ON WRITING

“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Writer's Platform Building Crusade - the flag is flying again! (Publication Party next post!)

Over at Rach Writes there is great news for bloggers, the second Writers’ Platform-Building Crusade has started! I joined last year and have been so looking forward to getting behind the flag again! 

Rach thought of this concept in 2010. She thought about the fact that there are so many of us out there -aspiring writers, beginner bloggers, industry peeps, even published authors, all who want to build their online platforms. She wanted to bring us all together. As a member of this Crusade, we write insightful posts and articles, actively blog within the blogosphere, take part in challenges, competitions, and contests galore, but mainly we support our fellow crusaders.

So, Rach (Rachael Harrie) links all of us together. This year she has groups so we can follow/comment on like-minded bloggers' posts.

Go to Rach Writes for all the buzz and to join. You’ll have a list of bloggers in the same position as you, who genuinely want to help you succeed. You can visit their sites, follow along with their blogs, leave comments, and share your highs and lows as you journey through the blogosphere and build your online platform. And they'll be doing the same for you. Some of the bloggers I met last year are firm blogging friends (((waves hi))).

Jump on board the Writers' Platform-Building Crusade. Spread the word. Pay it forward. And have fun with your blogging!!!

This is networking with a capital N!



21 comments:

  1. Hi, Denise,

    I posted the Crusade today as well. It's going to be great.... Totally up for it!


    Michael

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  2. Michael, yep, it's great to be on the move again!

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  3. Hi Denise, What a great idea - thanks for the pointer to it. I'm getting on board now.

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  4. If I wasn't co-hosting the A to Z, I would! Don't feel I could give it my full atttention right now.

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  5. Ah, such a great idea! I may go over and read up, but with all that's been going on with me lately, I'd hate to commit and then fall out....

    Hope you've been well and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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  6. Nice to meet you, fellow Crusader!

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  7. How do you guys manage all these fests and crusades along with work, writing and, well, life? I can't commit to either now and --I am bumming.

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  8. What a great idea! I'll go check out her blog.
    :)

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  9. Tony: You'd love it!

    Alex: Yeah, aren't we busy little bunnies. I'm looking forward to the A - Z 'fest and will be so pleased for the 'scheduling' of blogger.

    Words Crafter: It's not a matter of falling out - you just do what you can.

    Heather: Hokey pokey, we're on already! Nice to meet you Heather. Now what was that secret handshake again! I'll be over soon.

    Mary: Oh, I don't think any of us bother with a mere bagatelle like sleep, ha ha. You could do it Mary!

    Lydia: Not that you really need it Doc!

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  10. Hi L'Aussie - glad to see you have signed up for the crusade too :D

    Congratulations! It seems a long time ago that the No Fear blogfest kicked off, but the voting is over at last and it seems that readers were particularly appreciative of your story and Roland's. But there has to be a winner and you are she! I will post about it soon.

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  11. I'll have to check it out - thanks for the link and the info :)

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  12. Dominic: Woo hoo! To be in the same league as Roland on this occasion is big time! Thanks!

    Jemi: Good.

    Alleged Author: Hope you sign on.

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  13. Hey Denise, so glad you're coming back on board :) I think this one is going to be fantabulous (80+ signed on so far!!!). Am still working my way through the Crusader list, and turning my mind to some fun challenges (think we'll have to have a mystery word one first up) ;)

    Hugs,

    Rach

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  14. Denise, congratulations on winning the No Fear Blogfest. Well done! Yours was a great story and you deserved your win.

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  15. Rachel: 80+. Wowsers! Can't wait to see the groups and get started!

    Tony: Thanks so much! I never expected to win.

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  16. Man, I thought I was already a follower to your blog! I'm glad I fixed that slow brained mistake! I'm glad we're crusading together :)

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  17. Michelle: Thanks for following. That happens.

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  18. Hi Again,

    I am with Michelle, i thought i was following too... have fixed that as well.

    Constance CRUSADER

    http://precociousscribe.blogspot.com/

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  19. Nice meeting you too, Denise. I look forward to getting to know you better here in the future.

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  20. Thank you so much for checking out my blog :) I am excited - and the stampede is just beginning!

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