Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Blogroll: Show Us What You've Got

It's time for you to quit reading about writing and let us see your work. I know you are writing. I just don't have your address to get to it.

So, I am taking this blog hostage for the next 4 weeks. I won't hold you against your will...you are certainly free to move on to a more passive post somewhere else. But since you are reading this sentence, I believe you are still captivated and intrigued by the thought of letting someone read what you are writing.

Secretly, you need me to push you. You want someone to look at your words and see if it is conveying what you intended. But I know you are a bit scared to show your work. How do I know that? Because I know you. And I know myself. To show your work leaves you feeling a bit vulnerable, right?

Well, if we promise to be gentle with one another, could we try something new?

Share our writing with one another...through our blogs.

I am starting a blogroll for this blog with the sole purpose of featuring you and the other women writers who frequent this site. I want us to read each others work. I want us to be challenged to write blog posts that take what we are learning and show that we are applying that knowledge creatively in our daily blog writings.

I want us to leave encouraging comments on each others blogs, expressing what we enjoyed reading--a phrase, a sentence, a well-crafted story.

Just as I discovered our latest WOTH Blog writer, Sarah @ The Yellow Dress Blog by reading her personal blog, I know that there are more of you out there waiting and needing to be encouraged to keep at it.

With the establishment of a WOTH Writer's Blogroll, I'd like to start featuring your good writing on this blog and even in the WOTH onlineMagazine. Sometimes a blog post is simply an article waiting to be published...the article, "No Rules Left to Break," by Deborah Berruti, in the current issue of the WOTH onlineMagazine, was originally a blog post on her blog.

Let's get this rolling!
Submit your Blog URL to

Also Coming up: How to Facebook: tips on writing well so you are well read; how to connect FB with your Blog/website; creating interest and support in your ministry through FB and beyond; and a fun and imaginative online writing project just for WOTH Writers!

~Cindy Blomquist, Editor


OliveTree said...

What fun, Cindy! Thanks! I look forward to reading your next posts.

Women of the Harvest Blogs said...

I am thrilled at the response to adding your blog to the blogroll...as Inky'Spot conveyed in her email to me: "Is this possibly the birth of a missionary writers group?"

I'd love to nurture that possibility for it is a dream of mine to have such a group.

your friend, Cindy

Jungle Mom said...

I am having trouble with the link to submit my url. http://jungle-hut.blogspot.com/2011/03/being-missionary-is-not-my-real-job.html

Women of the Harvest Blogs said...

@jungle mom: thanks for letting me know...link repaired. I'll add you to the blogroll...yea!

Women of the Harvest Blogs said...

OK...now the email doesn't work...hmmm. Please email your blog URL manually.

Linda said...

Sounds great, Cindy!

Jamie Jo said...

I'm looking forward to these next posts, too. Instead of us all individually learning all these wonderful writing tips, it would be nice to join together like Ilona (Inky'Spot) suggests. Personally I'm eager to see what the rest of you are writing.

Karin said...

What a great idea! Looking forward to read more from the writers in our midst. Love the idea of a writes group. Thank you again Cindy.


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