I can’t believe we are here already but it is exactly 3 weeks until the beginning of February Photofest 2019 and so most definitely time to post my annual introduction to this project in the hope that some other bloggers might be up for joining in with me. Whether you have played before or a new to Febphotofest you are welcome to take part but please do read through how it works so you know what to do. For all those who are thinking of taking part on Twitter I have added a section for you. Read carefully so that your link will work and we can all find your images over the month.
So what is February Photofest?
Feb Photofest started back in the 2014. It was a challenge to myself to post an image everyday for the whole month of February. In the course of taking my images I tend to take multiples and I thought this would be a way to show of some of those images that I had yet to share and also to spur me on to take new ones. That year when I started a couple of other bloggers expressed a desire to join in, and so the meme was born. Over the last few years it has got more and more popular with 33 blogs joining in 2018. Can we beat that I wonder?
What are the rules?
The main and most important rule to February Photofest is that you publish at least one image on your blog ever day for the entire month of February. However there are some additional rules that you can read about on the February Photofest page. Please do if you are thinking of joining in so that you don’t make a mistake and accidentally break one of them.
It is also fine to link your posts into other memes if you wish so don’t feel you have to do a separate post for say Masturbation Monday, Kink of the Week or Wicked Wednesday etc. As long as your post contains an image that fits in with the rules of Febphotofest it is absolutely fine to combine them in one post.
How to join in?
If you are feeling the urge and want to join in with this challenge then you will need to read carefully the instructions on THIS PAGE which explain how to create a category page on your blog which will then create the url you need to add to the linky tool. You will only need to add your link to the tool ONCE because it will lead to a page on your blog where the posts will automatically show up every day as long as you remember to categorize them. For those of you joining in for a subsequent year please remember you will need to create a NEW category for this year.
The Linky tool will open on the 31st January at 6.00pm and close on the 15th Feb just in case any late comers decide to join in but remember you only need to leave your link on the page ONCE.
You will need to display the badge on your posts if you wish to link into the page. There is a new badge this year and you can either download it and upload it to your site as an image and link to the page OR grab the code from this page and pop that into your posts. Either way is fine.
If you want to join in by posting your images on twitter using the #febphotofest hashtag then that is absolutely fine but if you would like to link into the page here on my site then you will need to post your images on Twitter in a continuous thread. That way you can then link the very first tweet in your thread on the page here and every day add a tweet to that thread so that when people click on your link from the February Photofest page they get taken to that thread and can see all your posts. You can find the URL for your first tweet in your Febphotofest series by either going to the web version of Twitter and clicking on the tweet or by clicking the little drop down arrow on the right of your tweet and copying the link from there which you can then add to the page here. Remember you only need to link that first tweet but you must thread your tweets for them all to show up.
However there is clearly no way for you to link to the badge and so if you decide to join in on Twitter I do ask that you regularly tweet out the Febphotofest page from your account to make it fair on everyone who is joining in.
We are all insanely busy people and most of us do not have time to sit down everyday and comment on multiple blogs however like with Sinful Sunday commenting on peoples work really does help to turn it into a community project. Therefore I ask that you really do make an effort to comment on the other blogs who join in but in a way that makes it manageable. For example you could pick two different people every day or a couple of times a week pick four to comment on. Also don’t forget to support each other on Twitter and use the hashtag #febphotofest
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