Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My New Blogfest -- Come Sign Up!

Right click the image and save.  Upload it to your sidebar and include a link back here, and you'll be entered an additional 5 times in the blogfest giveaway! (Details below)


I've surpassed the 500 followers milestone and I feel like celebrating!  This blogfest is designed to bring as many of us together, to get to know each other better.  And I thought it'd be fun to use Bernard Pivot's famous questionnaire to do it.

Anyone who's watched Inside the Actor's Studio will be familiar with the questionnaire.  The show's host, James Lipton, asks it of every celebrity guest at the close of the interview.  The questionnaire was originally created by Bernard Pivot, a French journalist, for the cultural series he hosted on French television from 1991-2001, called Bouillon de Culture.

What I love about the questionnaire is you can either answer the questions with all the truth in your heart, or you can approach them with creativity and cleverness -- finding answers or deliveries no one else has ever come up with.  But which ever way you go, each of your answers will be revealing, telling us interesting things about you.

What a fun way to get to know each other better, right?  And -- there's more...

To show my gratitude for all the wonderful people blogging brings into my life, I'd like to announce a giveaway!  Signing up for the blogfest automatically enters you in a drawing with cool prizes (TBA).

So, here's how the blogfest will work:

1.  If you aren't already a follower, click the button.  I can't wait to meet you!
2.  Sign up for the BPB Blogfest using Mr. Linky, below.
3.  Copy the questionnaire that follows these instructions and paste it, filled out, into your blog post on February 16.
4.  On February 16, we'll visit each other's blogs and get to know each other better, through reading each other's answers.  Fun!
5.  On February 18, I'll announce the winners of the blogfest giveaway random drawing!


Okay, here's Bernard Pivot's famous questionnaire:

  1. What is your favorite word?
  2. What is your least favorite word?
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
  4. What turns you off?
  5. What is your favorite curse word?
  6. What sound or noise do you love?
  7. What sound or noise do you hate?
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
  9. What profession would you not like to do?
  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?


Ready to sign up? Great!! Fill in Mr. Linky's windows and you're in!




Please help me spread the word! Grab my BPBlogfest image and paste it onto your sidebar, linking to this post. You'll receive 5 extra entries in the giveaway if you do!!! (Come back anytime to leave a comment telling me you've done so.  Or, just to say hi! :D)  Thanks!


                                    

128 comments:

Summer Frey said...

Sounds fun! Count me in. These questions are great...I'll definitely be thinking on it for a while.

Jessica Bell said...

What an awesome idea! Yep, will putcha in my sidebar and I will blog about it tomorrow too :o) Oh and FB you a little linky love! Mwah!

Laura Marcella said...

This is such a cool idea! I haven't seen Inside the Actor's Studio, but I know of it. What a fun blogfest! I'll mention it on my blog tomorrow too. :)

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

Let's get bloggy with it!

L.A. Colvin said...

I'm so in. I got it up on my blog and am posting about it now.

Corinne O'Flynn said...

how fun! I can't wait for the blog hop. :)

Patti said...

Awesome idea, count me in.

Jessica A. Briones said...

What great way to get to know people, it's an awsome oportunity for us newbies.

Carolyn Abiad said...

Just put it up on the sidebar and I'll mention it in my Friday post for you. :) Sounds like it's going to be fun!

Jamie Burch said...

I'm in! Posted and linked on my sidebar. Thanks, Nicole!

DL Hammons said...

I'm so in its almost indecent! Sounds like a whole lotta fun!! :)

Summer Ross said...

Sounds like fun- I'm signed up and I have you posted on my blogfest page :)

LTM said...

omgoodness... OK, I've signed up. These questions are tough! :D <3

Matthew Rush said...

What awesome questions! Looking forward to it.

j.m. neeb said...

I think this is a very fun idea! I'm really looking forward to this one!! :)

Joanna St. James said...

I'll do mine now and schedule a post for the 16th so that I dont forget.
Hi Nicole.

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Nicole,

This sounds like a fun and easy blogfest so I signed up.

Mara Mc Bain said...

Sounds fun!

