April 1, 2007

Tartan Day 2007 -- The Gathering of the Blogs

We're going for a fourth year! It's a tradition now, I guess.

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If you want to participate in this year's Gathering of the Blogs, subscribe yourself here. You DO NOT NEED a Yahoo account. The only thing I'm using this for is to organize all the participants in a way as to create less work and confusion. If you're totally Yahoo phobic, then send me an email, or leave a comment, and I'll do all the work of subbing you. My email is edithna AT yahoo (.) com . It is set to announce only. You will get no more mail than if I emailed you directly. Again, this isn't an email list for people to post to. So if you're worried about getting a ton of unwanted email, please don't. The only email you'll get will be from me with what you need come Tartan Day. You will also have access to Tartan Day buttons and banners, and the blogrolling code. Of course, you're more than welcome to create your own. If, after all that, you still don't want to be on the official list, you can email me and ask to be added to the blogroll. However, any updates and such, you'll have to keep an eye on this blog for as you won't receive email updates.

As Tartan Day approaches, Tartan Day participants are encouraged (but not required) to start making Scottish related posts on their blogs, and put up the Tartan Day blog roll (Many of us keep the blogroll up all year, and you're welcome to as well). On Tartan Day itself (April 6), all participants will have a Tartan Day/Scottish related post up on their blog, and the blogroll. If for some reason you're unable to put up the blogroll of participants, please link back to the post I'll put up on Tartan Day with the blogroll.

We had a lot of fun the last few times, and I hope we will double the fun this year!

Your contribution on Tartan Day can be anything from a photo, a recipe, a bit about your Scots ancestry, or some Scottish activity or food you're fond of. It can even be a link to an article about Scottish history, travel, or culture. Basically anything that somehow has some Scottish content is cool. You don't even need to have a drop of Scots blood -- we're big on adoption :)

So sharpen those Claymores, tie up your dancing shoes, and warm up those pipes!

For the current 2007 list of participants, see below!

Posted by Ith at April 1, 2007 12:51 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE