yeah write #42 is open

yeah write #42 is open

yeah write #42 is open

Every few weeks, I like to remind people why we’re here.

There are those of us who are better at writing and blogging than we are at self-promotion. No one really knows where we are, but here we are, writing away on our blogs: practicing the art of personal essays, giving ourselves affordable psychotherapy by writing out our crazyย charming quirkiness or spending quality time with our invisible friends who live inside our laptops. We may not need 4,000 daily hits to our private parts, but, you know, maybe 75 would be nice. Okay, forty. Forty people who stop by to read and listen to what we’ve got to say.

Yeah write is a conduit for making that happen. It’s not gonna get you on the front page of the New York Times, but it’ll get you that one reader connection you’ve been looking for since starting your blog. Flood was that person for me when I first started blogging in 2006. She’d left an intuitive comment on a writing critique web site, and I left a comment on her comment. She then followed me to my blog, and we’ve been in love ever since. I met my husband Q through a comment he left on my blog in 2007 after he’d been lurking for three months. We’ve been in love ever since.

Could yeah write find you a friend for life or the best lover you’ve ever had? Maybe! No promises. I will promise you this: if you are committed to becoming a better writer, a better blogger, a good citizen of the Internet, yeah write will introduce you to a community of bloggers more supportive than many others you’ll stumble over for a very long time.

Yeah write #42 is open. Bring us your best stuff.


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  • Leighann [Wed] 1 Feb 12 at 7:09 am

    Oh no! I wanted to link up!!!

  • Jamie [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 10:09 pm

    BAH! My post isn’t scheduled to post until tomorrow very early! Wait for me!!!

  • Andrea @ The Penny-Roach's [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 5:59 pm

    Holy moly, there’s already 44 posts! I think we might make it to 50 this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jackie [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 3:58 pm

    First off, Ado @momalog isn’t posted… now someone else can secure a place in the top! (She’s good…darn good!)
    Second, I thank you Erica for all your blog love & hosting this fabulous link up!

  • deborah l quinn [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 1:07 pm

    Hey! Panic at Starbucks has a link that only links back to yeahwrite. And while I’m all for the never-ending feedback loop, it’s a great image and I want to read the story!
    You met Q through a comment? I think that may well be the best meet-up story ever. I have to say that since I’ve moved all the way over to this hemisphere, all you interweb people have become my people in a way that never would’ve happened had I stayed in nyc, where I had, you know, *actual* friends.

    • Erica M [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks for the heads up about Panic at Starbucks. I’ve emailed the blogger; I’ll bet it was a copy-and-paste mishap. I’m so glad we could be temporary substitutes for your NY friends. I know you miss them.

  • Ado [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 11:04 am

    I’m (sadly) not linking up this week – I’m having a memorial service for my MacBook (RIP) and lots of technical difficulties involved with my husband staring me down while I “borrow” his computer. I’ll be back next week w. a post and this week I will be lurking reading voting. (-:

  • Karin @Mommy's Paradise [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 8:52 am

    Concerning blogging I’m not a self-promoter and I’m far from being an aspiring writer … hmm, at least not in English ;-). But I love that you have set up a platform to meet wonderful bloggers I probably would not read otherwise. Thanks a lot.
    P.S. Hubbies you can find where you least expect it, right?

  • Runnermom-jen [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 8:03 am

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE that you met your husband through a comment on your blog!! Coolest love story ever!!! I’ve been lurking for a while…I’m going to give this a whirl ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to showcase our writing muscles.

    • Erica M [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks for linking up, Jen. I think you’ll love it here.

  • Eric Storch [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 6:47 am

    I’m linking up with a post from last Wednesday. Not sure if it’s my BEST writing, but the topic is important to me. I hope you all enjoy it.

  • Alison@Mama Wants This [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 5:00 am

    I’m just mediocre at writing and self-promotion, so this is a really good space for me. Yay yeah write!

    Sorry I won’t be able to link up for 2 weeks – bloggy break and all that. Have fun people!

  • Kim Pugliano [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 12:40 am

    I’ve already made a few awesome friends blogging and I feel more friendships blossoming. I love yeahwrite. I’m so glad Jamie from Chosen Chaos told me about it.


  • XLMIC [Tue] 31 Jan 12 at 12:33 am

    Even though I am much better at self-promotion than I am at writing (and I am pretty damn pathetic at self-promotion ๐Ÿ˜› ), I have enjoyed participating in this wonderful link-up as both a (wannabe) writer and rapt reader. Thanks so much for making this place ๐Ÿ™‚