Let's Party! Gossip Guides' Bloggiversary! | Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: Let's Party! Gossip Guides' Bloggiversary!

May 01, 2009

Let's Party! Gossip Guides' Bloggiversary!

In the early days before the Gossip Guides had formed, Heather and I would have mini Gossip Parties where excited discussions of rumors took place - while stopping for the occasional queen-cake or cup of tea.

In celebration of running the the Gossip Guides for *1 year* we would like to host an 18th Century Gossip Party and invite all of you! It has been so much fun to keep the blogs this year, and neither of us ever imagined the number of followers and friends we would make here. So our Gossip Party is a way of saying thank you and let's celebrate!

18th Century Gossip Party!

We are going to throw this party in honor of our bloggiversary (everyone is doing it!) To celebrate we will have a long 'wall of gossip' built by you!

It will be posted on our bloggiversary, Friday 8 May. So on May 8, you can visit us (bring your own queen-cakes & tea) and we can read and discuss gossip together!

The Party doubles as a Give Away ... SO make sure you enter for a chance to win either a DVD or book! (your choice):
  • Marie Antoinette, 2006 DVD (region 1)
  • Queen of Fashion, Caroline Weber
  • Madame de Pompadour, Christine Pevitt Algrant
How to Enter:
Email your favorite piece of
18th century gossip to Lauren or Heather. This can be gossip you have read here and loved, or new gossip that hasn't been published on the blogs before. French Gossip to Heather will not be accepted, nor English to Lauren. Juicy 18th century gossip from other countries will be accepted. Entries will be accepted through Thursday May 7.


1. 18th Century Gossip can be no longer than 3 sentences.
2. You may only enter 1 piece of gossip per website.
3. Subject line must be
18th Century Gossip.4. Specify if you prefer to enter for a book, a movie or either at the bottom of the email.

The Gossip Party will be held across Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide & The Duchess of Devonshire's Gossip Guide, so be sure to enter on both websites!! More chances to win and to participate!


  1. Congrats on a year of fantastic blogging!

  2. Congratulations, and what a great idea!!

  3. Many congrats, Lauren! I have so enjoyed my time here (which is now a hopeless addiction) and know this year will be just as fabulous!

  4. Congratulations! I am so happy to have found your blog!

  5. Thank you all!

    You should all enter the give-away too!! :o)

  6. So I just found your blog and let me tell you I am in LOVE!!!<3 Congrats on your bloggiversary!

    I am an undergraduate majoring in History and Marie Antoinette and 18th century Versailles is one of my all time favorite subjects! I am so anxious to get a day that I can devout to reading all of your posts! :D

    Well that being said.... do we just send the email to marieantoinettegossip@gmail.com? or is there a different address?

  7. Hi Jessica! I am so glad you like the blog!

    You definitely should enter the give-away, just send your email to MarieAntoinetteGossip@gmail.com

    (its the official Blog email address)

    I can't wait to hear what some of your fav gossip is!!

  8. Hi! I adore your blog, yours and Heather's are the best blogs I've ever seen. I'm so glad I found them.

    Now, perhaps this may sound very stupid, but... I want to enter the gossip bloggiversary, but I don't really understand where it is, what exactly it is, is it some kinf of forum?

    I'm so sorry if I'm being actually very dumb and taking your time :)

    P.S.: I'm starting a Historical Blog and feeling very excited about it!

  9. Hi Júlia!
    I am glad you want to participate!!

    All you need to do to enter:
    Email your favorite bit of gossip (from the blog or elsewhere) to me (Lauren) at
    MarieAntoinetteGossip (at) gmail.com

    Let me know if you would like a book or dvd in the email.

    Then, Friday May 6, visit this blog to read all the fun gossip submitted by readers and the giveaway winners will also be announced!

    Can't wait to hear from you!