Celebrate good times, COME ON!
I’m grooving to happy tunes, because it’s time to register for the 5th annual Beauty of a Woman BlogFest. Woo hoo!
If you’re new to BOAW, here’s the scoop, in a nutshell:
Five years ago, I launched this fest out of gratitude for the support I received after sharing my experience with anorexia on my blog—which you can now read lots more about in my new book, Embraceable.
The fest has since taken on a life of its own, drawing together thousands of collective readers and writers in the name of real beauty—however we define it.
The title derives from a poem by Sam Levenson, which inspired me during my healing process.
BOAW has become a huge highlight of my every year. I’m stoked to invite you to join the inspiring fun!
How to sign up in TWO required steps:
1 – RSVP on EventBrite here: BOAW BlogFestV.
This is how you’ll receive the fest link to include in your post by email beforehand, along with any needed updates or reminders.
2 – Post a comment below this post, letting me know which category you’d like to enter: Original (real beauty in general) or Girl Boner (the beauty of sexuality).
Make sure you include your blog link with the comment, so I can grab the post on fest day.
****You can sign up as late as April 30th, but sooner is better.
As a reminder, all genders are welcome!
What to do during fest week:
On May 2nd—fest kickoff day—publish your post between 12am and 6am PST.
Include the above graphic, and link the post to the fest page:
Invite your readers to stop by my site to read folks’ posts and potentially win a fabulous prize!
Mix and mingle with participants throughout the week (5-2 — 5/9) to connect with fellow bloggers, gain inspiration, laugh, swoon, ponder, get misty-eyed and possibly win a prize yourself!
Tips for a spectacular experience:
- Write from your heart, keeping in mind that all styles (humorous, heartfelt, educational…) are welcome.
- Step out of your comfort zone! I did so here, specifically for you all.
- Need some inspiration? Check out last year’s fest to see what folks wrote about.
- Choose an engaging post title (not Beauty of a Woman BlogFest). Stronger titles = more reads.
- Support fellow festers, and include the hashtag #BOAW16 in shares.
Rather than give away gift cards, services and Kindles this year, I’ve decided to support Global Girlfriend. I’ll send FIVE winners a surprise goody from the company.
A portion of every purchase from Global Girlfriend helps provide a girl with education by providing uniforms, books, tuition, room and board, safe travel to school and more. Talk about a beautiful mission!
How to enter to win a prize:
You’ll receive raffle points for participating in the fest as a blogger, commenting on the fest page and/or commenting on all posts in either or both categories during fest week. Drawing winners will be announced shortly after the fest, here on my blog. The fest page will explain the specifics.
Ready…set…sign up! At EventBrite AND by commenting below. I can’t wait to celebrate with you!