Did that headline get your attention? I bet it did! You may have seen that the wonderful Rachael Harrie (Rach Writes) recently posted the following:
“Guess what…I may have some exciting news (of the Campaign variety) to announce shortly, so stay tuned!!!”
Well, I’m thrilled to join Rach in sharing that news with you…
The next Writers’ Platform Building Campaign will be taking place this September, and it will be held here on Cally Jackson Writes.
Excuse me for a moment while I:
How did I come to be hosting the next Campaign? Well, Rach has been taking a much-needed break from blogging for the last few months. I dropped her a line recently and told her how much I missed the Campaigns and offered to host one on her behalf. She agreed. Simples.
Rach will still be involved every step of the way. I’ll just be coordinating all of the work that will (hopefully!) make the Campaign a smashing success for all involved.
What’s a Campaign?
For those who aren’t familiar with the Campaigns, here’s a bit of background info.
The Writers’ Platform Building Campaigns are a way to link writers, aspiring authors, beginner bloggers, and published authors together with the aim of helping to build our online platforms. Almost 500 Campaigners took part in one of Rach’s last Campaigns so that gives you an idea of how popular they are!
Campaigners are people who genuinely want to meet others, pay it forward, and make connections with other bloggers. This therefore gives you a pool of bloggers (some starting out, some established) who you know are in the same position. You can make friends, find critique partners, get support in your writing etc etc – basically, it’s up to you.
For those bloggers who are just starting out (and even those who’ve been blogging for a while), a Campaign gives you a head start in finding other like-minded bloggers to connect with. And as an added bonus, Campaigns are also a lot of fun. If you’re interested, you can read more about the Campaigns Rach has held previously.
What will be involved in this Campaign?
- 1 September: registration opens and the campaign begins!
- 7 September: registration closes and no more entries accepted (so don’t be late! ;-))
- 9-13 September: first Campaigner Challenge
- 23-27 September: second Campaigner Challenge
- 30 September: Campaign ends
I’ll also run a Campaigner Noticeboard every Friday, where Campaigners can announce book launches, blogfests and anything else they’d like to share with other Campaigners.
I’ll provide more information about the Campaign over the next few weeks and will be canvassing for volunteers to help out, but in the mean time, get excited and spread the word. The Campaigns are back, baby!
Are you as excited as I am?
Let me know in the comments if you think you’ll take part in the Campaign. Any early offers of help will also be greatly appreciated!