Seven years ago, I hosted the first Beauty of a Woman BlogFest, as a thanks to the wonderful support people showed after I shared openly about my experience surviving an eating disorder. Since then the fest has taken on a life of its own, reaching thousands of readers and writers each year with thoughts and stories that blow me away.
I’m so pleased to announce—well, pre-announce!—The Beauty of a Woman BlogFest VII, and share a bit about fun new changes! (I know—seven years. What???)
Once again, we’ll celebrate real beauty (original category) and the beauty of sexuality (Girl Boner category). And as always, all genders are welcome!
If you’d like to participate as a fester, please put these dates on your calendar and stay tuned.
The Beauty of a Woman BlogFest VII: SAVE THE DATES!
February 2: registration kickoff on my blog
(You can sign up through February 23rd, but the sooner you do so, the better!)
March 5 – 9: THE FEST!!!
Your fest post must appear on your blog on March 5th, as detailed in the forthcoming instructions.
March 7: The Beauty of a Woman #womenkickass Twitter party, hosted by Artemis Motion Pictures! 7-8pm PST
March 12: Wrap-up post and prize announcements
Some groovy changes:
I’m going to be honest and share that each year, I wonder if/how I’ll be able to fit the fest in and do it justice. I want you all to have the best experience possible, and have realized I can’t facilitate that all on my own. Enter Erica De Sutter, my fabulous new fest assistant who’s also an aspiring blogger. Erica will run the fest’s Facebook group (also new!), gather your post links and more. I can’t wait for you to e-meet her!
*If you’re not a blogger but would like to participate in the fest in other ways, you’ll have plenty of opportunities—from reading and posting comments on contributions and sharing the fest page to donating prizes (which readers are eligible to win, too!).
YAY! Whether you’re new to the fest or a veteran, I look forward to sharing the fun with you.
PS More deets will follow, but feel free to share any questions you have in the meantime below! For occasional updates by email, make sure you’re on my mailing list.