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I’ve made lots of friends on LJ, many of whom don’t know each other yet. I’d like to change that.

 

With that in mind, I’m delighted to announce that today [and tomorrow, Thursday] are :
 
International Pimp a Favorite Post From Your Own Journal on Jon’s Blog Day’.

 

                     

In case you missed the meme… er memo, here’s how it works.

 

Just like in writing, we have blog days when everything falls into place. You end up posting something you’re super-proud of, and life feels good. Trouble is, after a week or so, it’s all but forgotten. After all, how often do visitors browse through more than a handful of entries on other people’s journals?

 

International Pimp a Favorite Post From Your Own Journal on Jon’s Blog Day – or I.P.A.F.P.F.Y.O.J.O.J.B. Day, to use the catchy acronym for it – is a chance to shine the limelight on that great post again. 

 

Post a link in the comments section to an entry in your own journal that you’re really pleased with, along with the entry title and/or a one-sentence description. 

 

It doesn’t have to be on LJ, so long as it’s a blog entry somewhere that you wrote. It can be deep and meaningful, a personal celebration, or just plain lol out loud funny. It can be about any subject you like, it can be as old as you like, so long as you’re proud to have posted it. If you're not sure what to choose, I recommend picking one that makes you feel smile when you read it again.

 

Throughout the day[s], I’ll cut and paste the links and descriptions here:

 

 

ckastens

Ode to new fathers everywhere 
 

marshallpayne1

Strange Tales and Humongous Lies
 

reannon

In Defense of the American Geek

Chasing Harlan: Here There Be Dragons

DragonCon Day IV

 

brian_ohio

Friday Five – My happy Childhood

 

kellyrfineman

 August at the Abbey: Chapter Five

 

kmarkhoover

  Writing for Clarity

 

 [info]vaughan_stanger

 Take a Deep Breath

 

bogwitch64

How I Love a Funeral!

[info]debikm

Getting Inside Your Character’s Head


[info]musingaloud

 My Writing Anniversary
Shock Totem Pimpage

[info]kirizal

The Index Card Outline Method of Major Revision 
 

karen_w_newton

 Riding a BC all the way to an SF
 

dynastic_queen

 Once you Freeze Your Food
It's not about you.  Honest
Triggers
 

keireland

PowerPlaying and Rules 
 


Have fun browsing through your previous posts, I hope they bring back some great memories, but don’t forget to come back here to pimp your favorites. I’m looking forward to reading them.



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ckastens
Aug. 5th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
Why not?
Here's my "Zombie-Dad" song, written shortly after the birth of my boy: (sung to the tune of "Spider-Man")
http://ckastens.livejournal.com/35464.html
marshallpayne1
Aug. 5th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
I missed that one, Chris. Don't know where I was on Jan. 11th. Great post and zombiefied tune for dads everywhere!
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marshallpayne1
Aug. 5th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
Cool idea, Jon!

Here's one that I replayed from my old LJ, which inspired the idea that at the SSF Clubhouse "the truth can be a very devalued coin." A meme that I messed with where I reveal important "facts" about myself:

1. I was conceived in the bad acid tent at Woodstock. My dad was tripping his balls off and looked over at my mom, and with a psychedelic gleam in his eye pulled the curtain shut. I think this might account for my low SAT scores.

http://marshallpayne1.livejournal.com/41533.html

Edited at 2009-08-05 12:52 pm (UTC)
jongibbs
Aug. 6th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Lol, I remember that one :)
reannon
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
I write three blogs! How to choose?

CultureGeek: In Defense of the American Geek.

Personal: Chasing Harlan: Here There Be Dragons

Writing: Dragoncon, Day IV (a.k.a the Day Michael Rosenbaum Hit On Me)
bogwitch64
Aug. 5th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Heh-heh...condom lolipops. :)
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brian_ohio
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
Dude! Nice idea! But thought it was 'I Posted And Forgot People Favored Young Oncologists Jumping On Jittery Boards' Day. Then I remembered that's not until NEXT week.

http://brian-ohio.livejournal.com/172172.html
jongibbs
Aug. 6th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Lol.

