This month, I'm participating in Craftbotic's Blog Angel program. If you aren't familiar with it, you may want to visit Rosie's blog, but I'll also give you a quick summary. Every few months, Rosie pairs up bloggers who have signed up to get a Blog Angel. These angels remain anonymous for two weeks while they secretly visit their assigned blogger's website and promote it.
I was given Shasta from http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/.
On the first day I visited her blog, I discovered it was her first year blogiversary! That was a treat, so I decided to try to make it special by getting as many people to join in on her celebration by sending shout outs on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +. I also posted an anonymous congrats as her Blog Angel.
The next time I visited her blog, I realized she hosts a Fall Blogger All-Star Block Party every Tuesday. I joined in and again gave shout outs, inviting other bloggers to participate.
I don't know how she does it, but Shasta is one busy blogger because the next time I visited her blog, I saw she was hosting a Google + blog hop on October 6th, which, again, I gave shout outs for and added a button on my blog to help promote it. Apparently, she does this every month, so if you want to join in on the fun, be sure to visit her blog for the next date. Of course, I also joined in on this party too. I started to wonder who was benefiting more from this pairing, Shasta or me. As her angel, I was supposed to be helping her out, but so far, these parties seemed to be helping me grow my blog just as much!
Okay, you are probably starting to see a pattern here. Every time I visit Shasta's blog, I'm amazed to learn about yet one more activity she's involved in, so it will come as no surprise to you when I tell you that on my next visit, I read that she runs http://www.linkyhere.com/, which is a website designed specifically to help bloggers find linky parties. Once again, I was in awe and thrilled to stumble upon another great resource. What I love about this site is that it doesn't just organize parties by days of the week but also by theme. That was something new for me.
I'm thrilled to be participating in the Blog Angel program and look forward to "meeting" Shasta during our reveal today!