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February Blog Chain: Balance

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The January blog chain looked like fun, so when no one posted anything about a February blog chain, I asked Arachne Jericho when the next one was going to start. She and Auria Cortes ganged up on me and suggested that if I wanted to participate in a blog chain, I could just start one. I thought that over for about 30 seconds, and now here I am.

FEBRUARY BLOG CHAIN THEME: BALANCE

Deadline to enter: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2008, 6:00PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME (GMT-6:00)

Most of you with 2500+ posts on the boards probably know how this works. For the newbies like me, my understanding is that it goes like this:

1. Tell me that you want to participate, by email, private AW message, orby replying to this thread. If you have a preference for beginning, middle, or end, let me know that, too. Make sure you give me the name and URL of your blog.
2. On SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, I will post the list here, including (assuming I can figure out how to do it) the code for a list of links for all the participants. You should post the link list to your blog right at the beginning.
3. When it's your turn, make sure you: (1) post a link to the permalink of the entry of the person before you; (2) post a link to the main page of the person after you; (3) post a comment in this thread notifying us all that you've posted, with a permalink to your post; and (4) email or PM the person after you so that he/she knows you've posted.
4. For your post itself, take some element from the post of the person before you in the chain and incorporate it into your own.

The theme, as I said, will be BALANCE. If any of the instructions are unclear, let me know by a reply here or by email. Please let me know by 6:00pm CST on Saturday, February 9, 2008.
 

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This is a great response so far, and I've had a few people respond to me with private messages as well. There's still plenty of time before the deadline to sign up to join the chain, though (until 6:00pm Central on Saturday, February 9). Just post a reply in this thread, PM me, or send me an email.
 

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Ok, I get the rules, but what's a blog chain?

Is it where one persons starts a story and the next person continues until one person finishes it?
 

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Not exactly - it isn't a story, it's a series of blog posts, each of which starts with an element or concept from the post before it in the chain. Of course, if you want your post to be fiction, that's perfectly fine.
 

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Ok, I'll stay out of this one. I want to see how this works out. I read a bit about the other blog chain. I'll join next month.

Oh, and Gillian, you can keep your summer timezone, I'm enjoying my wondrous -20C time zone on the ski hill. ;)
 

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OK, everyone, here's the official blog chain. PLEASE CHECK YOUR LINK - if I messed it up here, I will have messed it up on my blog post which will go up in a couple of hours. Please email me with questions, comments, complaints, etc., as that will ensure the fastest response.

The Unfocused Me

Auria Cortes

Spontaneous Derivation

Organized Chaos


The Writer's Round-About

Spynotes

Williebee


Even in a Little Thing


Spittin' (out words) Like a Llama

A Thoughtful Life

Life in Scribbletown

My Path to Publication

For the First Time

Green Diva

Polenth's Quill
 

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my post will be up in a bit. below is the code you can use to post on your blog.

Code:
<a target="blank" href="http://theunfocusedlife.com/">The Unfocused Life</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.auriacortes.com/">Auria Cortes</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.spontaneousderivation.com/">Spontaneous Derivation</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://chaostitan.blogspot.com/">Organized Chaos</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.writersroundabout.com">The Writer's Round-About</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://spynotes.wordpress.com/">Spynotes</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://williebee.blogspot.com/">Williebee</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/">Even in a Little Thing</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.colbymarshall.blogspot.com/">Spittin' (out words) Like a Llama</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://theblog.frassrand.com/">A Thoughtful Life</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://freshhell.wordpress.com/">Life in Scribbletown</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://mariannewriter.blogspot.com">My Path to Publication</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://heatheraynnebrooks.wordpress.com/">For the First Time</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://greendiva.wordpress.com/">Green Diva</a>

<a target="_blank" href="http://polenth.blogspot.com/">Polenth's Quill</a>