Friday, October 2, 2015

Blog Ahead + Online Friendship Update


Blog Ahead officially started yesterday, but you can still sign up! The idea is to schedule out posts for AFTER the month of October, so that by the time we reach November 1, we will have a bit already posted and it won't be as stressful during the holiday season. I would love to say I have a bunch scheduled for October, but I do not, so I'm going to try and schedule for this month as well as past it!

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I'm still looking for people to talk about online friendships. It can be about your own online friendships or just about the topic in general. This post would be in honor of the novella sequel, Another Girl by Allison Burnett, who wrote the first book, Undiscovered Gyrl which was turned into the film Ask Me Anything.


If you have read Undiscovered Gyrl, go ahead and check out Another Girl. If you have not, the film Ask Me Anything gives you what you need to know before reading Another Girl (and Ask Me Anything is on Netflix now!). Despite this, you are welcome to write about the topic without having seen the film or read the books. Whatever you decide, I just ask that you include a link to Another Girl and a bit of information about the book - simply stating the book inspired this post, but you can say you haven't read it, etc. I do want to note that Another Girl deals with a darker, more mysterious side to online friendships but your stories can be about whatever you want as I know we have had a lot of great experiences!

If you want to help but do not have time or anything to say on online friendships, I would love it if you could mention (somewhere/sometime) Ask Me Anything/Undiscovered Gyrl and Another Girl.

Whatever you decide, please let me know: Lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

19 comments:

Kindlemom said...

I really need to sign up for this! I was planning on signing up and then I got too busy today to do it! Maybe this weekend.

Tracy Terry said...

I'd really be interested in doing a piece on online friendships. away to email you now.

Claudia Arroyo said...

Seeing how my children and our homeschool schedule really gobble up my time, I am not sure I can commit at the moment, but I would be more than willing to share a Guest Post on my blog or a Spotlight even! I'll email you ;)

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog said...

I keep seeing the Blog Ahead thing. I have to check it out because that sounds like a good motivator!

kimbacaffeinate said...

So glad you are joining us for blog ahead. Good luck :)

Medeia Sharif said...

The posts are sure to be interesting. I wish I could sign up, but I've scaled down a bit on my blog since real life has become too busy for me, but I'm waiting for it to slow down.

Erika Sorocco said...

Sounds like an awesome feature!

xx

Jennifer Humphries said...

I like the idea of blogging ahead and getting ready for the holidays, but it always feels like I am always bumbling that whole aspect of getting ahead. A sequel, how exciting! I have the first book on my reading list!

Diva Booknerd said...

I'd love to help out if you need any more volunteers Lauren, just give me a shout of you need me. I've made some incredible friends online that have spilled into the 'real' world as well. I think it's mainly because especially through blogging, you find like minded people you already have something in common with. I have three especially that I would consider life long friends beyond blogging and that we share our lives with, not just a love of books.

Looking forward to seeing the responses Lauren and good luck with Blog Ahead <3 <3

Joyous Reads said...

I've gained so many international friends through blogging! And I also found a few people from my own city as well. It's been such a great, positive experience. We all could use friends, in real life and on line. :)

Cleo Bannister said...

Such a huge ambition to get so far ahead with your posts - I do hope it goes well for you.

Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger said...

What exactly are you looking for in regards to the online relationship thing? Do you want to do an interview or want us to write a post? I'm totally interested. You can email me: onecurvyblogger@gmail.com

I am so excited for Blog Ahead! I'm doing pretty good so far (If I do say so myself) :P

Heidi Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I have been blogging ahead for a year or more, and it helps so much to have those blog posts prepped and done in advance as I never knoew when things are going to get busy. I am finishing up my last two posts for October this week, and a good portion of November's reviews are done. Good luck, I hope yo uget way ahead.

Faye M. said...

I really need to start practicing this one, like seriously! I always write my posts the night before and it can be quite... stressful. Haha. I promise as soon as my personal shit are done, I'll start blogging ahead!

Faye at The Social Potato

cleemckenzie said...

I"ve finally hit the wall on almost everything in social media, and not only because of SM, but because I have so much more going on than usual right now. I'll email what I do about Ask Me Anything etc. And I will do so something. Promise.

Adriana Garcia said...

Another Blog Ahead!? Oh, now I must do this especially since I've been gone from the blog for so long. Good luck!

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh I have the same thing happening with Blog Ahead. Still a handful to do for October :) Hope the posts are going well on your end!

Sharons Book Nook! said...

Yay so glad you're in! Good luck blogging ahead! :-)

Lexxie Lin said...

I'm loving the blog ahead! It's so nice to actually take the time and make some of those posts for the future final, instead of leaving them as drafts!
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews