Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness BLITZ!

A smile. An encouraging word. A thoughtful gesture. Each day people interact with us, help, and make our day a bit brighter and full. This is especially true in the Writing Community. 

Take a second to think about writers you know, like the critique partner who works with you to improve your manuscript. The writing friend who listens, supports and keeps you strong when times are tough. The author who generously offers council, advice and inspiration when asked. 

So many people take the time to make us feel special, don't they? They comment on our blogs, re-tweet our posts, chat with us on forums and wish us Happy Birthday on Facebook.

To commemorate the release of their book The Emotional Thesaurus, Becca and Angela at The Bookshelf Muse are hosting a TITANIC Random Acts of Kindness BLITZ. And because I think KINDNESS is contagious, I'm participating too! 

Kindness ROCKS! 
There are a lot of wonderful people out there in the writing community, but I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who takes time out of their day (and writing schedule) to visit us here at Operation Awesome. You read the posts. You enter the contests. You wow us month after month with your Mystery Agent contest entries. We may write the blog, but YOU all help make OA the place it is. 

So, as a small thank you, I decided to run a little mid-week contest. The prize? A book (or pre-order) of your choice. Want to win? All you have to do is leave a comment before Tuesday the 22nd to be in for a chance to win. I'll announce the winner next Wednesday using, of course, an awesome random method (I'm thinking names in a hat *grins*).

Do you know someone special that you'd like to randomly acknowledge? Don't be shy--come join us and celebrate! Send them an email, give them a shout out, or show your appreciation in another way. Kindness makes the world go round. :)

Becca and Angela have a special RAOK gift waiting for you as well, so hop on over the The Bookshelf Muse to pick it up. 

Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act Of Kindness? Let me know in the comments.

16 comments:

  1. It's so awesome to see people like you doing the RAOK throughout the week. This was such a great launch idea. I'd love to win. Thanks.

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  2. Love that people are still doing RAOK! I'd love to win. :)

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  3. RAOK seems like such a wonderful thing to pass along. I'd love to win as well. Thanks!

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  4. RAOK carries on. So many great blogs offer advice and encouragement to us aspiring authors. Thanks! I'd love to win.

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  5. I've never done RAOK, but I'm grateful to the friends who encourage me when I'm discouraged about my WIP.
    I zipped over to the Bookshelf Muse. Just what I needed for my WIP!

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  6. I've not written a post on RAOK but I do take the time to thank people for a job well done, comments, FB or Tweet articles I find from the blogger scene.

    As far as other RAOK, it's not something I think about. I just do it, it's like breathing, I suppose. I also do what I call Lodging a Compliment )instead of a complaint) for businesses who have good customer service. Most of those manning phones do work hard to give good service.

    I never say no to winning books, just sayin'

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  7. Love the RAOK Blitz. I participated today. It feels wonderful to spread kindness and hopefully makes someone day a little better. :)

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  8. Kindness=awesome

    I'd love to win!

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  9. Yay! Congrats in advance to the winner! Let us know which book you choose :)

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  10. How long is this lasting? I'd love to pay it forward!

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  11. I love this idea, and I sent a pdf of The Emotion Thesaurus to one of my wonderful critters at Critique Circle.

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  12. I did this yesterday too. I thought it was a great idea to spread the love.

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  13. The Bookshelf Muse is awesome and I loved their idea of RAOK Blitz! I ended up giving one of my blog followers a 25 dollar gift card for Amazon=)

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  14. Yay for free books. And...everyone here at Operation Awesome is all kinds of wonderful.

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  15. Thanks for joining us for this! I am so happy to see how far it has spread. And thank you for all you do here at the blog to help writers. You guys truly are AWESOME!

    Angela

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  16. I love, love, LOVE my blog readers. Sometimes I want to pick them up in a big smooshy hug. :) And I love watching this outpouring of thank-you's and random kindness. What a good way to spend the week!

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