Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Start Your Engines

Are you ready for the fun to begin? I'm getting more and more excited everyday about BLOGTOBERFEST. I think this year is going to be so big and fun.

As well as your daily post there's going to be memes and giveaways and other fun surprises. If you'd like to have a giveaway as part of BLOGTOBERFEST and you want the world to know about it you need to head on over and see CurlyPops and let her know about it. CurlyPops will keep a list of all the giveaways somewhere on her blog. Just think of her as a festival hub if you like.

Make sure you visit Badskirt in the next couple of days too. It's looking like she's going to be a hub with something super-special she's got planned. Super-special I tell you. She also wrote a fabulous post about BLOGTOBERFEST right here.

And here my friends is your festival pass courtesy of the fabulous Myrtle & Eunice.




If you'd like to put it on your blog here's the code:

<a href="http://www.tinniegirl.blogspot.com/" onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5387115698880781874" style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 115px; height: 115px;" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VI8zqcGiTaM/SsLhL5u4HjI/AAAAAAAABz0/mdxjO4nAWEc/s320/blogtoberfes%20t.png" border="0" /></a>

To add it in blogger go to customise and click on add a gadget. Choose HTML/Javascript - add third party functionality to your blog. Copy and past the code into the content area, save it and you'll be all set. If you have problems shout out and we'll see what we can do.

Don't forget to get in touch if you've got a special event planned and let Curlypops know if you're having a giveaway.

See you tomorrow for the official opening, and make sure you pop in Friday for the first Friday Giveaway.

OK, so if you're playing along it's time to sign on the dotted line. Sign up. Sign up now. You know you want to.

148 comments:

  1. How fun, looking forward to taking part :)

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  2. I'm in too, hopefully I will be able to keep it interesting!

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  3. Ohhh alright! I wasn't going to but I will now!!!

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  4. Loved reading all the blogtober festivities last year, hope I can keep up with it all this year!!

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  5. I'm in! I haven't posted anything on my blog for ages, so this will get me back in the swing of things!

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  6. I'm in. I'm posting a daily 'word of the day' with a giveaway at the end. Still working out what that will be but let me sleep on it!

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  7. Okay, I'm in. Even if I did only post twice last month... I know I can do it, or at least give it my best shot!

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  8. Ok I'm in! I'm pretty sure I'm going to be sharing the posts between my 2 blogs.

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  9. Oh, I am excited about this. I hope I have enough interesting things to write about!

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  10. fantastic sign up system! So excited!

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  11. Count me in. Last year was fun and I think I could use a bit of fun about now.

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  12. Woohoo! I'm up for it. Already planning my first Mocktober/Blogtober post.

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  13. Bells says I really should join, and I must take her excellent advice!!!

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  14. Not really sure what I'm in for here... but hey - I'm up for a challenge.

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  15. Oh I do want to but I don't know if I am enough to go every day - sheesh what to do! I know I will end up getting sucked into the fun - worse ways to go I say

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  16. So excited to participate in this challenge. Thanks to Bells for inspiring me to do this!

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  17. This sounds like fun, thanks to Bells for suggesting it and thanks to you for organising the festivities!

    Eeek, hope I can think of something to post about every day ;)

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  18. I'm going to give it a go this year! I blame Bells for getting me all worked up about it!

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  19. Oh dear... I think I'm going to have to be on the sidelines this year. I have too many other computer-based tasks to finish at the mo.

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  20. Just found out about this today. I've decided to take a leap and try this. Hopefully I can think of fun and interesting things to post about. :)

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  21. I have ignored my poor little blog all summer while we were painting the house. The guilt is overwhelming. I hope that this will get me back on track. Should be fun too!!

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  22. How telling that in signing up for Blogtober 2009 I entered MY NAME INCORRECTLY.

    Duh.

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  23. Okay, I'm in. Wake up, little blog!

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  24. I must be mad (been such a lazy blogger of late) but count me in

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  25. I think I can. I think I can....

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  26. Taking the plunge and signing up...!

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  27. this sounds like so much fun - can a crafter from across the pond join in???

    daily posting could be a challenge when i'm on vacation this month but it might be manageable...the REAL challenge will be adding the widget to my blog!! i can be a technologically challenged dork at times!! =-\

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  28. Have officially signed up. Lots of ideas floating around, managed to write some down so I don't forget them before I need them!

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  29. *phew* I just went through & added *most* of the blogs to follow for the month (the easily followable anywho, I don't "do" a proper reader yet...

    That took long enough... the reading is going to take a lot longer... Eek!!

    Just kidding, can't wait to get inspired & see what everybody is up to!

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  30. Thanks for organising this - I think : /

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  31. wow, looking forward to the festivities, thanks Ms C ♥

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  32. The button is fabulous. Three cheers for m&e.

