STBS Event Guidelines

[tchsp id="2"]

It’s been over a year now since I decided to host my own events at my blog and what a year it’s been. It’s been an amazing time and I wish to continue hosting events. Unfortunately, a few lessons have been learned over the last year and I’m now creating a post for participation guidelines.

When you signup for each blog event hosted by Seams To Be Sew in the future, you’ll need to agree to these guidelines.

  1. You must post the logo of the event with the link to my blog on your blog sidebar when you decide to participate. The only exception to this is Row Alongs, where the logo should go online one month prior to the event. Logos and the text to post are provided with each blog events announcement.
  2. An alternative form of communication needs to be provided to the blog hostess. The blog hostess will not be sharing your information with anyone else, without permission to do so.
  3. Your post needs to be online by 6am est. I prefer it be midnight, but I know sometimes we are all burning the midnight oil trying to get our project done and written. If your post is not online, you will receive an email and possibly a phone call. If I haven’t heard back from you within one hour, your links will be removed from the hop. No Exceptions to this, it’s unfair to ask bloggers to visit a blog where they are not going to see what they expect to see. If you think I don’t hear about it… think again, it’s the biggest issue visitors write me about.
  4. Unless it’s specified otherwise, bloggers should always make a new project that reflects the theme of the event.
  5. If you miss an event by not posting your post, you won’t be able to participate in the next event, you’ll have to skip the event. You’ll receive one more chance, any other hops missed after the first time without notifying me prior to your featured day and you will no longer be able to participate in events at Seams To Be Sew. I get that emergencies happen and I’m even understanding of them, but if you don’t write me how am I suppose to know you even had an emergency even after the fact.

Your posts should include links to the other featured bloggers for your day.
and The giveaway if the event offers one.

Please try to make images on your post in a size that is easy to see without having to open a popup image. This isn’t a requirement, it’s just a suggestion.

Non Bloggers

You are always welcome to join events hosted at Seams To Be Sew.

However, non-bloggers are notorious for being no shows. Your post must be written and sent to the blogger who is featuring your post one week prior to your featured day. While it doesn’t take a week to write a post, the blogger who is adding your post to her blog needs time to get it placed in a post, then have you approve the post. Please be respectful of the blogger who is hosting your post and try to answer your email quickly once she has your post in place. She/He’s going to do the same for you.

If your post is not turned in one week prior to your featured day, without letting myself or your blog hostess know why you will be removed without notice to the event.

You must include your post in a document or text file that is easy to copy from. Notepad, MS Office or like software. No pdfs. your images need to be at least 1000 x 1000 or a ration that keeps the 1000 in place. Most blog scripts will auto size images when images are uploaded, but you need a larger size because if you send a small image, the script will then create upon upload very small images.

Please try to use optimized jpg images at a dpi of no more than 150.

Your post should include your idea to create your project, a story about it, and perhaps special techniques you may have used to create the project.

My Job As A Hostess

I am the hostess of all events at Seams To Be Sew. My job is to find participants who wish to participate, help advertise the event, coordinate giveaways, and schedule the participants. While I don’t consider it a lot of work to coordinate events, there are some time-consuming aspects to it. I want everyone to enjoy the event, whether you are a blogger or a visitor. I do want to hear when people have a problem. I’ll go out of my way to resolve it.

I reserve the right to add to this post without notification of doing so.


1 thought on “STBS Event Guidelines

  1. This sounds like fun and my first impulse is to jump in with both feet. However, I’m going to take a couple of days to think about it first. I don’t want to have to drop out because of life issues. This looks like fun for those visiting, too.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *