Jul 28, 2011

It's an #amwriting blog party!

The #amwriting community turns two years old on August 3rd!  Yay!

I'm posting in three places to celebrate:

The #Amwriting Blog
Gem State Writers
Here at my Author Blog

It occurs to me that others might want to participate in a progressive blog party with me.

If you'd like to pay tribute to this awesome community and write a blog post for August 3rd, just leave us a link to your blog in the comments below.

To make this a progressive party, please come back here, retrieve the link in the comment just below yours, and add that link to the bottom of your #amwriting birthday post.

Possibilities for posts:

  • Tell us how being part of the #amwriting community has impacted your writing life.

  • Write a short story or a poem featuring the #amwriting hashtag.  (This can be a flash or a very short story or a haiku---anything! Extra points if you make me laugh.)

  • Describe someone you met through #amwriting & the impact that person had on you.

  • Tell us about a funny conversation on #amwriting. Pick a memory and share it.

  • Tell us about a spin-off.  Writers often meet through #amwriting and form smaller groups.  Have you done that?  Tell us about it!

  • Draw something related to #amwriting and post it.

  • Take a picture of your writing space with #amwriting in the background. Post the picture.

  • Double extra points: Yarn bomb something #amwriting-related and post a picture of it.

  • Do you have a picture of #amwriting peeps meeting in real life? I love to see those.

Did I mention points?  That's kind of a metaphor.  Which is a cheap way of saying there are no prizes.  Only fun.  I'll be linking to participants' posts throughout the day. And you may dance.

* If you do not have a blog of your own and still want to participate: set up a blog post on the #amwriting site!  Just follow the directions here (http://bit.ly/writerbio), but choose the category "Happy Birthday, #Amwriting!"

** Quick note:  My request for urls is making my spam filter work overtime.  I also get a ton of spam, so I don't want to disable it, but I am double checking all the posts now.  If you get caught there, I will rescue your post ASAP!  :D

*** The blog party will start at http://www.amwriting.org and the first link will go to Robert (first in the comments).

****Time differences.  I'm going to keep the party on my clock, which is Mountain Daylight Time (UTC -6).  Please have your post up by midnight, since that will already be late afternoon for some of our participants.



Questions?  Email me at johanna@johannaharness.com

91 comments:

  1. I will take some time and do a Happy Birthday post for #amwriting. My blog is at http://robertmckay.net

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  2. Sure, count me in!

    L.S. Taylor

    http://lstaylor.blogspot.com

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  3. Me me me! I want to be part of the #amwriting party!

    http://MarianAllen.com

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  4. Congrats! RT @johannaharness #Amwriting turns TWO next week! Who wants in on the blog party fun? http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  5. I'll be putting a blog post together for the #amwriting birthday! The community has been an important part of my life the last two years. My blog address is http://jessrosen.wordpress.com - hope to see you there. I'll post again once the blog post is up!

    Take care,
    JC

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  6. #Amwriting turns TWO next week! Who wants in on the blog party fun? http://t.co/Kf57QEO

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  7. @johannaharness #Amwriting I do - I do! http://bit.ly/o91Tr4 #blogpartyFunnn.

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  8. @BarnestormJohn Hooray! Leave a comment, so we can keep track of link order. Please please. Thank you! #Amwriting http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  9. Great! I'll link to Robert and Robert will link to L.S.

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  10. Thank you, L.S.! You'll link to Marian Allen.

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  11. I finally found your original post, Marian! Yay! You'll link to JC!

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  12. #Amwriting turns TWO next week! Who wants in on the blog party fun? http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  13. I'll do it. It's been nice to know that others have been out there writing with me!

    CV

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  14. Yay! I love everyone getting involved. I'll put in my Gem State Writers blog post here. http://www.gemstatewriters.com

    Who's next?

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  15. Charlee, you link to Gem State Writers. (I'll update the link below to a specific link when I have it ready.)

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  16. #Amwriting is having a blog party to celebrate turning TWO! Who wants in on the fun? http://t.co/Kf57QEO

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  17. I'm in. Who's bringin' the party favors?! D'oh! Sorry, wrong millennium. "I'm in" caused me to become momentarily "unstuck in time" a la Vonnegut. it hapens. ;-)

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  18. I'll link to John from the Gem State Writers post.

