I’ve been meaning to create a monthly feature where I feature awesome blog posts, blogs, and bloggers that I found during the month. I used to have that included in a monthly wrap up before but I tossed the wrap up out the window.
Still, the thought of having a monthly space that’s dedicated to spreading love in the blogosphere was still there simmering in the back of my mind, waiting to be cooked enough for me to serve to the world.
Two things happened last month during my blogging break that resulted to me finally starting this idea:
1) The White Bear Online whose suggestion in the comments as you see below is as amazing as her <3
2) That “There’s No Room for More Bloggers” Debacle that happened a few weeks ago.
If you’re not familiar with said debacle, here’s the three-point outline:
+ Some huge blogger got interviewed in some magazine
+ Said huge blogger was “being completely honest” in thinking there’s no more space for more bloggers
+ It was controversial (if that previous point wasn’t blatantly obvious)
I mean, I guess I can (barely) see what the blogger was trying to convey? That for you to be commercially successful in the blogosphere, standing out is key. But she can’t escape the fact that the way she worded it was utterly discouraging and disheartening. Which is a huge reason as any to give some lovin’, in my opinion.
And so Fourth Friday Fangirling is born!
What in the world do you want to achieve with this, Kate?
I want to create this hub to promote hidden gem bloggers and, hopefully spread the love. I know my reach with this blog isn’t that far but All the Trinkets is a blog for passion and I want to share other bloggers’ awesomeness to as many people as I can 🙂
So why the name?
1) I checked the calendar and there are at least four Fridays in a month.
2) While there are months with five Fridays, “Final Friday” seem… gloomy, doesn’t it? Like it’s the last Friday of your existence? Yish, I don’t want that kind of mood here.
3) Fangirling is a part of me, and I’m basically fangirling over blog-related stuff 😀
4) I don’t want to do it on the first Friday ehehe
Why just once a month, Kate?
I actually want this to be a weekly thing, but a) I know I’ll be in crunch for time the coming months with class starting soon so that’s impossible and b) I want to spend the entire month to actually check out and discover blogs and bloggers.
I don’t want to just pick someone, say some nice things and call it a day. I want to really check them out and see firsthand all the awesomeness they possess. I want to be in love with their blog and what they do. So by fourth Friday, fangirling for them is like total piece o’ cake 🙂
What are the subheadings of this feature?
While I want this feature to be focused on spreading some blogging love, I also want it to be really bubbly and full of gushing. So here’s a quick breakdown of the feature:
Blogging (of course) – Fave blogger of the month, newbie blogger I’m totally in love with, blog design that is so eye-drooling, blog post that moved my heart to Pluto and back, awesome blogs that I discovered that month. I’m picking four, depending on what I find.
World – Happy and inspiring things that happened in the world. Because don’t y’all think we need the frequent reminder that goodness still exists?
Interests – From books to inspirational quotes to music and beyond.
When is this starting?
This month yo! 😀
Now you’ll have to excuse me while I start my blog binge-reading.
Your turn: Do you have any projects you recently started in your blog? Any changes you made or new things you added? Share them below!
Happy blogging, awesome peeps!
Edit: I made a mistake. It wasn’t The Gecko Online but The White Bear Online who commented that suggestion, whoops. Don’t worry, The Gecko Online, you’re still awesome 🙂