We didn’t make it to the magic 30 posts in order to open up our editor-curated invitational grid this week. Even though we didn’t make the mark, 18 bloggers took the time to link up. We’re glad you came.

Crowd favorite

“Turning 50” by Stacie D at Stacie’s Snaps and Bits

Your yeah write editors aren’t eligible for our invitational grid, but they still compete often in the challenge grid. This week’s winner is Stacie D, one of our speakeasy editors over on the fiction side of yeah write. Her post “Turning 50” is a hilarious comparison between the lavish weekend trip she put together for her husband’s 50th and the decidedly less glamorous plans he made for hers. Stacie’s descriptions are spot-on and laugh out loud funny. For the second week in a row, I don’t want to spoil the end for you, so click on over to read it for yourself. Congratulations, Stacie, on your first crowd favorite win! Your badge awaits you in the sidebar. Go slap that thing on your blog.

Congrats also to the rest of our top row five: Kianwi, Christie, Christi, and Anna. Your well-earned top row five badge is in the sidebar.

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

It’s the weekend, and yeah write guest editor Natalie D is setting up her moonshine grid and bathtub gin just for you. Take off your parkas and balaclavas and grab a bar stool. It’s a no pressure link-up where we accept anything except commercial or sponsored posts. You can catch up with Natalie starting at 6 p.m. eastern time today and she doesn’t even care if you play “Electric Youth” by Debbie Gibson over and over on the vintage video jukebox. Apparently, it’s hand, foot, and mouth disease season at my kids’ school, so you probably don’t want to take a sip of my eggnog latte. Closing time is midnight on Monday.

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.

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.

Take a moment…

Take the weekend to write up your next yeah write-worthy post – a blog anecdote or nonfiction story of about 500 words that meets our submission guidelines. Join us next week for yeah write #140. OMG we are going to be 140 weeks old! Blogging challenges are so cute at that age.

Before you go, remember to congratulate all the winners in the comments and give a hey-ho to all the bloggers who inspired or entertained you this week.

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