February 6, 2012

Join the Campaign--Build Your Platform

Don't be scared off by the title. It has nothing to do with politics! Rachael Harrie holds a Writers' Platform-Building Campaign twice a year. I participated for the first time last fall. I learned so much from the participants and Rachael's challenges and couldn't wait for the next one. Now it's here!

Some information about the Campaign from Rach Writes: Basically, the Campaign is a way to link those of us in the writing community together with the aim of helping to build our online platforms. The Campaigners are all bloggers in a similar position, who genuinely want to pay it forward, make connections and friends within the writing community, and help build each others' online platforms while at the same time building theirs.

As the Campaign kicks off, you'll have the names and blog addresses of the Campaigners on my List of Campaigners page, so you can keep in touch with the other Campaigners. That way you’ll have a list of bloggers in the same position as you, who genuinely want to help you succeed. And you'll be able to meet those who have the most in common with you. You can visit their blogs and other places they haunt, follow along, leave comments galore, and share your highs and lows as you journey through the blogosphere and build your online platform. And they'll be doing the same for you.

Key Dates

* This Fourth Campaign will be a mini-Campaign, and will run from today until Saturday, March 17, 2012.
* The List of Campaigners will close on Wednesday, February 15th, so make sure you sign up before then.
* The First Campaigner Challenge will begin on Monday, February 20th and end on Saturday, February 25th.
* The Second Campaigner Challenge will begin on Monday, March 5th and end on Saturday, March 10th.

Organized Campaign Events

* I'll be running the two Campaigner Challenges I mentioned above.
* Each Friday I'll post a Campaigner Notice-Board, where you can announce blogfests, book launches, things you'd like to share with your other Campaigners, etc etc. You'll need to send me the information in advance, and I've made up a form to make things easier. If you want me to include your details in this Friday's post (February 10th), please fill out this form.
* There will be lots of Twitter-talk at #writecampaign, so make sure you jump in and take part to meet, get to know, and encourage your fellow Campaigners.

Let me know in the comments if you'll be joining the Campaign this year.


Unknown said...

Hi, we're in the same YA group for the writer's campaign. It's my first time participating...should be fun.

New follower,

Christy Farmer said...

Hi Tia, *Waves!*
Glad to see you are joining the campaign again. I'm in your contemporary group.

alberta ross said...

Hi there friend I know you!now here we are again :)- in your cont. group and looking foward to another campaign

Anonymous said...

Laura says:

I'd love to try this but I don't have a blog. I have a facebook author page and a stand alone website. Would I have to create a blog as well to join the campaign?

Eloise C. said...

Signed up this AM. Looking forward to it.

Hildred Billings said...

Hello! We're also in the campaign together. Nice to meet you!

Unknown said...

I'm already meeting lots of new people. Just popping in to say hi from the Campaign

Carrie-Anne said...

Hi! We're in the YA group.

Tia Bach said...

Hello everyone! I'm so looking forward to a new campaign and getting to know all of you better!

@Laura - You'll LOVE it!

Unknown said...

Do you have any coffee to go with your cookies? Just stopping by on my way down the campaign trail to say hi!

Tia Bach said...

Siv, I'm more of a Diet Coke and cookies person. ;-)

Looking forward to getting to know you during the campaign. I hope to get over there tomorrow or this weekend and start meeting people.

Fairview said...

I've been following and reading since the 3rd campaigner challenge. Just stopping by to say thanks for your great posts. I find them entertaining and inspirational.

Unknown said...

Hi Tia: I'm a new campaigner stopping by to introduce myself. Looking forward to the campaign and the chance to interact and get to know other writers/authors of like interests.

Tia Bach said...

@Fairview - What a sweet comment. Thank you.

@KS - I'm looking forward to getting to know you on the campaign trail. ;-)

Alynza Smith said...

Hi there! I'm in the same Group3 with you. Just wanted to pop in and say hello! Good luck and have fun with the campaign challenges. :)

Tia Bach said...

@Alynza, Should be a fun campaign. I'm doing some blog hopping right now, trying to get around and say Hi to everyone!

Komal Kant said...

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! It's nice to meet you!

I'm also a new follower! :)

Tia Bach said...

@Komal, Thanks for popping over and following. So excited for the new campaign!