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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