View Full Version : AW Aug Blog Chain sign up

08-10-2008, 06:08 AM
Anyone want to head up an August blog chain?

L M Ashton
08-10-2008, 03:11 PM
Are you volunteering? ;)

08-11-2008, 01:29 AM
I mean, I don't really know what to do short of put the links in a list...if that's all I have to do to organize it, sure, I'm game! Someone tell me if that's all I need to do and I will post some deadlines and the like...

L M Ashton
08-11-2008, 06:21 AM
Here's a previous one (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2424098&postcount=5) and here's another (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101374). Follow their example and you'll do fine. :)

Remember, as the person organizing it, you decide what the rules are. :)

And I'm in. :)

And if you want the thread title changed, let me know and I can take care of it for you. :)

08-11-2008, 07:24 AM
Hey everyone! So, I'm going to head up the August blog chain, so I hope you will join in.
Because we've waited this late in the month to start this chain, I'm going to take the first 14 participants or however many I have by Wed., Aug. 13 at 11:59 PM EST. I'd love to have more time for sign up, but we've waited so long to do it, if we don't get a move on, we won't get done in August. We'll start Aug. 14th. So, leave a post if you want in, and also leave if you'd rather be first, in the middle, end, etc. and I'll do my best to accomodate. Let's get signed up!

I will post the list as soon as it's complete. And will update regularly.

The chain works the following way:

It's not themed.
The first person just makes a post on their blog.
The person following will take some element from the previous blogger and make their own post, inlcuding that element. Please link back to the previous poster with a permalink and also include a link to the blog of the next poster.
The last person tries to tie their post to the first poster and to the previous poster
Please post the links in your blog of everyone participating in the chain, if possible.

So far, we have:

forbidden snowflake
L M Ashton
Ralph Pines

Forbidden Snowflake
08-11-2008, 01:46 PM
In, In, In :D

08-11-2008, 05:37 PM
I'll join! Early in the chain would be good since I'll be home a fair amount this week and next, but please don't put me first!

08-11-2008, 06:36 PM
Welcome, welcome, snowflake and mada!

08-11-2008, 06:58 PM
I'm in with

I don't really care where you put me, but I think I'd rather be at the end as I haven't been able to access blogger since two days ago.

08-11-2008, 07:09 PM
I'm totally in!! I missed not having one in July!!

08-11-2008, 07:53 PM
Yay for miss lissy and freshhell! Who else?

08-11-2008, 09:05 PM
i'm in!!!

08-11-2008, 09:08 PM
hooray, sassee!

08-11-2008, 10:40 PM
I would like to join with my new blog: http://www.southasiafair.com/

08-12-2008, 02:38 AM
I'll join! Mine is http://www.themommywriter.blogspot.com/

ETA: I may need some instructions on making the links to my blog and from my blog. I'm not entirely sure how to do that. I'll have to go see if I can figure it out.

08-12-2008, 06:48 AM
I'm game. Me and my shiny new blog (http://returnengagement.com) would love to come and play.

08-12-2008, 07:46 AM
welcome, razibahmed, kristi26, amd Mom'sWrite!

08-12-2008, 07:47 AM
Four more slots...who's it gonne be?

Ralph Pines
08-12-2008, 08:25 AM
If there still space available, I would like to sign up.

Blog: Neither Here Nor There.... (http://ralfast.wordpress.com/)

08-12-2008, 08:41 AM
I'm interested.


It'd be nice to have a follow-up post at the end with all the post links. I tend to miss posts when there isn't a summary at the end.

08-12-2008, 06:25 PM

08-12-2008, 07:17 PM
welcome to ralph, polenth, and vein! And. yes, I'll sum it all up once the list is complete.

08-13-2008, 06:11 AM
we have one more spot to full-- any one else want in?

08-14-2008, 06:40 AM
getting ready to close the list...any last minute takers?

08-14-2008, 11:21 PM
Ok, the AW August Chain List is closed...I will be posting the list in as soon as I finish it...it won't be long now!

08-15-2008, 12:16 AM
Okay, so here we go! This is the list for the August Blog Chain, which is unthemed. Just to recap, when it's your turn, please:
Try to take some element of the previous post and build on that.
Post a permalink of the person before you.
Post a link to the person after you
Post to the Blog Chain thread here to let us know you've posted (include the permalink)
PM the person after you to let them know it's their turn
Make sure to comment on everyone else's post!

