04 November, 2010

Writer's Platform-Building Crusade!

The Writer's Platform-Building Crusade is hosted by Rachael Harrie at Rach Writes..... I have decided to join in on this event, designed to increase your platform and connect you with others who share your love for writing and "want to pay it forward in the spirit of writerly writerness and blogging beautificity".

It sounds like an awesome idea, doesn't it?

According to the site, to join up yourself, you just have to post about the Crusade and leave a comment saying you wish to join along with your link right HERE.

Anyone else for building their writing/blogging platform?

-----The Golden Eagle


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll check it out after NaNo!

Marieke said...

Yaay! Great to see you're joining us! :D

Old Kitty said...

It sounds like a great idea!! Good luck to everyone joining!!!

One thing that's making my blogging fun is the wonderful support and camaraderie from lovely bloggie friends! Take care

Rachael Harrie said...

Heya, great to have you on board. I'm adding you to our List of Crusaders now, so pop round and say hi to everyone - we've got some fantastic people in the Crusade :)


Clarissa Draper said...

I've joined and I think it's great!


dennis hodgson said...

You did ask readers to mention typos and other problems, so may I draw your attention to the following sentence:

"Among the things I post about are the world, politics, science, miscellany, books, movies, homeschool, and a wide range of other subjects."

What is wrong with it? If you start a sentence with "among", "include" or something similar, you shouldn't add an etcetera at the end. I would reword it as

"I post about the world, politics, science, miscellany, books, movies, homeschool, and a wide range of other subjects."

I hope you don't think I'm some kind of grammar nazi, but as a former editor of academic textbooks I always changed sentences like yours, for the reason outlined. My only interest is in clarity and precision.

I note that you forbid the posting of blog URLs, so I'll leave you with my version of your sentence:

"I write political and social commentary, discuss the use and abuse of language, describe Hong Kong from the perspective of a long-time English resident, and provide an insight into aspects of Chinese culture that I find interesting or intriguing."

Anonymous said...

I'm with Alex. I'll check it out after Nano. Thanks for the info.

N. R. Williams said...

I'll check into it Golden. Thanks for the link.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Jennifer Hillier said...

The crusade sounds cool! I'll have to check it out.

The Golden Eagle said...

Alex: Great!

Marieke: I'm excited to be joining you. :)

Old Kitty: All the support is an amazing thing. :D

Rachael: I'll be sure to check out the other Crusaders!

Clarissa: Cool!

Dennis: Thank you for that information! I'll remember that about adding things like that to sentences. And I will change the "wide range of other subjects" since I definitely see your point.

Actually, (although this doesn't have anything to do with grammar), I was adopted from China as a baby--I don't remember anything about it, so I don't talk about Hong Kong or anything like that.

Stephen: You're welcome!

Nancy: I hope you join us!

Jennifer: :)

Jules said...

I'll check it out Ms Eagle. Right now I've a busted wing and I'm just trying to make it. :(
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

N. R. Williams said...

I decided not to do that particular blog fest... too many edits.
If you're interested, I posted on giveaways and contest today including my first ever contest.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Talli Roland said...

Sounds like a great idea! Best of luck to all taking part.

Have a great weekend!

The Golden Eagle said...

Jules: :( I hope your wing heals!

Nancy: Too bad . . . but I'll zip over to your blog and check out your post. :)

Talli: Thank you!

You too, Talli. :)