So this is really happening I guess. It is funny how something can go from “I am thinking about not doing it” to a completely fleshed out and active thing over the course of a week. As of this morning there are thirty two folks signed up to participate in Blaugust this month, and I think that is pretty great. My wife has even spun the event off into her own thing within the MTBOS math community, and I created a completely separate logo for them. This time around as I said before it is a greatly revised event, mostly focused on producing more content, rather than having folks attempt to run a gauntlet. The gauntlet concept was cool, but a bit misguided given that the end result often times caused folks to take a few months off after the event. I didn’t want the month of August to feel anywhere near as stressful as say NaNoWriMo for example, so as a result this year we are dialing it back a bit.
You can check out the full post over here where I announced that we were in fact doing it this year. However a quick rundown of the rules are simple. First just fill out this Google Form with pertinent information about your blog, to make sure it ends up on the radar of the community. Next blog… and this time around set your own intended schedule. Whenever you post your blog on twitter please use the hashtag #Blaugust2016 to make it easier to track and so that folks can simply subscribe to that and see all of the content. There is also the Blaugust Nook for folks who want to hang out and share ideas and topic prompts, also a great place to share your post content. Finally and most importantly… get to know the other participants. Common struggle makes a great means for bonding… and for those who are not used to posting on a schedule this might be a bit of a struggle. Reach out to the other Blaugustians and get to know them, because it is a great time to make new friends and rekindle old friendships.
I hit refresh on my google sheet just to make sure I am including everyone, but as of this very moment we have thirty two participants in the 2016 running of Blaugust. There is still plenty of time to sign up an participate but for the moment these are the folks you can look forward to seeing content from.
Three Posts a Week
Some Other Schedule
As Time and Inspiration Allows
I believe that is everyone represented that has signed up currently. I cannot be 100% certain however because in true “Belghast” fashion I decided to complicate things at the last minute and attempt to list everyone out by the schedule they signed up for in the google form. I believe however I have all thirty two blogs accounted for, and that no one is duplicated, however if I somehow made a mistake please let me know. I look forward to the next month and seeing how this “kinder gentler” Blaugust goes.