Spittin' (out words) Like a Llama (http://www.colbymarshall.blogspot.com)
Delirious (http://www.alleslinks.com/)
For the First Time (http://heatheraynnebrooks.wordpress.com/)
Life in Scribbletown (http://freshhell.wordpress.com/)
A Blog, I Has One (http://sasseebioche.blogspot.com/)
Peregrinas (http://lmashton.com/)
SouthAsiaFair (http://www.southasiafair.com/)
the mommy writer (http://www.themommywriter.blogspot.com/)
Return Engagement (http://returnengagement.blogspot.com/)
Neither Here nor There (http://ralfast.wordpress.com/)
Polenth's Quill (http://polenth.blogspot.com/)
Emily Veinglory (http://www.veinglory.com/blog.html)
Blog in a Suitcase (http://lissyssuitcase.blogspot.com/)

I'm off to go post the first post of the chain, I'll let you guys know when it's up!

08-15-2008, 12:43 AM
Here's my post! Off to PM LMAshton now...

Suddenly Success: An Aw Blog Chain Post (http://colbymarshall.blogspot.com/2008/08/suddenly-success-aw-blog-chain-post.html)

08-15-2008, 01:37 AM
Can you bung me on the next one please? I have an AOL blog, an e-bay one and a conversation forum I can link from.

08-15-2008, 05:03 AM
Ralph, I don't think we're that far down the list yet! LOL

L M Ashton
08-15-2008, 06:56 AM
Colby, got your PM. Thanks. :) I'm currently out of town, and I was under the (mistaken) impression that I was a little further down the list. I apparently don't read well. :) I won't be able to write a blog post for at least 24 hours, so if that's too long, feel free to drop me to a lower position and I'll get in then.

My keyboard is also a little wonky - keys are sticking - so typing this itself took two or three times as long as it should have. *ugh*

Ralph Pines
08-15-2008, 07:15 AM
My bad.

08-15-2008, 07:25 AM
Off to Polenth:

What happens is when the person on the list before you posts, you read their post. Then take something from that post to write yours. You'll see how it works after a few posts.

08-15-2008, 05:17 PM
Do you have the codes for this list handy? Otherwise, I'll have to recreate all the html stuff. I'm lazy.

08-16-2008, 06:58 AM
LM- I'll bump you down a couple- sorry, I actually did have you on the list a little later, but when I did the actual linkage, I did them in the order you guys signed up. I'll check with the next person and see if we can just bump you a few places.

Fresh- I wish I did, but I don't know how to do the codes? If you can tell me what to do, I'll be glad to.

L M Ashton
08-16-2008, 05:27 PM
Thanks, Colby, and no need to apologize. You don't know what's going on in my life or what's convenient for me. :) It happens that I was out of town until yesterday and I'm still recovering. ;)

08-17-2008, 04:50 AM
Ok, so snowflake is going to go on and post and I'm bumping Laurie down the list...I've adjusted the list to reflect this.

08-17-2008, 06:39 PM
No problem! I don't know how you'd set it up here but I can fix it on my own blog.

Forbidden Snowflake
08-18-2008, 05:46 PM
I'm posting tonight :)

Forbidden Snowflake
08-18-2008, 06:04 PM
Colby you gotta change the blogchain in your blog too, with who's next and stuffs ;)


PMed mada.

08-21-2008, 03:24 AM
Oh, my fault-- will do!

08-21-2008, 06:31 AM
I'll be getting something together tonight.

08-22-2008, 06:04 PM
Have we stalled already?

08-22-2008, 07:31 PM
Sorry all, hubby had a surgery setback. I've posted (http://heatheraynnebrooks.wordpress.com/2008/08/22/whats-funny/)now!

08-23-2008, 05:19 PM
My post is up: http://freshhell.wordpress.com/2008/08/23/whats-so-damn-funny/

08-23-2008, 10:22 PM
Posted (http://sasseebioche.blogspot.com/2008/08/getting-your-funny-on.html). PM'ing L M Ashton.

L M Ashton
08-25-2008, 04:58 PM
I'm nearly done my post...

L M Ashton
08-27-2008, 03:34 PM
Done (http://lmashton.com/2008/08/humorous-science-fiction/)and I'm off to PM Razib.

08-27-2008, 10:05 PM
Done and here is the url:
PMed kristi26 too.

08-29-2008, 06:58 PM
I finished mine as well and here it is:


I've also PMed Mom's Write to let her know it's her turn.

08-30-2008, 01:54 AM
Thanks Kristi

This ain't your daddy's Abracadabra. Check out Magic words of the 21st century (http://www.returnengagement.blogspot.com).

I'll let Ralph know he's up next.

Ralph Pines
08-30-2008, 05:07 AM
My post is up. Sending a PM to Polenth (again :e2apple: ) now that I am on the right place in the rotation.

08-30-2008, 07:01 AM
I'll post tomorrow.

08-31-2008, 04:18 AM


09-03-2008, 02:35 AM
Veinglory's post is up... it's just not here. So here it is:

...is everyone still alive?

09-03-2008, 02:36 AM
Oops. Thanks for posting that. I will be working my way back up the chain this week :)