Monday, August 22, 2011

I'm a Platform-Building Campaigner

I just ran across a fun project by author/blogger Rachel Harrie called the Writers' Platform Building Campaign. The beauty of the idea is in its simplicity -- support other authors who in turn will support you. Not in terms of cash (sadly), but as blog/twitter/fb/website followers and new like-minded online author pals. Rachel writes:

"There are so many of us out there. Aspiring authors, bloggers (whether established or beginning), industry peeps, even published authors, all of whom want to build their online platforms. We write insightful posts and articles, actively blog within the blogosphere, take part in challenges, competitions, and contests galore.

We have the passion and the drive to make it, but…we could all do with a bit of support.

So I started thinking. What if we link all these people together? What if we create a way to meet people in a similar position, people who genuinely want to help build our online platform while at the same time building theirs? People who want to pay it forward in the spirit of writerly writerness and blogging beautificity (and see it come back to them in turn).

And so, my Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign was born."
 Sounds like a nice way to meet new friends so I'm going to give it a shot (the Campaign runs from August 22nd to October 31st). If you're an author/blogger who's looking to build your "online platform," maybe you should, too!

38 comments:

L. said...

Hello, fellow fantasy Campaigner! Nice to meet you.

Brittany said...

Hi! I'm another Campaigner. So excited to check out everyone's blogs! :)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Hi Roger - fellow campaigner and picture book writer here. So nice to meet you! Now following :)

Jen said...

Fellow campaigner and new follower!
My Blog

Stephanie said...

Cheers. I'm a new follower and fellow campaigner. I look forward to getting to know you.

Mel Fowler said...

Hello I am also doing the campaign. I look forward to getting to know everyone!

Amanda Leigh Cowley said...

Hello! Another campaigner popping by to join your blog :o)

Rosalind Adam said...

I joined the Campaign for the same reason. Us lone writers must stick together. This is my first time as a Campaigner so I'm not sure what to expect but it sounds like fun.

http://rosalindadam.blogspot.com

Kelley said...

Nice bio :) <3 from a fellow campaigner and now follower

Roger Eschbacher said...

Thanks everyone! This is great fun and I'm enjoying taking a look at all of your blogs -- quite a bit of interesting reading out there!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Fun, I write MG as well. I'm curious to see how this turns out. I have heard nothing but good things :)

Brooke Rousseau said...

Hi Roger! I'm a fellow campaigner stopping by to say hi. Hi.

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Hi. I'm right there with you. Followed the blog. Look forward to your posts and your tweets.

The Golden Eagle said...

Fellow Campaigner stopping by, and new follower! :) It's great to meet you.

Sheri Doyle said...

Hi Roger,
I'm happy to have found your blog through the Campaign. Looking forward to the weeks ahead. :)

inlovewithwords said...

Hi Roger,

As a new follower, fellow campaigner, I'm looking forward to reading more from you here.

Beth Kemp said...

Hi from a first-time campaigner! I'm in the PB-MG-YA group with you.

K. M. Walton said...

Hi, Roger, fellow Campaigner here. I like the sleek layout of your blog.

See you out there....

Lady Gwen said...

Hi Roger, I'm your newest follower and fellow campaigner. Just wanted to say hello!

Grillyfish said...

Hello! Another campaigner, picture book writer and new follower, looking forward to getting to know you through your blog :)

Roger Eschbacher said...

Thanks for stopping by to Grillyfish and everyone else who doesn't seem to have a "followers" module on their blog (unless I'm missing something, which is entirely possible). I have been able to follow some of you on Twitter, which is also fun!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Hello from the campaign trail! I will be posting a brief intro for fellow campaigners on Thursday.

Cat said...

Hi, I'm a fellow campaigner and thought I'd check out the blogs.

Maeve Frazier said...

Newest Follower, here, and part of the campaign. Glad to have found you! :)

Theres just life said...

Hi Roger, Dropped in to say Hi, wait I already did that. Okay, I am a fellow campaigner, who is getting very nervous seeing all this talent out here. Boy have I got work to do.

Nice to meet you, and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone. And possibly actually starting on a book of my own.

Pamela Jo

MG Higgins said...

Hi Roger. I'm another campaigner and new follower. I did writing for television a while back.

Anonymous said...

Hello, fellow Campaigner, nice to meet you, I am new at this. New to blogging new to everything...lol

Anonymous said...

Hello fellow campaigner, nice to meet you.

Roger Eschbacher said...

Is it just me or is it hard for people on Blogger to "follow" people on Wordpress? What am I missing? (sigh) It's probably just me.

Janet Johnson said...

Fellow Campaigner, here! I love that you've dived in to writing and getting your book published. Best of luck with the project!

J. A. Bennett said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am trying to follow back, but blogger isn't letting me see your follow button. But I promise I will :)

Roger Eschbacher said...

Hi, J.A., No worries. Sometimes Blogger gives me trouble with that too. Clearing the cache and reloading the page usually helps. ;c)

Kris A. NewMan said...

Stopping by to say HEY. Fellow campaigner here. Loving the whole idea of expanding my writer connections. Also gotta say I love the Sinclair Lewis quote. True story. Writers write because we can't stop ourselves.

alberta ross said...

hi returning your visit - thank you - I think I joined to many grous is taking me forever to get to everyone - should have learnt my lesson from the previous campaign!!! not really stupid just give good impression!! enjoy the campaign

A. B. England said...

Nice to meet you, fellow fantasy writer. Looking through I see you have a new book nearly ready for release. Congratulations!

Kelly McClymer said...

Hello, fellow fantasy campaigner! Life is getting hectic isn't it. Enjoy your proof stage!

Chemist Ken said...

Hello from a fellow campaigner. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

Hi Roger!! Thanks for dropping by! :D Nice to meet you too :)