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Friday, February 10, 2012

Where to from here? (and the Campaigner Notice-Board) (Feb 2012)

I'd like to say a huge welcome to all the Campaigners (here, have some cookies!). I can't wait to get to know you over the next two months, and I know you're all looking forward to meeting and networking with each other. Now, halfway through sign-ups, we have 189 Campaigners who've come on board (what an awesome number!). And you still have until 11.59pm EDT Wednesday to sign up before I close the List of Campaigners.

First Campaigner Challenge

The First Campaigner Challenge begins on Monday, February 20th, so pop back here then if you want to take part in the fun! Remember, you don't have to take part, though it is great fun and a cool way to meet your fellow Campaigners.

Where to from here?

Where to from here, you ask? I gave you some suggestions in my previous post. Basically, take advantage of all the networking opportunities the Campaign is providing you. You can:
  • meet and chat with other Campaigners on Twitter at #writecampaign
  • visit the Campaigners' blogs
  • take part in the Campaigner Challenges
  • pop around to all the events on the Campaigner Notice-Board
  • and above all, get to know the members of your Campaign Group(s) and see what fun activities you can come up with together (previous Campaigners have organized joint blogfests, Campaigner interviews, Choose Your Own Adventure Bloghops, and so on)
If you haven't already, now's the time to go around to your fellow Campaigners and some or all of the Campaigners in your Group(s). Make sure you follow and leave a comment and tell them who you are. Some awesome blogging connections have been made this way in the past. Try to visit them as much as possible during the Campaign, and make sure you leave comments as this is one of the key ways Campaigners can show their support.

This post about organizing Google Reader may help.

Campaigner Notice-Board

Check out these great blogfests, contests, and other announcements:
  1. From Rach at Rach Writes: I will be holding a Beta Match (matching up critique partners and beta readers) on Monday, February 13th. Make sure you pop back to Rach Writes... on Monday to put your name down or search the list for your perfect match :) 
  2. From T.B. McKenzie at Magickless: On Friday the 13th I will be giving away a signed, first edition copy of my debut novel, the Dragon and the Crow. All you have to do is tell me who your favourite dragon is and why. From Puff to Smaug, or a dragon more obscure -- just tell me why they are the best, and I'll pick the most sincere and eloquent entry. There can be only one! Check it out here.
  3. From K.S. Collier at K.S. Collier: New book is being launched. "The Veil" by K.S. Collier is now available on Amazon Kindle. The hard copies will be following soon, as will Barnes & Noble for the Nook. Excited to meet everyone on my blog!
  4. From Kimberly at Here's What I Think About That: Blog Hop for "Weekend" Happiness. Opens Friday and closes Sunday. Check it out here
  5. From Meradeth at Write Stuff: I'm holding a $10 Amazon gift card giveaway--all you have to do is tell me what you think is the most romantic city in the world is--very simple! Tell me here.
  6. From Chris Kelworth at The Kelworth Files: I'm looking for Campaigners to interview for my Campaigner Spotlight feature. Let me know on my blog.
  7. From Rachele Alpine at Freckle Head: I'm doing a poll to see how people "discover" books.
  8. From Rachele Alpine at Freckle Head: I'm having a Valentine's Day contest where I'm giving away heart hand warmers that are great for writing with!
    From Juliemybird at Rosewood Pencil Box: is hosting a giveaway for a(t least one) signed copy of Article 5 by Kristen Simmons. All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address. Winner(s) will be announced March 6. Come join the fun!
  9. From Rebekah Loper at Black & Dark Night: "There's lots of stuff happening in February! Almost every Tuesday, there's an author interview/guest post & book giveaway, covering everything from Christian fic to paranormal to memoir. Current giveaway is Shades of the Orient (interview & details here). On Saturday, February 11th, is an extra interview & book giveaway with Rebecca Hamilton, author of The Forever Girl. Upcoming authors include Jean Marie Bauhaus, Dana Sitar, and Jessica Therrien. Check it all out on her blog!
  10. From Stella Atrium at Stella Atrium on OpenSalon: The Blog from Stella Atrium focuses on indie writers for the fantasy genre, and especially developing more and more interesting girl heroes. Details here
If you have a blogfest, a contest, or a something-or-other you want me to let people know about, fill out this form and I'll run your announcement in the following Friday's post. Make sure you include all the details please. If your announcement is for a continuing event that you want included in other Notice-Boards, you'll need to fill out the form again each week.

And don't forget to stop back at Rach Writes... on Monday for Beta-Match (an opportunity for you to find critique partners and/or beta readers).


Unknown said...

I am an idiot. The 13th is a monday not friday. All dragon related details were correct however.

Unknown said...

I am an idiot. The 13th is a monday not friday. All dragon related details were correct however.

Christy Farmer said...

Hi Rachael,
Just want to say a heartfelt thank you for everything you do organizing these campaigns. This is a wonderful community to be part of.

Thanks again,
Christy Farmer

Leslie S. Rose said...

Yay for the campaign. Can't wait to hop around and meet new peeps.

Rachael Harrie said...

Thanks so much Christy :)



Savannah Chase said...

Wanted to stop by and say thank you for all that you do..

Mina Burrows said...

Hi Rach. I posted my WPB post today. Thanks so much for doing this. ;)

Patricia Marques said...

Thank you for the link to the google reader post! I really need to learn how to organize mine, especially with the campaign.

Really enjoying the campaign :) thank you for hosting this.

Sarah Tokeley said...

Looking forward to getting to know my fellow group members this week :-)

Jessica Salyer said...

Thanks Rach. I'm excited to do the campaign this year. Also your post on reader was very helpful.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

wow, so much is happening around the blogsphere at the moment. It's great!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Yowsa...I just noticed your badge that says you are a top 75 Writing Blog Finalist. That kicks much ass Rach and congratulations.

Charmaine Clancy said...

Thanks for hosting this!

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