- Five for Ten will run from Monday, May 10 to Wednesday, May 19
- Jen or I will post each day during the 10 days
- You, dear reader, are asked to visit Momalom each day and leave a comment
- We, in return, will visit your blog and leave you a comment
OK, is it getting clearer? Pretty simple, right? We give you five minutes (well, more like 10 or 15) if you give us five minutes, for 10 days in a row. All in an honest effort to get to know one another better and make more connections here online.
But wait! We’ve upped the ante this time around. You see, we really want to get to know you, and we really want to start a really, really big conversation. So, for those of you who want to take things a step or two deeper into this blog community, there’s a few more guidelines:
- On Saturday May 1 we will post five specific Five for Ten topics
- Each topic will have two days of airtime
- Jen and I will each write a post on each topic
- You will write a post on each topic
- You will link up your post on each topic during the designated 2-day period
For instance, we might ask you to write about Chips and Dip. On May 10, Jen will write about Chips and Dip. On May 11 I will post about Chips and Dip. (Do I need to say here that the topics will be FAR MORE COMPELLING than Chips and Dip? They will be. We’re trying not to show our hand, OK?) You will stop by and read Jen and leave a comment on the 10th. You will stop by and read me and leave a comment on the 11th. On either of the two days (both, if you wish) you will add your own post (about Chips and Dip) to the SimplyLinked widget at the bottom of our posts. Then, we will come and read and comment on your post(s). And, if Five for Ten 1.0 is any predictor, many of our participants will likely be reading your post, too. Let’s build a conversation … through our posts and our comments. I mean, wouldn’t you like to know what everyone else thinks about Chips and Dip? (You get the idea.)
Just think: How cool would it be if we all wrote about the same thing? For 10 days? And everyone whose blog you visit is writing about Chips and Dip. And along the way, you (we!) are gaining all sorts of perspective about the same topic (chunky? mild? with cilantro?), and there’s this giant conversation happening on blogs everywhere with the same idea in mind. OK, it inspires me just to think about it.
Q & A
Q: What if I post everyday? Do I have to write two posts about the same topic?
A: No, you do not. Feel free to maintain your normal blogging schedule and post whatever you want on a day you aren’t posting on one of our five topics. Just link the relevant post to Momalom. However, if you would like to publish two posts on Chips and Dip and link them both, feel free.
Q: How will you know if I’ve joined?
A: Jump in on day one with a comment at our site, link up a post, and we know you’re in!
Q: Is there a minimum or maximum of words?
A: No, never. Your post can be short or long. It can even be a photo or an image of some sort. As long as it is original, it counts. Show us you; that’s all we want.
If you have other questions, big or little, just post them in the comments section below, and I’ll add them to the Q&A.
And, if you are wondering whether this is worth your time, you may want to ask some of our participants from Round I:
Momalom’s Mom from her weathered brown chair (of course)
Adrienne from The Strange Experiment
Aidan from Ivy League Insecurities
Amanda from Lady Evelyns’ Blog
Amber from Making the Moments Count
Becca from Drama for Mama
Big Little Wolf from Daily Plate of Crazy
Jillian from Blueshelled
Kristen from Motherese
Lindsey from A Design So Vast
Lynne Marie from Mind Body Mama
Melissa from Making Things Up
Nicki from Nicki’s Thoughts, Art and Friends
Shana from A Queen Among Kings
Amy from The Never-True Tales
Bre from Achieving Myself
Natalie from Boingerhead
Liz from …But Then I Had Kids
Kitch from The Kitchen Witch
Kelly from The Miller Mix
Jules from The Ranting Mommy
Jill from Draft Queen
JenLo from Thinks By Me
Heather from The Extraordinary Ordinary
Crystal from The Verve Path
I have a feeling that many of these ladies will give you a positive review. I know that I, for one, feel a whole lot closer to many of them due to our first Five for Ten experiment. (Oh, and for an address to Momalom’s Mom in her weathered brown chair, please e-mail me directly.)
Meet me here on Saturday for the big topic reveal…
Until then, feel free to consult the following links for more on Five for Ten:
- The post that started it all
- Five for Ten–Round I: Some kick-ass conversation!
- Five for Ten Again–Round II: Are you on board?
Check out our participants below…it’s not a requirement to add your name, but we’d love to see you on board:
Also, if you are a Twitterer — a Tweetette? — be sure to add your Twitter name to your comments so we all have another way of connecting with you!Sarah Writes, three kids