Shoeper Shoe Challenge 2011: An update

Well, it’s been an amazing weekend for the Shoeper Shoe Challenge, and I’m amazed to report that, at the time of writing, we already have 41 confirmed participants, which is a huge relief to me, because when I posted about the new challenge on Friday, I was absolutely convinced no one would want to take part and I’d be left doing the challenge all on my lonesome again!

Thankfully that didn’t happen, and I’m really excited to have so many of you taking part: it’s going to make things a lot more interesting this time around! Here’s a few brief housekeeping points for those of you taking part – or thinking about it…

1. Participants List
The Participants’ List has now been updated, and can be found here. If you’re on the list and have a blog, it would be great if you could link back – you’ll find the buttons at the bottom of this post: if you have any problems adding it, just drop me a comment and Shoeperman will do his best to help you!

2. Emailing Photos
To make it a little easier for me to keep on top of email submissions, I’ve set up a gmail account especially for the shoe challenge, so please send your photos to shoepershoechallenge (without the spaces) from now on. If you’re going to be blogging the challenge, meanwhile, you don’t have to do anything: as long as I have your blog URL on the list, I’ll check every week for updates, but if you want to email me the URL of your posts, just to make sure I don’t miss any, you’re welcome to do that too.

3. Twitter
If you’re on Twitter, you can use the hashtag #shoepershoe on your tweets to allow other participants to find you. I’ll be putting together a list of participants on Twitter soon, and will update when it’s complete.
Important! I only check Twitter once or twice a day (sometimes less), and have a few different Twitter accounts to manage, so so if you have questions etc, please either email them or comment on the blog, rather than relying on Twitter: I’m very easily confused, so am trying to keep all conversation about the challenge in one place, so I don’t miss anyone out!

4. Weekly Roundups
As I mentioned in my last post, once the challenge gets going, I’m going to be posting weekly roundups of everyone’s photos. Some of you have expressed concerns about not being able to post every week, so I just wanted to reassure you all that the roundups will be a very informal thing, and will just feature everyone who happens to have completed a challenge that week: there’s absolutely no pressure to have photos ready every week, or even every fortnight/month/whatever – you can complete challenges as frequently or as infrequently as you like.

OK, I think that’s it for now! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments, and remember, you can sign up for the challenge any time before it ends.

P.S. If you’re signing up for the challenge, please comment on the original post, just to make it easier for me to keep track – thanks!


  • Hey Amber,
    the comment section on the page of the list isn’t there… or I can’t find it?? I just wanted to update my info, I have 46 pairs of shoes.
    Thank you 🙂

    • Apparently we can’t have comments on pages, so I’ll just have to collect them all from the various posts they’re on…

      Also, I noticed your badge isn’t working on your page: if you’re having problems setting up, just let is know and Terry will be happy to help!

  • Hey, just to update you I have 30 pairs of shoes (& if I crumble to temptation probably a few more soon). It was definitely a good idea to get everyone involved! I’ve been telling my housemates & trying to get them to sign up! 🙂

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