yeah write #74 is open: family-free month and the return of comment karma

Welcome to yeah write if this is your first time here! Welcome back if you’ve been here before. Let’s color by numbers today:

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You’ll need to badge your post before submitting it to the Inlinkz app. Look in the sidebar for the graphic with the “September is family-free month” arc above it. Copy the code, paste it into the post you’re planning to link today in the HTML view of your post, come back here and click the little blue button beneath the array of grid thumbnails. Follow the Inlinkz instructions from there.

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We do moderate submissions here at yeah write. If you have any questions for our submissions editor, please email her at flood@yeahwrite.me. If you’re good with everything, please wait patiently while your submission is in the moderation queue. Flood has, like, five children and sometimes steps away from the queue for lunch and other errands. While you wait, feel free to read the submissions already on the grid. Say hi in comments.

Don’t feel like waiting? The speakeasy is open just for you. Submit your post and—voilà—you’re a published writer. There’s no voting over at the speakeasy and you only have to visit as many other blogs as you’d like to have visit yours. Miles Davis is performing Kind of Blue in its entirety starting at 8 p.m. on center stage. Don’t miss out.

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Comment karma is back. For those of you who are relatively new to yeah write (or brand new—hi there), comment karma is a weekly badge yeah write awards to those who manage to leave relevant comments on all the published blogs. Back when we would fill the grid with 50, it was a mammoth  task, and one that came with a fistful of triumph. These days, you can leave comments on our average of 25 blogs or so with one hand gripping the last strip of bacon behind your back. Go forth and earn that badge. You’ll have fun and make someone’s day at the same time.

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September is still family-free month. Please tell us a compelling story about anyone, anything other than your family, immediate, extended or otherwise. Not only will leaving your people at the altar help you grow as a writer, we’ll no longer get that glassy-eyed look we’ve had for the past 18 months reading about them. Seriously, no one cares unless, say, your uncle Joe died and came back to life and now that we think about it, that would be his story to tell, not yours. We’d love for Uncle Joe to join us on the grid.

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Do you need prompts to get your mojo going? There are three optional ones in Sunday’s post. Remember, we are sharing personal stories and personal essays on the challenge grid. Got a provocative opinion editorial piece dying for an attentive audience? Please submit it to the speakeasy. After his six-hour set, Miles Davis would love to hear about Obama’s killing fields and whatnot. He may be a little high, but he’s totally listening.

Yeah write #74 is open…

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11 responses to “yeah write #74 is open: family-free month and the return of comment karma”

  1. Kim at Mama Mzungu [Thu] 13 Sep 12 at 2:03 am #

    I just want to thank this entire community. I wrote a post about my ambivalence and struggle with blogging – how it can feel like a time-sucking addiction and take you of course from why you originally wanted to blog in the first place. Not the most original post, but from the heart. And, I’ve been overwhelmed by your responses! Especially because at the same time we were collectively bemoaning how difficult it can be to keep up with commenting – you all wrote such detailed and thoughtful responses. Just, thank you! My faith is renewed…

  2. christie tate [Tue] 11 Sep 12 at 10:11 pm #

    I have revised and retagged my post and it won’t let me on. Is there something tricky about resubmitting after an edit? that inklinky thing is saying I don’t have a badge when I do. Let me know if there is anything I can do. Thanks!

    • Flood [Tue] 11 Sep 12 at 10:44 pm #

      It’s up now, m’lovely.

  3. IASoupMama [Tue] 11 Sep 12 at 1:31 pm #

    Thank you, Erica! I know I say ti every week, but I’m so excited to read awesome stuff! The last three novels I’ve downloaded on my Kindle have made me want to cry because they were so bad…

  4. Cindy ~ The Reedster Speaks [Tue] 11 Sep 12 at 11:26 am #

    Great summary as always Erica! I see Mayor Gia is in the first spot…again. I’m starting to think she is a bot.

    • Mayor Gia [Tue] 11 Sep 12 at 11:39 pm #

      Hey! Just because I occasionally transform into Ro-bot Girl-friend does NOT make me a bot. :P

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