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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Writers' Platform-Building Crusade - Rock On Crusaders!!!

For those of you who missed it, check out my original Writers' Platform-Building Crusade post. There's been a fantastic amount of interest from others who, like me, are wanting to build their online platform and support other writers and platform-builders at the same time.

To date we have 20 Crusaders - woot!!! Check them out on the blog roll in my sidebar. This is an ongoing thing peeps! Our aim is to have fun with our blogging, to make connections, and to actively support each other in our journeys toward being published.

The more the merrier - we'd love to have you join in! Just drop me a comment in the original post, follow the directions in the post, and I'll add you to the list.

So, what's next, I hear my fellow Crusaders ask. Here goes:
  1. don't forget to blog about the Crusade and follow along with Rach Writes... if you haven't already. Subscribe by email if you don't want to miss any posts;
  2. check out your fellow Crusaders in my sidebar. Pop by their sites, follow along, drop them a comment to say hi. It's fantastic to see some of you doing this already!
  3. keep in touch with other Crusaders. We all love getting comments, so go nuts! Read and comment on our articles (and share links on your own blogs), join in our competitions, and make up your own Crusader blog rolls on your site so your followers can join in the fun;
  4. take part in the Crusader Challenges (first Challenge coming on Friday, woohoo!!!);
  5. spread the word about the Crusade as we blog along. Tell your followers what you're doing. How's the Crusade working? Are you enjoying the Challenges? Have you made heaps of new connections? Increased your followers? How's your platform-building going?
  6. make sure you include links back to my original post (http://bit.ly/9kMySK) whenever you blog about the Crusade, so your followers can check us out too.
It's so fantastic to have you all on board! I can't wait to share this journey with you.


Tessa Quin said...

Squeeee! Did you check Lisa and Laura's site today? They announced the winner of the 50 page critique!


Megan K. Bickel said...

Loving it, Rach! I can't wait to see what the challenge is. Do I need to stretch? I have yoga pants at the ready... : )

Patricia A. Timms-McGehee said...

I'm having fun already! Looking for to Friday's challenge.

I totally thought I was already following you. I tried to add you to my sidebar and have been thinking there was a malfunction going on with blogger. Derrr, I'm a goof! Following now! Lol!

Rachael Harrie said...

@Tessa, thanks for letting me know - I hadn't seen it. Woohoo, made my day!!! :)

@Megan, hmmm, reckon you can probably manage without yoga pants, but by all means pop them on :) I'll give a little hint...there'll be extra points for humor (and not telling anything else - you'll just have to wait til Friday!!!) :)

@Patricia, great to hear you're enjoying yourself! I see you now :) My own site has been playing up a bit but I think it's fixed now, so give it another try (*crosses fingers*) :)

Bast said...

Hey Rachael, just wanted to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog.

Good to see that more people are signing up to be crusaders!

Rachael Harrie said...

Ooh, thanks so much Quinn!!! I've popped to your site and left you a little note :)

Alison Pearce Stevens said...

Hi Rachael, looking forward to Friday's challenge. :)

Marieke said...

Can't wait! So exciting! ^_^

Adina West said...

Yes, I definitely have more followers through the Crusade!

Will have a look at the full list now as I know I'm not following all the other Crusaders yet.

Any Crusader who hasn't made it over to mine yet, come on over and visit!


Rachael Harrie said...

@Marieke :P

@Adina, great to see you have heaps more followers, it's so great the Crusade is working for everyone :)

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