Wednesday, January 15, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long - New Decade, New FAL!

The new year has brought new changes to the Finish-A-Long! Although the creator, Rhonda, and her helpers are still putting the final touches on the 2020 FAL, we know there are going to be changes in the way we play along this year.

Don't worry, it will be super easy to participate this year. Participants will post their goal lists and their finishes (just like last year) but it will be done exclusively on Instagram. Participants must use the official hashtags (for Quarter 1 the goal list hashtag is #2020FALQ1List and the Quarter 1 finishes hashtag is #2020FALQ1Finish) when posting either their one goal list by the deadline of the quarter or their multiple finish posts anytime before the end of the quarter. The main difference from last year is that there will be no linking up on the hosts blogs but rather everything will be entered via Instagram and the use of hashtags. If you don't use the hashtags, you aren't officially playing along. 

To help you track your list of projects and their progress, Sandra at Sew of Course has designed a Finish-A-Long planner again for participants. Click here to download the planner. This can be super helpful in tracking your projects and keeping you moving towards finishing your WIPs. 

As always, you can refer to the 2020 Finish-A-Long page posted at the top of my blog for hosts, rules, sponsors and other info at any time. Following the Finish-A-Long's official Facebook (Finish-A-Long) and Instagram (@finishalong) pages will be super helpful for reminders & news too.

I'll pop back in with more details in a few days, but for now, the most important thing to know is that the Q1 goal list deadline is January 19, 2020, so hurry and get those lists posted!


What is the Finish-A-Long, you ask? From Rhonda, the founder and creator of the FAL:

The Finish-A-Long started back in 2012 as a way for me to keep track of all the stuff I wasn’t getting done. I was just starting my blog (my podcast was on the horizon) and wanted to “play” with my other blogging friends. A few of my blogging friends, as well as myself, knew online shop owners who were just getting started and were willing to be sponsors. 

Eight years later, it is this wonderful network of people who all work toward the same goal - to finish a project started prior to the beginning of the current quarter. And the bonus….when you finish a project and follow some simple rules, you are entered in a drawing.