Introducing: BlogPal

August 18, 2013

**** EDIT **** just noticed in the graphic it says by “August 23rd to send a gift” it should read “September 23rd”. Wow… talk about getting ahead of yourself….

I’m so thrilled to introduce to you today a collective bloggers swap of my VERY OWN. If you’ve been following along for a little while you know that I took part in the Craft-a-holics Summer Gift Exchange, then also was a part of the Nectar Collective Snail-Mail Collective, then the Favorite Summer Swap from Life is Sweet and CURRENTLY I’m paired up for the August Package Pals… Clearly I love the blog swap/ meeting new bloggers/ exchange stuff. Clearly.

So, when Clarissa from The Waste Knot randomly emailed me and wanted to exchange gifts (to which I mis-read and thought she wanted to start her own swap) I was THRILLED to hear from her. Long story short, I mis-interpreted her email, and somehow talked her into creating our very own swap called BlogPal.


So what is BlogPal? I’m glad you asked….

BlogPal is a blog friend making, post topic inducing and gifty giving swap (all my favorite things from my prior swaps) all wrapped into one. During blog pal you are matched up with another blogger, given some topic ideas that you collaborate about and at the end you throw mail a little thank you gift their way.

It looks a little something like this:

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Kinda cool right? Think you might want to get involved? AWESOME. To make the matching easier for Clarissa and I we created this handy dandy google doc for you to fill out your information. Then on September 1st you’ll receive an email from us with your BlogPal’s information. Of course with every swap there are some rules to keep things moving smoothly.

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— You must email your assigned BlogPal within 72 hours of being assigned. If you don’t hear from your BlogPal in this amount of time please let us know as soon as possible so you can be re-assinged.
(ex: assigned Sunday Sept 1, need to drop in a hello by Wednesday Sept 4th)

— Week 2 & Week 3 we will be posting & emailing you topic ideas for your collaborative post with your BlogPal. It’s up to you to decide how to interpret the topics. Maybe you each just post a photo of your representation, or make a craft or meal about the “theme”. Get creative! Swap blogs for the day even– everyone loves a guest post!

— Gifts under $30 (we’re not about breaking the bank!) must be mailed by September 23rd.

— Week 4 Throw up a post about your BlogPal and/or gift and link that post to our link up (featured on Creative Life Antics & The Waste Knot)

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Simple rules right? Great. Fill out the handy dandy form here by Wednesday August 28th. If you want to button up that’s also highly encouraged! The button is below. I’m really excited to see how this goes and can’t wait to hear from all of you about your experience. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email Clarissa and I at

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Have a very happy week!

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9 responses to Introducing: BlogPal


    Great! Glad to have you join Tania!


    Love it. Thank you….. I got my pal. I sure hope I hear back.
    I put the wrong blog address in my application so I would like to change it to
    Thank you
    amanda ripsam


    Thanks Amanda! I got your email and I’ll update your partner. Hope you enjoy the experience!!



    Thank you sent reply to her reply waiting her response back.


    Great! I hope it all works out!


    This is a great idea! Sadly, I can’t join ’cause I don’t really have the money to give any gift. Money problems.

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