yeah write #59 challenge grid is open

Welcome to yeah write #59! A few requests and reminders from the lurking judges and the editor for this week:

Some yeses and noes

Watch your post length. Your judges, including your peers affecting the popular vote, have 50 blogs to read in a very short time. Keeping that in mind, about 500 words should just about do it. Erica M, the editor, prefers even fewer words. Well-told stories don’t get caught in the rambles.

Bring us your best stuff. Don’t take up a spot on the limited challenge grid with a post submitted just so you can grab a spot. Before we start drinking, we can tell the difference between best stuff and grabbing-a-spot stuff, so just in case we get to your post before cocktail hour, make sure it’s an outstanding effort.

Please read and understand the FAQ. If they are not clear, please feel free to email Erica M with any questions before submitting your link. The day yeah write opens, she is glued to her inbox waiting for you.

Don’t bury the lede. Get to the point early and often. There is no such thing as a 500-word introduction.

Don’t submit your own promotional or commercial posts. There are so many wonderful sites out there that exist for you to promote your sponsored awesomeness. This is a writing challenge that promotes your writing awesomeness.

The hangout grid

The yeah write #59 hangout grid is also open for those of you who enjoy good writing without the competitiveness. The only differences between the two are there is no voting element, it’s open to an unlimited number of bloggers and it closes on Sunday instead of Thursday. The community spirit of yeah write floats between both grids, and I thank everyone who’s contributed to that spirit for the past year or so.

If it’s before 7 am US CDT and you’re having problems

Don’t forget, if you’re having problems adding your post to the grid and you don’t get a response from Erica M immediately, either to your tweet, comment or email, please please please tweet @inlinkz and Aris will be happy to help you figure it out. Sometimes, Erica M is sleepin’. Usually between the hours of midnight US CDT and 6 a. m. US CDT [-5 GMT]. Aris will help while Erica M snores. 

Helpful links

 

Yeah write #59 hangout grid is open over there.

Yeah write #59 challenge grid is open right here.

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21 responses to “yeah write #59 challenge grid is open”

  1. Erin M. Threlfall [Tue] 19 Jun 12 at 8:17 am #

    Holy Macaroli!! I have been in end-of-year-teacher-madness for a month and look what happens!!! Ya’ all go and get all polished and even savy-er than you were before. Well done!

  2. Pippi [Tue] 29 May 12 at 11:47 pm #

    Crap. I missed it this week. I’ll do the other grid. No worries.

    • Erica M [Tue] 29 May 12 at 11:57 pm #

      The hangout grid is where all the cool kids are this week.

      • Vanessa [Wed] 30 May 12 at 5:50 pm #

        You’re not kidding. There’s some posts over there that had me laughing out loud.

  3. Lisa Nolan [Tue] 29 May 12 at 7:38 pm #

    I am too busy to submit a post this week (it’s my son’s last week of school… AHHHHHHHHHHHH!) but I look forward to reading and commenting on the grid(s)! And I like the reminder of 500 words! It’s a great challenge for writers to do this, it tightens up your piece, and it helps to read it out loud to yourself or a friend, and very nice friend, LOL!

  4. Kristin [Tue] 29 May 12 at 6:13 pm #

    Really looking forward to reading everyone’s posts this week!

  5. Dawn Beronilla [Tue] 29 May 12 at 3:32 pm #

    Just wanted to say that I LOVE the 500 word guideline! Next week should be far easier to read. :-)
    Thanks again to everyone who makes this happen. It’s definitely the highlight of my week.

  6. stephanie [Tue] 29 May 12 at 3:32 pm #

    Hey everyone who happens to read this… check out the button Erica designed for me on the sidebar – blue and green circular one with Steph in the center. Cool, isn’t it? She is designer extraordinaire! I love it. Thank you, Erica.

  7. Monica [Tue] 29 May 12 at 1:45 pm #

    Can I still vote if I didn’t get to link my blog in time?

    • Erica M [Tue] 29 May 12 at 1:51 pm #

      Absolutely! And you can also read and comment. We love our off-grid readers :)

      • Monica [Tue] 29 May 12 at 4:33 pm #

        Okay, thanks. What time does the link close so I can know for next time?

        • Erica M [Tue] 29 May 12 at 4:35 pm #

          Technically, it closes at 9 pm eastern on Wednesdays or at 50 blogs, whichever comes first. It usually hits 50 blogs by 11 am eastern on Tuesdays.

  8. Adrienne [Tue] 29 May 12 at 10:17 am #

    I made it! Woo Hoo!

  9. deborah l quinn [Tue] 29 May 12 at 9:34 am #

    yahoo another week! i’m loving the wonderful flood fotos, too. let the games commence!

  10. christina [Tue] 29 May 12 at 8:49 am #

    crud, i submitted with my name instead of my twitter name. poo. if there’s anyway to change from christina to finallymom that would be rad; if not, no biggie.

  11. Cat Poland [Tue] 29 May 12 at 8:01 am #

    Hooray! I’m so excited to be a part of this week’s contest. Looking forward to meeting some other bloggers! (I’m relatively new to blogging regularly.) :-)

  12. Sara [Tue] 29 May 12 at 12:42 am #

    We had a crazy busy weekend, so I didn’t have time to write a new post. I’m submitting an old post, but it’s not something I’ve ever submitted anywhere before and it’s one of my favorites. I hope that’s ok!

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