September 11, 2013

What's Up Wednesday: Relaunch Edition

(You can still find the WUW link widget at the bottom of this page, but PLEASE read the following post first! Thanks a bunch! ☺)

I’ve had a few people ask me recently whether What’s Up Wednesday will be continuing now that Ready. Set. WRITE! is done. We—Erin and I—just wanted to let everyone know that yes, What’s Up Wednesday will still be happening right here every Wednesday. (We actually started WUW back in April and tacked the RSW writing intensive on solely for the summer months.)

So we figured a bit of a relaunch was in order! For those of you thinking of joining us and for those of you who are old pros at this, here’s a rehash of what it’s all about:

My sister, Erin, and I wanted a brief way to touch base with our writing friends every week, even when things got really busy and we felt otherwise unmotivated to blog. So What’s Up Wednesday was born, intended to be a weekly blog hop with other folks on this writing journey. With that aim in mind, we would encourage you to visit a few other WUW blogs each week, get to know some other writers, and spread some writerly encouragement around.

Just a little reminder: I know this goes without saying since we’re all book-lovers here, but disparaging comments about authors, books, and even genres or categories are kind of uncool. It’s that whole taking a walk in someone else’s shoes thing, you know? Please be thoughtful and respectful.

For anybody joining us for the first time, here are the headings:

  1. WHAT I'M READING
  2. WHAT I'M WRITING
  3. WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
  4. WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO

To mark the relaunch of What’s Up Wednesday, I’ve created some new buttons! Feel free to choose one you like. (They can be found individually under my WUW tab above.) 


**Remember to leave your link in the widget below so others can find your post. And similarly, don’t forget to link back here in your post so others who want to participate will know where to sign up.**

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING WHAT'S UP WITH YOU!

39 comments:

  1. Looooove the new buttons! They are adorable and how will I ever choose which one to stick with?! :)

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    1. Thanks! And feel free to use any or all of them whenever you feel like it! :-)

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  2. The new buttons are fantastic! I'm very glad WUW is continuing. I've met so many nice people through it, I really look forward to Wednesdays and seeing what everyone's been up too.

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    1. Thanks, Alexa! I'm glad you're continuing to do WUW with us! It has been wonderful to get to know you better, and like you, I love hearing what others have been up to. :-)

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  3. I love the new buttons! I know which one I'm using :D

    WUW is so fantastic. It's such a great way to meet other bloggers ^_^

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    1. I totally guessed which one you would be using! :-)

      I love how much I've gotten to know other bloggers through WUW too. That's the best part!

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  4. The buttons are so flipping cute! Hard to pick just one....not up for much commenting today, but I'll be back around soon. Thanks again for hosting this!

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    1. Thanks, Kat! You know what else is so flipping cute? Your little Alice. :-)

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  5. New buttons! So fun!

    I'm very happy that What's Up Wednesday is continuing. It gives me great motivation to blog, and I love checking in with my friends each week. Thanks to you and Erin for organizing, Jaime!

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    1. I totally need the weekly motivation to blog as well. Though, I really do need to start blogging on other days as well. I think that will change soon, but for now WUW is a good way to check in. :-)

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  6. Yay for a re-launch. A reboot. Kind of like Doctor Who in 2005. OK, not at all like Doctor Who in 2005, but I had to get a reference in somewhere. :D

    Cool buttons, Jaime. You're so very artisty-creative like!

    I hope your writer/reader week is going well.

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    1. Thanks, Colin! I love fiddling around with stuff like the buttons. Though, I wish I was better at figuring out how to keep the resolution when I resize them. Ah well. Hope your week is going well too! :-)

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  7. Love the buttons, I'm definitely snagging one for next week!

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    1. Snag one. Snag them all! ;-) Thanks, Jennifer!

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  8. I love the new buttons! But it looks like I can't download them individually only as the collage. So old button for me today :)

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    1. Ignore my comment about the buttons. Got over excited. :)

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  9. Those new buttons are GORGEOUS <3

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    1. Thank you, Emma! I had tons of fun fiddling around with them. :-)

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  10. How fun! And those buttons are adorable!!!

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  11. I LOVE the new buttons!!! I shall save all of them and have lots of choices. Yay!

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    1. Thanks, Alison! I like having some choices too. :-)

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  12. The new buttons are adorable. Love them all! So glad WUW is continuing. It's a great accountability and a lot of fun getting to know everyone through it.

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    1. Thanks, Rebekah! I'm so glad people are still coming around for WUW! You're right about the accountability thing and how fun it's been to get to know people better. Mission accomplished! :-)

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  13. I feel so hipster right now since I've been joining in ever since you two came up with this ;) haha!

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    1. Haha! Thanks so much for sticking with us, Rebecca! We've loved having you as a part of WUW! :-)

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  14. The new buttons are really cute! I'm so excited to be a part of your bloghop! (Also, I had no clue you and Erin were sisters! How did I miss this??)

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    1. Thanks, Valerie! I'm so happy you've joined us for WUW. It's great getting to know more about you and the other folks that swing by to participate. Erin and I mentioned way back that we were sisters (when Erin started blogging), and every now and then it comes up in our posts, but mostly it would be very easy to not know we're sisters. We don't look much alike. ;-)

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  15. I LOVE What's Up Wednesdays, though I'm a bit of a rebel when it comes to signing on the dotted line. Don't want to commit to anything unless I'm 100% certain I'll be able to follow through. A quick thank you though for a super positive and fun to read meme in the blogger world!

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    1. You can take part whenever you want to, as often or as little as you want to. There's no signing up for anything. All people do is leave their link if they happened to do a post that week. That's the best part--its loosy goosiness. :-)

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  16. I love the new buttons, so cute! And I'm definitely keeping up with WUW, it helps me to catch up with other writers and for them to catch up with me.

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    1. Thank you! I'm happy you've decided to stick around. :-)

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  17. GORGEOUS Buttons! I want all of them now. :) I was curious what software you were using to make them, because you know how much I like to kill time making buttons. (I think it's the only way I survive work meetings)

    And I'm so, so glad you guys are keeping What's Up Wednesday alive. It's been so much fun getting to know everyone. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kris! I purchased images from 123rf.com, then added font in Corel Paint Shop Pro, and messed around with them a bit in Picmonkey as well. I wish that I knew how to resize images without losing picture quality, though. Still have to figure that out!

      I'm glad you've been joining us for WUW. It's great learning more about you and seeing your awesome pictures! :-)

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  18. The new buttons are gorgeous! I especially love the one with the rocket. Thanks for continuing with WUW. I've really enjoyed participating and reading everyone else's posts!

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  19. Love the new buttons! So adorable.

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