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Let #TheThemeGame Begin!

I’m excited! This one’s been brewing for a little while, whilst we ironed out some kinks and made sure that it was just perfect for everyone, and it’s ready!

The fabulous Iona at Redpeffer and I are bringing you a brand new linky. We like to think, hope, believe, that it’s a little bit different, and that it’ll tempt some involvement. Time will tell on that one, I guess..!

So, what’s it all about then?

Every week, we will set a ‘theme’ for you to interpret and blog about. Themes will deliberately be very open, so you can do whatever you like with it – write, draw, vlog, photo, prose, poem, joke – I don’t know – whatever! That’s just it, it’s to spark a little creativity and allow you to share anything you want to within that theme. Now, as an idea, I like this. Obviously. I like the almost ‘world’s your oyster’ bloggy approach – well, an oyster within a theme πŸ˜‰ So you get your post ready, link it up with us and pop along and see what others are doing, too, just like any normal blog hop.

But, on top of that, there’s a twist. It’s a game. So as well as the enjoyment we hope you’ll get from joining in and seeing what others do, some will also have the inordinate pleasure of winning! We will choose a weekly winner, and those folks will share their glory by displaying a winners badge on their blog – there’ll only be 52 of these available remember (or 51 now?), so they’re pretty exclusive!

And that’s not all. There will also be a monthly winner, chosen using a points system. And for that, there will be a prize. Now, you don’t have to enter every week, just when you want, but the points are simple – enter and you get 1 point, there’ll be 2 runners-up each week who receive 2 points and the winner gets 3 points. They’ll be added up over the month to get our winner. So, it may be you only enter twice, win both weeks, and get the prize! Or, steady and consistent might win the day – we will have to see….(In the event of a tie-breaker – how exciting! – Iona and I will work out the monthly winner by using the weekly scores we share with each other to agree the winners.)

Got it? Simple? You in? OK, then you’ll need to know that the linky opens every Tuesday morning til Friday night, on both of our blogs, and the very first theme, beginning this week, 7th Jan, Β is ‘Doorway‘. Credit to Iona for this one, as she points out that January is named after Janus, the god of the doorway. She is clever, isn’t she?!

And yes, we have a month one prize, thanks to Crumpets & Coffee. The winner will receive a Standard Box of their choice (either a tea box or a coffee box, of your preferred flavour), and a mug hug πŸ™‚ Just the ticket for brightening and warming us up!


Any questions? It’s a little bit of fun, nothing too serious, so be lovely to see you there πŸ™‚

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