yeah write #57 hangout grid is open

yeah write #57 hangout grid is open

yeah write #57 hangout grid is open

Welcome to the yeah write #57 hangout grid!

How yeah write works

Yeah write has two grids for submitting your very best post of the week: the challenge grid, which is limited to 50 bloggers and is primarily for advanced storytellers with a competitive streak, and the hangout grid, which is open to an unlimited number of bloggers and is primarily designed for bloggers who appreciate our we-read-all-the-posts community spirit of yeah write, but who may not want the pressure of having to doing so. There’s no competition on the hangout grid, so there are no prizes awarded. What I like most is that it still attracts the same wide variety of blog post topics as the challenge grid without needing a fainting couch—it’s read at your own pace. Either grid you choose, you will enjoy.

Summer’s coming!

Summer is a traditionally slow time on the Interwebs due to many factors, among them being, simply, people getting out of the house more and away from their computers. Why blog it when you can live it, eh?

So we can do two things to get ready for the drop in participation: invite your blogging writer friends to join us here for a rollicking good time (just send them a nice email explaining what you love about this place) or, accepting we may not have a full house during the summer, remember not to take the drop off personally—it’s not you, it’s nothing you said. Our regular readers, writers and voters will be back in the fall. In the meantime, we’re just gonna keep going with our core: the yeah write addicts. We make our own party.

Writing partners

This summer may be a good time for me to formally launch a project I kind of started a few weeks ago. I know some of you would benefit from an online writers’ group that could help you focus on your narratives and tighten your writing a bit. While I get the format together, feel free to email me to tell me you want in, and I will assign you to a group, four at a time.

The group will set its own parameters: how the materials will be exchanged, if you’ll ever meet by video and whatnot. I’m just gonna assign the group members and you guys take it from there. When you email me, I’ll reply with a few questions such as how much time you’ll have to devote to a group, whether you consider yourself to be a writer who blogs or a blogger who writes, all that, then I’ll match you based on the answers. 

Let’s have another wonderful week on the grid.

Helpful links


Yeah write #57 challenge grid is open over there.

Yeah write #57 hangout grid is open right here.

About the Author


  • Carrie @TLC [Fri] 18 May 12 at 1:49 am

    Just posted my first blog. Yay! I’m a new blogger, still finding my voice, getting my feet wet. I’m excited to have a place to post and read. I think the thing I’ve loved most about blogging and getting my FB page up and rolling is all the incredible writing/blogging I’ve come in contact with. Who reads books any more with all the great blogs floating around? I’m looking forward to reading and commenting here.


    • Erica M [Fri] 18 May 12 at 2:18 pm

      Have fun with us!

  • Rick @Scrunchydoo [Thu] 17 May 12 at 12:16 pm

    This was my first link up and I’m very pleased with how supportive bloggers are. By reading other blogs, I certainly hope I can become a better writer.


  • Sperk* [Wed] 16 May 12 at 5:51 pm

    I could not figure out why I was getting NO traffic from Yeah Write, then I realized I failed to actually ADD MY LINK to the Hangout Grid. I Tweeted that I was doing it and everything…dur.

    Love Yeah Write. Hanging or competing. It’s all good stuff. Thanks Erica!

  • David Wiley [Wed] 16 May 12 at 3:36 pm

    Lots of new people on the hangout grid = a great week of reading blogs! Welcome everyone to the Yeah Write Hangout. I look forward to reading all of your posts! I’ll be getting mine up in the next day or two, once I decide which one to share. 🙂

  • Lemonade Lady [Wed] 16 May 12 at 7:36 am

    Like many of you, this is my first time linking up here as well … I look forward to reading all of your blogs and hearing from you as well!

  • OldDogNewTits [Tue] 15 May 12 at 6:10 pm

    It’s my first time linking up … and I’ve decided to start with a story about my first hate mail. (That’s sort of an exaggeration.) Ever happen to any of you? What did YOU do?

    • Lemonade Lady [Wed] 16 May 12 at 7:29 am

      I haven’t had hate mail yet … but it is one of my fears in putting my blogs up for the world to see 😉

  • jenn @ so this is love [Tue] 15 May 12 at 5:46 pm

    Hey everyone!!!

  • Missy | Literal Mom [Tue] 15 May 12 at 1:28 pm

    This is my first time linking up here! Looking forward to reading and getting to know some new people!

    • Erica M [Tue] 15 May 12 at 1:29 pm

      Yay! Have fun with us!

  • Farrah [Tue] 15 May 12 at 9:46 am

    Excited to Hang Out for my first time this week. I don’t really consider myself a ‘writer’- just someone with lots of stuff in her head. Thanks for giving me a place to go & find others!

    • Erica M [Tue] 15 May 12 at 1:29 pm

      You got it. Have fun this week!

  • Danielle [Tue] 15 May 12 at 8:05 am

    Wanted to say again how much I love the hangout grid! I’ve found some other cool blogs and have been able to share mine with more people…thanks for giving us non-competatives a place to hang =)