Platform falling, I mean following!

Rachael Harrie is an author so platform oriented that she’s run 2 successful writers’ platform building campaigns and started a third. I wish I were this organized. I really wish I had as many followers. I hope to gain more by joining her campaign and following her instructions. You can too. Just hurry—the campaign will close to new entrants on August 31st. It started on August 22nd but there’s plenty of time left to campaign—it runs through October 31st.

The following is a quote direct from her blog.

“Basically, the Campaign is a way to link those of us in the writing community together with the aim of helping to build our online platforms. The Campaigners are all bloggers in a similar position, who genuinely want to pay it forward, make connections and friends within the writing community, and help build each others’ online platforms while at the same time building theirs.”

I can’t find any flaws in that reasoning. In fact, it’s what I’ve been wishing for since I started my blog and website. I even chose my pun name because it promotes the idea of sharing and caring about each other—Sher A. Hart, share a heart. So its good to know I won’t have to rip my heart out to accomplish that goal. I joined.

But in case you need more convincing, here it is: Rachael is running Organized Campaign Events, including Campaigner Challenges and a Campaigner Notice-Board. She also set up a Campaigner Yahoo Group here, for campaigners to chat, plus she says there will be lots of Twitter-talk at #writecampaign.

Note these Campaigner Challenge dates: Monday, September 5, Thursday, September 22, and Monday, October 17. Be there. Remind me to be there, please. Someone keeps deleting my sticky notes. The ghost in the machine? OOohh . . . Can you hear it? Okay, okay. Maybe it’s the wind outside. But still. Who would want me to forget more than I already forget? Surely no family member, right? Which leaves that ghost. Or the cat.

Now back to the campaign business. Rachel also says, ”Each Friday I’ll be running a Campaigner Notice-Board, where you can announce blogfests, book launches, things you’d like to share with your other Campaigners, etc etc. You’ll need to send me the information in advance, and I’ve made up a form to make things easier. If you want me to include your details in this Friday’s post (August 26), please fill out this form.”

Now are you convinced? Go on over and get your badge and start your campaign. No, I did not say Champaign. I have enough problems writing a straight story line without imbibing. If you do, please don’t campaign on Champaign. No one wants to follow a drunken writer. Driver either. Think of this campaign as a chance to trade in an old junker for a shiny new car. Make that a bunch of new cars!

Gotta go. I feel driven to follow the rest of Rachel’s instructions so can I help drive this campaign to success. Please follow me, just not too closely. Now what are you still doing here? What? I forgot the link? Here it is:
Third Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign. Now go!

Share A Heart

Indie author-friendly freelance editor, children's book blogger for picture books through YA, kid lit, SF/fantasy lover with special fondness for middle grade, pun-loving SCBWI member, meter-maid for poetry and rhyming picture books.


  1. Hi Shera, I’m a fellow campaigner. It’s taken me a while to get to everyone’s blog. How timely that you had a photo of you after Katrina. Irene just blew through NC…though the devistation can’t compare to Katrina. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  2. Hi Sher, I’m doing the campaign for the first time and slowly working my way to visiting everyone’s blogs. We’re in the same children’s group and I look forward to seeing more of you throughout the campaign. Pleased to meet you!

  3. Hi Sher, I wanted to wish you best of luck on the campaign, and thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. It’s a pleasure to meet you:)

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