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  19. Why not? What's one more blog post? ;) Topic, Johanna? Ooh, never mind...I'll do the picture of my writing space...nice and simple! :D My blog is at www.lindapoitevin.wordpress.com

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  20. Hooray! John, you'll link to Linda!

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  21. Just joined the #amwriting birthday party! http://t.co/IYrtEpe Come celebrate with us!!! Please RT!

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  22. I'll join in! http://misabuckley.com/

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  23. Yay! Linda, you'll link to Misa. :)

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  24. *raises hand* I'm here for the party. *pushes both hands in the air while twirling around*

    http://blog.griffieworld.com (specific link to be updated later)

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  25. So happy to see you here! You'll link to LK. :)

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  26. [...] If you’d like to be involved with your own essay, photo, artwork, poetry, story, reflection, music, video—you get the idea—you can find more details here:  http://johannaharness.com/blog/2011/07/28/its-an-amwriting-blog-party [...]

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  27. Going global - I'm in!

    http://khyiahangel.com

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  28. #Amwriting turns TWO Wednesday! Who wants in on the blog party fun? More here: http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  29. @taramayastales Great! Just leave a comment here, so people know who's next in line: http://bit.ly/o91Tr4 #amwriting

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  30. Wonderful! LK, you'll link to Khyiah.

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  31. Congratulations! RT @johannaharness: #Amwriting turns TWO Wednesday! Who wants in on the blog party fun? More here: http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  32. Next link is my author page! I'm posting pictures. :) http://www.johannaharness.com

    If we get five more people after this page, I'll see to it that Baxter The House Lamb has his own entry. Here's a teaser:

    http://johannaharness.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/houselambteaser.jpg

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  33. Yay, Khyiah! So glad you jumped in! You'll link to http://www.johannaharness.com. I'll post a more specific link below when I have the post ready. :)

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  34. If 5 more authors participate in the #amwriting blog party, Baxter The House Lamb will participate too. http://bit.ly/o91Tr4 @bridgemama

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  35. I'm in! My blog is http://www.pjkaiser.com thanks!

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  36. @Julie_Butcher Sign up for #amwriting blog party! Put up a pic of the clubhouse and be a hostess stop w/ treats! Yeah? http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  37. I'm in! A photo of my writing space will force me to clean up the office. Won't it?
    I blog at http://jamieridenhour.wordpress.com/blog/

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  38. I'm in! See you the day after we default! Http://transplantportation.com

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  39. opps...here's my blog: www.onewildword.com

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  40. I'm in with the #writerclubhouse!

    http://jrbutcher.blogspot.com

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  41. Whoohoo! That's five more. The next blog post will be http://www.houselamb.com. Now I just need to create a web page there by Wednesday. :D

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  42. #Amwriting turns 2 Wednesday! 16 authors in the blog party so far! Do you want to join us? More here: http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  43. From http://www.johannaharness.com, I will link to PJ Kaiser!

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  44. So good to see you here, PJ! You'll link to Jamie Ridenhour!

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  45. It's a great excuse! Yay! You'll link to Everett.

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  46. So good to see you, Ev! You'll link to Carol. :)

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  47. Excellent! So glad you're joining us, Carol. You'll link to Julie Butcher. :)

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  48. Hooray! Fun and games at the #writerclubhouse! Get everyone sugared-up and send them over to http://www.houselamb.com. ;)

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  49. I'll be taking the "picture of your amwriting workspace" option for $200, Alex. :)

    http://www.lilywhitelefevre.wordpress.com

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  50. I'll be linking from #houselamb to Lily White LeFevre! :)

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  51. #Amwriting turns TWO tomorrow! It's not too late to join the blog party! More here: http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  52. Blog party! (tonight for me) RT @johannaharness #Amwriting turns TWO tomorrow! It's not too late...More here: http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  53. Jenn Spiller is next up! Her blog is here: http://jenniferspiller.blogspot.com/

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  54. It's not too late to join the #amwriting blog party! http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  55. I'm in. One year of #amwriting for me (almost to the day—I met Johanna at last year's WWC). Will work on a post this afternoon, then proof and post tomorrow.

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  56. I'm in! My blog's www.mkhutchins.com. Is it okay to put your awesome #amwriting birthday pic in our posts?

