It’s time for Rachael Harrie’s 4th Writer’s Platform-Building Campaign. Yes, you read that right. She will be holding two in 2012. The first in February and the second in August.

The first – starts today!

So head on over HERE and sign up for the awesome experience and camaraderie!

Once you’ve signed up for it, make sure to pop over and add your name to the list of participants here. Remember to add yourself to as many or as few genres as you like. YA as a whole, MG as a whole, Adult, Sci-Fi etc etc 😀

The key dates are as follows:

Key Dates

  • This Fourth Campaign will be a mini-Campaign, and will run from today until Saturday, March 17, 2012.
  • The List of Campaigners will close on Wednesday, February 15th, so make sure you sign up before then.
  • The First Campaigner Challenge will begin on Monday, February 20th and end on Saturday, February 25th.
  • The Second Campaigner Challenge will begin on Monday, March 5th and end on Saturday, March 10th.

The Campaign will end on March 17th

This time, Rachael has a team of people. Please make sure to visit her helpers and let them know you appreciate them: Michael Offutt, Ozlem Yikici, and Steph Schmidt.

And I’ll be helping Rachael with your Friendly Friday Noticeboards.

She’s included a form to make the process easier. If you have something you’d like to list on the Friday Noticeboards – please fill in the form here.

Having participated in the third challenge in August 2011, I can confidently say these Campaigns are an amazing experience. I’ve met so many fantastic people and developed friendships I’ll have for years to come.

It’s always nice to know other people understand the voices in our heads 😉

Let’s make this Campaign count! And don’t forget to use #writecampaign hashtag on Twitter!

#writemotivation tweeps! This is one of the best things you can do to motivate yourself. Go for it! Sign up.

I look forward to seeing everyone during the Campaign and getting to know some new faces.


Google Friend Connect (GFC)

One thing to remember is on March 1st, GFC will retire. For those of us (like me) not on the Blogger Network, this means no pretty little sidebar with number counts. While Networked Blogs is still an option, I’ve placed a little Google Reader icon over my GFC list, so I don’t forget come March 1st.

Google Reader shouldn’t (hopefully) be interrupted. Considering how many blogs I follow, I really hope this is true 😀

I’d love to know what other ways people are going to deal with this GFC retire-thingi! Please, share your wisdom.