September 5, 2005

Blogging For Books is live... NOW!

Hello lovelies, Mir here with important Blogging For Books news!

[Funny story: I thought Joshilyn was going to do this post, and she apparently is experiencing technical difficulties in another country, or something. Hahaha! Why aren't you laughing? *crickets chirp* Um, yeah, ANYWAY, we apologize for the delay....]

To refresh your memory, read Joshilyn's post explaining how she's taking over for The Zero Boss for a while. Long story short: Blogging for Books is here, this week, hosted by the lovely Joshilyn, judged by the charming Melanie Hauser, and, uh, micromanaged by yours truly. So! On with it!

This month's theme is SUPERHEROES; whatever that means to you, go for it. Melanie is somewhat of an expert in this area, I hear. Write like the wind, my pretties, and remember to keep it to 2,000 words or less.

Starting now, you have until midnight next Monday (September 12th) (that's the stroke of midnight Monday morning, not the following midnight which is actually Tuesday) to leave a link to your essay in the comments. I will narrow the entries down to the top seven, and Melanie will select three winners from those.

In the interim, perhaps Joshilyn will find a power converter for her computer. STAY TUNED!

Posted by Mir at September 5, 2005 8:51 AM
Comments

I'm on it!

Posted by: poopie at September 5, 2005 5:59 PM

http://odiouswoman.blogspot.com/2005/08/disownership-manual.html ... gulp.

Also, I'm happy to post entries on my site for people who don't have their own blogs. Mail me at odiouswoman@yahoo.com if you'd like to take me up on it.

Posted by: Georgia Jones at September 5, 2005 8:52 PM

Here's mine: "Climbing the Walls"

http://elisson1.blogspot.com/2005/09/climbing-walls.html

Posted by: Elisson at September 5, 2005 10:06 PM

Charming? Moi! Go on, Mir. (No, really. Go on!) Can't wait to read the terrific entries!

Posted by: Melanie Lynne Hauser at September 5, 2005 10:43 PM

Hello everyone, I'm fairly new to the whole blogging phenomena, but I thought I'd give Blogging For Books a whirl anyway. By the way, I've visited some of your posts... great stuff out there!

Posted by: Cathy at September 6, 2005 12:48 AM

Oh. My. God. I have three boys and a comic book crazed husband...I could write about superheroes all day long! Almost makes me wish I had a blog. Ah well I'll just enjoy everyone else's. Good luck y'all!

Posted by: Amy-GO at September 6, 2005 8:30 AM

Yea Mir!

I'm also happy to host if needed. E-mail your entry to me at janus@annefittenglenn.com, and I'll pop it up on Edgy Mama.

Posted by: Edgy Mama at September 6, 2005 11:24 AM

Deep breath. Whew. Here goes:

http://www.familyfunnies.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Sonya at September 6, 2005 4:08 PM

ooh! How fun! I'm off to work feverishly on my entry.

Posted by: Jenny at September 6, 2005 8:29 PM

Are there rules? Can it be a poem?

Posted by: Heather at September 6, 2005 9:30 PM

Good question, what are the rules? Could some kind person post a link?

Posted by: udge at September 7, 2005 3:09 AM

I forgot to post the url to my blog entery!
So here it is...

http://spaces.msn.com/members/cathydix/blog/cns!1plpxk-CBpNZXgYJj-Ckkvpw!361.trak

Posted by: Cathy Dix at September 7, 2005 9:50 AM

AAAH! I'm sorry... THIS is my URL link...

http://spaces.msn.com/members/cathydix/Blog/cns!1plpxk-CBpNZXgYJj-Ckkvpw!361.entry

Posted by: Cathy Dix at September 7, 2005 10:01 AM

http://f-i-n.diaryland.com/050606_23.html

Here's my entry. It's called Playing With Boys.

Posted by: f-i-n at September 7, 2005 1:05 PM

This theme fit one of my older posts. Here goes: Creatures of the Night.

Posted by: Robin at September 7, 2005 4:53 PM

Okay, so html doesn't work here! Oops! Here's the URL: http://www.alittlebitofmetosee.blogspot.com/2005/05/creatures-of-night.html

Posted by: Robin at September 7, 2005 4:54 PM

I'm submitting an old post--a true Superhero story:
www.edgymama.com/archive/2005_08_01_/fouryearsagotonight.html

Hmmmm, Joss and Mir, can y'all list all the entries with active links somewhere? I'm not sure how Jay used to do it, but he did. Made it much easier to check out people's posts.

Posted by: Edgy Mama at September 7, 2005 8:37 PM

Thank you so much for picking this up, Joshilyn! Here's mine:

http://thisrainbowfamily.blogspot.com/2005/09/57.html

Posted by: Mere at September 8, 2005 10:40 AM

I'm in! But I was so busy canning tomatoes that I just found out about you reviving B4B so - hmm- I'm rushing. I'll keep you posted when I'm posted- thanks for taking it up!

Posted by: Vicki at September 8, 2005 3:40 PM

Here is my entry on my blog, Excruciating Minutiae:
http://acbowm.blogspot.com/2005/09/is-cape-required.html

Posted by: Amy at September 9, 2005 12:15 AM

http://sleepingmommy.blogspot.com/2005/09/who-will-save-us-now.html

"Who Will Save Us Now" is my entry.

Wow. I'm nervous. :)

Posted by: sleepingmommy at September 9, 2005 2:59 PM

Oh shoot, I think my URL is screwy (above). This should work:

http://www.edgymama.com/2005/08/fouryearsagotonight.html

Posted by: Edgy Mama at September 9, 2005 3:16 PM

Josh and Mir...brave women! Here's mine.

http://keeepinthefaith.blogspot.com/2005/09/then-hero-comes-along.html

Posted by: poopie at September 10, 2005 12:00 AM

Fun topic! My entry is entitled "The Downside of Saving the World."

http://hthemeanteacher.blogspot.com/2005/09/downside-of-saving-world.html

Posted by: holley at September 10, 2005 5:33 PM

Here's Mine:

http://writesforchocolate.blogspot.com/2005/09/which-superhero.html

I just love the other entries!

Posted by: Patti at September 10, 2005 6:06 PM

Here's mine, called "SHOUT It Out!":
http://debrichardson.blogspot.com/2005/09/b4b-shout-it-out.html

Posted by: DebR at September 11, 2005 1:54 PM

Whew! All done. I almost didn't enter, but then inspiration struck me - and it was actually something I had meant to blog about for a long time. Here you go!

http://smithsinflorida.blogspot.com/2005/09/blogging-for-books-entry-september.html

Posted by: Karry at September 11, 2005 7:44 PM

I'm here at Edgy Mama's where AF has graciously posted my entry: http://www.edgymama.com/2005/09/hero-of-sorts.html

Posted by: vicki at September 11, 2005 9:22 PM

Here you are, written at the last minute. I am SO not Miss "Jenny-on-the-spot..." (Or Jenny from the Block. But I digress).

http://pithmarrowandcoffeespoons.blogspot.com/2005/09/south-needs-savin-too.html

Posted by: Africableu at September 11, 2005 9:29 PM

Here's my (short) entry. First time! Thanks for doing this!
http://randomstuffbyalex.blogspot.com/2005/09/aquaman.html

Posted by: Alex at September 11, 2005 10:41 PM

Another entry:

http://selkie.typepad.com/selkie/2005/09/swoop_unmasked.html

Posted by: Jamie at September 11, 2005 11:33 PM