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Monday, January 23, 2012

Fourth Writers' Platform-Building Campaign - Announcement

Thanks heaps to all of you who voted on the question of whether we should have one Campaign or two this year (and an even bigger thanks to those who volunteered to help out!). The results were so close (50% each way) and many of you were so keen to go ahead, that I've decided to do the following:

I'll be having two Campaigns this year, one beginning in February and the other in August (after WriteOnCon). However, this coming Campaign in February will be a mini-Campaign and will only run until mid-March (one month). I'll be setting up a List of Campaigners so you can meet each other, and I'll run one or two Campaigner Challenges and a Campaigner Notice-Board. That will be about it. Then the main Campaign will be in August.

Sounds good, I hope :)

The Fourth Campaign will begin on Monday, February 6th, so make sure you come back then and sign up. Can't wait to see you all on board!

38 comments:

Joanna said...

I won't be joining in this one, Rach, but wishing you a successful fourth campaign. :)

Miranda Hardy said...

Love the challenges. Since this is a mini, maybe I can squeeze it in.

Catherine Johnson said...

Oh decisions! I might be traveling in Aug. I'll know nearer time. Don't want to miss it!

Angela Brown said...

One mini campaign and one longer campaign sounds like a great compromise. I look forward to the one coming in February :-)

SA Larsenッ said...

Sounds fabulous!

Hildred said...

sounds good to me! can't wait :)

Tara Tyler said...

love the idea of mini! looking forward to it =)
thanks for being such a great hostess!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Since I have a book coming out next month and I'm a co-host for the A to Z Challenge, I won't be able to participate this time.

K.T. Hanna said...

Great idea hon :D Looking forward to both of them.

Kaylie Austen said...

Awesome! I look forward to it, and meeting new people, and participating this time! Just let me know if you need any help. :)

Carol Riggs said...

That works! By the way, on your Campaign tab it says April for the end of the first one, FYI. Have fun!

Mina Burrows said...

I'm glad you decided to do it. I'm looking forward to it. Let me know if you need help. :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Rach,

I see you worked it out. This is a terrific solution. I might be able to this one and I am so in for the main one in August.

Have a great week!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

OH boy...I have two blogfests I'm participating in during February. This one will be the biggest though so the sooner you let us know dates...the better.

Cherie Reich said...

I think this is a wonderful solution. I look forward to the next Campaign. :)

Esther Spurrill-Jones said...

So looking forward to doing this for the first time; and it will be perfect to start with the "mini campaign."

Kerri Cuev said...

That sounds like a GREAT plan! Thanks for doing this Rach!

A.J. Mullarky said...

Hooray! I love the campaigns, it's such a great community :)

Carrie Butler said...

Sounds great, Rach! I can't wait. :)

Gina Blechman said...

I don't think I'll have time for this one. But I'm all up for joining up again in August. :-)

<3 Gina Blechman

Claire Hennessy said...

Oh what a great idea. Sure I can manage for a month. Can't wait. Will pass the good news on. Offer of help still stands :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Sounds awesome! :)

Rachael Harrie said...

Thanks so much for all your comments, guys!

@Michael - I've popped the dates in my page up the top of my blog - the Campaigner Challenges will start on Monday Feb 20 and Monday March 5, and the Campaign will end on March 17 :)

Hugs,

Rach

Abby Minard said...

Good luck with the Campaign! I bet it'll be a good one this year (both of them :)

Kathleen Doyle said...

Can't wait! Count me in=)

Trisha said...

Yep, I may have to give this one a miss too, but I can't wait to see what you do for it. :)

Mark Koopmans said...

Hi Rach,

Looking forward to Mini and Major :)

PS... Can we pull the badge now to use for promoting or have to wait until the Campaign begins?

Rachael Harrie said...

@Mark, awesome! Yep, feel free to pull the badge now if you want. I'll be including it in my official post on Feb 6 as well :)

Hugs,

Rach

Patricia T. said...

Really would love to participate in this one Rachael, but I have too much on my plate. I had so much fun last fall. Will join the next one.

Sarah Pearson said...

I'll be here :-)

Rachel Morgan said...

Despite the fact that I may be piling too much on my virtual plate, I can't bear the thought of being left out! So I will be there!

Tia Bach said...

I think it's a wonderful compromise. Can't wait for it to start!!

LadyJai said...

That's an awesome compromise Rach. Let me know if you need me to help!

Juliemybird said...

Great idea! Will there be major differences, other than the amount of time/number of challenges?

Kate Coursey said...

Yay! I've been waiting and waiting for this. Should be awesome!

Tara Tyler said...

cant believe i missed this announcement! thanks!

Nicole Pyles said...

I just spotted this - I am so joining!! Yay for following you on Google Plus! :)

Brenna Braaten said...

I'll admit I'm a little worried about getting behind on this, but I'm giving it a go anyway.

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