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Adopt-A-Blogger Adoptions

I feel sort of like a proud mama and a matchmaker when I facilitate the Adopt a Blogger event. This year I did things a little differently. I entered everyone into an automated program that we use for drawing names at Christmas and let the little program do the match making. We are witnessing fate at the hands of computers here and from the initial looks of things, I am really excited about the matches.

If you volunteered to Adopt a Blogger and your name is not on this list, please email me ASAP. I believe I got everyone who signed up under the original Adopt a Blogger post, but I have a feeling a person or two may have slipped through the cracks of a different post.

New bloggers – I had a ton of people sign up and unfortunately, had to stop accepting new bloggers because we had reached the initial limit and did not have a surplus of Veteran bloggers to adopt you all. I will make this a fairly regular event, so stay tuned to Dine & Dish for the next round!

Now without further ado, new bloggers, meet your mentors!

Just a quick reiteration of the expectations for Adopt-a-Blogger Round 2:

  • Newbies will commit to writing one post about their Veteran. Veterans will commit to doing the same. Trying a recipe out and posting this on your blog would count as well, as long as you are introducing each other and the blogs.
  • You will each add each other to your respective blogrolls.
  • Please link back to the original Adopt-a-Blogger Round 2 post when you do any Adopt-a-Blogger related posting. That way I can make mention of it here!
  • At the end of the 3 month mentoring time, where the Veteran will help the newbie find their way, I ask that the Veteran write one post linking back to this Adopt-A-Blogger post with a piece of advice for new bloggers. I also ask that the newbies write one post about what they have learned about blogging during the 3 month mentorship. Please note that by three months, I don’t mean that you have to be in constant contact with each other. Just keep in touch with each other for the three months and be available to ask/answer any questions that might pop up. The posts that you write for this piece of the Adopt a Blogger event will be included in a round-up at the end of the 3 month period.

I think that is it. Thank you so much to everyone participating this round! Have fun, keep in touch with how it is going and enjoy your new relationships!

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Comments

  1. This is such a great idea! What a good way for people who know the ins and outs of blogging to share that with others.

  2. I was really looking forward to this but cannot find my blog in the list.

  3. Thanks for organizing it all, this should be fun!

  4. I think this is a great idea. I’d love to see how everyone is doing, what everyone is learning.

    Since you are tracking Adopt-a-Blogger posts via linkkbacks to this entry, are you planning on doing some kind of weekly or bi-weekly roundup post?

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  6. Thank you again for putting together and hosting this event. I am thrilled to get to participate and even more thrilled that I’ve been matched with you! Looking forward to learning from you!

  7. You rock Kristen! What a great thing you’ve started here.

  8. This is great! I wish I had come upon it sooner. I;ll be looking forward to Round 3.

  9. Awesome! My google reader will be crying when I’m done adding all the blog goodness!

  10. Fantastic – I’m so glad I got in before it filled up!

    Thanks for such a great event Kirsten!!

    kitties last blog post..Scottish Scran 4: Mum’s Steak Pie

  11. Thank you so much for setting me up with Robin. We have been in touch and she’s great, full of wonderful advice.

    Alexas last blog post..Better than Nutella: Figs Stuffed with Chocolate Hazelnut Cream

  12. Aw poo, I missed the sign up AGAIN!

    Carlas last blog post..Tuesdays With Dorie – Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops

  13. I’m so glad you were able to squeeze me in! I’m looking forward to the program! thanks so much!!

    Laurens last blog post..Review: Aqua

  14. I’m must of been with Carla cause I missed it too. If you have any newbies that want a friend, I’d adopt them.

    megans last blog post..Vanilla Spiced Peach Jam – Oh My!!!

  15. What a cool idea! I will have to make sure I stay tuned for when you do it again!

    Esis last blog post..Creme Brulee Oatmeal

  16. Sounds like fun! I’ll be in the look out for the next one.

    Mariss last blog post..Kickin’ it old school

  17. This sounds great!! Too bad I can’t participate anymore!!

    Marthes last blog post..Another list – of books this time!!

  18. I was so eager when I came across your site last night that I didn’t take the time to look around and find that you’ve already made the matches for this round :) Sorry!

    I’ll definitely be watching for the next round. Have a great weekend!

    Amys last blog post..Garden Patch Cakelets

  19. Oh! Wat a great idea. Really appreciate it. If you are still taking in new bloggers, plz consider me too .

  20. This is such a cool idea! Please sign me up for Round 3. I’d love to adopt a blogger.

    Gloria Chadwicks last blog post..I’m a Chocoholic

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