Thursday, February 26, 2009
Announcing "The Underrated Blog-a-Thon"
Today marks the one year anniversary of Chicago Ex-Patriate. As I've said a few times, I really want to thank everyone who reads this, even if it's just a glance every few months or so. I really had no idea what this little blog would become when I started it. Granted, it's still little, but I feel like I have a consistent tone, and I'm grateful for all of the feedback I've received.
As I mentioned a few months ago, I have a plan to celebrate this milestone, so I'm announcing my first blog-a-thon, "The Underrated Blog-a-Thon." Since I don't tend to write about any one subject, I feel that it's only fair to open up contributions to all areas of creativity, whether it be literature, film, music, art, poetry, design, or whatever else you can think of to add. I chose "underrated" because it's a signifier that everyone can feel passionate about. We all have long mental lists of arts that we believe fly under the radar too often.
There's really nothing limiting about this blog-a-thon. Perhaps there's a band that doesn't get any real attention, either indie or mainstream. Write about it. Perhaps your favorite movie is Casablanca, but you feel that there are some aspects of the film that do not get proper attention. Do you have books on your shelf that nobody seems to read? Give them their due. "The Underrated Blog-a-Thon" will be running from March 23rd to March 27th.
If you have a blog, please feel free to contribute. Any questions? Comments are welcome. I'm also available via Facebook or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).