Introducing the Flannel Friday website!
As you know, Anne at So Tomorrow has been an amazing manager and archiver
of Flannel Friday information for the past year. Anne and her husband are
expecting their first baby in June (congratulations Anne!) so we wanted to
give her a break from Flannel Friday during her maternity leave. So this
spring, Anne and Mel from Mel’s Desk and a small group of old and new
Flannel Friday-ers worked to create a new web home for Flannel Friday.
Here’s the link!
The new site will be the home of the Round Up Schedule, the archives, FAQs
about Flannel Friday, information about how to get involved with Flannel
Friday, and links to help new members get started with social networking
and blogging. There will also be a link to the week’s Round Up, but the
Round Up will continue to be hosted on individual blogs. We’ll just point
to each Round Up from the site.
Refining the Round Up Procedure
The Flannel Friday community has grown continuously over the year, with new
bloggers, new Round Up Hosts, and new members every week on Facebook,
Pinterest, and Twitter. We are building an amazing community and are
grateful to each and every one of you for your participation and
enthusiasm. As the group has grown, you’ve probably noticed that so have
the Round Ups! We’ve seen an inevitable increase in missed links and
general confusion as the Round Ups are compiled. We thought that the launch
of the new site was a great opportunity to take a page from other round ups
in the blogosphere and establish one single method for building the Round
Up each week.
This information will be in the FAQs on the new site, but here’s our new
strategy in a nutshell:
Every week the Round Up Host will publish a “placeholder” post for the
Round Up on the host blog at 10pm EST on Thursday.
Each blogger who wants to participate in the Round Up will make a comment
to the Round Up post with the link back to their Flannel Friday post by
10pm EST on Friday.
This will be the only place to post links for the Round Up! This way the
Host won’t have to worry about checking Facebook or Twitter as well.
If a blogger can’t make the 10pm EST deadline on Friday, we’ll ask that the
post be held for the next week’s Round Up.The Round Up Host will gather links from the Round Up post comments throughout the day, and publish the Round Up at the end of the day.
We hope this will make the Round Ups easier to create and easier to
contribute to! We’ll look forward to your feedback over the next few weeks.
Sharon @ReadingChick at Rain Makes Applesauce has the Round Up this week,
5/11, so she’s going to try out the new procedure with us and see how it
If you have questions or comments, don’t hesitate to share them via the new
Flannel Friday email: flannelboardfriday [at] gmail.com.
Thanks for all you do to to make Flannel Friday more than a blog event–but
a great community too. Here’s to the next great year of Flannel Friday!