Jenny Hansen here, popping in to share some topics we've been buzzing about behind the scenes at Writers In The Storm.
First of all, this is our 500th post. That is so unbelievable to me. Four years ago, when we started this blog, we had no idea where it would go, or that we'd find nearly this much to post about. THANK YOU for taking the journey with us!
This milestone brings up a second one on our list of goals:
Write To Done's yearly contest, the 8th Annual Top 10 Blogs For Writers Contest 2013 is happening right now! They're soliciting nominations for the Top 10 Blogs for Writers of 2013 and I’ve had Laura breathing down my neck about it.
(She’s that way, you know…why do you think she has 3 books out in a year?)
I’ll tell y’all what I told her: We’re not in charge here. Our readers are.
So, what do you think? Do you love WITS? Do you remotely have a yen to stampede over to Write To Done and gush in the comments about Writers In The Storm? We’d be tickled, and grateful, and thrilled beyond belief.
It’s okay if you don’t. We’ll still tell everyone we have the best readers around. But what if you DID. *jumps up and down…knocks the other gals over with excitement* That would be incredibly cool.
What about the Big Kahuna of shiny bloggy dreams? The Writer’s Digest annual list of 101 Best Websites for Writers. We’re dying to get on it and it’s pretty easy to get started, but again, we’re not in charge.
To nominate WITS for the site, you’d need to send an email with your comments and nomination for next year’s list to firstname.lastname@example.org with “101 Websites” in the subject line between now and Dec. 1, 2013.
p.s. y’all…I made one more deal with Laura. If she’d stop nagging me about chasing these Big Kahuna dreams, I’d not only put up this post, I also give away TWO copies of her book, The Sweet Spot, in the comments section. It’s on sale today for $1.99, so if you’ve been waiting to buy it, NOW is the time!
That’s really all I popped in to chat about, here on an off day at WITS. We love you guys and have so much fun digging up cool posts for you. We’ll keep at it through the holidays and into 2014.
Thanks again for all the joy you bring us!
By day, Jenny provides training and social media marketing for an accounting firm. By night she writes humor, memoir, women’s fiction and short stories. After 18 years as a corporate software trainer, she’s delighted to sit down while she works.
When she’s not at her personal blog, More Cowbell, Jenny can be found on Twitter at JennyHansenCA or here at Writers In The Storm. Jenny is also the Friday featured writer at Social N Worldwide, Inc., a news and events network that covers 65 U.S. markets.
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I love you guys. So, I was very happy to nominate you for both. 🙂
Awwwwww! Both? Dang, Sidney. We're honored.
p.s. I just added a giveaway at the bottom of the post, so go peek. 🙂
As a faithful reader of the WITS blog, I would be excited to see it listed in the Writer's Digest annual 101 websites list. It's my go to list for writing websites. You got my vote.
Thanks, Vicky! Obviously Laura feels exactly that way (hence the Big Kahuna dream).
Ditto, ditto, ditto (just a bit of Margie there) ... and if Laura lives with Alpha Dog at home, here she's Alpha Biker Chick in Charge. Of course I'll nominate you guys. Your posts are the best out there from techie to social to how to cut off this run on sentence 🙂
Love you, NY Chick. Thanks.
Done and done!!
Awww, thanks you guys! sniff...
Congrats! Nice stuff.
[…] trade off mistressing duties, including the gathering of posts, and every month they blow me away. Go see what’s up over there today. It’s exciting, and Laura is giving away two copies of The Sweet […]
Happy to vote for you... every writer needs inspiration, and you all provide it 🙂
Hey, you guys have something to Pimp/Promote? You know Jenny's giving you the chance over on More Cowbell today? Go check it out! http://jennyhansenauthor.wordpress.com/
Blog vote went ok, but when I clicked on the writer's digest link I get a googlemail pg instead???
Jenny, I got through to Writer's Digest and nominated WITS. I sincerely hope your wonderful site makes it onto the list. God knows you deserve it! Lyn
Thanks, Lyn!! You're the sweetest, and we appreciate any and all shout-outs. We're just soaking up the love today. 🙂
As far as I'm concerned, this is probably the best blog for writers around. (It's my favorite, anyway.) As soon as I get home tonight, I'll be doing what I can to help you out.
Oh my gosh, Kaye, thanks for that - we started this to pass on whatever info we could for budding writers - it's such a hard endeavor. We've found that we've learned as much as any of you! Our readers are the best!
Will do! I can't believe you aren't already on the WD list.
Sweet Debbie! Thanks a bunch. We appreciate any mentions. 🙂
Hopped over to nominate WITS! Best wishes to you all! 🙂
Done and happy to do it.
Adding my thanks to our readers! I'm tickled pink!!
You EASILY deserve to be on both. WITS is, for me, required reading and though I don't always comment, I read each and every post. Good luck! 🙂
Reblogged this on Ella Quinn ~ Author and commented:
As all of you know, I'm very fond of WITS posts. They've helped me quite a bit. If you like them as well, here is your chance to help.
Added another nomination just now... I hope you win!
Done. You guys deserve kudos for all the good to do. You're one of the blogs I always spare time for. 🙂
Awwww, thank you, Yvette!
Reblogged this on Amy Pfaff and commented:
This site has been a wealth of knowledge for my fellow writers and I. Help me make it a "Top Blog for Writers!"
Thank you SO much, Amy!