Welcome, WordCount Blogathon Participants!

The WordCount BlogathonAs a way to reinvigorate and reenergize our efforts here at Southern Spines, I am participating in the 2013 WordCount Blogathon. Freelance journalist Michelle Rafter created the Blogathon six years ago and has grown the event every year. I first accepted the challenge of writing a blog post every day for an entire month two years ago when I was writing for another blog, which is now defunct. What I discovered is that the WordCount Blogathon provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with bloggers from different parts of the country who write about a variety of subjects outside my usual areas of interest. When I participated before, I read and commented on others’ blog posts, shared links and promoted others’ efforts on Twitter and most importantly, wrote a blog post every single day for a month. As I tell my clients who are using blogging to connect with their target readers, consistency is the key to any great blog. And I usually follow up with another trite saying, “Do as I say and not as I do.”

Luckily, these last few months have been filled to overflowing with incredible book events. I never take for granted just how rich the arts and literary communities are in Atlanta. I’ve met some of the finest people–readers, writers, booksellers, publicists and others–in the publishing industry. And yes, I’ve been reading some really wonderful books! I’ve got interviews, photos and giveaways galore, so I hope you’ll check in here every day in June. If you’re new to Southern Spines, please leave a comment and introduce yourself below. Or tweet me up on Twitter; I’m @alisonlaw.

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12 Responses to Welcome, WordCount Blogathon Participants!

  1. Toni Nelson June 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Nice to connect with you via the WordCount Blogathon 2013. I look forward to seeing your posts!

    • Alison Law June 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

      Likewise, Toni. Thanks for saying hi.

  2. Kaye Park Hinckley June 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    Thank you for the information about the WordCount Blogathon 2013. It’s a wonderful idea! I know your posts will be great ones.

    • Alison Law June 2, 2013 at 11:58 am #

      Thanks for your encouragement, Kaye!

  3. Katy Manck (@BooksYALove) June 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    Glad to see more book-y folks in Blogathon this year! I clicked through to your YA section & saw a fave author – Terra Elan McVoy! I’ve recommended 2 of her books on BooksYALove and have her latest just waiting for me to read…


    • Alison Law June 2, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

      Katy, I’m glad you’re here! I’m lucky to admit that Terra is a good friend, and I saw her rock her launch party in Atlanta. CRIMINAL promises to be Terra’s best book yet. I’m saving it on my nightstand…like it’s a delicious dessert I’m waiting to indulge when I can fully savor it.

  4. Rosanna June 2, 2013 at 7:34 am #

    I’m Rosanna from the Philippines, chiming in from the WordCount Blogathon 2013

    • Alison Law June 2, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

      Rosanna, welcome! Glad to have the Philippines represented in this year’s Blogathon.

  5. anneheaden June 2, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    Hi Alison, I’ve popped in from Blogathon 2013 and look forward to reading your posts and connecting with you further.

    • Alison Law June 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

      Hi, Ann. Thanks for stopping by. Look forward to reading your posts as well.

  6. Jennifer June 2, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    Found your blog through the blogathon. I love southern lit and am looking forward to reading your blog

    • Alison Law June 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

      Jennifer, we’re going to be best friends if you love Southern lit. Thanks for stopping by.

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