#BlogBattles, Other Authors

One Cool Community

So, I had a long conversation with a friend about #BlogBattle and related stuff. It was a good discussion that had many facets, but one that digs deep in my heart is the idea of community.

I know not everyone thinks writing short stories is all that fun or productive, but I beg to differ when it comes to #BlogBattle.

Our ‘battles’ are not about winning and losing or even about writing perfect stories. In fact, they’re almost quite the opposite. When you #BlogBattle, you first stretch your imagination to go places it may not have thought to go before, giving you a deeper well of creativity from which to dip. After that you nudge your slightly introverted self outside your comfort zone by sharing your hasty little works of art (writing is an art form) with others who get to read and comment. What comes out of this is that then you find a community.

It is a community of people who are happy to see you, to read your stories, to encourage you, to offer further ideas, to be friends, to care about you as a person beyond the screen, to congratulate you on successes, and offer support when things don’t always work out the way you’d hoped.

I have to brag about the #BlogBattle community, although we are still young as a group of people, because everyone involved has proven they want to help, encourage, & support each other to be better people and writers. That is One Cool Community.

Having said all that, just know, we are open to more friends joining this cool community! Just jump on in and have a go! All it takes is putting yourself out there (I know it can feel awkward at first. I’ve been there, done that) and having a little fun.

You are welcome here.


24 thoughts on “One Cool Community”

  1. Great post. I love how this has become community, and the fact that it keeps growing makes it more exciting. Putting your work out there is difficult, but the encouragement and support we give each other is worth taking that brave step Thank you for starting this, and keeping it going. πŸ™‚

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  2. So glad I found this community, even though I have not officially joined by actually posting a story, I have enjoyed reading each week. I’ve been wanting to do more creative writing, and this is a perfect opportunity, now I just have to get my thoughts to cooperate!! I must say I am a little apprehensive after reading β€œRiley Meets Silver Surfer”…the bar is set high. πŸ™‚ What a fun story that was, and how proud you must be with your writing family as a writer!! I have four kids and only 1….one of them has my reading and writing passion.

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    1. Carrie Ann, I love that you have been taking the time to read along! Whenever you are ready, just dive on in with a story. πŸ˜€ I am really actually very shocked at my family’s desire to write. I also have four kids, and all but one loves to tell stories. Although, I think she may eventually catch the bug. πŸ™‚

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    1. Perfect! Splendid and fantastic! πŸ™‚ this make me really happy. Although you must tell me a name I can call you other than Crap. Hehe I love your attitude. You are no nonsense and kindness altogether. ❀ So excited to have you join!

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            1. I’m working on it. I don’t want to post on my regular blog because I do another flash fiction on Tuesdays and would rather keep this BB among the members. I plan to post on a new ‘page’ and attach link in comments? Will that work?

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