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  57. Yay, Jenn! You link to David Ozab. (Just click on David's name for his blog info!)

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  58. And I'm so glad we met! You'll link to MK. :)

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  59. Hooray! And yes! You are very welcome to use the birthday pic. :)

    (So good to meet you at the talk last night!)

    You'll link to Phoebe Jane (just click on her name for her blog info).

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  60. It's not too late to blog for the #amwriting party tomorrow! More here: http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  61. I'm a newbie to #amwriting but I would love to participate.

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  62. I fogot my blog link :)
    http://phoebejanesblog.blogspot.com

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  63. @GargoylePhan Hooray! Be sure to add your name to the blog party list so you get linked! http://bit.ly/o91Tr4 #amwriting

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  64. You still have a few hours left to sign up for the #amwriting blog party! I'm finishing my posts now. :D http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  65. Be glad to write up a blog post about the #amwriting community.

    mikeofmanystories.blogspot.com

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  66. Happy Anniversary, #amwriting! Here's my post: http://elizabethsaunders.blogspot.com/2011/08/amwriting-blog-party.html
    Nice party! Thanks for the invite.

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  67. Robyn! I'm moving your comment down here so you're in order to link and be linked. :D

    Robyn wrote:

    "I’d like to say a little something about #amwriting tomorrow! – robynleatherman.com"

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  68. Thank you! You'll link to Mike St.

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  69. Wonderful, Mike! Please link to Elizabeth at the end of your post.

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  70. Great, Elizabeth! Please link to Robyn at the end of your post (http://robynleatherman.com).

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  71. 25 authors signed up for the #amwriting blog party! Bloggers: please check the website for link info: http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  72. @Sidra_Rizvi Yes! The #amwriting blog party is open to everyone who tweets using the hashtag. Just add a comment here: http://bit.ly/o91Tr4

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  73. I'm in! If it's not too late, that is. I wrote a short story called "Written In Stone" for the #Amwriting 2nd birthday. I'm not sure what you want us to do, since I am website-inept, but here's my blog post link:

    http://nikbarnabee.weebly.com/

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  74. @cdeminski -Do you do #amwriting? If so, for its 2nd bday Aug 3, its creator @johannaharness is having a blog party ... http://t.co/lPdqyAp

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  75. Yay, Robyn! Please link to Nikki at the end of your post. :)

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  76. You are not too late at all. the last person links back to amwriting.org, so we can just leave this open as long as people are joining. :)

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  77. The specific link for my #amwriting post is: http://blog.griffieworld.com/2011/08/happy-3rd-birthday-amwriting-its-a-party/

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  78. Okay! Whew! I think that’s the last one. Nikki, you’ll link back to the #amwriting site. (http://www.amwriting.org). I’ll be tweeting throughout the day and linking to various sites, so the amwriting site may not always be the first stop. :)

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  79. The specific link will be: http://gemstatewriters.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/making-connections/

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  80. Here is the specific link for Baxter's convenience :)

    http://lilywhitelefevre.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/where-i-amwriting/

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  81. [...] the party hasn’t started as of 7:01 AM EDT. Please start at the beginning of the party at Johanna Harness’ blog and follow the trail from [...]

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  82. Can I do a post for tomorrow?I just heard about this today and already have a review up right now but I would love to take part.

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  83. It's too late to join the official blog party circle (everyone is linking together today)---but if you send me a link tomorrow, I'll be sure to tweet it for you! (johanna@johannaharness.com)

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  84. A little happy birthday salute from over here on my blog;

    http://zehra-writing.blogspot.com/2011/08/souvenance-amwriting-s-2nd-birthday.html

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  85. I'll save it for Saturday then if it's too late! Thanks!

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  86. I'd like to participate too!

    My blog is www.cdeminski.wordpress.com.

    Thanks!
    Carol

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  87. Great! Happy B-day all

    http://mikeofmanystories.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-amwriting-place.html

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  88. Happy happy, #amwriting! A testament to the hard work of Johanna Harness, without whom we'd not be here today. My blog, belatedly shared (unavoidable, but with apologies) is here: http://jessrosen.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/happy-birthday-amwriting/

    I'm not seeing where to link, but perhaps Johanna can add that as a reply, please? I sure hope so. I'm probably just overlooking it.

    Take care and celebrate in style,
    JC

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