Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Alpha Heroes’ First Challenge: Bloghopping

One of the things I like best about having entered the blogosphere is finding other cool and interesting bloggers. So this challenge is not specifically about books and book blogging, although you could keep that focus if you like.

Don’t we all love to find comments? Feedback is one of the things that keep us going. So here’s the challenge.

  1. Starting here, find a linked blog that you’ve never been to before. It does not have to be book-related. If none of the links in my sidebar are new to you, hit the BBAW list and start there.

  2. Go to the blog you’ve chosen and browse through the posts until you find something you find interesting. Leave a comment. Mention where you found the link. Mention of this challenge is optional.

  3. Using the links in THAT blog, repeat. If you find yourself somewhere that does not have any new-to-you links, go back to the BBAW list. Be sure to leave a comment in each location, mentioning where you found their site linked.

  4. Repeat until you have visited 10 new blogs.

  5. Write a post on your blog showing your bloghopping trail. Content is up to you; you can highlight your favorites, critique the sites, or just post the list of 10. I recommend you open up a word document (or whatever you use) and list out the urls as you go. It's really REALLY easy to get distracted doing this and lose track of where you were.

  6. I’d love it if you link back to this post.

  7. Optional: add your favorites to your own sidebar, or temporarily put up a blogroll widget with the 10 sites you visited.

  8. Optional: Come back here and leave a link to your post in comments.



Prize: your widened blogosphere horizons. Happy blog-hopping!

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Note to bloggers who would like to copy this post: You are more than welcome to repost the rules of this challenge on your own blog, and to have folks start with your own blogroll instead of mine. I would however still love to see a comment here at Alpha Heroes from folks who decide to try the challenge!

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OK, here's my trail:


Real Life is Over Rated chosen at random from the BBAW list. No links :(
Romancing the Desert – Sheikh Books chosen at random from the BBAW list
The Pink Heart Society lots of links but not to blogs :( this is harder than I thought!
Back to the BBAW list for the simply-titled The Book Blog
The Auchinleck Academy Library (hmmmm. Auchinleck? Whassat? Interesting…) I didn’t leave a comment here; it turns out to be a school-oriented website clearly targeted for school members & families…
Simply Romance Reviews chosen not-so-randomly from the BBAW list. Oooo. Giveaways. Lots! And from there to….
Lust in Time, a group author blog. How do you resist a blog name like that? LOL. And thence to
Risky Regencies Hee. Fun stuff, don’t miss the Rime of the Vulcan Mariner. Not too many blog links though, just Smart Bitches and this one:
Laurie Likes Books No, I didn’t know she was the AAR Laurie. But I have never been there before, so it counts! Final stop:
Alyssa’s Book Blog: Love it!

That was fun! I didn't love every blog out there, but that's OK. One of the great things about the blog world is how much personality the owner can give her blog, which makes for a more diverse and fascinating internet for us all! (Sorry. It's late. I wax maudlin sometimes.)

17 comments:

Carolyn Jean said...

Looks like fun! I want to visit that Shiekh one! Hey, I like the purple color scheme!

Nicola O. said...

Thanks!

Icedream said...

One of the intentions I made for myself on Weekly Geeks is to do more bloghopping. Your challenge fits in perfectly. I was wondering if it would be alright with you if I used your button and mentioned your challenge on my post?

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Lenore said...

I hopped over here to your blog from J. Kaye's blog and now I will continue my hopping. How fun!

Jeanne said...

I also came here from J. Kaye's blog and think this is an excellent idea. Although I don't have time to do it right now, I'm going to put it on my list of things to get to when I have time, and continue to do it whenever time permits--as you say, everyone loves comments!

Kristina said...

This looks like so much fun!! Like, icedream, my Weekly Geeks challenge was to do more bloghopping as well.

Kara said...

I hopped over here from J.Kaye's blog where you were on her Spotlight...this looks like a fun and I am up for the challenge. Will link to my post of my findings as soon as I get done hopping!!!

Kara said...

Here is my link to my blog trail.

I also posted this challenge to my reading blog.

kalea_kane said...

This sounds awesome! I am really looking forward to a new adventure! I'll have to start tomorrow though, because I have dinner to get. :) Thank you so much!

By the way I found this via icedream at http://readinginappalachia.blogspot.com/

C. B. James said...

I'm in. You can find my blog trail at my blog

http://www.readywhenyouarecb.blogspot.com

Teena in Toronto said...

Fun challenge! I did it!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

What a great challenge! I've now toured many new blogs that I will certainly return to!

Visit my Bloghopping trail at:
http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com/2008/10/alpha-heroes-bloghopping-challenge.html

~ Take care, Wendi

Icedream said...

Well I spread the word and completed it but I just now got around to posting it! It was a lot of fun and the link ot my journey is here.

Sher said...

I completed my BlogHopping Challenge.

I had fun with lil' bunny foo foo!

Sher
A Novel Menagerie
Thursday's Thoughts

SueFitz said...

this looks like great fun - i will definately participate.

avisannschild said...

As you already know, I completed this challenge here. What a great idea this was and a perfect follow-up to BBAW! Thanks for suggesting this.

Nicola O. said...

Yay! I'm glad people are still hopping along!

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