Hi guys. Heather here, with a message and a request.
While we have a ton of support from readers and friends, the truth is Andi and I do most of the Readathon prep by ourselves. Somehow we make it look effortless (that’s all Andi), but it’s not. The biggest source of contention is cheerleading. The fact is, everyone wants a cheerleader, but only 50-75 people sign up to cheer every season, and with an ever-growing number of readers (2,000+), it’s just not realistic. *Hard Truth*
This October, our lives are crazier than ever. I work full time, am a parent of two, a wife of one, and I am taking a class at the university where I work. Andi is starting up her Etsy business, teaching at three universities, is a parent of one, and a wife of one, and a dog mom to four.
Time is at a premium, and something has to give.
This season, we are trying something new with cheerleading, and we need your help. We are going to post a PAGE (top navigation!) on this blog that will have a link to EVERYONE who signed up to read and shared their blog, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media. We ask that everyone who is participating in the event take a moment and cheer a few people on. Be it on Twitter, on their blog, Facebook, Goodreads, or wherever. Consider sending your fellow participants a brief YOU GO READER.
We will love you forever for it, and you will help fulfill Dewey’s original goal of building our bookish community.
Don’t forget to follow hashtag #READATHON in all the places! That also helps streamline the cheering!