Well first, we are celebrating the creation of the Write by the Rails blog, a place to help us stay informed, stimulated and inspired. In a few short moments, WbtR members will see a Facebook post announcing this new facet which will add one more dimension to our group.
Why a blog? To start, not everyone enjoys spending time on Facebook. Then, the amount of information that can be posted on Facebook is limited and often difficult to locate. Articles, essays, short fiction, reflection and other creative work by our members deserve a public forum, one that can be linked to our personal websites and added to email signatures. Finally, a blog offers more opportunity for discussion. There are other advantages to having a blog, of course, but these seem to be the most important for our group.
This blog will include information on Write by the Rails meetings, events and ventures. Perhaps more importantly, however, is that blog posts will be by you, the members. Got a short piece you would like to appear here? Send it. Jotted down some literary observations? Let’s see them. Read a good book? Tell us. We hope to have a steady flow of member contributions, making for an eclectic, informative and interesting site.
You can get the conversation started by entering a comment below and/or submitting your thought provoking, well-written post to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “blog submission” in the subject line.
Here’s to what’s happening!