Writing Community (An IWSG Post)

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time for another action-packed installment of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.

(For more information, including a complete list of participants, please click on the above link…)

This month’s awesome co-hosts are Louise-Fundy Blue, Jennifer Lane, Mary Aalgaard, Patsy Collins at Womagwriter, and Nancy Gideon.

This month’s (optional) question asks, “Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?”

I am pleased to report that I have.

When I started blogging a thousand years ago, I didn’t know what to expect. I figured it would just be me talking to myself about whatever random whateverness popped into my head that day.

But then I stumbled onto the writing community, which led to this writing community and the opportunity to get to know some truly wonderful writers who inspire me greatly. I even found some friendships that extend beyond the world of writing (yes, there is, in fact, a world beyond writing), and a brand spanking new accountability partnership (I’m not sure I’m holding up my end of this partnership particularly well, but I aim to improve).

And I wouldn’t have any of these things if I hadn’t started blogging. So to you all I say…

Thanks for stopping by today, everyone. Be safe and well.

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18 Commentsto Writing Community (An IWSG Post)

  1. Mary Aalgaard says:

    The writing world is amazing, as is Alex’s IWSG. Thanks for participating!
    Mary at Play off the Page

  2. Jemi Fraser says:

    I’ve found so many friends through the blogosphere as well!
    The online writing community is awesome!

  3. Glad you’ve made a lot of connections here.
    And I remember when you mostly blogged about working at The Store.

  4. Chrys Fey says:

    Accountability partnership? I wonder who that could be. 😉

    I’m thankful for the friends I’ve made/met through blogging.

  5. Kate says:

    You’re probably one of my longest-term blogging friends, so huzzah to that!

  6. There’s a world beyond writing, publishing, and marketing? I hope to one day find it.

  7. J E Oneil says:

    We talk all the time on here, don’t we? I’d be so devastated if I didn’t get to visit my bloggy friends.

  8. I agree. IWSG has been amazing for me too.

  9. Blogging friends are the best! They make us feel a little less like we’re shouting into the void 🙂

  10. You’re awesome!
    Your posts are always fun treats to read.

  11. Liz A. says:

    I’d say you’re making great progress on things. It may not feel particularly fast to you, but if you look back on what you’ve accomplished, it is a lot.

  12. I’ve always enjoyed your posts and the way you make me smile. So nice to know you.

  13. Nick Wilford says:

    I didn’t know what to expect either and had similarly great results finding support and connections. It’s a brilliant community.

  14. My blogging friends are truly my writing community. Happy IWSG

  15. Beth Camp says:

    It really does feel like we all started blogging a thousand years ago! Thank you for being a part of this rich and wonderful online community.