosie know. Orphaned bloggers can then be reassigned. In Blog Angels the only thing you are guaranteed is the opportunity to help some-one else.
And what an amazing opportunity that is! Still interested? Then fill in the from right now! And tell your bloggy friends. The more the merrier!

 

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26 comments:

Jen @ frazzled 5 said...

Hey Girl, I have filled out the form- praying that I am IN! Hot Diggity for Blog Angels.

Kimberly said...

I am trying to sign up but the form doesn't let me say yes to the last question so I can't submit the form. help!

Kimberly said...

I signed up over at the Houtz Party. I got farther along in the form over there but now I see no SUBMIT button.

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Signed up, hope I get in!

Jessica McCoy said...

So excited to be signed up! Can't wait until Oct 1st!

Starr @ The Kiefer Cottage said...

What a great idea!

Zena said...

I´ve signed up, hope I am in, I love the idea

Kim Marie said...

I have been so excited about his that I set a reminder about it on my phone! I got up first thing, saw my AWESOME reminder and signed up! I hope I made the cut!

Kim M.

That's What She Read said...

I can't find a submit button :( Someone help!

Abbey said...

I'm so excited for this! I haven't been a part of Blog Angels yet, so this will be a great opportunity. :) Thanks!

Allana Sendzicki said...

crosses fingers i can get in.

Mrs.Pickles said...

I just found your blog! Being a blog angel sounded like so much fun I had to sign up right away!

Tabitha said...

A little bummed I missed the sign up time :(

Hima said...

Aw man! I really wanted to be a Blog Angel! Well, there's always next time :) I couldn't find your e-mail on the blog, so I'm just commenting instead. Can I be a reserve for October? Thanks so much!

Hima

Kadie said...

Oh Bummer!! I was really hoping to get in. If anyone drops out or get orphaned please let me know. I would LOVE to be involved.:) Thanks You can e-mail me at sevenalive7 at gmail dot com.

Kelly - TheNODramaMama said...

Aw boo! I even had it down in my calendar! I'm gonna be sure to get in next time! :)

Dara said...

waaah I missed it.

Helen Gash said...

Oh shoot and I could have done it this month! An e-mail is whizzing over to you now. Totally up for the christmas edition! I'm going to be in Italy when the sign up opens though :(

Allana Sendzicki said...

How and when will we find out if we made the cut?

Nora Ribble said...

I'd love to be on the reserve list :)

NoraRibble at yahoo.com

DarchiJo said...

Is it too late to sign up for this?

Leslie Frances said...

I am too late:( Well if anyone wants me to be angel I will. Come on over to HTTP://WWW.besimplybetter.com.

This is such a good idea! :)

zhanna said...

I am so sad I missed the chance to sign up. Please let me know if someone changes their mind and I can take their spot!
XO,
Zhanna
www.lifeandbows.com

Ang said...

woot! you rock girl! :)

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