Secret Admirer Project  

Posted by Dristanel

As Ophelie pointed out, it’s that time of year again! In an effort to start off active in the WoW blogging community, I’d like to host a fun little event modeled after something my guild is currently doing.

Announcing the WoW Bloggers Secret Admirer Project!

What’s the point of this little shindig?

Getting to know a blogger you might not follow yet and trading some exposure for the community as a whole.

When is it running?

Signups start today and will close EOD Thursday, February 11th. The event itself will run over Valentine’s weekend, Friday the 12th through Monday the 15th.

How do I sign up?

Leave a comment here or tweet me @physicianslog on Twitter with your name/handle and a link to your blog.

Can any blogger sign up?

Absolutely! So long as you have a currently active WoW blog and intend to participate in the event to its fullest, toss your name in the ring!

What happens after I sign up?

You will receive a message from me with the name of the blogger you are to admire. Spend the weekend… admiring them! More details on that below.

How it All Works

Signups will be open through EOD Thursday, so leave a comment here or @physicianslog to be added. If you know you’re going to participate, go ahead and make a post on your blog about this project. Hopefully we can get some more people joining in through exposure!

The morning of Friday, February 12th I will randomly assign each participating blogger someone to admire. I’ll try to make sure it’s not someone already on your blog roll, so that you can meet new people! You have Friday through Sunday to provide three separate comments on their post, each giving away a subtle hint as to your identity. These comments can be poetry, flattery, anything creative and fun!

If you have a guess as to the identity of your secret admirer, shoot me a tweet or comment and I will let you know privately if you’re right! The first person to guess correctly will get a custom RSS icon from me, much like the one I have over there to the right.

On Monday, February 15th, make a new post on your blog expressing your admiration for the person you were assigned. Again, be creative!

Sample Post and Comments

Since it’s 7am and I am half awake, I’m going to give an example of the process to cover my butt for any incoherent ramblings above. Let’s say I’ve responded and want to participate. I make a new post on my blog to help promote the event:

It’s Valentine’s Weekend, and you know what that means: Blog-stalking! Well, not exactly. But over the next few days I will be following one (un)lucky individual and showering them with my virtual affections. Lock your doors, it could be you!

On Friday I receive the name of the blogger I should be admiring, then I go over to their blog and find the post they’ve made for this event, leaving a comment a day for three days (or however you want to space it) under an anonymous handle:

Posted by Sulking in Silvermoon: Roses are red, violets are blue, Light help me – I can’t get enough of you!

Posted by Sulking in Silvermoon: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the width and breadth and height my spells can reach with my Beacon of Light…

Posted by Sulking in Silvermoon: [a repurposed medic’s kit full of love potions is left with the attached note:] Shall I compare thee to a Dalaran summer’s day? Thou art more laggy and full of mammoths—

On Monday, I would make a final post on my own blog enumerating the virtues of the object of my affection (and trying to come up with a better line than ‘laggy and full of mammoth’… I mean really).

Sound simple enough? Sign up below or @physicianslog! And remember, if you have a guess as to the identity of your admirer, get me a message and you could be getting a snazzy RSS icon for your own blog!

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Tuesday, February 09, 2010 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .


Oh, mememe!

February 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Sounds like fun! And I love trashy poetry :D

February 9, 2010 at 5:47 PM

@Angelya - Is there any other kind!

February 9, 2010 at 5:49 PM

@Dristanel not at this time of year there isn't :D

February 9, 2010 at 5:50 PM

There's not a requirement for poetry is there... I always hated that part. Otherwise, I'll be happy to share the /love.

February 9, 2010 at 10:04 PM

@Windsoar - Poetry is not required!

February 9, 2010 at 11:36 PM

License to blogstalk?! Count me in!

February 10, 2010 at 9:17 AM

Ooooo! I want! I want!

February 10, 2010 at 1:13 PM

I hate V-Day, but will participate just to spite the holiday.

February 10, 2010 at 3:05 PM

@Gypsy - I should have known your bitter cynicism anywhere!

February 10, 2010 at 6:39 PM

I'm feeling brave, sign me up =D

February 10, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Sounds fun, I'm awful at this sort of thing but willing to give it a go :D

February 11, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Oh add me... this sounds awesome!

@morynne for twitter

February 12, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Aww, did I miss the deadline? =(

February 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM

@Morynne&Nim - Yes, the deadline was last night. :( But you are both welcome to participate unofficially! I can't exactly pair you unless you get another couple people though, or you'll be paired with each other... *grins*

February 12, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Well that would kind of defeat the purpose of a 'secret' admirer, but I'm willing to give it a go if you are, Morynne, if you know what I mean.


February 13, 2010 at 12:42 AM

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