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  33. I have been seriously thinking about doing something like this... I am excited to have external motivation! I hope I can keep up!!!

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  34. Any excuse to blog and I'm in!

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  35. Oh my what a list! It will take the 31 days of October to get around them all. I can see a whole lot of time will be spent sitting at the computer...Oh I wish I had a laptop.
    I will sign up a little later when I have something to talk about. Good work Tinniegirl for getting us all excited about it.

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  36. I'm in! I'm hoping for more readers and more comments. I'll be tucking in parts of my other blogs too to fill in any gaps in the knitting blogfodder, I'm sure, so you'll all be subjected to poems, freewrites, and soup recipes. I'm blaming Bells upon whose blog I first read of this madness. I'm looking forward to this month of blogging excess.

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  37. Signing up - excited - altho i don't blog about crafting (i live vicariously through the craft blogs of others - thank you kind people for my sustenance!).

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  38. I loved last year - and have been waiting for October 1 for more fun to begin!

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  39. I think I am up for the challenge

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  40. I am pairing with my sis - we always have more fun together!

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  41. I'm signed in! Let the festivities begin!! =-)

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  42. I decided to take the plunge and hope it will inspire me to blog on a more regular basis. Hopefully I wont run out of things to blog about. It looks like a lot of fun.

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  43. I'm looking forward to seeing how everybody tackles this ... that should be fun even if my posts aren't! LOL

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  44. Looking forward to challenging myself and meeting new bloggers.

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  45. I signed up! I'm thinking this will be the kick in the pants I need to start posting as much as I should be. Thanks (I think) :)

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  46. Ok Like I don't already have enough on my plate but I don't wanna miss a thing...

    xo Steph

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  47. Good luck everyone on Blogtoberfest! Hurrah for you Tinniegirl for getting all your peeps blogging along with you!

    xx

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  48. I'm so excited I did a negative one post yesterday (after realising it was STILL the 30th) LOL

    Looking forward to getting around & reading more new blogs this year!

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  49. I just heard that there is beer steins involved- thank god I signed up to join in!

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  50. I've signed up - I need a bit of motivation to get back into regular blogging :)

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  51. Oh gee, it's october. How did that happen??

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  52. I'm in again not sure how good I will be though

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  53. Oh gee, just signed up. The motivation I need :) Ooh, I'll do a giveaway too... fun!

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  54. I'm completely new to blogging and have no idea what I'm doing, but blogtoberfest seems like a great way to jump in at the deep end!!! thanks Cathy :)

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  55. Yet another reason to love October!

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  56. I'm so glad i found about this today and not tomorrow when it wold have been too late to join in. Yay! i'm in. My blog needs some lovin from me.

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  57. Oh hello, I am in... I think... YES I am in. Doing it.

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  58. Brilliant idea, what fun! I'm up for the challenge...

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  59. I've just signed up as well-in the nick of time. Now I had better go and post........

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  60. I'm in too, just in the nick of time to be able to cover the whole of blogtober..

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  61. i joined you last year, so here i am again this year! :) how fun!

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  62. ohh Great, great way to keep me around my blog, love to join

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  63. thanks for putting this together :)

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  64. Wow. I'm really looking forward to this and discovering some fantastic new blogs to read. Thanks so much for organising something this amazing x

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  65. This sounds like a LOT of fun! Count me in!

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  66. I'm joining! This is my first time attempting something like this and hope it helps me become more creative with my posts :)

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  67. Looks like just the thing to get me back in the blogging groove.

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  68. OK, I do believe I have signed up - despite not fully understanding what I'm doing!! (Clair's fault...) Looks fun though :-)

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  69. I have posted every ohter day but every day?? Hope to find some cool new blogs too.

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  70. Eek I just came back to look at the list for blogs to read this could be a commitment. Thank gosh I can organise this on the weekend.

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  71. The combined forces of blogtober and socktober are too much to resist. Count me in.

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  72. Well, this should be interesting (especially when I've got a wedding to go to next weekend), but I'm going to give it my best!

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  73. I figured ahh what the heck..Il'll give it a go;)

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  74. Ok, I bravely just typed in my details, I’m in! I am quite new to blogging and have been trying to post everyday anyway. How exciting, I am sure it will be fun and I will learn so much from all of you seasoned bloggers.

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  75. Holy Moly. Look at all those people!!!!

    Best of luck! :D

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  76. I'm a bit nervous putting my name on the list. I've been blogging for nearly a year now and none of my family know about it - so I guess it's time I actually told someone else! I like the idea of the challenge so I'm going to try really hard to make it to October 31.