Bethany Mattingly said...

Sounds like fun! I can't wait :)

Cherie Reich said...

This sounds like so much fun! And, I posted the link/picture in my sidebar too. :) Can't wait to see everyone's answers.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Might have to do this one - as soon as I've recovered from my music fest yesterday!

Mara Mc Bain said...

Gotcha in my sidebar, sista!

Rachel Searles said...

Sounds fun, thanks for organizing! :)

Arlee Bird said...

This is certainly simple enough and a good way to fill in a day even though I normally haven't been posting on Wednesdays.
I'm in and the badge is now on my sidebar with a link to your site.

Lee
Make sure you check my Wednesday post!
Tossing It Out

Lydia K said...

Too fun to resist. I'm in!

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

So couldn't resist!

Snatched banner: going up right now.

best
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Adriana Noir said...

Snagged and posted in my side bar. :) Sounds like fun! Sign me up, please and thank you!

Angela Felsted said...

Wow, you are great to do this! I'll have to check Feb. 16th on my calendar and see whether or not I already have something scheduled for the blog that day.

Congrats on all your followers!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i am in it to win it! Just kidding. I mean about the winning. I am, actually, in it.

Kari Marie said...

Ooo. I always love a good quiz, although I swore off them. I'm in!

I'll post your graphic too if I can figure it out!

Kari

Kristin Rae said...

This is a great blogfest! Congrats on the 500+!!

Kristin Rae said...

Oh and I added the button to my sidebar!

J.L. Campbell said...

I added the button as well.

Lola Sharp said...

Done. It'll be fun. I'll get it on my sidebar tomorrow.

Jemi Fraser said...

Very cool idea - I like the questionnaire!! :) I'm in!

Jen Daiker said...

Nicole this is a marvelous idea! I'm so glad you stopped by to tell me about it! Let's just hope my memory will be good to me and allow me to remember I signed up for this!!

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

Sounds like fun!

Solvang Sherrie said...

What a fun idea! I'll put the BPBlogfest image in my sidebar :)

Talli Roland said...

Yay! I love this one, Nicole. Easy and fun. I'll put up your badge shortly!

Katie Mills said...

okay, I'm in!

Ayuni said...

Wow, I found this interesting blog! Actually I'm from Malaysia and really want to join in, can I?

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Love the show and always wanted to have a go at that questionaire.

Rae Frazier said...

I found your challenge through Arlee from Tossing it Out! This should be interesting and challenging in order to stay original! See you on the 16th!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Love the blogfest idea. I'm going to come back later to sign up! (once I get home!) :)

Laura Marcella said...

I forgot to mention yesterday that I've added the badge and this post's link to my blog's sidebar. :)

Steven said...

I'm in! Looking forward to getting to know more creative people!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Sounds like a great blogfest, and CONGRATS on reaching 500 followers.

There're a few going on around the same time. Two which I'm participating in even though I usually don't do them. :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Oh no! I'd love to play but I already did this questionnaire as a blog post a few months ago! Can I revamp it? Revisit it?

Carolyn V. said...

Oh, I love that blogfest idea!

Congrats on the 500! So great! =D

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yay for 500! Count me in, Nicole - sounds like fun! :-)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

P.S. I'll post your button in my sidebar. :-)

RosieC said...

This is a great idea. I'm looking forward to it. I'll post about it next week and put your image on my side bar :)

Ann said...

Well I decided to take the bull by the horns and throw in my cap. Enough clichés I hear you mutter. Have added your Blogfest to my sidebar too. Looking forward to it.

Christopher said...

I don't generally do blogfests but this one sounds like a lot of fun. Count me in.

JohnGMarino said...

Okay I'm game

JohnGMarino said...

Okay I'm game

HowLynnTime said...

ok I got it in my sidebar...LOL. You can teach old dogs new tricks!

got my post ready....LOL

Guinevere said...

This looks really fun - I'm in too!

May Torres said...

This sounds like great fun! I look forward to it

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Sounds fun! Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Potts said...

Wonderful idea for a blogfest. Will add your fest image to my sidebar this weekend!

Tony Benson said...

