Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Accomplished: April Platform Challenge

Dear Mom,

I've never been so excited to see the month of May! I'm pretty sure I'm going to rest today. Oh wait, can't do that because My Name Is Not Bob had us make a schedule for the month of May and I don't think I included rest. What was I thinking? Somebody in the MNINB group mentioned adding rest to the schedule. Great idea. Think I'll change my schedule.

Robert Brewer put a lot of us through the ringer and back with his April Platform Challenge. If anyone wants to know something about how to build a platform, I suggest you take a look at My Name Is Not Bob or just take a look at the blog anyway, there's a wealth of information for writers.

Do you think the term "through the ringer and back" is referring to the old days when you washed your clothes and put them through the ringer to rinse them? Mom, you did laundry like that. I remember thinking when I was little that if I was put through the ringer, I'd be flat as a pancake just like cartoon characters. Right now, my brain feels flat.

I'm glad I took the challenge, but I'm also glad it is over... well sort of... I think it has just begun. I've connected with a lot of different writers in this MNINB and what's not to love about that?

For completing the challenge, my name will be in a drawing to win this:

I'll keep you posted on the winner.


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  1. Good for you,Lynn! Hope you win.

    I remember those washers! My hand went through the rollers once..scared me to death...I was a wee one.

  2. You definitely have me curious. MNINB? I guess I have to check out the link.

  3. Challenges are just that...a challenge. Glad you made it through and congrats on the accomplishment!

    Critter Alley

  4. your twitter account is insane... you're a regular 21st century digital woman. dang!

    and yeah, i think you're right about through the ringer and back. seems pretty straightforward.

  5. Wait, I'm confused. Again. What is WNINB? Is that like HFFF?!

  6. Wonderful, Lynn, I really enjoyed your posts pop up in my Google Reader!
    It amazes me how well you do with challenges like this. You should try my photo challenge one of these months ;-)

  7. MNINB stands for My Name Is Not Bob - the name of Robert's blog that hosted the April Platform Challenge. My head is still spinning from that challenge and I'm still trying to catch up with all my other stuff. Thanks everyone for your comments.
    Estrella, I'd love to do the photo challenge, however, I'm going to have to wait awhile. I'll check it out to see how often you do it.

  8. Hi Lynn, glad you made it through the challenge and thanks for all your comments on my blog. :) Man, you bombard me with them - so much fun to read them all at once. Like getting candy and beads at a Mardi Gras parade. Throw me something, Mister... I mean, Lynn! Okay, I'm being silly. I've been trying to write like crazy after finishing the A to Z Challenge but I WILL get you a letter in the mail. I so enjoyed your little miniature letter even though I had to put my reading glasses on AND grab a magnifying glass. ha, just kidding. You always make me smile with the things you come up with. Hope all is going well with everything you wrote about.
    I think about you every day!

  9. I am nominating your blog for a Liebster Award. You can see the post at http://mapoetpoems.blogspot.com/2012/05/liebster-award-given-blogger-to-blogger.html. I find the concept of doing your blog posts as letters very engaging. I have great memories of my mother getting letters from my aunts. I enjoy the way you tell your stories.

  10. Hi Lynn,
    I'm one of your fellow MNINB Platform Challengers and have been enjoying your site. I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for a Liebster Blogging Award. You can get the details from my latest blog post at www.justventurescoaching.com. I'm glad to have discovered your site, and am looking forward to reading more!

  11. You Love challenging yourself! Now I know where I get it from! Great work Mommy keep it up!


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