CREATE recurring blogging event or MAKE plans to attend a blogging conference. That’s today’s assignment.
A blog event attracts visitors, and participating in a blog conference raises your profile.
A BLOG EVENT
I participated in the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop and I’m going to participate in the Fabri-Quilt New Quilt Block Blog Hop.
Blogging University invites its students to start an event of our own.
Through the New Quilt Bloggers I was in the “Sewcial Swarm” hive, and one of the hive mates, Deanna at Stitches Quilting, posted about wanting to make a Cathedral Window quilt some day. The pattern was from a subscription service, Best-Loved Quilt Patterns, which I have. It belonged to my mother.
Deanna suggested we have a Quilt-A-Long together. Each week we’d make a Cathedral Window and within about three years we’d have enough for a twin-sized quilt — if we used 6″ blocks. Of course we could make it modern and oversize it — maybe double it for 12″ blocks. We could call it “Cathedral Windnesday.” I’d create directions for the “bigger” windows then post a block each week. My concern is it wouldn’t be very exciting and limited to one quilt block. I like the idea of oversizing traditional quilt blocks so maybe a combination of a Block of the Month sampler where I upsize a traditional block. That would be a BIG EVENT.
WordPress has a complete guide to help me host the perfect event. I can submit my event to their listings. I’ll study on this some more.
A BLOG CONFERENCE
Who knew there was Bloggy Boot Camp or blogging conferences? WordPress has WordCamp.
Not sure this is for me, but perhaps this is something the Modern Quilt Guild should consider hosting.
Please let me know what you think about CATHEDRAL WINDESDAY.