This sounds like good fun. I'll meet some new people and get to know folks. Great idea.

Margo Benson said...

Wow! Interesting questions and a wonderful way to learn more about everyone. Popping the pic over on mine and looking forward ot it.

Erinn said...

DONE! I'm a new follower, I put the picture in my sidebar with a link. I all ready wrote my answers out and predated my blog. SCORE!!!!

Alexis said...

I'm in, I'm new to blogging in general and this seems like a great way to get to know people on here!

Jennee said...

I'm in! Sounds like fun!

Kelly said...

Awesome!

Vicki Rocho said...

Quick and easy. I'm in!

Simon C. Larter said...

In typical Simon fashion, I shall procrastinate this until the last minute, then hack together answers that I hope are amusing but in reality will be thoroughly bizarre and nonsensical. Yes.

*nods*

*grins slighly unbalancedly*

Sylvia Ney said...

What a great idea! I have always loved the Pivot questionaire. I can't wait to read everyone's answers! http://writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

VR Barkowski said...

What on fun idea! I love the BP questionnaire. I'm off to do a sidebar paste.

Matthew Funk said...

I happened to stumble upon this blog through a link on another blog that I happened to stumble upon, and it looks pretty cool! I'm excited to take part in the blogfest, I've never been a part of one and I've been looking for a way to attract followers. I currently only have 6. Thanks for the opportunity, and I look forward to participating. :)
--Matt

Charity Bradford said...

What a fun idea Nicole! And this one is easy to do. :) Thanks! I can't wait to get to know everyone better.

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! Looks like a fun one! Love a blogfest that is relatively easy...

Alison Stevens said...

Ooh, this sounds fun. Great idea!

Christine H said...

OMG, I am totally up for narcissim! I love that show. Fabulous idea.

Erin Kane Spock said...

Fun idea. I'm scheduled and ready to go. Looking forward to the 16th!

L'Aussie said...

Nicole, this is cool and won't take ages to read on the day! I'm using my Paris blog as I have a Publication Party scheduled the same day!

Bring it on!

Denise:)

Laura Eno said...

Wow, you're fast! I was writing a post about the blogfest when I noticed you'd already joined my site! It's up now and thanks. I'm looking forward to it. :)

Laura Eno said...

And it's over on my sidebar too. :)

Chippy said...

I will add you to my sidebar! I tried to follow your blog but google friend connect wouldn't let me sign in properly...I'll try again another day

Theres just life said...

Heard about this at Laura Eno's site. Sound like too much fun to miss. I'm in. Headed back to my blog to post on my sidebar.

Theres just life said...

Okay, it's done you are now posted on my sidebar.

OH YES, Congratulations on your more than 500 followers. I was 556.

Carolyn Cummings said...

Definitely looking forward to this- I hope I don't forget!!!

Stephen Tremp said...

I Bernard. First time visitor. I'm in and will participate!

Jen Chandler said...

Congrats on the 500+ followers! That's AWESOME!!

I'm looking forward to the blogfest and I'm posting the button on my blog today :D

Cheers!
Jen

John said...

I have no idea how I got here but I like it :)

Raquel Byrnes said...

This is going to be so fun. I love the idea of learning more about bloggers I read and interact with everyday. What a great blogfest!

Edge of Your Seat Romance

Diana said...

Holy cow! That's a whole lotta bloggers. Sounds fun.

Angela Scott said...

Sounds great! Hmmm...now I have to decide if I will answer these questions with all seriousness (so I appear all knowledgeable and intelligent) or shall I take the comedic way (humor and goofy) . How do I want people to perceive me? Interesting *taps fingers together*

Damyanti said...

Cool Blogfest!

And I'm the 101st entrant :)

Holly Ruggiero said...

This is last minute, but I'm signing up!

Heather said...

Sounds like a blast! Got here in the nick of time!

Heather said...

Officially Sidebar'd and Linked!

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Found this via Arlee Bird's "Tossing It Out" blog.

I'm looking forward to the blogfest. My answers have already been formulated and all I'll need to do is copy and paste 'em.

