Friday, September 24, 2010

Writer's Platform-Building Crusade

Rachael Harrie over at Rach Writes has started a Writer's Platform-Building Crusade. Those who are interested in building their platforms and paying it forward to help others do the same are encouraged to join.

Why? Because so many of us are in the early stages of building our platforms. Because we could all use a little support from one another. And because it's a great way to get to know new people in the blogosphere. To be honest, my favorite thing about blogging is the connections I have made with other bloggers (not to mention the amazing information they publish every day). So I'm in.

Want to join us? Here's what you need to do:
  1. Follow Rach Writes
  2. Comment on her Inaugural Writer's Platform-Building Crusade post
  3. Write about the crusade on your blog and link back to said post
  4. Spread the word (on Twitter, she's @RachaelHarrie and the hashtag is #WPBC1)
Welcome to my new followers and fellow crusaders! Thanks for participating in my suffering for art poll (which is still going, please vote over there to the right if you haven't yet--it's functional now, or at least was at the time I wrote this post).

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On a separate, yet related pay-it-forward note, don't miss the first monthly followup to WriteOnCon this coming Monday, September 27. The amazing organizers will have a live event with Jessica Sinsheimer (Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency), Roseanne Wells (Marianne Strong Literary Agency), and others to be announced.

WriteOnCon, 9:00pm EDT Monday (or 3:00am Tuesday, my time—thank goodness for archives!)


  1. Wonderful to have you along Alison :) I'll be posting our first Crusader Challenge next week - should be heaps of fun!!!

  2. Great idea. I'll have to check it out.

  3. Rachael: Glad to be a part of it. :)

    Tabitha: Definitely join us. :)

  4. Thanks for the WriteOnCon reminder - got it in my calendar now.

  5. Great to see you're participating!

  6. Julie: my pleasure.

    Quinn: I am, but I can't blog every day. Just not possible with two young kids and work. I'm also trying to finish a novel before I start traveling in 2 weeks. Ack!

  7. Hi, I signed up for the Crusade today so I wanted to stop by and say 'hello'!