Written by Karen D. Swim
Joanna Young has been offline for two weeks. After moving her blog from TypePad to WordPress, she had to go offline for a house move. Needless to say, not two things I would want to tackle in a single month!
When Brad Shorr came up with the idea of a surprise Online Welcome Back party for Joanna, I was immediately on board. He recruited Robert Hruzek and like two elves, they set about planning a surprise. Daniel Smith (who is also moving) graciously pitched in to create a button for the day. So, you may be wondering, who is this Joanna Young and why all the hubbub?
I started my blog in 2005 but didn’t wrap my arms around it until January 2008. It was a godawful mess but lucky for me, no one was reading! That all changed in late February when I participated in one of Joanna’s group writing projects. Her link love sent traffic my way. For the first time, I had actual comments -yippee!
It did not stop there. Joanna came to my blog and brought friends. She started conversations and others joined. She encouraged me when I was down and coached me in my efforts. She embraced me into her community and suddenly I was not alone. Under her tutelage, I found focus and even (gasp!) did ordered lists.
Joanna, we missed you! We really, really missed you! Join the party, by popping over and saying hello. While there you can read one of my favorite writing inspiration posts, How to Become a Fire Breathing Writing Dragon .
If you’d like to join in on the fun, it’s not too late. Write a post and link to Confident Writing. We can keep the party going all week long!
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