Still, it will be fun! Lots of small snippets, lots of guest posts. I hope you enjoy it.
As blogathon organizer Michelle Rafter wrote on her site WordCount:
For the next 31 days, a merry band of freelance writer are teaming up to take part in the second annual WordCount blogathon. We’ll be testing the limits of our blogging endurance to find out if we can successfully post every day in May.
How hard can it be, right? Well, pretty darn hard. Those of us who make our living writing have those pesky paid assignments to attend to in addition to hanging out on our much more fun blogs. And while some days ideas for blog posts are as bountiful as cherry blossoms in spring, other days the idea well is as barren as those same cherry boughs in winter. Then there are the weekends, when nobody in their right mind wants to be at a keyboard.
But we’re determined to persevere. As professional blogger have noted, the more you post, the better you get at it – and if you’re doing it right – the more traffic you’ll attract to your blog.
So here’s to blogging, here’s to May and here’s to us.
Hey! There's that persistence again! And here are the brave souls who are taking the challenge with me:
- Vera Marie Badertscher – A Travelers Library – Books and movies that influence travel.
- Tim Beyers – The Social Writer – Motley Fool tech contributor and co-host of Twitter’s #editorchat.
- Heather Boerner – Serenity for the Self Employed – Advice for the self-employed among us.
- Jane Boursaw – Film Gecko – May Movie Madness and other film-related stuff.
- Melanie Bonsall – Expert Editing – The online home of this editor, proofreader and writer.
- Danielle Buffardi – Horrible Sanity – Random thoughts of a mother and freelance writer.
- Sona Charaipotra – Sona Charaipotra – for entertainmnet topics, and Ishq in a Backpack on travel and food.
- Rosie Colombraro – Trust the Universe – There is always a Plan B.
- Sue Dickman – A Life Divided – Food, gardening, travel, books and more.
- Jackie Dishner – BIKE with Jackie – Improving your life with the B.I.K.E. spiritual navigation tool.
- Ron S. Doyle – Ron S. Doyle – The literary equivalent of fruit salad and Cyclorati – Exercising my cyclophilia.
- Kelly Estes – Big Government in Your Wallet – A political blog.
- Jennifer L.W. Fink – Blogging ‘Bout Boys – With 4 boys between 11 & 3, this writer knows her subject.
- Sydne George - I’ll Have What She’s Cooking – Good eats.
- Debra Gordon – Wine on Tuesdays
- Nancy Hall – Floating Ink – How to fit making art into your every day life.
- KT Hinderer – Write Beyond the Cubicle – Musings of a full-time freelance writer and editor.
- Heather Holliday – Zazou Marketing – Putting your best words forward.
- Elizabeth Humphrey – TheWriteElizabeth – Introducing creativity into daily life.
- Leah Ingram – Suddenly Frugal – Tips for frugal living.
- JoAnn Jagroop – This Dame Cooks – Recipes from Alaska to the South Pacific.
- Sara Lancaster – No. 2 Pen Blog – Blog of this Denver, freelance Web & marketing writer.
- Doug Lance – Freelance Fiction – “I get paid to tell sweet, sweet lies.”
- Jared Lopatin – Sign in Ink – Everyday life as motivated by astrological happenings.
- Jenn Maciejewski – Cities on the Cheap – Freebies and deals in multiple cities across the U.S.
- Eric Mack – Wrecking Ball Report, MountainDaddy and SaveThatReceipt.
- Lisa Mann – Sonoma on the Cheap – One of the Cities on the Cheap blogs, this one for Sonoma, Calif.
- Joy Manning – What I Weigh Today – A food writer reflects on weight and body image issues.
- Teresa Mears – Miami on the Cheap – A Cities on the Cheap blog for Miami.
- Amy Rauch Neilson – It’s in the Genes – Thoughts of a breast cancer survivor.
- Jennifer Netherby – Jennifer Netherby – Musings of a freelance writer.
- Sarah E. Ludwig – Parenting by Trial and Error – Learning, growing, staying flexible.
- Michelle V. Rafter – WordCount: Freelancing in the Digital Age – Plugging into the online news biz.
- Kate Reilly – Polka Dot Suitcase – Finding fun in everyday life.
- Meredith Resnick – Inner Writing Journey – Authors & professional creatives in quirky dialogue on how they write and why it works.
- Melissa Sais – Digital Mom – Raising kids in a digital world.
- Brette Sember – Martha and Me – One Martha Stewart makeover a day.
- Kathy Summers – EcoPregnancy & Baby and Health Writing Hints.
- Jodi Torpey – Western Gardeners – Your online guide to gardening in the West.
- Sarah Webb – Webb of Science – Where science meets life.
- Jennifer Willis – The Green Soul Guide – Where sustainability and spirituality meet.