Writer Wednesday is a new Zoomers.ca feature where we issue a weekly open call on a particular theme or subject that our community of bloggers are welcomed to participate in.
If you're a blogger that's interested in getting a handle on your craft (or even connecting with an audience!) then this is definitely the challenge for you.
How Does It Work?
Every Friday, we issue the theme or subject via a blog post that will be featured in our Friday newsletter.
To participate, simply post a blog on that theme, but tag that post with "writer wednesday" (within quotes, all lowercase) before the following Wednesday at 12PM EST.
Zoomers How-To: Blog
When Writer Wednesday hits, we then do the following:
- Round-up all the participating entries in a entry such as this.
- Feature all the participating entries in our Friday newsletter that goes directly to our over 12,000 members.
- Feature all the participating entries via our
Twitter with the popular #writerwednesday hashtag.
- Select our personal favourite that will be featured to the over 13,000 members in our
Zoomers on Facebook community.
In the latest edition of this feature, we were inspired by the recent ideacity conference and the big ideas that were discussed.
Here are the entries that took us up on our
"Big Ideas" writing challenge:
After teaching overseas for twenty- five years, my husband John and I retired and moved to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Our "Big Idea" was to make loads of new friends during the first few months. After all, aren't Canadians renowned for being the "friendliest" people?
I had no idea what I had grown into, or what I was, until Oprah did a one hour show on the subject of Freeganism. I saw a lot of people like myself employing anti-consumerist lifestyles as a way of life. We are called Freegans and use a stew of various ideas to create things, as we feel our society wastes too much money.
How much time do we spend waiting for the Big Idea? You know what I'm talking about. The Big Idea, the Silver Bullet, that one Big Thing, your Prince Charming of an Idea that will sweep you off your feet and assure you'll live happily ever after.
Thanks to Shelley, Steve and Linda for all their hard work! Please support our writers' original works by visiting their individual blogs as well as leaving comments.
Additional thanks for being patient while we were working on posting this in Zoomerland.
Stay tuned this Friday for the next theme!