01 August 2012

Philofaxy All Stars 2012 Tour

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.


  1. Darn it, I think I'm going to have to miss it again this year. With the wedding in just over FIVE weeks (eek!) and so much to do, I just don't think I'd be a very good teammate.

    Can't wait to read all this year's all star posts though!

  2. I was a terrible team member! I managed a couple of posts then the moving plans started to gear up and I got too busy. Massive apologies to everyone I promised guest posts to and never delivered!