It’s here! It’s here! Sign-ups are here! But sign-ups look a little different. Harumph.
We’ve decided to go the Google Form route this year because a lot of you have requested to be emailed a reminder. With the previous Mr. Linky set-up, we’ve been unable to do so. And the previous set-up was difficult for people without blogs or webpages. If you input your email address, you will receive a reminder email on October 17th, the Monday before the Read-A-Thon. Your email will NOT be saved for future use. Your name linked to your blog/webpage will be published again to aid cheerleaders and mini-challenges, so please be sure to use a name or pseudonym that we can publish on 24hourreadathon.com.
The Read-A-Thon starts at Noon GMT, Saturday, October 22nd.
And while online participation is a huge part of the Read-A-Thon experience, it is not required. So this year, we’ll be placing forms for those who do not blog/tweet/Facebook to be able to participate in some mini-challenges and breaks, per requests from the April ’11 Read-A-Thon. These will be experimental, so please bear with us during our trials!
If there are any bloggers that are able, we would love it if you could post an announcement that you’re reading in the ‘thon with a link to this sign-up post, and encourage your readers to participate. If you’re not comfortable doing that, please consider snagging one of our buttons and placing it somewhere on your blog, or create your own! If you’re not comfortable with that, we’re still cool, no worries. *wink*
Thanks everyone! We’re really looking forward to the October ’11 Read-A-Thon!
Also, if you’re available to volunteer, we’d love to have your help. Check out the volunteer sign-ups if you’re interested with helping out with Cohosting, Marketing, Prizes or Prize Angels, Mini-Challenges, or the ever-important Cheerleaders!