Well, here we are... launch day!
I have to say, I'm a bit in shock. When I first started this blog, I had no idea how far it would go. I made it on a whim, selected a design, and opened it up to contributors. I had no idea we would get to 150 posts, 14 staff members, and seven days a week of posting in just a few short months. It's been an incredible ride. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
With our growth, we've had to make some changes. As you can see, we've changed our design and URL. The original design wasn't working technically, so we've upgraded to a new one. We went through several designs before we found one that fit our vision, but we finally landed on something that works. This design features an option to comment using your Facebook, which is very convenient. And shiny. We updated our staff and submit pages, and made a blog button. But perhaps one of the biggest changes is that we got a new URL: www.thefangirlinitiative.com. This marks a new and exciting era for TFI. We're so excited to show the new Fangirl Initiative to you!
Staff update: Over the past couple of weeks, we've had some staff members join us: Kelsey Gulick as social media manager, Anna Catherine as a weekly columnist, and Ashes Tahg as a weekly columnist. We've also promoted Jaime Heller to the position of "Assistant TO the Editor." You can read more about them at our Staff page. Please give them a warm welcome! (And stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for even more day-to-day Initiative updates.)
Launch weekWe're partnering with Kelsey Gulick's blog, Verbosity Book Reviews, to bring you a super-awesome launch week. This week, we'll be celebrating all things fangirl. We do this normally, of course, but this week is special. Expect posts about the art of fangirling and the fandoms that have our heartstrings, as well as our normal recaps & columns. Kelsey will also have posts up about fangirling, so be sure to check out her blog throughout the week.
But now, for the part you've all been waiting for...
The GiveawayAlong with posts, Verbosity Book Reviews and The Fangirl Initiative have partnered to bring you a giveaway! The giveaway will be open all week.
What are we giving away?
The pins are 1.5 inches and there are even more buttons to choose from in the shop!
This giveaway is open to international readers. There will be two winners, one of each prize.
How to enter
Simply use the Rafflecopter below. There will be an option to enter daily, so be sure to check back!
Enter to win the gift card:
Thank you to both our contributors and our readers for making The Initiative a success. Here's to many more adventures together!
P.S. - Stay tuned to our Twitter today for fangirly tweets every two hours.