Young Adult Blog Party, Anyone?

So recently I decided to host a blog party (explanation below). I tried something similar a few months ago, that I called a blog debate. It was unsuccessful because not many people participated. Well, a couple people did participate, but they were on Blogspot, and I didn’t even realize it until was too late. Since I recently gained a couple hundred subscribers, I figured now would be a good time to redeem myself for my past failure.

But first, what is a blog party? Well, kind sir/ma’am, it’s basically when a bunch of bloggers write a post on a particular date(s) about a certain theme. It’s a lot like the TCWT blog chain, except all the posts are condensed into a smaller time frame.

[I’m probably completely wrong about this definition, but let’s just assume I’m right. If you have any other questions, click here.]

Why would you want to join this blog party? Well, here’s something I wrote several months ago (with some edits):

You know what’s fun? Parties. Okay, in my experience, most parties are less than entertaining. I usually spend my time at them awkwardly drinking soda in the corner while everyone else is inappropriately dancing to loud, irritating music.

But blog parties are completely different from regular parties. For one thing, the type of music being played is entirely your choice. You can have loud music, quiet music, or no music at all, and you won’t have to deal with annoying people telling you what to play. That’s the best part of a blog party; everyone is free to dance (if they even want to dance) to any type of music they want. And no one’s self conscious because no one’s actually there to judge.

It’s also a great way to meet new bloggers, but let’s focus on the music part.

I almost forgot; here’s a picture I took of us during the one blog party I participated in:

As you can tell, we had a great time.

Now all that’s left is to come up with is a theme. All the best blog parties have a theme, but for the last few days, I couldn’t come up with a good one.

Until about five minutes ago.

I looked at my About page and realized that the majority of my followers are teenage bloggers. Statistically speaking, what do teenagers most commonly read? Young Adult Literature.

Plus, YA books are the only genre increasing in sales. I can’t find a link for this, so just take my word for it.

So this blog party’s about young adult books. To participate, just write a post relating to them. It could be about your favorite (or least favorite) YA books, authors or characters. Or you could write about what you do or don’t like about the genre in general. Basically, anything having to do with YA literature is considered an acceptable post.

Rules and Guidelines:

  1. The party takes place between Friday, (Nov. 15) to Sunday (Nov. 17) this weekend.
  2. You must include a link to this post so I know you wrote it, and I’ll link back to you in my own post during the weekend.
  3. I’m not sure how Blogspot works, so if you’re on there and want to participate, comment here with a link to your post just to be safe.
  4. The post has to be below twelve billion words (a little over’s fine).
  5. Adults are allowed to participate (non-alcoholic beer only).
  6. Have fun.
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36 thoughts on “Young Adult Blog Party, Anyone?

  1. So basically I just write a post about YA books?(I was thinking about writing what I liked and why people should read my favorite YA book/series. would that be fine?). Where do I include the link to my post? In a comment here? or somewhere else? Sorry, I get really confused sometimes…so I ask a lot of questions. 😀

    I’m not absolutely certain I will be doing it, depending on how busy I am this weekend. But I will probably try to.
    Thank You!

  2. So I’ve never heard of a blog party before, but seeing as most YA books are probably my favorite books this seems like a great topic to write about and something creative to try…so with that and looking at your top 5 YA authors I am going to attempt to join in this fun!

  3. I wish I had seen this post before the end of the party, but I read the posts people wrote and this was an amazing idea. I love your blog and pretty much everything you write about. Really good stuff. 🙂

  4. Your absolutely right about how young adult blogs are increasing. Music and TV are really influencing – especially with all the Vampire Love Series. I look forward to your next post.

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