Some changes have been happening behind the scenes here at Operation Awesome, as we’ve moved a few members over to the Alumni section (a big thanks to Kellie DuBay Gillis and Max Gladstone for all their contributions!) and welcomed a new member, Karen McCoy.
We’re even in the process of revamping our popular Mystery Agent contest, so we’ll be checking in with you all on that in a few days. But in the meantime, you may have noticed that two members have moved on, and only one has joined, so that means we still have one spot left!
We’d like to open up the every-other-Sunday slot for a new Operative who can commit to posting on that day, and also pitch in with the Mystery Agent contests and other special events we run as a group.
As far as blog posts go, pretty much anything writerly is welcome. There are a few things that we avoid though, such as politics, religion, etc. We have a fairly diverse group on here, and something political will likely offend someone else. Also, we don't bash a blog post or article on someone else's blog. Let’s just say, if it is a topic that is controversial and might not reflect the collective beliefs of everyone on here, you will want to share that on your personal blog.
We maintain a calendar on our private forum to make it easy to keep track of your posting obligations—and with the wonder of Blogger Scheduling, you can always schedule your post ahead of time when you know you’ll be busy on your day. We understand that life events can sometimes put blogging lower on the priority list, but our members are more than willing to switch spots on such occasions to ensure that the posts keep coming.
We see membership in Operation Awesome as an opportunity to make meaningful connections in the publishing community—with writers, agents, and editors—no matter where you are in the journey. Each of us has grown and learned from the experience of group blogging, and if that sounds like something you’d be interested in, please send an email to OperationAwesome6 (at) gmail (dot) com with a short message on why you think you would be a good fit for Operation Awesome, and please include links to your social media and blog sites. Thank you!