Three years ago we started #InkRipples with the idea that if we tossed an idea into the inkwell, it would give fellow bloggers food for thought. We love to see how many different approaches there are to a single topic. We continue that tradition with our monthly 2017 #InkRipples topics. Each of these topics can be approached with a slant toward writers or readers, from the eyes of historians or researchers, with the idea of what has happened or what you’d like to see happen next.
For those of you who are always searching for topics for your blog, please consider joining us. There are no hard and fast rules on how to participate, we have the loose suggestion that you can post on the first Monday of each month, but last year Katie posted multiple Monday’s on the same topic and I think I’ll follow suit on some of these topics this year. If Monday doesn’t work because you already have a feature that day, then post another day.
The only two things we’d like you to do is 1) link back to our blogs in your post and 2) use #InkRipples when you promote. I personally do a search on that hashtag at least once a month so I can visit any post I might not have spotted in my Facebook or Twitter feeds. Plus it helps us to find your link for cross-promotion.
Without further ado, here are our topics for 2017:
January: Book covers
May: Fairy Tales
August: Author Options in Publishing
September: World Building
October: Career vs Hobby
November: Finishing that Book!
To make it easy-peasy, copy and paste this paragraph in your posts:
#InkRipples is a themed meme hosted by Mary Waibel, Katie L. Carroll, and Kai Strand posting on the first Monday of every month. To participate compose your own post regarding the theme of the month, and link back to the three host blogs. Feel free to post whenever you want during the month, but be sure to include #InkRipples when you promote so readers can find you. The idea is that we toss a word or idea into the inkwell and each post is a new ripple. There is no wrong interpretation. Themes and images and more information can be found here.
We look forward to you joining us in 2017, starting right off the bat on January 2nd - or, you know, whenever. I personally have a series of posts planned in January about book covers. I'm so excited to share with you!