October 2010

It’s Time For The Mini Challenge Host Sign Up!

Wow!  Look at the time!  It’s time again for the search for our wonderful Mini-Challenge Hosts for the October Read-A-Thon!

We are looking for Book Bloggers to host a mini challenge on their blog site for a couple hours during the October 9th Read-A-Thon.  A mini challenge is just a fun little game that kind of breaks up the time for our dedicated readers to enjoy.  By hosting a mini challenge you are going to bring many Read-A-Thon participants to your blog.  This is a great traffic draw!  Need ideas for a challenge?  Explore the Mini-Challenges on this site from the April event for a little brain storming….

and then….

fill out the form below. 😛  The Mini Challenge Coordinator Team will review the applicants and fit in the challenges into the time slots we have available.  The Team strives hard to keep the challenges unique from each other.  Those who are accepted into the time slots they requested will be notified at the end of this week.

Please note that if your challenge is accepted you do need to be prepared to post during the Readathon at the time that is appointed to you (the form has time slots you can choose from).

Please check out the Readathon FAQ’s page if you have any questions.

Thank you for considering to be a Mini-Challenge Host.

You, my friend,  ROCK!

October 2010

Got pom-poms? (Or, sign up here to be a cheerleader!)

No pom-poms? That’s okay, we’d love to have you cheerlead anyway!

So what is this cheerleading gig that you speak of?

Cheerleaders offer support to all of the readers during the read-a-thon by leaving comments on blogs. It’s lots of fun (and kind of addicting). You can read more about it at Read-a-Thon Cheerleading Headquarters.

Do I have to stay up and cheer for the entire read-a-thon?

Nope. You can sign-up to cheerlead for 1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours, 9 hours or 12 (or more!) hours. Also, your cheering time does not have to be consecutive…you can spread it out over the course of the read-a-thon.

But I want to read during the read-a-thon.

Good news! You can do both! Many readers take an hour or two out of their day (or night) to visit blogs and leave comments. It makes for a nice break, and gives you a chance to interact with other readers.

Pom-poms just aren’t my thing.

That’s okay. Short skirts aren’t mine. I (and all the readers) will be thrilled if you volunteer. Everyone has different cheerleading styles. You can leave an encouraging comment, a silly cheer, a virtual cup of coffee, or even a hug. You can even cheer on Twitter (using the hashtag #readathon). Whatever floats your boat. The most important thing is to encourage and support the readers!

Do I have to visit all of the readers?

Heck no! Because, holy moly, have you seen the sign-up list?!? You will be assigned to a cheer squad, and each squad will be assigned to cheer for a particular group of readers. We ask that you focus your efforts on those readers, so that everyone is being cheered on. Of course, you are always free to overachieve and visit more blogs. And your buddies, of course.

Okay, you’ve convinced me. Now what?

Woo-hoo! Please sign up using the Google form below. The Monday before the read-a-thon we will contact everyone by email with their assigned cheer squad and further details. In the meantime, practice your overuse of exclamation marks.

Dude. I’m confused.

That’s okay, I usually am, too. Please email me (Jill) if you have questions: fizzybeverage at gmail dot com.