The Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign.

Whilst trying out my new writing schedule of going onto social networks after I’ve finished my writing for the day, I recently came across Rachel Harrie’s Writer’s Platform-Building Campaign through Google+.

This is Rachel’s third time in running this campaign, where the aim is to connect other writers and help build their platforms.  I carefully considered joining this, as my main concern was – do I have the time to dedicate myself to it, even if it is only for a couple of months?  As I’m not studying during this semester, I didn’t hesitate too long.  I believe it is a great way to meet other writers through various social networks and via my blog.  I can read the blogs of other writers and they can read mine, so I won’t feel as if I’m talking to myself anymore! 😉

The campaign began on 22 August, 2011 and runs until 31 October, 2011.  If you want to join in and become a part of this great campaign, you don’t have much time left.  The list of campaigners will close on 31 August, 2011.  If you’re interested in joining me, you’ll find me under these categories:  Picture Books/Chapter Books/Early Readers/MG/YA, Horror, Paranormal, Suspense/Thrillers, Short Stories, Australian/New Zealand Writers.  Okay, granted, I went a little crazy, but I wanted to make sure I had all my bases covered, right?  A big thank you to those of you in the campaign who’ve already stopped by on my blog and introduced yourselves.  I intend to return the favour shortly – as you can see I have a lot to get through.

So, now I’m back to my original dilemma – trying to make sure that I don’t let these social networks interfere with my writing time!

42 thoughts on “The Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign.

  1. Great to meet you fellow campaigner and look forward to reading your blogs:)

    1. Debbie Johansson 29/08/2011 — 11:42 pm

      Hi T.F. Thanks for posting and saying hi. I’m looking forward to seeing more of you throughout the campaign.

  2. Fellow campaigner stopping by to say hi. I’m in your paranormal group.

    1. Debbie Johansson 29/08/2011 — 10:30 pm

      Hi Rosie. Thanks for stopping by. It’s good to see another campaigner from the paranormal group. I look forward to getting to know you better.

  3. Yay! So nice to meet you 🙂 I can’t see an obvious way to follow you (I’m on blogger…) but I’m following you on Twitter 🙂 I’m looking forward to getting to know you better!

    1. Debbie Johansson 29/08/2011 — 10:32 pm

      Hi Jolene, so nice to meet you too! I’m glad we can keep in touch via twitter – I’m following you there too. Looking forward to seeing more of you. 🙂

  4. Hi Debbie, looking forward to connecting and campaigning with you 🙂

    1. Debbie Johansson 29/08/2011 — 10:33 pm

      Hi Joanna. Good of you to stop by. You’re in my circle on Google+ and I look forward to campaigning with you also. 🙂

  5. Welcome Fellow Campaigner!

    1. Debbie Johansson 29/08/2011 — 11:30 pm

      Hi Heather. Thanks for stopping by. Pleased to meet you!

  6. I’m in your campaign group! Nice to meet you 🙂

    1. Debbie Johansson 29/08/2011 — 11:37 pm

      Hi Laura. It’s great to meet another campaigner. Looking forward knowing you! 🙂

  7. Hi, Debbie! I’m in the Picture Book/MG/etc group with you in the campaign, looking forward to getting to know people better as we read each others’ blogs and learn from each other.

    After being mightily distracted by the fun of getting all settled into the campaign and starting to investigate people’s blogs today, I, too, came to the realization that I need to limit my time on this and on social networks to later in the day, thus protecting the time when I’m supposed to be actually *writing*… let’s see how long that lasts, shall we? 😉

    1. Debbie Johansson 30/08/2011 — 4:06 am

      Hi Elizabeth. Thanks for posting. It’s a pleasure to meet another campaigner. Best of luck with managing your time – I think we’re both going to need it during the campaign! 😉

  8. Hello from a fellow Short Story Campaigner!

    1. Debbie Johansson 01/09/2011 — 4:44 am

      Hi Shannon. Great to meet another campaigner in the short story section. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to connecting.

  9. Just thought I’d drop in to say hi! I’m a fellow Campaigner, I write YA romances including fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary. Fun stuff. Looking forward to this Campaign! And nice to meet you.

    1. Debbie Johansson 01/09/2011 — 4:46 am

      Hi Cortney. It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m glad you could stop by and I look forward to seeing you around throughout the campaign.

  10. Hi Debbie! I’m in your Horror and Suspense/Thrillers groups. I also write paranormal but I’m not in your group.
    I’m also facinated by the supernatural and I love all things strange. (which tneds to be mysterious. ☺)

    1. Debbie Johansson 01/09/2011 — 4:49 am

      Hi Amanda. Thanks for stopping by. Good to see another campaigner in the horror, suspense/thriller groups. It’s good to hear I’m not the only one interested in strange things! 😉

      It’s a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to connecting during the campaign.

