It’s here, it’s, it’s HERE! Okay, erm, HELLO friends! How are you in this wonderful Sunday? I am very, very nervous and slightly crazy, but whatever. Let’s do this. Two weeks ago, I introduced you to my Souvenirs From Across The World idea. I still am OVER THE MOON with your positive comments, so…I’m officially starting this, today! Since we have busy lives and it will take organization, this feature is going to take place for a few months…but more on that later. For now…here’s the official FAQ, recap, and…subscriptions are OPEN!
Thank you for making this idea possible by all of your positive feedback and enthousiasm about it. I am thrilled to launch this and I hope you will have an incredible time. I apologize for this slightly-long post, and if you have ANY question…well, hi!
WHAT IS IT ? 💬
Souvenirs From Across The World is a feature made for book bloggers, but also bloggers in general and writers from all around the world. We are just SO many, and I have made such wonderful friends here. This feature is a way to share with each other something slightly different, a bit personal and unique with everyone. Since we’re from all around the world, this feature is created to get to know each other, and most especially each other’s culture, country, hometowns etc.
HOW DOES IT WORK ? 💬
This Souvenirs From Across The World feature will take place from today, the 22nd of May, until mid August approximately, on the blogosphere, and in your hometowns! The feature will be divided in TWO parts.
✈️ Part one : Getting to know each other’s countries and hometowns through a blog post.
Obviously not everyone will want to share the name of the city they are living in, and that’s completely understandable. You can talk about your country just as well, and you can do that in ANY WAY you want. You can imagine a pictures -only post, write about traditions, your culture, write about clichés from your country, about why you love your city, you can write in bullet points or you can tell us why it’s a great place to visit, the touristic things, or just take us away with the little hidden treasures of your country, talk about food… REALLY ANYTHING you want. As long as it’s about your country or your hometown.
🕑 On the 19th of June (this gives you plenty of time to think about your blog post), I will post about my hometown. Because YES I am participating obviously, who wants something from France? ;). ON that very post, you will be able to link back to your own post (just like the Top Ten Tuesday feature), and see what others have to say about their hometowns and countries, and TRAVEL and get to know each other better. There is NO obligation to post on the 19th. You can post DURING the whole week, up to the 26th of June.
❗️ THIS part is open to ANYONE, just like Top Ten Tuesday. Just write a blog post, mention this is a Souvenirs From Across The World feature, leave your link on the blog post I’ll do here, and get to know other bloggers!
Part two : Sharing souvenirs from all around the world !
❗️ Be careful : this part is open to SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, so if you want to participate, please subscribe with the form at the end of this post.
One week after talking all about our hometowns, will come the time where you’ll be matched with your secret lover from abroad. Okay, just kidding. But once you’ve subscribed, I will put all your names in a jar and pick at random.
🕑 Then, on the 26th of June, I will send each of you participating in the souvenirs thing, by email, the name, blogging links and everything to whom you will send souvenirs. YAY!
After that, things are totally up to you to find what you want to send, and to send it to the person. Since it can take a little bit of time, to be fair, you will have until the 15th August to send something. This leaves you plenty of time to find the perfect idea and send it. I am inviting you to let me know WHEN you send your gift, by mail or on the blog, through twitter if you want, but just LET ME KNOW, for organization’s sake 😉
I don’t take any responsibility for lost packages. I do understand taking the recording delivery parcel costs a bit more money, but I am leaving that part totally up to you.
🌎 Part three : Showing love from all around !
Once you finally get your souvenirs, I’m inviting you to share it through social medias with the hashtag #SFATW , or talk about it on your blog as well (and let me know so I can see what you got!). In the end, I will probably write a recap for this project, and hope that this will bring you guys together and get to know each other a lot better.
📅 A RECAP, anyone ?
✏️ Okay so how do I subscribe ?
If you want to participate to the writing a blog post part, no need to subscribe or do anything. JUST write a blog post and don’t forget to come back here and leave your link, so others can check it out!
If you want to send a souvenir from your country / hometown, you need to subscribe using the form right here.
❗️ REMINDER: The goal here is to get to know each other, and share LOVE and souvenirs from our countries with this feature. NOT to spend all of our money. So it’s obvious you can choose the amount of money you want to spend in this. You can send a postcard or a book, you can send locally -to your country or continent – or internationally. it’s AS you want, and, except if you don’t mind, I will try and match things at best so, if someone sends a book, he doesn’t receive a postcard, so it’s kind of equal for all.
I can’t believe I am doing this and I can’t believe the amount of craziness I am going to need for this. LET’S GET TO IT. I really hope you’ll be as thrilled about it as I am, and I hope you’ll want to participate, to the blog post thing or/and the souvenir thing as well. 💖
❔If you have ANY question, ask away in comments, or you can find my mail in my ABOUT page.
Alright, so…are you excited for this to start? And well, since it’s sunday, and my positive highlight of this week is this, share a positive thing that happened to you this week in comments! 💬