Alright guys! Hopefully you’ve either heard me or Vix banging on about #TheBlogRace on social media, or stumbled upon the chat earlier this evening. This post will tell you how you can become the FIRST, ‘Blog Race Champion’.
Vix and I have created The Blog Race to be a bit of fun to get the UK blogging community together and hopefully to champion some core rules of support, positivity, growth and creativity. Now obviously, we are both BIG drag race fans and so we bring you THE BLOG RACE.
So, what’s it all about?
Each Monday, the chosen finalists will be given a blog related challenge involving one platform, a specific topic and a creative prompt. The finalists must submit their created content by the Friday morning of that week for us all to look at and enjoy – audience and judges!
You, the readers, must then tweet your favourites using their hashtags to show us who you are supporting and who you wish to advance to the next round.
We will then run twitter polls for you to vote for your favourite for that week on the Saturday. This will be followed by a podcast on Sunday morning where we dissect the challenge for that week, and the two with the least votes will then ‘Tweet for their lives’ during a Sunday night Twitter chat. Laila and I will then decide who will be eliminated that week.
Why are you doing this?
We are huge blogging fans and love discovering new bloggers to become obsessed with. We feel like we want to highlight bloggers that are sometimes overlooked or that you may not have discovered yet but who have banging content and fresh ideas. By championing bloggers of all types we hope to bring you guys 15 bloggers that you can get behind and shout about. That’s it!
How You Can Be Involved
Starting today, you can submit your own blog for consideration to be shortlisted. The requirements are as follows:
– UK only.
– MUST submit your own blog.
– MUST have 15k followers or less on any single platform.
– MUST be able to complete all challenges which will include things like blog posts, social media entries and promotion by the deadlines set and the weekly ‘Tweet for Your Life’ challenge on a Sunday at 7pm GMT or risk facing elimination.
– MUST not get butt hurt if you are eliminated. It’s just a bit of fun.
If this sounds like something you want to get involved in, fill out the form at the bottom with your social media handle and blog address for consideration.
What happens next?
Vix and I will look at all blogs submitted and create a shortlist of 15 finalists. We will be looking at including finalists from a range of genres, with unique voices and content that stands out.
We will then contact the finalists on Saturday 9th September and you must confirm your willingness to enter by Sunday 10th.
On Monday 11th we will email all finalists with the blog challenge outline for that week.
What do you get?
By taking part we hope that your blogging profile will be recognised across the community and more people will be seeing the amazing content that you produce. Alongside this, we will be hosting a LIVE FINAL EXTRAVAGANZA in London on Saturday 9th December to crown the winner of The Blog Race.
Prizes will include certificates, goody bags and the intrinsic feeling of HAVING HAD A BLOODY GREAT TIME.
To go alongside The Blog Race we will be starting a weekly podcast in which we will look at the competitors and the challenge for that week. We will also cover general blog related topics from that week as well as answer blogging questions, sharing tips and interviewing other bloggers.
The eliminated contestants will put in an appearance to discuss their Blog Race experience. We hope this will be a fun companion as well as your new favourite podcast for all things blog!
We can’t wait for this all to kick off – so make sure you submit your blog and encourage your faves to do the same! Don’t forget to follow both myself and Vix on twitter, and send us a tweet when you’ve entered!