It is almost a year to the day since I published the original idea of the Philofaxy All Stars Tour.
Activity by the 2011 'Team' has reduced after a few months so I think it is time to put a call out for new team members. People that took part in 2011 are of course eligible to take part again.
As last time the team would be 'managed' by Philofaxy so a 'fixtures' list would be
known in advance and we would provide publicity for when the posts are
going to be on line. The 'crowd' would hopefully follow the tour around
the various sites and bring each blog more traffic and hopefully
revisits as well.
How will this work? Well once the team has been assembled and some
initial 'training' has taken place, we will start getting people to
volunteer which blogs they would like to do a guest spot on. Whilst you
can potentially guest post on every site in the tour, this might get a
bit much if the team grows in size.
So if for instance the team grew to say 12 sites, but you only got 4
different people guesting on your site, you would only be expected to
write 4 posts on those 4 visiting sites.
It will be up to the host and the visitor to agree the topic of the
guest post (it might not be about Filofax organisers) and they will also
agree the timing of publication.
The tour could start in say 2-3 weeks time, once we have established who
is interested and we have settled our 'fixtures list. But there will
not be a rush to complete all the fixtures, it is intended that they
will be spread out over the months ahead until the end of the year. The
intention being to space out the guest posts on the various sites to
provide plenty of variety for readers (crowd).
With the posts also appearing in the Philofaxy Web Finds you will hopefully gain some more long term readers for your own blog.
A full list of the 2011 All Stars Posts is shown on the 'All Stars Page'
I have already approached a couple of people to see if they will be
interested in being on the 'team' and they seemed very positive about
joining in the fun. How about you?
So how do you join the 'team'? Simple, just email philofaxy at gmail dot
com and ask to go on the list of 'players' Please include the address
of your blog in your email. Please title your email 'All Stars'
Once you are signed up for the team we will give you full details and
also where you can 'collect' your website badge from too.