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  77. Better late than never... by the way.. Teegs made me sign up.. hopefully she'll feel good enough to get back to blogging..she's our star blogger ;)

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  78. Ok- I'm going to sign up! I'll play it safe and use my home blog rather than my craft one though!!

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  79. OMG What did I just do??!!??!!

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  80. A latecomer signing in for the festival! Let the fun begin!!

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  81. is there a prize for falling down first??

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  82. Yay, I'm in! Looking forward to the fun :-)

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  83. I missed the first day, but I'm in! Just heard about this, and think it's just the thing to get me motivated to spend time thinking about and seeing new things every day. Thanks!

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  84. Just as well I checked. I thought I'd signed up the other day. I note I'm the third Jan to join.

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  85. Tme to join in. Sounds like a lovely, pressure free experience! What a lovely blogging community this is.

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  86. I'm joining too, a day late. Hope that's OK.

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  87. What a great idea! Joining in too :)

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  88. Better late than never - I'm in! Got to start somewhere

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  89. I'm giving myself a real challenge posting on my blog that I don't post on much. Wow.

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  90. i am very new to blogging so this is just perfect - nothing like jumping in the deep end ;-) ... I am lookingforward to dedicating an hour so each day to learning the life of the blogger and all the associated tips -n- tricks!

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  91. I'm in. Coincidentally I blogged yesterday, so although I'm late to sign up, I will still have a post a day.

    Hopefully. You know. We'll see.

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  92. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun event. I can't wait to be a part of it.:)

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  93. How CAN I resist??? I love to join in things.

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  94. I’ve never achieved to blog on a daily base, so I just took the plunge!

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  95. Okay, I'm in! Maybe this will help me to get the blogging going again.

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  96. I just heard about this and am not quite sure what to do but I've signed up anyway! Hope it doesn't matter that I am a day late, but better late than never!

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  97. I just heard about this today, but it looks fun! I'm looking forward to joining in on the festivities!

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  98. My first Blogtoberfest :) Hopefully I can come up with 30 days of interesting...something LOL

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  99. sign me up!
    wendy.m

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  100. I'm not sure if it's okay to start a day late but I am, anyway. I hope I'm not breaking any rules but if I am, well, that's because I'm a rule breaker. Excited!

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  101. I'm in!! Two days down!! FUN concept.

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  102. I'd love to take part in Blogtoberfest!

    Plus, I love following overseas blogs. Gives me updated reads as soon as I wake up each morning!

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  103. I'm going to do my very very best. Thanks for the hosting Tinnie.

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  104. Ok, I'll take the plunge! This could be fun.

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  105. My engine is a-revving. I may need to stop for a service at some point during this month but I'll give the sprint to the finishing line a red-hot go.

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  106. i'm linked up...my blog is brand new and i can't think of a better way to initiate things than to blogtoberfest with you!

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  107. wow, take a look at that list. here goes, gulp! i'm in. good dicipline for me. let go of that school girl catholic guilt and give it a red hot crack.thanks for the chance to join in

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  108. I am going to give it a try.
    Hopefully I can keep up.

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  109. I'm relatively new to blogging so this should be a fun new challenge!

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  110. Opps only a few days late! I am sure I can catch up!

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  111. Just a few days late - I am sure I can ctahc up!

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  112. Can't quite believe I committed to this! I am sure it will be good for me if it doesn't crush me utterly! Thanks for organising, TinnieGirl.

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  113. I'm a few days late, but am so excited to get started!!! Woohoo Blogtoberfest!

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  114. Better late then never! Damn I was hoping to be onto this from day one....but I'm here and I remembered finally....:-)

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  115. Hey i just signed up ! what a great idea. Oops i spelt my name wrong it is Mandi and Maddi, can anyone help me fix that???? Silly newbie i am....

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  116. Are there any members of the male species participating? Purely a chicky thing and predominantly a 'mummy' thing too huh?

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  117. Cathy I am a few days late signing up but have been posting with the intention of joining in.
    I hope you'll still have me!

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  118. What a great collection of people and creativity. Great idea. Looking forward to everything

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  119. Well its a few days late but I thought I would give this a go. Great way to discover new blogs and new readers.

    Gail

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  120. Thanks for the motivation! I'm looking forward to the challenge and discovering new blogs!

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  121. Awesome idea can't wait to get into it. I will have a giveaway at the end of the month

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  122. this sounds great! Looking forward to reading some of the great Blogtoberfest entries!

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  123. How cool! I'd begun this under my own steam this month to try and be a little bit disciplined, and then I found a whole gang here! Hooray!!

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  124. Hi,
    I enjoyed playing along last year and have just remembered to check it out. Great to be on board. Must go and check out the tips and things. What a great idea. Thanks.

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  125. Bit of a late starter, but I'd love to give it a go.

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  126. Better late than never, count me in

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