Such a cute baby. I especially like the D.I.Y. bubble :)
kellyrfineman
Aug. 5th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty pleased with my August at the Abbey series, so I went with today's Northanger Abbey post about Chapter 5.

What a clever idea, Jon!
jongibbs
Aug. 6th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing. I hope you get some more Austen fans for your series :)
kmarkhoover
Aug. 5th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
I had several people comment on and off line about my "Writing for Clarity" so I included the link here. Thanks for the opportunity!

http://kmarkhoover.livejournal.com/275298.html
bogwitch64
Aug. 5th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Good post! I wish I'd seen it last month when I was trying to explain this to a friend and was doing a horrendous job of it.
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vaughan_stanger
Aug. 5th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
Great idea. Thanks, Jon.

I couldn't resist this one:

http://vaughan-stanger.livejournal.com/11621.html

I was still chuckling as I wrote it.

debikm
Aug. 5th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
It has been several forevers since I've seen Space:1999, but I used to love it. Absolutely craptacular!
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bogwitch64
Aug. 5th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
What fun! You'd have made a good party coordinator, my dear. Hey, it's not too late to change careers!

Here's mine, from last October when my grandfather died. There's nothing like an Italian funeral!
http://bogwitch64.livejournal.com/97150.html
debikm
Aug. 5th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
That's great! I'll take your Italian funeral and raise you one Southern funeral... Some day I'll have to relate the story of my grandma's funeral.
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debikm
Aug. 5th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Getting Inside Your Character's Head
http://debikm.wordpress.com/2009/01/03/getting-inside-your-characters-head/

My Wordpress blog, that I keep strictly mostly for writing. And whining when things aren't working well.
bogwitch64
Aug. 5th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Getting Inside Your Character's Head
Hey! I love that exerpt. Is that from something published? Something you're still working on?
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musingaloud
Aug. 5th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
What a great idea. If someone will remind me, I'll do it too when I get home from vacation. Can I do two? If not, you pick. I trust you. No, really, I do. I just always look skeptical. ;-D

My Writing Anniversary:
http://musingaloud.livejournal.com/75479.html

Shock Totem Pimpage:
http://musingaloud.livejournal.com/74131.html
jongibbs
Aug. 6th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
Excellent consistency on that 100 words a day for a year. I'm lucky if I manage a week :)

Congrats again on the Shock Totem sale :)
melissajm
Aug. 5th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
What a cool idea!
jongibbs
Aug. 6th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)

Feel free to pimp a post from your journal
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kirizal
Aug. 5th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
I think this is probably the most useful post I've done. The Index Card Outline Method of Major Revision: http://kirizal.livejournal.com/9765.html
debikm
Aug. 6th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
What a great idea! Since I have no organizational method whatsoever to my writing, this method might help me work some stuff out.
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karen_w_newton
Aug. 6th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
What a great idea! I do have a post I remember fondly:

Riding a BC all the way to SF

I'll be interested to hear what you think of it.
debikm
Aug. 6th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
Good post, although I've never run across this particular prejudice against the term 'sci-fi'. Excellent points all around. Maybe I should get out more...
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dynastic_queen
Aug. 6th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
I really tried for just one, but over a three-year span, that was SO hard! Here are my favorite three, Jon-O, about writing and life.

Once you freeze your food--
http://dynastic-queen.livejournal.com/48229.html

It's not about you. Honest.
http://dynastic-queen.livejournal.com/43985.html

Triggers.
http://dynastic-queen.livejournal.com/106332.html

You come up with the coolest ideas.
jongibbs
Aug. 6th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Great posts :)

I have similar trigger experiences to yours, except I find I become invisible to people after I start talking :(

keireland
Aug. 6th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
Here's my contribution:
PowerPlaying and Rules
jongibbs
Aug. 7th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC)
Interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

What retcon magic did Rowling do in the POtter books?
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