  11. Hello Debbie. Another fellow campaigner. Looking forward to connectng. Should be a fun time.

    1. Debbie Johansson 01/09/2011 — 4:52 am

      Hi Patricia. It certainly is fun meeting all these wonderful writers. I’m finding it difficult in keeping up while trying to write, but I intend to get around to everyone in my groups.

      Thanks for posting. I’m pleased to meet you and look forward to seeing more of you throughout the campaign.

  12. Hey Debbie, I’m in the horror and suspense/thriller campaign groups with you. I’m already feeling overwhelmed with all the fun blogs I’ve discovered, so I wish you the best of luck with your daunting list!

    1. Debbie Johansson 02/09/2011 — 3:59 am

      Thanks for posting Jocelyn. I know what you mean about feeling overwhelmed – I think I’m going to have a few late nights just trying to keep up! 😉

      It’s a pleasure meeting and I look forward to connecting with you during the campaign.

  13. Hi Debbie, I am newbie campaigner joining from down here in Kiwiland. Have been reading a couple of your posts and love the one on conquering fear… some of my thoughts were listed there…. nice to meet some like minded people. I write PA, CP and YA..unpublished, so far. Hope to see you again.

    1. Debbie Johansson 02/09/2011 — 9:45 am

      Hi Diane. Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself. I appreciate your comments. I look forward to learning more about you throughout the campaign.

  14. Hmm. Hope this isn’t a duplicate. It didn’t accept my first attempt. I’m a fellow campaigner in the first pb, mg, ya group. Still a newbie at PB, so I’m checking out all the group’s blogs, etc. I love finding new resources.

    1. Debbie Johansson 02/09/2011 — 12:59 pm

      Hi Stacy. Thanks for stopping by – message received. 😉 Good to see another campaigner from this group. I mainly write YA and MG. Looking forward to blogging with you!

  15. Hi Debbie, and thanks for visiting – judging by your post above we have the same issues in balancing our social media vs writing time!

    I didn’t join a Paranormal group, but my stuff is halfway between UF and paranormal, and like you I’m also writing MG/YA stuff (as well as adult!). Still haven’t settled down to one thing. I like to be ‘flexible’ with genres. 🙂

    Hope you enjoy the campaign, while still getting plenty of writing done of course…

    1. Debbie Johansson 02/09/2011 — 1:27 pm

      Hi Adina. Thanks for stopping by and posting. Yes, social networks are a great distraction from writing, I just have to be more disciplined I guess! Best of luck with your writing too. 🙂

  16. I’m a first-timer too. Happy blogging!

    Every Savage Can Reproduce

    1. Debbie Johansson 03/09/2011 — 12:31 am

      Hi Enid. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to campaigning with you!

  17. Hey Debbie! The blog looks good. I am in the urban fantasy group. Following you on twitter, too.

    1. Debbie Johansson 03/09/2011 — 2:47 am

      Hi Sonia. Thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you like my blog. I’m following you on Twitter also, and I look forward to campaigning with you. Pleased to meet you! 🙂

  18. Hi Debbie! Over here from the Campaign!! Have a great Labor Day weekend!

    1. Debbie Johansson 05/09/2011 — 12:19 am

      Hi Kelly. I’m afraid it’s not a Labour Day weekend here in Australia, but thanks anyway! I hope you had a great weekend.

      Thanks for stopping by and posting. I look forward to campaigning with you.

  19. Hi Debbie, Dropping by to say ‘hello’ from the writer’s campaign. I am in the short stories group. Look forward to getting to know you better.

    1. Debbie Johansson 05/09/2011 — 12:21 am

      Thanks for visiting Joanna. It’s good to see another campaigner from the short story group. As I’m so many groups, I have yet to make my way to meet more from this one.

      I’m looking forward to getting to know you better too! 🙂

  20. Hey fellow campaigner! We ready to get our horror on?

    1. Debbie Johansson 05/09/2011 — 12:22 am

      Hi Holly. I’m looking forward to it! 🙂

      Thanks for posting – I hope to see more of you throughout the campaign.

  21. Hello from a fellow campaigner in the thriller/suspense group. I have the same problem… it’s hard to juggle. It’s important to be involved with social media, for so many reasons. But it really can get in the way of writing time.

    1. Debbie Johansson 05/09/2011 — 12:30 am

      Hi Doryalynn, Great to meet you. It’s good to see another campaigner in the thriller/suspense group. I find I get easily distracted by social media and it takes a bit chunk out of my writing time, but I’m determined to make writing my No.1 priority. Thanks for visiting and I look forward to seeing more of you during the campaign.

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