yeah write #47 is open

yeah write #47 is open

yeah write #47 is open

We’ve got a bit of a challenge going and, if you’re just now joining us, you’re more than welcome to jump into the fray.

For this and the next three weeks, you can leave a comment asking to be entered into a random drawing for a new WordPress themes from Elegant Themes. We’ve had two winners already: Meg of Pressure Cooker and Miranda of Becoming My Ideal, both cooking blogs. That will make good use of the portfolio features found on many of the Elegant Themes templates. Simply leave me a comment on any of the yeah write #47 posts—Tuesday through Thursday—and you’re in. This challenge is in no way sponsored by Elegant Themes.

The yeah write superfecta challenge is explained in detail in this post. Over the next few weeks, your award-winning writing and storytelling can catapult you into either fortune and fame or into one of these four blog design elements:

  • a new WordPress theme installed and mildly tweaked by Erica
  • a new header [any platform] designed and installed by Q
  • an 8×10 print or digital photograph with custom elements by Flood
  • a complete review of your current blog with recommendations on how to improve your content, writing, search engine visibility and design by my Blogging Bash partner Alexis


If you’ve been with us this whole time, hey, thanks for sticking with it! The Google Docs spreadsheet Laverne at Kindred Adventures made specifically to save us all from mathin’ is public and available for you to download or review. And I wrote a results post for you yesterday; it’s right here.

Other helpful posts


guide to writing a winning yeah write post

when to link up with yeah write

your thumbnail avatar on the yeah write grid needs a face

10 steps to writing a clear narrative for yeah write

One other thing before you go: I’m being hosted today at perky girlfriend Greta’s blog Not Enough Patience. You know how guest blogging works? It’s like Wife Swap, but without the helpless and crying husbands. So to get my people over to Greta’s place, she and I are linking it on the yeah write grid. Will you guys pretend to be my people for the day and go say hi? I’ll remove the link late tomorrow in time for voting. Thanks.

Yeah write #47 is open.


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  • San Diego Momma [Wed] 7 Mar 12 at 2:11 pm

    OK. Just found you. Just found this. I’m poking around and will be back for Yeah, Writingness.
    Yeah! Write.

    • Erica M [Wed] 7 Mar 12 at 2:25 pm

      That’s awesome about your poking around. I hope to see you on the grid before it closes at 6pm your time!

  • Stacey [Wed] 7 Mar 12 at 2:03 pm

    Back again this week! 🙂 Please enter me in the drawing! Thanks!

  • Semi Domesticated Mama [Wed] 7 Mar 12 at 12:48 pm

    This is my first time joining in and I have to admit, I am completely intimidated by all the blogging genius linked up before me. I feel like the new kid standing in the corner of the cafeteria right about now. Ha! Now I shall spend the rest of my afternoon reading all the enteries. My kids don’t really need to eat.

    • Erica M [Wed] 7 Mar 12 at 12:50 pm

      your kids can find their own way around the kitchen like mine do every week.

  • Tara Pohlkotte [Wed] 7 Mar 12 at 8:02 am

    first time here…. really enjoying being exposed to all new great writers!

  • Kimberly S. (Sperk*) [Wed] 7 Mar 12 at 1:05 am

    Great to be here this week. Put me in the drawing! tnx.

  • heidi [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 11:56 pm

    I am brand new to this and I am blown away by all the greatness that resides here. Wow!

  • Jamie [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 11:16 pm

    In my comment do I specifically have to say that I want in? I haven’t but I do.

  • Leighann [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 9:35 pm

    Look at how many people linked up!!!

  • January [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 9:29 pm

    AGAIN so many great ones! It’s going to be another tough week to choose – even with 2 extra votes! Great writing everyone!

  • Louise Ducote [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 5:38 pm

    I’m still trying! Fingers crossed and everything!

  • Alyssa @Near Normlacy [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 4:49 pm

    Linked up, commented, enter me to win something!

  • Megan Lawing [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 4:41 pm

    Hey! Sign me up for the free theme! 🙂

  • DiaperDads [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 4:06 pm

    I’m always open to looking at new themes! 😀 #especiallyifitsfree!

  • Robbie [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 3:52 pm

    I wanna be entered in the drawing! Please oh please!!

  • Andi Brown [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 2:47 pm

    Please throw my hat in the drawing again!!

  • christina [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 1:04 pm

    i’m very excited- linking up for the first time! 🙂

  • Lolo@The Lyons Din [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 11:07 am

    I’m back and joining the party again! It is my birthday, after all. OUR birthday. Happy Birthday Erica!!!

  • Greta [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 9:26 am

    Haha!! Perky girlfriend. I’ll take that as a compliment. 🙂 It’s fun having you at my place today, Erica! Hope it wasn’t too stressful for you!

  • Kristin [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 8:16 am

    My goal this second time around is to comment on each blog AS I read it. Last time I ended up going back to several to leave comments after Thursday, and then I lost track of which posts I had already commented on. Wish me luck!

  • Elizabeth @ The Bare Midriff [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 7:21 am

    Hi! I linked up as usual but my icon isn’t showing up yet. Did you get my entry? I’m only worried because my computer is being very wonky lately and sometimes loads things and sometimes doesn’t…

  • Alison@Mama Wants This [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 6:03 am

    Linking up because I love you.

    What’s new, eh?

  • jenn @ so this is love [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 5:52 am

    I really love the picture at the top of this post!!

  • Kim Pugliano [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 1:12 am

    Regarding your guest post – whatever on the ridiculously white teeth. UN FAIR. Your family is beeeeeautiful.


    Q: What drives you in your writing?

    E: Insanity.

    Yes yes yes. That’s why I like you so much. And the tweaking thing that you do. But mostly your insanity.

  • Jamie [Tue] 6 Mar 12 at 12:12 am

    Hey I didn’t get my friendly email reminding me it’s open… did you try to lose me?