Monday, January 10, 2011

good deeds ~ blogger mentor program!

last week krysten, from after 'i do', announced her brilliant new idea to start a blogger mentoring program, big sister/little sister.  to join in the fun, head over to her blog and sign up as either a novice blogger {little sister} or a veteran blogger {big sister}.  you will then be matched with someone of the opposite category where you will either receive some helpful advice from someone who may have more blogging experience than you, or you will share some of the secrets of your blogging success, depending on which "sister" you sign up as.  

how exciting is that?!  there are so many great opportunities in blogland where networking happens and genuine support is offered.  however, the chance to be connected with someone with whom you can ask your blog-related questions, and share your knowledge in building a better blog, is severely lacking.  how did we go this long without this sort of community service?
thankfully we have krysten! 

the rules are pretty open-ended as far as how much contact you can have with your partner, or how you define yourself as a "veteran" or "novice."  my personal take on that is to figure out what you would like to get out of this experience - if you have learned a lot through your blogging and have some great tips or advice to pass on, go ahead and sign up as a "big sister."  if you feel like you have no idea what you're doing with your blog and want to learn from someone else's experience, then sign up as a "little sister."  i'm guessing either way, you'll be able to grow your blog a little more through building a meaningful relationship with your partner. 

so here's the deal:
fill out the form over on krysten's blog to sign up,
+ sign ups end this wednesday, january 12, so head over there
    right away so you don't miss out on this awesome opportunity!

i'm so excited krysten put this together for those of us who want to find ways to network for better blogging.  who better to turn to for improvements on your own blog than fellow bloggers?  and what better way to support your blogland neighbors than to offer some of your own good advice?


  1. This is so genius!! I love, love, love that idea! :) I'm heading over right now to sign up!! :)

    Seriously a fantastic idea. Thanks so much for sharing this, Kim!! :)

  2. SUCH an excellent idea. There are days when I very much do feel like a veteran (I've been doing it for 2 1/2 years) but sometimes, I think there's so much more I can learn. I'm off to check this out more.

  3. Aw thanks for letting everyone know about this Kim! Luckily my job doesn't start till NEXT week so this week I'm devoting to getting everyone matched up. I think it's going to be lots of fun!

  4. this is such an excellent idea! going to sign up now. :)

  5. this is so useful. I am signing up. thanks for sharing!!

  6. what a fabulous idea! thanks for sharing, i'm going to check it out now.

  7. what a great idea, thanks for sharing! I signed up woo hooooooo :]

  8. What a fantastic way to support bloggers!

  9. aw, what a great idea!! i still feel like a "little sister" in the bloggin world... would be great to get older / wiser advice ;)