Wednesday 6 September 2023


 Hello all!

WEP celebrated it's 10th anniversary in 2020, so that makes us a little 'older' than the IWSG! Quite a milestone for both of our groups in this fast-moving age. 

The awesome co-hosts for the September 6 posting of the IWSG are Sonia Dogra, J Lenni Dorner, Pat Garcia, Sarah - The Faux Fountain Pen, and Meka James!


Which brings me to the month's question - The IWSG celebrates 12 years today! When did you discover the IWSG, how do you connect, and how has it helped you?

I'm number 8 on the IWSG list and I've always been a strong supporter of the monthly bloghop. Even when traveling overseas, I've usually posted and read posts. Probably missed writing 2 posts in the 12 years. I like the optional question each month which shows how amazing writers are in that each answer is so different.

I read the posts on the IWSG site and the Facebook site. The Facebook site is great for those who no longer/don't blog. I like how it offers promotion and answers questions. So helpful for newbie writers and established writers.

As the founder of WEP, I can't help saying I love that both WEP and the IWSG are writer-focused and offer services to many writers around the globe. WEP offers writing opportunities, while the IWSG offers so many helpful services. Writers help each other. I took note that 3 out of 5 writers helping Alex this month are WEP writers who give generously of their time and talents in so many ways. Belonging to groups like these two help writers feel included in the huge writer-verse. WEP and the IWSG are loosely aligned and I look forward to bigger and better things as we forge ahead into the future. 

Alex helps WEP by promoting our bi-monthly challenges (when we get the copy to him) and some of the IWSG admin are very supportive by writing for us when time permits. Special thanks to our unofficial liaison, C Lee McKenzie. 

Long live blogging and collaborative support!