Lots of great bloggy peeps and activities to pimp! Here's what you don't want to miss:
If you've been visiting writers' blogs in the past week or so, you've definitely noticed this photo on sidebars everywhere. Rachael Harrie @Rach Writes is launching this event for the second time, after the huge success of the first Writer's Platform-Building Crusade. Become a Crusader and join us as we network with authors within our genres and outside. Event is underway and runs from February 1st to April 30th. Full details and sign-ups HERE
Don't forget: Next Wednesday, February 16th, is the Bernard Pivot Blogfest. To date, there are 95 bloggers playing along, but since the questionnaire is only 10 questions, it'll be quick reading and so easy to hit tons of blogs that day. You'll meet dozens of new people, hopefully gain new followers, and share about yourself. Fun! Still plenty of time to sign up HERE.
Lola Sharp @Sharp Pen/Dull Sword is one of the sweetest bloggy friends I know! Her giveaway is all about paying it forward, supporting each other in our writerly and personal pursuits, and spreading the love around. Visit her blog on any given day and you'll be met with colorful, uplifting posts that do just that. The prizes in this particular giveaway are awesome, but it's about more than that. It's all about the rewards you reap from being the wind beneath another's wings. Get in on it today, click HERE.
DL Hammons over at Cruising Altitude is celebrating a fantastic following of +600! And because he's a mystery writer, and because he's highly creative and all-around awesome, DL has crafted a murder for us to solve. To play along, read the murder-mystery short story HERE. Then, hunt for clues that have been posted on the sidebars of 37 fellow bloggers. (Psst....look at MY sidebar...) Next week, DL will post a list of those 37 clue-toting blogs to help those out who haven't found enough to break the case. Everyone who plays along gets a chance to win a prize, but those who solve the case risk to win more! Full details HERE.
If you're looking for contests to join, I have a couple listed on my right sidebar. If you know of any I can get in on, leave me the 411 in a comment!
And lastly, I have created an account with DropBox. I have a question for those of you that use it. Do you drop your files to save/archive/protect into your DropBox, or do you put a COPY of the files in? It seems like to copy would be to double the memory it takes on my hard drive, but to drop means I no longer have a copy on my hard drive?? Is that smart/safe?? What if the files are compromised? Maybe I don't fully understand. All advice and tips are welcome and appreciated!
My sister's coming from Florida for a visit, so I won't be around. Have a great weekend!!