Eight Blogging Events I’m Looking Forward To in May and June

I’m running a bit later than usual today—work on the photography business and at the nonprofit have kept me busy, as have some new blogging projects. And so I decided to skip the usual Thursday 13 in favor of a different list…Some blogging projects that I am looking forward to reading and that I’ll be taking part in.

1. Monster Mondays.
This is my brain child, and it came from the A to Z Challenge this year. I wrote about Lady Monsters for the month of April, and I wanted to keep the series going, as it inspired a lot of great conversation. I’ve got some fantastic guest posters lined up, and this Monday, May 18, you can catch the second half of Natacha Guyot’s analysis of The Age of Ultron here.

2. Summer of Sandman.
When the Comparative Geeks put out a call for guests posts a few months ago to get them through the new-baby phase, Gene’O and I brainstormed some ideas together. We decided to write about Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series. We kicked that off with an intro today, and we’ll be writing about it for most of the summer.

3. Passionate Geeks.
Allison is putting together a multi-contributor blogging series about lesser known forms of geekery. I’m looking forward to seeing who shows up and what they discuss–and perhaps to discussing a few of my own lesser-known geeky passions.

4. The A to Z Road-Trip
Now that the A to Z Challenge has officially ended, some of us are working our way through the entries. I’ve signed up, as have a few other bloggers that I know well, and we’ll be spending the summer—and most of the year—leisurely making our way through the A to Z challenge list from this year.

5. Lazy Lambs Book Club.
Hannah, Allison, and I started reading Christopher Moore’s Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal in January, and we each posed a question and wrote a post answering each other questions just a few weeks ago. We’ve now started reading A Dirty Job, also by Christopher Moore, and we’ll be discussing it in June. A few other folks have since joined us, which is awesome!

6. The Beach Party Blogathon.
I’ve participated in several blogathons run by these awesome folks. In June, I’ll be adding a bit of dystopia to the mix by writing about The Lord of the Flies as my contribution.

7. Weekend Coffee Share.
Can’t forget about this one! I started writing “if we were having coffee posts” a few months after I started blogging, imagining that I were having coffee with my readers and sharing personal chats on Saturdays. The idea caught on, and in January, I started a link-up for those who write coffee posts. It’s created a great community thus far, and I’m looking forward to seeing where it leads.

8. Penny Dreadful.
As Sourcerer’s resident horror blogger, I blog about films and about TV shows that fall into the horror category. Right now, I’m review Penny Dreadful season 2 for the blog, and I’m having a lot of fun writing about the show!

Got projects going on or other series that you’re excited about? Feel free to post them in the comments!

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  1. These are some very interesting events 🙂

    I’m taking part to the AtoZ Road Trip too. It’s wonderful having the possibility to go through the list with some more time on our hands, because there really was no chance for me to go through the list (more than 1500 active blogs… I mean…!) during April.

    I’d love to take part to the ‘If we had coffee’, but really, I already have two weekly events on my blog and I thinned them out to once a forthnight each because they were cluttering the blog.
    But I’ll read happily. I’ve seen a lot of tweets about it. It looks like this is already success 🙂

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    1. Yeah, I’m glad to be able to spend some time paying attention to reading blogs and not just composing them! I like that there are few rules about it, too. Makes it more fun.

      And I’m maxed out on features here, too—we now have one for each weekday except Sunday, and I like using it as a calendar for what-to-write, especially when I’m doing a lot of guest posts other places. But it is a bit chaotic if it’s not managed! lol

      Coffee share is there anytime—we’re thrilled to have readers and share-ers, and you can participate if you feel like it without having to turn it into a feature on your blog: we have lots of folks drop in here and there. 🙂

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  2. I very much enjoy your coffee share and am glad that I’ve made it the last two weeks. I have also signed up for the A to Z road trip, and I believe that it will be fun.

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    1. Glad you stopped by! A to Z was fantastic this year, and I’m glad to be doing the road trip. I missed reading a lot of blogs that I’m sure were fantastic.

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