#READLOCALDC Blog Hop: July 11, 2018

If you've been following my Facebook and Twitter accounts the past few weeks, you already know I'm a huge fan of the #readlocal movement. I took part in a social media takeover for Hometown Reads, which is a really cool website that organizes authors by their communities. Since I'm local to Washington, DC, my book is listed alongside fifty others that were written by fellow Washingtonians. It's been such a fun way to find new books and connect with other authors! As a reader, I love finding books from my home town--and as an author, I love supporting my local network! 

In that spirit, let's keep the momentum going and have a blog hop for Washington, DC authors! In two weeks, I'll be hosting a #ReadLocalDC blog hop right here on the Ellen Smith Writes blog!

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Calling all #WashingtonDC #authors! Please join the #ReadLocalDC blog hop hosted by @EllenSmithWrite on July 11, 2018! Read the details here: http://bit.ly/readlocaldc

What Is A Blog Hop?

A blog hop (also called a linky party) is an online event that creates a linked list of blog posts written around a central theme. Readers can then "hop" from one blog post to the next, reading each post and meeting new bloggers along the way. 

Who Can Join?:

If you call yourself a Washington, DC author, we do too! Feel free to join the #ReadLocalDC blog hop if any of these apply to you:

  • You live in the DC area (Maryland and Northern Virginia, that includes you!)
  • You once lived in the DC area
  • Your story is set in the DC area
  • You're a published author (fiction or non-fiction)
  • You're an unpublished author excited to meet the local community! 

When and Where:

The #ReadLocalDC blog hop will take place on July 11, 2018, right here on this post! You'll see the Inlinkz link-up at the bottom of the page--it will go live on July 11, 2018 at 8:00 am and end at 11:59 pm EST.

The theme: 

How does Washington, D.C. inspire your writing?

The Rules:

  • Please include "#ReadLocalDC Blog Hop" somewhere in your blog title and include at least one image in your post! The InLinkz linkup will feature a title and thumbnail image for your post, so be sure to choose a picture that represents you and your work! InLinkz has a great step-by-step tutorial on how to add your blog post to a blog hop here: How To Add Your Links In a Link Party
  • At the end of your blog post, please link back to the hop by including this text:
Thanks for reading! To return to the #ReadLocalDC Blog Hop on Ellen Smith's website, click here: http://bit.ly/readlocaldc

{This step is important! We want to make it easy for readers to visit every participant on our blog hop--linking back to this page keeps the hop going!}

  • Please visit the other participants' blogs, leave a comment, and share on social media! Our hashtag for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook is #ReadLocalDC.
  • Washington, DC can inspire our writing in many ways--for some of us it's the history, for others it might be arts and culture, and for others it might be politics and activism. We're going to operate under the standard Washingtonian dinner party rule: honesty makes interesting conversation as long as you're respectful of the other guests. ;)
  • Have fun! I'm excited to hear more from the DC authors I know and to meet new people, too! 

#ReadLocalDC Blog Hop || a blog hop hosted by ellensmithwrites.com July 11, 2018 8:00 am - 11:55 pm bit.ly/readlocaldc

Questions? Ask away in the comments section below!