View Full Version : AW Blog Showcase: How do you edit?

05-15-2009, 08:26 AM
I have this awesome new idea for a way for Absolute Write Bloggers to showcase their blogs and their thoughts on writing.

The questions is simple. How do you edit?

Simply answer the question on your blog, mentioning that it's part of Absolute Write and link back to the forums.

Leave a link to the post here and at the end of the deadline, I'll compile all of the posts in one post and post it on my blog. Then we can all market the hell out of it and people's posts get read and blogs get discovered.

Deadline: 29th of May 2009 5:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

I might create a cool banner for people to include in their posts if they want.

Oh and tell your favourite AW bloggers about this thread. Spread the word!

05-16-2009, 06:37 AM
No no takers? No interest at all?

05-16-2009, 07:26 AM
I like the idea, but not the question. I sit there and look for errors. Sometimes I read it out loud or print it. I bet most answers will be similar to that.

I'd take part if it was a question that was more open to a wide range of responses. It doesn't have to be wildly original. Things like 'Do you think your writing ability is due to natural talent?' and 'Where do your ideas come from?' always spawn a multitude of answers (and readers seem to have an endless capacity for reading about those topics).

05-16-2009, 07:26 AM
I might take part. I think I can come up with my answer to the question before your deadline.

Keep in mind that you only posted this call one day ago--not even a full 24 hours, actually. It may still pick up in the next week or so, since it's the weekend now.


05-16-2009, 07:50 AM
Polenth, those questions sound good. Maybe I (or someone else) could run a similar thing on those questions at a later date.

Thanks Temlyn. I'm impatient but would've thought some people at least might register that they were interested.

I might do some active soliciting as I know some bloggers here are working on editing projects.

05-19-2009, 08:54 PM
Sure, I'll do it.

05-20-2009, 03:26 AM

I was actually considering pulling this down as not many people have shown that much interest. I've written my post on editing but didn't mention this showcase...

Not sure what I'll do though.

05-20-2009, 06:41 AM

I was actually considering pulling this down as not many people have shown that much interest. I've written my post on editing but didn't mention this showcase...

Not sure what I'll do though.

Hmm. Just wait and see. I'm going to put mine up tomorrow or the day after.

05-22-2009, 08:39 PM
Here: How do you edit? (http://thegingerbreadninja.wordpress.com/2009/05/22/how-do-you-edit/)

05-25-2009, 09:40 AM
Hey spamwarrior, I will probably go through with this if I get like 5 submissions. So me and you makes two at the moment.

05-25-2009, 10:26 AM
I've been thinking about whether to write a post about this, Ben, and i'm still thinking about it. I'll continue thinking about it for a day or so (i just don't really want to be repeating what other people have already said), but i'm leaning towards doing it :)

05-25-2009, 10:28 AM
Cool, would love to see your post Isaac.

05-25-2009, 01:21 PM
Done: How do I edit? (http://isaacespriu.com/2009/05/25/how-do-i-edit/)

05-25-2009, 01:34 PM
Thanks Isaac. That makes three of us.

Ralph Pines
05-26-2009, 01:56 AM
It's a mistake! (http://ralfast.wordpress.com/2009/05/25/how-do-i-edit/) (with video) or how I work my editing magic.

05-26-2009, 02:55 AM
That's Four. We're looking good.

05-28-2009, 05:15 AM
I've been meaning to contact some people and ask them personally. I've put together the post and hope to post it up on Saturday.

05-28-2009, 11:28 PM
Ben - I pm'd you, but I went ahead and did my piece, and here be the link


Hope I'm not too late... was unsure if Australia was ahead timewise or behind...


05-28-2009, 11:32 PM
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "How do you edit?"

I just do.

05-29-2009, 03:17 AM
Hey bettielee, you made it in time. People have until 5pm tonight, and it's 9.16am now.

SF, check out some of the posts. Some answers will be similar but we all learn new things from each other.

05-29-2009, 03:23 AM
Awesome. Didn't want to get in trouble for turning my assignment in late...

(stage whisper) I think SF was being facetious... I've noticed he does that...

05-29-2009, 07:43 AM
That means we have five, plus a friend from outside AW will be featured too, making it six.

05-29-2009, 09:00 AM
Two hours until the deadline ends. The post will be published 10am Melbourne time tomorrow.

06-05-2009, 08:59 AM
I forgot to mention that this has been already posted up. Sorry for not telling people.

It's online at http://www.benjaminsolah.com/blog/?p=1132

06-09-2009, 07:39 AM
@bsolah I'm not sure if you're familiar with the term, but you just pulled off a "Blog Carnival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog_carnival)"

It's a popular blogging device to draw in traffic and cross pollinate links.

06-09-2009, 07:42 AM
Yeah, I know. I kind of gave it another name because I was doing it just once. I might do it again though.