Blogging is all about community, and in recognition of that, today I want to send you all to a few links. Trust me, if you’re not on all of these, you’re missing out!
1. A to Z Challenge 2014: As a co-host, of course, this is my first recommendation. At 750 sign-ups already in the 20 days it has opened, it is the T-Rex of bloghops. This challenge took my blog following and comments to places I hadn’t imagined before, and if you haven’t signed up, do so without delay. Today, we’re giving kudos to our man Jeremy, an excellent co-host and creator of the badge you see to the left, who has been down with an injury, is in considerable pain, and is suffering an internet ban! Go give him some love, please.
2. Blog Blitz: Started by DL Hammons, this is a spiffing idea to surprise some bloggers with our love. The deal is to find an unwary victim from this long list, and then flood him or her with comments. You’ll see this in action today at the post for Jeremy above. We co-hosts are sneaky, and DL, being a former co-host of the A to Z Challenge, has agreed to Blitz Jeremy with some comment love. If you want to wake up to a bazillion comments on one of your posts one fine morning, go add your name to the sign-up list! DL wants to hit the big old 500, and he’s just a 100 away!
3. A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal: Last Monday the ladies of #TeamDamyanti, Anna Tan, Csenge Zalka, Guilie Castillo Oriard, Samantha Geary Jones, and Vidya Sury *with technical support from Jemima Pett & Mary Wallace* kicked off the A to Z Theme Reveal Blogfest following the unofficial tradition Mina Lobo started last year for the A to Z Challenge. So, if you’re taking part in the A to Z Challenge (and if not, why not?), and have a theme, join the fun on March 21st!
4. Insecure Writer’s Support Group: Started by the Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh, the name of this group explains itself. Each month, on the first Wednesday, writers in the blogiverse open up about their insecurities, reassure each other, make book announcements or give writing tips. If you’re a writer, and are not on this list, consider joining up today.
Last but not the least, I’d like to give a shout-out to another blogging community effort: the album Composer for Relief and its companion anthology Beyond the Binding spearheaded by Samantha Geary Jones.
Beyond the Binding is available NOW on Amazon &
in all ebook formats. Cover designed by Jennifer Redstreake Geary.
So, will you join us A to Z Challenge co-hosts in giving Jeremy some comment love? Have you signed up for the Blog Blitz and IWSG ? Buy a copy of
Composer for Relief and its companion anthology Beyond the Binding?
Any other blogging communities that you know of? Give me all the answers in the comments!