My new British friend Vikki of The View Outside and I are swapping blogs for the day. It’s a great way for my readers to get to know some other great bloggers out there, and vice versa. So when you are finished reading her post here, pop over to her blog to see my post. Be sure to look around at her other posts while you are there!
And if you are interested in the blog swap concept, drop me a note. — Josh
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There are a few things in life I’m passionate about.
(3) Helping People
I come from a long line of “helpers”; it’s something that’s in my blood. My grandfather started the first Community Centre (helping disadvantaged young people) in London just after World War II.
So when I stumbled across The Insecure Writers Support Group, it was inevitable that it would appeal to me and I jumped at the chance to join.
The founder, a sci-fi writer, Alex J. Cavanaugh, currently has 280 bloggers signed up to the group, from BlogSpot, WordPress and other blog hosting sites.
The purpose of the group is to share and encourage. So on the first Wednesday of every month, members post an entry to their blogs (you add your link to the main site). They share their writing doubts and insecurities, their struggles and concerns, without the fear of appearing foolish or weak. They know that on that day, they will receive a response, a kind word. Writers united in supporting and encouraging fellow writers
Although I’ve only been a member for 2 months, The Insecure Writers Support Group feels like my online writing family. A place where I can face my fears, admit them to others, and more importantly, to myself. I’ve had some great advice and support from some lovely Bloggers. I don’t profess to be an expert on writing (far from it), but what i can do is offer my support and reassurance and hope that i make someone feel that they’re not alone.
Being a writer can be a very lonely business, and being fairly new to Blogging can be even lonelier, so i hope to see you there! 🙂