Winter Blogathon 2013 Kickoff!

The Blogathon Has Officially Started!!

If by chance you are just stumbling upon this site because you saw someone else participating, don’t worry you can still join in! Sign up here, then come back to this post.

For those already signed up, WELCOME! Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening (depending on where you live)

What To Do First – Your Kick Off Post

First things first, you need to do a kick off post to let the world know you are participating (and perhaps draw in some new people) and to be eligible for prizes! Just make a post on your blog linking to the blogathon, perhaps including the button and a short explanation of what it is, why you joined and what you would like to get accomplished. You can introduce yourself and your blog too if you want. If you have more than one blog, you can either do a kick off post on each or just mention and link to your other blogs on your one kick off post, it’s up to you!

When your kick off post is done, come back here and add it to the linky at the END of the post.

Where To Find Important Info

You can find all the relevant posts and pages linked at the top left sidebar at all items during the blogathon. Included up there is the list of Mini Challenges, List of Prizes and how to make sure you are eligible (so check that post out for sure!), Twitter Party Info and Signup and links to any updates from this blog.

Stay Connected

Remember you can tweet using the #blogathon2 hashtag and also keep up with what the rest of us are doing. Also use the facebook group to chat and meet other bloggers, ask questions, ask for support etc.  Also feel free to visit other participating bloggers (from the kick off linky below as it fills up) and comment on their posts with encouragement.

Be Prepared!

I hope you read the Blogathon Prep series but if you didn’t, you can still check it out and implement the things now, before you get started. At the very least…

  1. Tidy up your area – clutter impedes concentration
  2. Have a stock of your favourite snacks and drinks and make arrangements for meals (slow cooker, order, someone else makes it etc.)
  3. If you have kids and weren’t able to get a babysitter, pick out some special activities they don’t regularly do to keep them busy.
  4. Have a notepad and pen handy along with your to-do list/goals list.

Let’s Kick Off!

Use the linky below to link to your kick off post. You need to leave the direct link or permalink to your post (not your main blog url.) If you don’t know how to do this, I have a new post on Permalinks.

NOTE: Where it says NAME, leave your BLOG NAME, not your first name.

Kathleen Garber-Bailey

Kathleen is a blogaholic and social media enthusiast living in Ontario, Canada. She is a SAHM of five and a Girl Guide leader in addition to her multiple online endeavours.

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12 thoughts on “Winter Blogathon 2013 Kickoff!
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    1. Kathleen Garber

      Well the blogathon itself is technically over but of course feel free to let it inspire you to work and enjoy the good information. You are welcome to join the blogathon facebook group if you want, we will still be using it to help each other learn.

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