Monday, February 22, 2010

Posted by Laurel Garver on 6:05 AM 17 comments

Too, too, too embarrassing!
Too, too, too humiliating!
Too, too, too snarf-worthily stupid!

Celebrate 2.22 with a festival of gaffes and blunders.

The Whoops! Blogfest

In the tradition of Kissing Day Blogfest, No-Kiss Blogfest, Fight Blogfest, So-long Blogfest, the Whoops! Blogfest will be an opportunity for bloggers to share favorite clumsy, awkward, embarrassing moments suffered by a character in a WIP, or post links to laughable gaffes from film, YouTube or Fail Blog.

1.) Between now and February 22, write a post about the Whoops! Blogfest to let everyone know you're participating and to encourage them to join the fun. Because who doesn't need a good laugh in a gloomy season?

2.) Sign up for the Whoops! Blogfest by filling in the MckLinky widget below so everyone can easily find your offering on the festival day. Please leave a comment after you sign up.

3.) Polish up your scene and post it on February 22. Show us your genre's unique spin on stupid. Or trawl the deep wells of dumb on YouTube and Fail Blog and post a link to your favorite awkward moment.

4.) Enjoy your fellow participants' gut-busting posts and tell them so!

Let's have too, too, too many laughs on 2.22!

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  1. Sounds fun, but I'm making up something new. Or using something from one of my sisters. Just putting it out there to get them involved! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. JD: thanks for participating! Any shout-outs about the fest would also be much appreciated. The more the merrier!

  3. Hee! This sounds like something I could handle. I'll have to give it a try. :)

  4. I tend to embarrass my characters a lot, so this should be easy... ;)

  5. Sarahjayne and Lena, thanks for signing up! The more the merrier!

  6. Oops! I totally thought I'd signed up for this already. Just about to pimp it for you. :)

  7. Oh, am I ever late to the party. I'm gonna blame Simon for not getting the link up sooner (lol)

    This sounds almost too easy. I think I have the perfect scene already.


  8. Okay, I think I did that right. Best wishes with revisiting your first novel.

    Stephen Tremp

  9. I may only be qualifying on a technicality. there is a whoops! But it isn't all that funny :-/

  10. Yay! Mine is up- I just heard about this today, but it's a great idea!

  11. Obviously I can't follow rules. I signed up days ago and never left a comment. Oops, sorry! I'm putting mine up in a few minutes.

    Thanks for hosting :)

  12. What a great idea. I've been dying to share Lara's stupid move!

  13. Simon: Thanks!

    Donna: no worries, glad you're up for joining the fun!

    Stephen: thanks for coming by and following.

    Amalia: cool new profile pic. There's more to funny than simply slapstick. Eager to see your offering.

    Stephanie: Ooh! Exciting! I can't wait to see an ancient Egyptian oops!!

    Tara: You're welcome. Thanks for participating!

    Dreamstate: I'm eager to see it. Thanks for joining the fun.

  14. What the Twitter hash tag for this?

  15. Iapetus, you didn't know? Laurel's been resisting the siren song of Twitter. How about #WhoopsFest?

    And, um... hi again, Laurel! Sorry for the commentjacking.

  16. Hi, I'm new to your blog. What a fun idea! Thank you for doing this!

  17. Iapetus: looks like Simon to the rescue on this one!

    Simon: many thanks for the help there. You're my Tweet hero!

    Kristen: Welcome to the party! Thanks for participating!