yeah write #56 challenge grid is open

For those of you who missed all the excitement last week, we experienced an epiphany here at yeah write:

  1. we really didn’t like having 75 blogs on one grid
  2. there are some people who want to read and be read without the pressure of competing for judges’ approval or community votes

So we split the grid into two: the challenge grid which is at the bottom of this post right here and the hangout grid which is at the bottom of the post over there. The challenge grid is the same one you’ve ever known if you’ve been part of yeah write for two weeks or more. The very first hangout grid surprised everyone last week with its popularity and how well it maintained the spirit of community we’re so well known for here at yeah write. We ended yeah write #55 with 50 blogs on the challenge grid and 33 on the hangout for a total of 83 blogs, the most ever in the modern history of yeah write. 

Bloggers traveled back and forth between the two grids and some uber-readers read all 50 on the challenge grid PLUS most of the 33 on the hangout. I bow down to that, guys. Thanks for making yeah write what it is: the most supportive place on the Interwebs for blogging writers and writing bloggers.

Quick reminder of the difference between the two grids:

Challenge

  • Limited to 50 bloggers, can close within 12 hours of opening
  • Opens for voting on Thursday at 9 p.m. US eastern time
  • In the interest of fair voting, when you add your post to the challenge grid,  you’re committing to reading all other entries on the grid
  • Awards editor’s choice, lurkers’ favorites and popular vote winners
  • Awards random prizes

Hangout

  • Unlimited number of bloggers
  • There’s no voting, no merit awards, no performance anxiety
  • Read all you can, we’ll read the rest
  • The grid handles its own social media (this was done so well during its inauguration week)
  • Open for submissions throughout the weekend, closing Sunday
  • If your yeah write hangout post is linked to other blog events, Erica M will not be as stabby as she will be if it lands on the challenge grid

Helpful links

 

Yeah write #56 hangout grid is open over there.

Yeah write #56 challenge grid is open right here.

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The yeah write #55 challenge grid has now closed at 50 blogs. Please consider grabbing a “hanging out” button from the sidebar to join the wonderful bloggers on the hangout grid.
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20 responses to “yeah write #56 challenge grid is open”

  1. Vivian [Mon] 14 May 12 at 3:09 pm #

    I discovered yeahwrite via claybaboons but I am feeling really silly because I completely am not understanding the “hang out” instructions. I am feeling very feeble minded are there previous posts with more detailed instructions?

  2. Ado [Wed] 9 May 12 at 9:45 pm #

    Disgruntled regular here overtly sulking because I want to be able to link up another post to the hang out scene, oh yes, yes, I do. There now that I have said it I’m going to go back in my corner and cross my arms and sulk some more. I understand about the spammers and I’m pissed at ‘em.
    PS: I love how you change it up when it needs to be changed-up. You rock.

  3. WilyGuy [Wed] 9 May 12 at 6:39 am #

    Hey folks…

    Captcha makes me go all “Kommenttz Falieckle Szopht”

    WG

    • Ado [Wed] 9 May 12 at 9:46 pm #

      Hi WG: I don’t even speak whatever language that is you said it in, but I wholeheartedly agree with it.

      • WilyGuy [Thu] 10 May 12 at 2:39 pm #

        Read it phonetically…

  4. Jane [Wed] 9 May 12 at 5:32 am #

    Hey. Brand spanking new to Yeah Write, love the idea, have wandered around to all FAQs and Q&As and have sufficiently intimidated myself that I probably won’t be submitting for a while.

    So this Q is as a potential reader/voter. Is there some way I’m missing to get the feeds for each grid into Google Reader? I’m sometimes a bit obsessive and want to try to read all 50 (plus the hangout, if possible) somewhat systematically before putting in any votes. That happens for me in Google Reader. I’m also sometimes more tech dense than I’d like to admit, and I can’t figure out how to make the links to the Inlinkz feed go there.

    Any help/comments/snickering is appreciated/will be tolerated sheepishly. Maybe another reader I can use on my phone for this? I read a stupid amount of blogs on the iPhone. Thanks.

    • Aris @ InLinkz.com [Wed] 9 May 12 at 8:58 am #

      Hi Jane!

      The RSS protocol unfortunately does not allow SCRIPT html tags which are used by inLinkz to embed the links to the post.

      Viewing the links through the RSS feed was made possible in a less fancy way by including a link to the collection, viewable from an InLinkz-hosted page (that means you still need to view it from a browser once you click it).

      This is mentioned here: http://blog.inlinkz.com/2010/12/collections-visible-in-both-blog-and-rss/

      So, Erica could either use that code to display the link that will take you to the InLinkz-hosted collection display or you can just follow the link to the post to view the links in all their embedded glory!

      Aris, InLinkz.com

  5. jamie [Wed] 9 May 12 at 2:44 am #

    Let the reading begin.

  6. Christie [Tue] 8 May 12 at 9:06 pm #

    Got in too late, but I’m planning to troll the board to read all the great posts.

    • Erica M [Tue] 8 May 12 at 9:08 pm #

      There’s always the new hangout grid!

  7. WilyGuy [Tue] 8 May 12 at 8:21 pm #

    Halfway done the read-fest…

  8. Lolo@The Lyons Din [Tue] 8 May 12 at 5:14 pm #

    I’m not playing this week. Not because I don’t love you all, but my 11-year-old has ordered that I NOT blog about her becoming a woman (insert BIG Mommy SOB — about the becoming a woman part, not the not blogging part). But I did want to let everyone know that we did send our beloved Lollee Sue to the Rainbow Bridge on Friday. It was very gentle and very sad, but time. Newspaper woman that I am, I have written her obituary at The Din. See you all again soon!

    • Erica M [Tue] 8 May 12 at 9:09 pm #

      Aw, I’m sorry about Lollee. I was sure she’d recovered. Headed over to read her obit.

  9. Vanessa [Tue] 8 May 12 at 5:11 pm #

    Oh no! The thumbnails moved, that will teach me to not read them all on the same day.

    • Erica M [Tue] 8 May 12 at 9:10 pm #

      Yeah, the thumbnails on the hangout grid sort randomly with each refresh. Yeah, it’s hard to keep up with, but it seemed a good fit for hanging out purposes.

  10. WilyGuy [Tue] 8 May 12 at 12:06 am #

    Gia is just too darn fast. I figure if I can’t win it all, maybe just being lamely first would be enough…but noooo..

    Chuckle…snicker….lol

    • WilyGuy [Tue] 8 May 12 at 12:17 am #

      New voting technique, limit my 5 votes to people who managed to post before me….
      Kidding!

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