Today I read one of my favorite blogs. Julie Coulter Bellon is always so insightful and fun. This morning I found she'd joined a challenge sponsored over at Rachael Harrie's, Rach Writes.
Campaign runs from August 22, 2011 to October 31, 2011. The sign-ups have already started and will close to Campaigners on August 31st. Don't wait. Just do it!
This is Rachael's third campaign, and it will be my first. I will advertise this as best I can because as a writer I think we all need to stretch our reach out as wide as possible, get to know as many other writers as we can, or our world stays very confined and stale. I went to a small college. The campus couldn't have been more than five acres in total, including the athletic area. My husband attended a major university, and the difference in the way everything feels is . . . enormous. I don't just mean that it takes a car to drive from your last class to the library, but his school feels like a city, and mine? well, like a department store. While we both got our degrees, the contacts and friendships we made were on vastly different scales.
Rach said, ". . . the Campaign is a way to link those of us in the writing community together with the aim of helping to build our online platforms. The Campaigners are all bloggers in a similar position, who genuinely want to pay it forward, make connections and friends within the writing community, and help build each others' online platforms while at the same time building theirs."
Right now I'm living in a small writing world, but I want to reach out and get to know other writers. So, go to Rach's blog (click on the link in the sidebar and it will take you straight to Rach Writes) and join before it's too late, and then pop over to Julie's and see her blog's new look. (go to the side bar and click on LDSWriterMom)