New to yeah write this week? Welcome!
It was a quiet week here at yeah write, but we had fourteen fantastic entries on the grid, including one brand-new poster! Welcome, and make yourself at home. We look forward to getting to know you better through your posts and comments. This is a great community – we hope you stick around and give us another great post next week!
Now on to this week’s writing and community spirit awards:
This week, the discerning voters of yeah write gave the top honors to Jen Berney at Goodnight Already for her insightful, meticulously crafted essay Personal Epiphany. She weaves together detailed descriptions of her high school chemistry teacher with careful references to formulas and equations most of us have forgotten and the awkward, perplexing longings of a teenager, leading us to glimpse an internal struggle she herself didn’t even recognize at first. It was a privilege to come along on that journey.
Do we think the voters made the right choice? She-yah.
Congratulations also to Martha at Boring Broad Adventures, who rounds out our top row! There’s a fancy badge waiting for you over there in the sidebar.
The kiwi of the week
This week’s kiwi was nominated by editor Michelle L, who loved the easy-going lightheartedness of Angie’s post It’s Earth Day. Angie writes with an unassuming, simple humor that doesn’t try too hard to impress us with clever one-liners or intricate jokes. It’s an example of a traditional blog anecdote that really works without reading like a journal entry. Congratulations, Angie, from Kevin and all the editors! Grab your badge, and wear it with a smile.
Comment Bob is waving those pom-poms
Bob loves the yeah write community spirit, and cheers on anyone who shows it to each post published on the challenge grid. See him over there in the sidebar waving his pompoms? Not only did she land in the top row this week, but Martha also earned a Bob for commenting on just about every post on the grid, responding thoughtfully to comments on her own post and generally showing she’s got the yeah write spirit. You were a model yeah writer, Martha! Pick up your badge in the sidebar, and thanks for supporting your fellow bloggers.
Weekend moonshine grid opens today at 6 p.m. eastern time
It’s the weekend, and Natalie D is setting up her moonshine grid and bathtub gin just for you. The moonshine grid is the flip side of our weekly challenges: a no-stress link-up where we accept anything except commercial or sponsored posts. You can even bring your families along; just keep an eye on those little ones. “Family-free” does not apply here. You can catch up with Natalie starting at 6 p.m. eastern time today. Closing time is midnight on Monday.
The thumbnails are now sorted in the grid from most votes to the least. In the case of a tie, the thumbnails are additionally sorted by page views.
Do not be discouraged if your blog has landed near the bottom of the grid; especially if it was a tight race. The fun lies in getting better exposure for your blog and, in the spirit of competition, an incentive to improve your writing and blogging skills. It’s a win-win for everybody involved.
Thanks again, everybody, for submitting, for reading, and for accepting the weekly writing challenge. And for making yeah write the most welcoming spot on the Interwebs for writers who blog and bloggers who write.
Before you go
Go ahead and congratulate this week’s winners in the comments. Let your favorites know you campaigned and voted for them. Some people say it was William Shakespeare’s birthday on the 23rd. Did you celebrate with a party or a one-man production of The Tempest, perhaps? Keep us in the loop. We’re not just read-’em and leave-’em around here – we’re a community.
You managed the family-free restriction with aplomb this week and ended up with some incredibly strong, creative writing. For three more weeks, all three challenge grids – this one, the speakeasy, and the gargleblaster – will remain off-limits to your mothers and fathers, your brothers and sisters, children, grandparents, spouses, and anyone related to you by blood, marriage, or other legal contract. No, we’re not going to check the records. Just humor us, okay?
Yeah write #159 opens with the kickoff post on Sunday, the gargleblaster on Monday, and the challenge grid and speakeasy fiction jam on Tuesday. Be sure you’ve subscribed to our email list to get notice when prompts are posted, grids open, and voting begins. It’s easy to do! Just sign up right here. And then come back and bring your best writing to the best writing community around!
See you next week.