See the Fourth of July in all 50 states – This is a blog hop – Please Join


So I had this great idea last year ahead of the A to Z Challenge, but then came my writing sabbatical and it went by the boards. But here I am re-energized and ready to put the work in ahead of time on it this year and I invite you to join in. What’s the idea? To enlist people from every state of the U.S.A. to pledge to share their photos of their own or local 4th of July celebrations.

So if you know someone in another state that is a writer point them this way. Below you will find a Linky List.

Simple rules:

When clicking the Linky List “You are next… Click here to enter” button, you’ll first be asked for the link title (your name) or blog title. Please add a hyphen and the two-letter state abbreviation AFTER your name/blog, so I can track which state you’ll be “representing.”

(e.g. Joe Owens – VA)

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If you take part in this challenge you are GUARANTEED to get new traffic to your blog.

On Twitter, please promote the event by tweeting this post and/or using #50Statesof Independence hashtag.

We cannot leave out the folks who live in Facebook, so pass along this info to those as well so we can be sure to cover the map.
More than one entry from each state is allowed, in case one gets busy and forgets, we will still have each state represented. To help all gauge how we are doing I will post a map of the USA below and as the states are represented I will color them in. Since I am from Virginia I can color that one in and begin the countdown.


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10 Responses to See the Fourth of July in all 50 states – This is a blog hop – Please Join

  1. mmrli says:

    I would love to do this, but it says the linky list expired. Are you still doing the event? I’m in Florida and would love to participate. I really new at this so any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  2. sgervehi says:

    yes you are right if spend secound to right comment i love your idea joe you are a head of time this will be great also can i use your idea and do somthing for my country .

  3. Good idea! I don’t participate in memes anymore, but I do like your idea a lot. Also, we never celebrate the holiday at my house and I have a husband who never goes anywhere else to either.

    • Joe Owens says:

      I would settle for pictures from your garden for the 4th. You always have such beautiful flowers and nature scenes. I really am bummed at the lack of interest in this. Perhaps I am still too many months away, but I felt like it would be an interesting idea to bloggers.

  4. stu06bloc9 says:

    this really made me wish i were a US citizen! guess i’m yearning for independence …and looking forward to independence day from afar 🙂

    • Joe Owens says:

      You can still take part. i would love to see a summer celebration from your home. Also, I cannot get any of my fellow Americans to bite on this.

      • stu06bloc9 says:

        it’s still early days yet – maybe people are still getting over xmas/new year and with valentine’s weekend too … maybe if take-up’s slow you can find reservists from Blogging 201 to take on a virtual tour of a state each – posts are only open on Commons till end of week though… I’ll mention the event in a round-up I’m writing on after class party blog, best wishes 😀

      • Joe Owens says:

        Thanks, that is a good idea.

      • stu06bloc9 says:

        You’re welcome, I thought it was an excellent idea for an event, one of the best I’d seen, but July’s a way off yet so don’t give up hope.

      • Joe Owens says:

        Yes I realize it is a way off, but I am getting ready to get into my busiest time outside and I figured the earlier I began to promote the better. Also it gets indexed by the search engines and seen in more places.

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