Posts Tagged Blogging Fellowship

Another Dinner Party; An Invitation

After careful consideration and many requests I have decided to host another dinner party — and yes, it is the very same kind of Dinner Party I had last year. Last time I sent out invitations and threw a huge surprise at the end. An unwrapping of sorts. This year I am not sending out invitations. This year everyone is invited (that means a frequent visitor or commentor) not really everybody!

Last year’s dinner was just for people on my blogroll. Several of my more frequent visitors who were not on my blogroll felt left out. I had to create a special meal just for them last minute. If you’ve ever had the honor of hosting a party for family and friends, you know how last minute changes can really throw you off your game. Nonetheless, things went well.

Next year’s party will also have a purpose bigger than just food and fellowship. The dinner party will be on Friday, February 24th and we will have a mini conference on blogging all day Saturday the 25th. If you are coming and have special dietary needs, I would like to meet them. Gluten-free, allergies, vegetarian, vegan, even lactose intolerant.

Air fare is on me. Your job (assuming you accept it) will be to uninvite yourself if you do not want the invitation extended your way. Not that it matters, but I will not be offended if you choose not to partake in this get together.

If you are a little confused, this is a virtual dinner party. Please don’t really show up at my home. I will not be prepared for that unexpected encounter! Many of you are either dating, engaged, or married. Unfortunately my dining room table and my imagination for creating specialized menus is limited. The invitation is just for you and not your significant other.

For comments of course use the comment section, to be removed from the guest list, please use the contact page. Bon appétit.

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31 Days Of Blogging Honesty

Once again I have come up with an idea that encourages participation between you and other bloggers. This is not a meme in the strict sense of the meaning but I would love for people to try to get more and more people involved and taking part in this. I would say it’s more of a fellowship. I visited a blog for First Class Blogger Award and she was posting on 30 days of honesty. I didn’t particularly like all those questions so once again I came up with my own.

So now you know where I got the idea for this. If you would like to take part just leave a comment below. Because it involves complete and total honesty there may be many who choose to refrain. If you decide to take part in this I would advise you to answer at least two questions a week. Taking part in 31 Days of Blogging Honesty means an entire month of posting will be finished and you can begin working on the next month’s posts early.

There are rules again. You must answer 31 questions, however you can choose one of the questions, if you want and decline to answer it. Just one! If you decide to not answer a question you must answer the alternative question in its place. You must make mention on that day that you are skipping and replacing the scheduled question with your alternative.

If your blog, like mine, has scheduled series on a particular day, please skip the 31 Days of Blogging Honesty in order to keep with your blog’s regular schedule. On the first Saturday of every month I have a guest blogger which means I will continue with my guest post and post the next answer after it. For me, that means I won’t be finished my 31 days until June 3rd, if I calculated correctly. The only other rule is that you must use the above 31 Days Of Blogging Honesty graphic each day you post.

The month for posting the answers to the questions is May. That means you have close to four full months to prepare the thirty one posts. If you decide to take part, why not answer your first question today to get started!

Objective: To answer a question each day, in complete honesty.

  • Day 01 — If the stars and planets aligned perfectly for me (regardless of my current situation), the celebrity I would marry is and this is why…
  • Day 02 — The most expensive item I have ever stolen is…
  • Day 03 — My favorite song from the year I was born…
  • Day 04 — The worst thing ever to happen to me…
  • Day 05 — The person (outside of my family) who has had the greatest influence on my life is…
  • Day 06 — Something I want to do in my lifetime but I already know I won’t be able to is…
  • Day 07 — The worst thing that could happen to me is…
  • Day 08 — I wish I had never…
  • Day 09 — If I could create my own personal Mt. Rushmore I would honor these four individuals…
  • Day 10 — What I dislike most about the opposite sex is…
  • Day 11 — I stopped __________ at age ___ …
  • Day 12 — I was just honored by my peers and family. I most likely I got the award because I…
  • Day 13 — My favorite activity to do alone is…
  • Day 14 — The most disgusting food I’ve ever eaten was…
  • Day 15 — If I had to spend an entire day as the opposite sex, I would look like _______ and I would spend the day doing…
  • Day 16 — If I were given just one day to relive I would most definitely choose…
  • Day 17 — Given the choice between giving up sex for the rest of my life or giving up kissing, I would choose…
  • Day 18 — The most outrageous thing I would do for a Klondike bar is…
  • Day 19 — The longest period of time I’ve gone without showering or bathing is…
  • Day 20 — The book that I read that has altered my perception of life is…
  • Day 21 — Someone or something  I know I should have let go a long time ago is…
  • Day 22 — As to whether or not I have ever contemplated giving up on life, my answer is…
  • Day 23 — Something I would change about myself right now is…
  • Day 24 — A movie I’m ashamed to say I admit I love is…
  • Day 25 — To make my blog better I think I would like to start…
  • Day 26 — If I could trade my weekly paycheck with  a celebrity whose first name begins with the letter R, I would change with…
  • Day 27 — Something I really hate about myself is…
  • Day 28 — There is a scandalous article in the newspaper about me today. Something from my past. Most likely it’s about…
  • Day 29 — I just created a mixed CD for someone who had been deaf all their life. The 15 artists and songs I chose are…
  • Day 30 — I wrote a letter to someone I really miss (do this). I mailed it to them (postal, not email) and this is what I wrote…
  • Day 31 — Given the choice between going without television for the rest of my life or my computer, I would choose…
  • Alternative question: You yourself must think of a question and answer it.

Remember, your responses to these questions will be published on your site as a post. One word answers or even just a single sentence will leave your readers flat with really nothing to comment on. Let me know what you think…

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