Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How Writing is Like a Political Campaign

If you want to be a politician, you need a platform (so people can predict how you'll vote on stuff).

If you want to be a bestselling author, you need a platform (so people can predict whether they'll like your books and stuff).

If you want to be a politician, you need to network (also known as campaigning).

If you want to be a bestselling author, you need to network (also, now, known as campaigning).

This is essentially a long-running blogfest, but so many cool people are already signed up, I simply had to play along. Join us?

Go here for complete details.



19 comments:

  1. I was thinking about it...I guess if all the cool kids are doing it, I will do it too.

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  2. Yay! So glad you're all signed up too! :D

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  3. Yay! See what I mean about cool kids?

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  4. I've seen those around, but I never knew what they meant.

    *heads over to check it out*

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  5. Oh, and I'm linking to this post tomorrow morning.

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  6. Nice to meet you too, fellow campaigner!

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  7. Hey there fellow campaigner! So glad you came on board. I'm a newbie at this, but I'm really excited to play along. Can't wait! :-)

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  8. Platforms are a definite must and the friends they introduce one to are even better! Fellow campaigner here dropping in to say hi.

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  9. Hi Robin! This "platform" thing is a little overwhelming at times... thank goodness this blogger community is so wonderfully supportive! I'll definitely check it out. Thanks!

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  10. Sounds like fun. I'll have to check this out.

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  11. I'm in it too! See you all there:)

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  12. Nice to meet you. Fellow Campaigner.

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  13. Fine. I'll do it. But it's sure complicated to sign up!

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