Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rach Writes: Inaugural Writers’ Platform-Building Crusade


When I wonder why I blog I always come back to the same thing – because I love it. Would I do it if I had no comments, no followers? Yes, if I could see from the stats that people were still visiting, reading; finding out that pineapples really do grow on the ground and not on trees, checking out enormous spiders and enjoying pictures of Crystal Tips and Alistair.

But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love seeing my follower list increasing – and look I am so near 100. So when I came across this brilliant idea, the Inaugural Writers’ Platform-Building Crusade from Rach Writes I knew I had to be involved. There are lots of aspiring writers, bloggers, agents, publishers and  published authors out there all wanting to build their online platforms.

So how to get involved? Go along to this post from Rach Writes and leave a comment with your blogging name and a link to your site. Don’t forget to follow Rach Writes so that you get updates about the Crusade and of course check out the other Crusaders… check them out and follow them so they’ll visit you.

Rach says:
  • Write about the Crusade on your blog and link back to this post
  • Encourage your followers to come to Rach Writes… and join up (it will help them too!)
  • Tweet about the Crusade, including a link to this post (http://bit.ly/9kMySK) and #WPBC1.  Encourage re-tweets. I'm @RachaelHarrie if you want to follow me in the Twitterverse too
  • Pop it on Facebook
  • Generally, spread the word…
I’ll publish a list of all the Crusaders on Rach Writes.., and I’ll update the list as people join in on future Crusades.

So I’m in. Are you?


Public humiliation tactic: progress (or otherwise) on my edit: page 36 (but I'm off to do some now.)


Rachael Harrie said...

Hi Jenny, great post about the Crusade, thanks for blogging about it. It's fantastic to see you on board, there's heaps of wonderful Crusaders to meet and get to know. I'll be posting about the Second Crusader Challenge in the next few days, hope you can take part, they're great fun! :)


Jenny Beattie said...

Thanks Rachael for letting me join in. I'm going to get around to visiting next.

Flowerpot said...

Sounds good - thanks for letting us know JJ!

Helen said...

I'm in too! Great idea.

Marieke said...

I've said it before, but I'll happily say it again - welcome to the Crusade! :D

I can tell you from experience, it's amazing to be a part of ^.^

Megan K. Bickel said...

Hey Jenny! Great to meet you! I look forward to getting to know you via blog! : )

Lisa Potts said...

Hey, Jenny! Just stopping by from the Crusade. Nice to "meet" you.

Tessa Quin said...

Wheeee, I'm your 100th follower ^.^

Jenny Beattie said...

Flowerpot, you're welcome. Perhaps I'll see you over there...

Helen, I see you're signed up hon. Excellent.

Marieke, thank you. I've been around some of the other crusader blogs today to check them out.

Megan, thank you. And the feeling's mutual.

Lisa, thank you.

Tessa, that has to be good luck! Thank you.

Julie Hedlund said...

Hello there! I saw your comment on my blog, so I added you to my list of Crusaders. Welcome aboard!

What kind of tea do you drink? I lived in England for a couple of years, so I learned how to drink "proper" tea. My "everyday" tea is PG tips. :-)

Su said...

Yay, welcome to the Crusade! "Tea stains" is such a brilliant blog name-- I wish I'd thought of it. :)

Jenny Beattie said...

Julie, I love tea. I like all sorts but my daily drink is a cup of strong PG Tips! I also love oolong green tea. Thanks for visiting.

Su, thank you and thank you.

It's nice to 'meet' you both.

Boonie S said...

I like to see follower and visitor numbers increasing as I suspect that we all do – but nowadays I have enough, so I don’t concern myself with it too much. But you supported me a lot when I was getting things off the ground. I thanks you for that.
By the way, my follower numbers have been stuck on 97 for ages now.
You’ll always have plenty of visitors and followers cos your blog’s so interesting.

Have a nice day, Boonie

Debs said...

This sounds like fun, thanks for telling us all about it.

Quinn said...

Hey! Welcome to the crusade! It's been pretty great, so glad you can join :)

Grandpa said...

Hi Jenny, great to see you've joined us - and you've been to The Farm already!


thelmaz said...

Hi, fellow crusader, thanks for visiting my blog. Yours is great.

Lola Sharp said...

Hi Jenny! Thanks for finding my blog (via the Crusade!) ... what a treat to follow your trail back here to your lovely blog. :)

Happy belated birthday!!!


Patricia A. Timms said...

Hello Jenny! I'm a fellow crusader. Welcome aboard. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

Patricia A. Timms said...

Oh yeah, and Happy Belated Birthday!

L'Aussie said...

Hey Jenny, great to see you again. A great post about the crusade and lots of comments.

You mention pineapples and I smiled. My husband and I go walking around the river in Brisbane most nights after dinner. The lovely Council has planted a herb-type garden along the South Bank. All these lovely little pineapples were growing (so tourists could see where pineapples came from) but last night we saw that someone had picked the little blighters. Why would you? Ages to grow yet. Maybe they were from Thailand? You know how in Asia you eat green pawpaw, green bananas, maybe green pineapples too???

Anyhoo, looking forward to the next challenge..:)

Melissa said...

This writing crusade is actually a really excellent idea. Good on you for joining.

I'm a new follower. Hello! I look forward to getting to know you better.

Angie said...

Hmm, looks quite interesting. I'm off to investigate... :)

Jenny Beattie said...

Boonie, thank you. That's so sweet of you. I'd been stuck at 95 for ever too.

Debs, hope to see you there perhaps.

Quinn, great. I look forward to it. The 'more followers' promise has come through.

Grandpa, thank you. Yes I have. Very cute pictures.

Thelmaz, you're welcome. It's so nice to find some new blogs to follow.

Lola, thank you and thank you!

Patricia, thank you. I'll see you round at yours too.

L'Aussie, NO? People had picked them? How cheeky. I saw a plant pot full of herbs in a village near my parents' in the UK inviting people to use the herbs... That's a bit different.

Melissa, thank you. I look forward to getting to know you too.

Angie, maybe I'll see you there?

Sarah*G* said...

This is a great idea. I have just recently started writing again, After a very long hiatus! (As a result I've started a new writing blog that is separate from my Expat blog)
I am going to pop over to Rachael's blog to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel Morgan said...

Welcome, fellow crusader!
The crusade is lots of fun! (Though I may be, ahem, a little biased, since I won the first challenge... But really, it was fun!)