Let’s Ring in 2011 with a Blog Event!

With 2010 drawing to a close, you may have noticed an increasing number of posts in the blogosphere that focus on various “best of” categories,  serve as a “year in review” summary, or show reader appreciation.   I love reading all of these, but especially have a soft spot for those that focus on reader appreciation.

The wonderful thing about blogging is the sense of camaraderie and community that is present amongst people that are – literally – located all over the world. Whether you are a fellow blogger, a reader who regularly comments on posts, or simply someone who lurks, your interest and interaction is what makes all of this worthwhile.  This is why so many bloggers use this time of the year to “give back” if they can.  This is why I would like to hold a “Blog Event” on Beautifully Invisible!

As I mentioned the other day, Vahni of grit and glamour “gave back” by naming her picks for Blogger of the Year (V: thank you, for the millionth time!), Most Valuable Blogger, Most Improved Blogger and more.

grit and glamour

Bella Q of the Citizen Rosebud, one of my newer favorites – check her out!, named her own amazing picks for the 5 Best Blogs of 2010 (and more!).

the Citizen Rosebud

Kristy Eléna of Vogue Gone Rogue and Sunglass Hut Full Time Fabulous Blogger finalist went a different route and created a Blog Event for the holiday season.   She reached out to her readership and, with their input, created the fabulous video below (note: rate and comment on her post if you love it.  #TEAMKRISTY!)

All three of these ladies went above and beyond the call of blogger duty by creating something special that touched the hearts of everyone involved.

All three of these ladies inspired me to do something to show my appreciation for each of you.

To be honest, I was thinking about this all weekend and had an extremely difficult time coming up with an original idea.  I don’t want to do a typical “best of’ list because I would rather leave that to the experts like V and Bella and I don’t have the videographer skills to do something like Kristy!

What I DO have is a platform to help recognize each of your blogs and your own contribution to the blogosphere in 2010.

So, here’s the deal… although this is a “Best Of” of sorts, it is one that will be created with YOUR input!

If you are a blogger:

1.  Instead of commenting below, please send me an email at beautifullyinvisible@gmail.com with the name/link to YOUR favorite blog post of the year.   It doesn’t have to be the post with the most traffic or comments – pick the one that you are proudest to have written in 2010!

2.  Please include a line or two about why you picked this post.

3.  Please do this by December 31st.  I plan to publish this on January 1st as a way to kick off the new year!

If you are NOT a blogger, but would like to participate:

1.  Instead of commenting below, please send me an email at beautifullyinvisible@gmail.com with the name/link to a favorite post that you read this year.

2.  Please include a line or two about why you picked this post.

3.  Please do this by December 31st.  I plan to publish this on January 1st as a way to kick off the new year!

In the meantime, please let me know if you have an questions.  I am excited to see what everyone’s picks are!

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  • Cate Young December 31, 2010, 12:27 PM

    JUST found this. sorting through my posts now. hope i’m not too late!

  • FRONT ROW SPECTATOR December 31, 2010, 1:28 AM

    I love this, i will try and send something by tomorrow! 🙂

  • JTWisdom December 30, 2010, 5:11 PM

    Great idea. I will be sending you an email.

  • Yvonne Long December 30, 2010, 5:11 PM

    I sent in my submission. I can’t wait to see what everyone else turned in. Thank you for hostessing!!

  • Casee Marie December 30, 2010, 6:22 AM

    Congrats again on the G&G honor, doll! You’re such a rock star, you totally deserve it.

    Eek, my favorite post that I’ve written this year? I think my favorite thing I’ve written was the guest post I did on here. Haha. But I’ll certainly go through my entries and see what I can find. This is such a fun idea – I’m excited to see what other people choose.

  • Bonita Vear December 30, 2010, 4:53 AM

    Great idea; it’s so nice how the blogging community supports each other. Thank you for hosting this event!

    bonita of Depict This!

  • Fashionista_Next_Door December 29, 2010, 7:51 PM

    oh, this sounds fun. Since I have only been blogging since May of 2010, this will be a good way for me to do some reflecting on how I’ve grown, but most importantly HOW I WANT TO CONTINUE GROWING! I’m in!

  • Grit and Glamour December 30, 2010, 12:42 AM

    B: you’re welcome, for the millionth time! Just kidding. Thank you for the mention…you know you deserved the recognition, and this post is just MORE proof of that! Just emailed you my fave for inclusion. Thanks B!

    ♥ V
    twitter: @gritandglamour

  • Purdey Singleton December 29, 2010, 11:03 PM

    I love this idea! I’ve emailed you and can’t wait to read the post x

    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

  • brett December 29, 2010, 9:44 PM

    Came across your idea on FBFF
    Headed right over to your blog
    Love it and am now a follower
    Will email you an entry for sure.
    Thanks for hosting a great event like this.

  • fuyume December 29, 2010, 4:31 PM

    What an awesome idea i’ll email you now chick 🙂

  • No Guilt Fashion December 29, 2010, 9:30 PM

    This is a great idea. I guess I should go do some digging to find my favorite post.

  • Suze-Miss Vinyl Ahoy December 29, 2010, 8:43 PM

    I love this idea! And it’s wonderful to let bloggers pick their favorite posts! I know some of my favorites weren’t commented on as much, but I loved writing them! 🙂

  • kristy eléna December 29, 2010, 4:39 PM

    yay!!! first of all, i think it’s awesome that you are doing this!! i’m definitely going to try and send over an email to you before the 31st!

    second of all, thank you for including my video and sharing me, once again, with your friends and followers. your support is like wind beneath my wings darling girl, and i mean that with utmost sincerity!!

    yay for blog events!!!

  • Katy_Rose1 December 29, 2010, 3:06 AM

    Great idea! Look for my email heading your way! – Katy
    PS You totally deserved Vahni’s awards.

  • Citizen Rosebud December 28, 2010, 7:26 PM

    what a great idea, Beautiful. And a big hearty thank you for the G&G and VGR sandwich you put me in. I am so honored to mentioned in the same breath as the fabulous Kristy Elena and powerhouse Vahni.

    although my one quibble: i didn’t “follow suit.” my Citizen Choice series of articles was in the works for a couple of months before its scheduled publish date on 12/24.

    • Beautifully Invisible December 28, 2010, 7:49 PM

      Thank you! And you deserve the mention – I love the way you not only write but also organize your articles (and the great Citizen Choice picks, of course)!

      Sorry about the “followed suit”, doll! All fixed 🙂

      • Citizen Rosebud December 28, 2010, 8:48 PM

        thank you so much, Beautiful. much appreciated! xo.