A simple yet clever blogfest idea. I like it. Thanks!

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Subcreator said...

I'm a pretty new blogger looking to connect with other writers out there. This looks like a fun blog fest and interesting questions. Last minute, but I'll be joining you tomorrow! :)

Scheherazade said...

You're on the sidebar! Looking forward to see all the responses to the questionnaire.

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Always late to the party, that's me. but in this case, always better late than never. Happy 500th (and then some)! Great idea.

salarsenッ said...

Nicole, how did I miss this? My bad. Congrats on the 500+!! Great job! I'm visiting some of your entries, today.

Gayle Sliva said...

What a great way for you to celebrate and for bloggers to meet other bloggers, getting a pretty good idea of who they are in one short post.

A. Grey said...

I signed up! Totally missed it before now, but better late than never! Can't wait to read the other participants' stuff!

Kittie Howard said...

Great fun! I'm a new follower. Hope to post/answer questions today. Thanks for hosting!

Rebecca T. said...

Eek! I barely made it into this one, but it looks like SO much fun! I'm posting the badge too, even though it's kind of the last minute. So if it doesn't get me the bonus points, se la vie (did I spell that right?) but I would like to send people your way today :D

Jenna Wallace said...

I'm late as usual but got here in the end! I've really been enjoying learning about the others. Thanks for having this blogfest.

Tony Noland said...

Great list of questions - I'm in!

Michelle Gregory said...

congrats on the 500 followers. just heard about this today, but thought i'd hop in at the last minute. don't think i'll be able to get to everyone's entries, but will look at some as i have the time.

Carrie said...

What a fun blogfest. I just signed up and will post later today. Congrats on reaching 500 followers.

Michelle said...

I haven't done one of these in ages. Thanks. I'm in.

Meika said...

Such a cool idea. I'm gonna have to do this when I get home from work!!

Jezri said...

Ok, going to go answer the questions now...

Teresa said...

Very fun! I look forward to following you. Wait...did that sound stalkerish? Okay, following your blog. I look forward to following your blog.

Brigitte said...

just finished mine~ :D
blogfest posts are always fun.

Jenni Merritt said...

I just found out about this, and am busily filling out its awesomeness!

Gail said...

I don't know if I can join in today but I did sign up to follow you and I'm headed back to my blog to post the questionnaire and answers. Still looking for Mr Linky to 'officially' sign up!

DineInDiva said...

Fun idea - just posted mine!

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

What a fun idea. I keep hearing about blogfests, but this is the first time I've participate, and I'll definitely spread the word. I heard of it through Lisa Kang's blog. Meanwhile, congratulations on passing your 500 mark.

dickiebo said...

Good fun and ........you have so many good disciples - spreading the word!

Heather M. Gardner said...

I'm late to the party...as usual...but I brought chocolate.

Anstice Potts (Tizzy) said...

I was late posting but I just got in there. Thanks for hosting this blogfest Nicole, I really enjoyed answering the questionnaire. *Becomes follower*

Dana said...

OH fun! I've always wanted to be interviewed by James Lipton. :)

Shelley Sly said...

Sorry to discover your blog fest so late, but here I am! Thanks so much for hosting! :)

Amanda Milner said...

I just discovered this but thought it looked really fun! Great idea:)

Peggy K said...

What great questions! I usually don't do blog hops. This one was fun! And I got to meet you! I'll be back!

DiscConnected said...

A comedy of errors. I set my questionnaire up to autopost-it bombed. I was finally able to post it around mid-day.

Then this evening someone pointed out I'd forgotten to add my name to the list.

Early-onset dementia strikes again...

Larry

Mary said...

Sorry I'm late to the dance, but I thought I'd put this up today on my blog!

Thanks for the blogfest!

Kerrin said...

i'm a bit late (and hi!) but i'd love to enter this!
Questions are great :)

Manzanita said...

I'm later than late. What a creative idea. No wonder there's so many good story tellers.

The Survival Mama said...

I'm super late, but I love the idea!
Congrats on 500...I'm approaching!

swinging by to say hi, and follow so I don't miss anything!
The Survival Mama