Congratulations to the yeah write #114 weekly writing challenge crowd favorite

“The Journey to Gilda” at the eponymous Misty’s Laws

Can any of you long-timers remember the last time, if ever, a yeah write virgin took the popular vote? It’s not a usual process—mainly because we like to season our new writers through intimidation and fear—but Misty’s Laws was having none of our foolishness. Her post detailing a circular journey while walking the streets of Rome not only captured the most votes from our yeah write readers and voters, but from social media first-time visitors who surfed in then read each post on the grid. That’s quite a feat. Congratulations, Misty’s Laws. Please grab your winner’s badge from the right sidebar and display it on your post. Thanks for joining us this week!

Where are the invitational grid and editor picks?

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For all you other newbies who may not know: we try to host an additional challenge grid each week called the invitational. The invitational is unlocked once the challenge grid hits 30 entries, and each yeah write editor selects two or three of her favorite essays then we all choose a jury prize winner from that small group.

Maybe as we cruise into summer, we will buck the Internet-wide trend of decreased participation and be all up in the 30+ entries required to unlock the invitational. The yeah write summer series kicks off Sunday, June 23 and will end July 31 with the very last day of our version of ProBlogger’s 31 days to build a better blog. Surely, no one will want to miss that, and we’ll reach 30+ all the way through. So far, we’ve got nearly 40 signed up for 31dbbb and we’ll see how many of those will be up for a little friendly competition.

Weekend moonshine grid opens today at 6 p.m. eastern time!

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Yeah write is open on the weekends—no editors, no voting, no writer’s block—just hanging out in the clearing among the trees and discarded moonshine jugs. Use this chance to show the yeah write community the other side  of your blog—your top 10 lists, your stream-of-consciousness posts, that hilarious text message exchange with your brother. No commercial or sponsored posts allowed, but this will be a good space for letting us all know when you have a cool blog event coming up.

Hosted by yeah write veteran and regular contributor Michelle Longo, the moonshine grid opens at 6 p.m. eastern time each Friday and will close by 12:01 a.m. each Monday. Grab the badge from the sidebar and go find the perfect post to share!

Win-win

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. Part of the top row five? Please grab a winners’ badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your own blog. Congrats!

Do not be discouraged if your blog has landed near the bottom of the grid; it is always a tight race. The fun lies in getting better exposure for your blog and in the spirit of competition as incentive to improve your writing and blogging skills. It’s a win-win for everybody involved.

Thanks again, everybody, for linking up, for reading, 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.

Wait. Before you go

Congratulate this week’s winners in comments. Yeah write #115 opens Tuesday…

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