Which means that tomorrow is the State Department Weekly Blog RoundUp! Recently-gone-public-with-her-blog hannah (the slow move east) is hosting tomorrow's RoundUp... Yay!... and I have now gotten the signup page back up and running, so that any State blogger can sign up to host the next RoundUp... and those after that! (More details below.)
Also, I wanted you guys to know that I've re-posted my sidebar links. I've added to them, and will add to them in the future. I've also tried to correct old information, and so, if you could, please let me know:
A.) If it makes you uncomfortable that there's a link to you at all, or
B.) If I've gotten anything wrong in the bio section, and/or if there's anything in the bio section that you want me to take down.
Translation: this is your chance to BAIL off of this blog's sidebars and/or to ask me to change what I've written about you. No hard feelings, no questions asked... just either leave me a comment or email me at a_daring_adventure(at sign)yahoo.com. I will TOTALLY understand if you don't want me to link to you!
So be sure to stop by hannah's awesome, newly-public blog tomorrow for the RoundUp, and I'm re-posting the signup information about hosting future RoundUps below!
I'm so very thrilled to open the floor to each and every State Department Blogger out there, and say:
IT'S YOUR TURN TO HOST THE WEEKLY STATE DEPARTMENT BLOG ROUNDUP ON YOUR OWN BLOG!
I have created a page specifically so that everyone can go there to see who will be hosting the RoundUp each week. You can either sign up on that page, or you can email me to sign up... but, either way, reserve the date that's best for you, and then the RoundUp is all yours for that week!
All State Department Bloggers are welcome to sign up... it doesn't matter where you are in the hiring process... (see I'll Take Mine to Go? You're NOT a NOTHING! You're part of our community!)... you're all more than welcome to host!
There are tons and tons of sources you can mine for ideas... such as the work of art that is Digger's sidebars (Life After Jerusalem)... or the super-helpful Blogregator... or the formal lists of blogs put out by AAFSW or the AFSA.
Have fun with it, use it to build up our community and each other, and STOP being so HUMBLE. Each week's host is going to want and need submissions, and darnit people - submit stuff!
Submit your favorite blog posts from the week... and your OWN blog posts from the week!... get out there and have FUN! You're all fantastic writers and excellent photographers! You tell touching, loving, and interesting stories! You TRAVEL the WORLD. You live places people would kill to even visit! You see things no one else sees! It's time to share the amazing State experience... the laughter, the tears, the joy, the sorrow, the stories... and the WICKED AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHS!
Now, get over there and sign up to host the Weekly State Department Blog RoundUp! :)