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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Little Group Love

If you're like me, January flew by so quick that it seems that Christmas was just yesterday. And now here comes Valentine's Day. As a romance author, this can be a big week. Like last year, I spend a few hours on the 14th peddling my books at an author event. There will be twenty other authors involved so it will be a great networking opportunity also.

As a writer, every networking opportunity is one not to be missed. And what greater one than A to Z Blogging Challenge. There are some bloggers who would like to be involved but find posting every day to be too much of ... a challenge. But some still find a way to be part of the whole, crazy-fun event if they're part of a group blog.

A perfect example of a group blog participating in the challenge is IWSG blog. The seven administrators of the blog take turns and none are over-burdened by how many posts they have to do. The group decided together on a theme, easily done, and that will help the creativity factor of the blogging challenge. And by the way, you should visit the blog today for a special guest, Literary Agent Alex Slater.

Untethered Realms is another group blog participating this year. They have twelve contributors. I don't know their theme this year but with all that creative talent behind their posts, you can bet it will be really cool.

Another great way to network is to work as a helper to one of the busy folks working behind the scenes to make sure the list is up-to-date. If you'd like to help me, just say so in the comments or visit my blog at Susan Says and leave a comment there. Lots of virtual kisses and love coming your way if you do.

Are you part of a group blog? Any group blogs you're especially fond of? Are you interested in being one of my firebugs? Did you think I meant something different with that title 'Group Love.'

18 comments:

  1. Getting involved makes all the difference in the world!

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  2. Yes, I'm part of a group blog.
    Yes, I'm particularly fond of the IWSG and The A to Z blogs!
    Good luck finding those firebugs...
    (I can't be a firebug because I've already agreed to be part of the "Joyful Brigade"!)
    Off to visit the IWSG!

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  3. I'm a helper! I was emailed to join a group based on my comment on your blog offering to be a minion. I had no idea what being in a group meant...but I feel like I'm part of something. Excited to start.

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  4. I've never been on a group blog, but I"m not opposed to the idea. Fire bugs is s cute name for your "minions". I've already hitched up with Stephen, put will spread the word.

    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  5. Yes, recently I have joined Blogarythm! or BAR. It has some great support and tips.
    All the best for your book.

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  6. Not part of a group blog but can see the advantage of it especially around challenge times. I am part of Stephen's crew so looking forward to that.

    Betty

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    1. I'm part of three different groups though one isn't very active. It's fun.

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  7. Group blogs can make a difference. Being involved is major. The cat is a tad mouthy though which makes the need for a group blog nil lol

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    1. The cat is a group all by itself own self. Multiple personality type.

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  8. This reminds me. I need to email my Story Dam cohorts and talk about our theme. We were planning on doing it again this year.

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  9. Hey, Susan, I love that firebug thing! Hope you get some helpers. I'm on the hunt myself.

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    1. Good luck to both of us in finding some help.

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