So, over the years I’ve gotten to know you well through your comments, your blog posts, your survey responses, your Tweets and Facebook wall posts, and even through your personal e-mails to me.
But even though I know my readers well, I started to wonder: “Do my readers know each other well?”
My answer was: “No, probably not as well as I do.”
As your host here at the C2C I want to make sure that you’re all co-mingling and doing the networking thang–cause you never know what fabulous friends or collaborators you might find in the comments section.
So, that’s why today’s post is going to be all about YOU.
I’m so sorry that the spotlight has to be on you all of a sudden. (Although secretly, in my head, I’m imagining myself sitting in a leather chair, petting a cat, and whispering: “My, how the tables have turned.” And then cackling diabolically.) But it had to happen sooner or later, right?
Oh, and I’m talking to you especially. Yeah, you: the one who always reads my posts but who never EVER leaves a single comment.
Yeah, you. Didn’t think I knew you were secretly hiding there, did you?
Ah, but I do know. I’ve always known. And I’m also standing right behind you.
Ha ha! Just kidding.
No, seriously though, this post is especially for you, Mr./Ms. Sneaky Sneaky.
C’mon. Let’s start earning some class participation credits! Come out and introduce yourself and let us all know how you’re doing. (And by come out, I don’t actually mean reveal your sexuality. Although if you want to do that, you are welcome to. We DO love the gays here.)
Uh oh… the idea of my readers getting to know each other better is starting to move me emotionally.
I’m getting verklempt.
Talk amongst yourselves.
Consider this: a peanut is neither a pea nor a nut. Discuss.
much “Yay! Virtual mixer!”
In the comments below, here are the questions I want you to answer:
1. Who are you? (Introduce yourself to the C2C Community. Pen names are okay, but none of this “I’m BieberFever456″ nonsense.)
2. Where you from? (General area. Not your address. We’re not stalkers here.)
3. Whatcha working on? (Again, you can be general. “I’m working on a memoir, a fiction book, a book of poetry, a screenplay, etc.”)
4. What’s a challenge you’re facing right now in your writing and/or life?
>>> Blog Update: I’ve changed my comments policy: comments on the C2C will now close after two weeks, not one week. I heard you: you’re super busy and one week is just not enough time to get back here to reply to posts. So, hopefully, this will help!
>>> Post Update: Hey readers, remember that you can access each other’s blogs simply by clicking on the name of each blog commenter. (Each name in the comments section is a link to a blog–the commenter’s blog. Isn’t that handy dandy?) If you are commenting and you know for a fact that your name links to a blog you don’t want people directed to, then you can add your website address. Just FYI. Thanks!
>>> Post Update #2: Hey Readers: Soooo, the trick for this post is that ya’ll should feel encouraged to interact with each other. So it really isn’t about me. Read other people’s intros, and, if you see something in common with them, drop them a line! Say “Hi,” or “You’re awesome,” or “Hey, me, too!” As your host, I’ll be around to nudge you, but I’m trying to keep my distance.