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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Insecure Writers' Support Group & WeWrite4U_Lit

ALEX CAVANAUGH
Last week Southpaw posted a very informative piece about what you should have on your website and how it should be organized if you want people to follow and interact with you. 

It reminded me that I should neaten things up a bit on this blog. It also reminded me that I'd posted about my concern that The Write Game lacked a certain. . .je ne sais quoi. . .panache?

"Insecure Much?" 

"Oh, no. Only since I started writing."

It turns out that I'd put that post up in 2008, and I've been thrashing about insecurely since then. After reading Southpaw's post I decided it was time to do something, so I cleaned and reorganized a bit. Did you notice? 

Here's that original post of mine. 



My Glob

My blog is a glob. I am not cut out to be a blogette. Every time I start to write here, I think, "Who cares that I have writer's cramp this morning?" I need blogspiration, so where do I find that in the blogosphere? What makes some bloggers blog masters and others blog flops? It must have to do with blogattitude. So I'm sending my glob out for a blogadjustment, and when I've been unglobbed, I know The Write Game will sparkle with true blogginess.

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WeWrite4U_Lit has a logo. Thanks to Yvonne Ventresca. Please join and support Literacy this month. All it takes is Tweeting and ReTweeting.

Here's The Way to Say, "I'm In."


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My quote for the day: "There is no such thing as perfect security, only varying levels of insecurity."

47 comments:

  1. That was your first post? It was much better than mine.
    You've cleaned up your blog nice. I should probably do the same to mine. My sidebar is a little full...

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  2. I wish I could do the Write 4 You thing, but I have a scary lot of things to do this fall, and I need to pull back a little, at least for now. Your blog does look freshened up but I don't know why exactly.

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    1. Next year, Catherine. I'm hoping to do this annually.

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  3. Love that first post. LOL

    IWSG #179 until Alex culls the list again.

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  4. Thanks for reminding me about Southpaw's post. I was on vacation last week and not in a frame of mind to make changes to my website. I need to take another look at her post and make the attempt to add the feed she recommended -- (or put it on the list of things I want to pay my website designers to do.)

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  5. Very nice and thanks for the mention. I was distracted by the shiny things today - the spinning globe.

    Time has been moving quickly - the IWSG is 3 YEARS old!

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    1. I thought your post was great and, for me, timely.

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  6. Some days I still feel like that glob.

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  7. Funny you should mention this. I've been thinking my blog needed an overhaul!!

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    1. Me too. At least Southpaw got me started.

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  8. Security is overrated anyway. We become complacent, then end up in a worse place than if we were on our guard striving to be better because we realize we are insecure and need to adapt and take measures to overcome.

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    1. I agree. Push those envelopes and live a bit on the wild side of angst.

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  9. I feel like I thrash about all the time on my blog. Your blog is beautiful and organized!
    And I love the pic!

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    1. Thanks, Tyrean. I still have some sweeping to do here.

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  10. Oh, yes, I've been through the blog re-vamp just recently. Now, I'm thrilled with the new look...if only I could convince Henry Cavill to stop by for drinks:)

    A Movement of Hope

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    1. I'm shocked he hasn't been there yet! Such an inviting place to sip Pinot.

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  11. I find it's a good idea to clean up and rethink our blogs every so often. It makes things feel new and exciting. :)

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  12. You've come a long way with your blog. That's something to be proud of. :)

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    1. Thanks, Chrys. I liked going back to see what I'd posted several years ago. I think I'll do a retro tribute one of these days.

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  13. I rethink my blog at least 2x a year. You know I just redesigned...

    I'll be happy to Tweet, RT. I love my twitter...

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    1. I love your futuristic site, Mary. It's always like taking a short trip into space.

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  14. My blog has been through 3 major revamps. I'm terrified to touch it again--where I've got so much functionality built into where I want it...still, something whispers change is inevitable. I'm sure I need to cull back some of the busy-ness, but I DON'T WANT TO. ;)

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  15. Here's my two cents...
    Over the last week or so, I've been 'cleaning up' my social networking sites. In the process, I messed up my Facebook.
    During the entire hullabaloo, I discovered that I could still access my FB on the i-Pad, but not on the PC. Don't ask me to explain. I'm clueless... and confused.
    As a result, I've now started a brand new FB, from scratch. Once it's up and running properly, then I'll delete the old FB.
    Btw, your blog always looks structured and orderly.
    Happy IWSG Day, Lee!

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  16. I like to tidy up the side bar from time to time and maybe move things around. I am a bit nervous about going too far and messing things up!
    Your blog looks clean and fresh to me.

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  17. I read that same post by SouthPaw. Wound up updating my WIP word counters. I find myself ignoring side bars if there's too much stuff. Sensory overload, kind of. Your glob a wonderful.

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  18. Hooray for 3 years! ISWG is a wonderful support and resource for writers. :)

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  19. Hey, there :-) Your blog has always been well organized to me. But I can't be the best judge. I had to have someone do some organizing at mines as well lol!!

    And it's a trip to realize IWSG has ben around for 3 years. How helpful it has been!

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  20. Yay! for three years! I love reading the IWSG posts all the time!

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  21. I need to read Southpaw's post, I missed that earlier. Love your first post!
    And the logo is excellent, kudos to Yvonne.

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  22. I'm always impressed with your blog. On the other hand, I always think I'm slacking on updating mine. Guess we're sharing that insecurity.

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  23. The Write Game does sparkle with true blogginess!!

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  24. The glob! That's funny. Your stuff always looks amazing. And you know why we come back? Not because of anything fancy, but because of YOU!

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  25. I always like what you post. But I think we all get tired of what we're blogging aout some of the time.

    Your blog changes are great.

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  26. Cleemckenzie,
    Good to be here again after a bit gap.
    Lot of activities are going on here.
    Good to see the lovely look of your page!
    this post is really a wonderful one: Today
    i learned few new words to keep and remember!
    Thanks a lot for sharing these wonderful words:

    blogspiration, blogattitude, blogadjustment, unglobbed, and blogginess. very interesting ones! :-)
    ~Best Regards
    Phil

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  27. Love the glob:) I love what you wrote-funny and true and now i am thinking about my blog...

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  28. My first blog looks really pitiful next to yours! LOL I'll have to check out that link you posted ~ I can always use some tips about improving my blog. I really enjoyed this post!

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  29. Glad the logo worked out! Happy to help.
    You remind me that I should probably clean up my blog, too.

    Yvonne

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  30. I've only been blogging for a little over a year now but I've been published and giving author visits for almost two. I never had a desire to blog until my mom fell deathly ill. That was the trigger which lead me to find myself as an adult author who desperately needed to start blogging.
    I'm thinking about changing the look of my blog, especially now since I will be hosting blog tours and what not. As the years go by, we evolve as writers and as a result, our blogs do too. I still go back to my first post and can't believe how far I've come today.
    You have definitely lit the fire under my butt to really think about the next chapter of my blog, C. Lee!

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  31. It's good to support something and literacy is a wonderful way to start. Is it that something will be done on a particular day. I was over at Tyrean and read about the tweets and such.

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  32. I try to keep things tidy on my blog, but it also can drive me nuts when others people's blogs are messy. I'm gong to blame hubby on this given he's techie and has taught me a few things. =D

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  33. Hi Lee - yes Holly's post certainly registered with me .. and I've just messed something up with mine - so need to really redo it .. and set it out clearly ...

    The WeWrite4U Lit .. looks to be a good logo .. cheers Hilary

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