Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cocktail Party

I am so pleased at the response I got to my Cocktail Party invitation. When I posted the idea, I wasn't sure anyone would be interested. Checking my comments was like checking the mail for response cards when we sent out our wedding invitations. It was so exciting! I know that some of you have questions regarding your posts, so I will try to answer all of them.

First of all, I would like to start the party tomorrow if anyone is able to provide me with a post by then. My plan is to post a guest blogger every other day until everyone has had their turn. If you have more than one blog, I would be happy to publish a post from each one. As far as content is concerned, feel free to blog about anything you like. Whether you chose to create a new post or use one that has been previously published, I think it would be best to go with something that represents a typical post from your blog. You want to give new readers a sense of what your blog is about on any given day. I would also like to introduce each blogger by posting the profile information that appears on your blog.

I think the easiest way to submit your posts to the party would be via email (thisstopwilloughby@yahoo.com). You can email me your post or, if you want to use a previously published post, send me the link. I'll take it from there. I will post guest bloggers in the order that I receive their submissions. I would appreciate it if you would give a me a shout on your blog the day your post appears. Feel free to host a party on your blog, as well.

And now, I wanted to address a few specifics:

  • L.B. - Go ahead and email me your post whenever it's ready.
  • Heidi - Let me know which post you would like me to share.
  • Tattoos and Teething Rings - I want you to share whatever you'd like! A new post, or a previously published favorite.
  • Lissaloo - I will use your Five Words post unless you've changed your mind and want something different. I'm glad you're excited about the party!
  • Kathy - I love your blog! I'm sure readers will find anything you would like to submit interesting!
  • Christine - Just let me know!
  • Donna - A non-naughty post would probably be best (my kids do read my blog from time to time), but I really would like you to participate!
  • 5th Sister - Any topic you like would be great!

It's not too late to RSVP if you haven't already. And if you're new around here, don't be shy, I'd love to share your blog with the rest of my blog buddies!


Liz in Virginia said...

I RSVPed in the original post -- but I wanted to be sure! I would love to participate in your party!

Liz at twenty-firstcenturyhousewife.blogspot.com

Chicago Mom said...

I would love to participate too! I think it is a fantastic idea.

kyslp said...

You can count me in, too. Thanks for including me. This is a great idea! It will be fun to discover new blogs to read. (I don't know when I'm going to find the time to read more blogs but that is another issue!)

Lissaloo said...

Party at Willoughbys! Sounds great, I am looking forward to reading all the great posts!

Holly said...

What a fantastic idea. I would love to be a part of the party. I am a new blogger and an always looking for new blogs to read too.

Holly @ 504main.blogspot.com

Purple Flowers said...

I'd like to be in on it (not sure which Kathy you were referring to), but I need a few days. Won't be blogging till probably end of week.

Amy said...

I would love to come to your party.

I'm sorry I haven't been stopping by...been having a tough couple of weeks with some neglected and abused animals and it's really gotten to me so I've been trying to get here to the blogging community but haven't managed much of an appearance. This sounds like fun and after tomorrow I should be around more. (I have to take care of some vet visits tomorrow) Please count me in maybe further down the list if that's ok! Thank you!

This is a wonderful idea. And I love the five words posts too that you and Purple Hoodie Chicj did!

~ Amy

Joanna Jenkins said...

I love a good party and this sounds fabulous! I'll email you a post.

Purple Flowers said...

I'd like to go back to the 5 word post - sorry I missed it.And if it's too late, that's okay. My blogging lately hasn't been on a regular beat.

Amy said...

Can we still do the 5-word post? I'd like to do that as well as a post ofor your blog or maybe combine the 2?

Please let me know what you think. If you want to email me it's Aimala127@gmail.com