Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Insecure Writer's Support Group Post Day and Upcoming Anniversary Surprise!

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.


The awesome co-hosts for today are Sarah Foster, Joylene Nowell Butler, Lily Eva, and Rhonda Albom!


September 3 marks the three year anniversary of the IWSG monthly posting. (And October 1 will mark the one year anniversary of this site and the Facebook group.)

It’s incredible to think that a simple idea (of mine, no less!) could expand into something so amazing. I couldn’t have foreseen the monthly postings catching on like they did, nor did I envision a website. (Or a Facebook group of over 1200 members – I’m not even on Facebook!) The support and encouragement you show one another is heartwarming. It motivates and encourages me!

So in celebration of the anniversaries and YOU, we have a surprise and opportunity for everyone next month. Be sure to check back on September 3!

Anyone else surprised we're coming up one three years of posting?

38 comments:

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations on this great milestone! I'm not surprised at all, as it is a wonderful idea and group of people. Thank you for coming up with the idea in the first place. The group has really helped me a lot.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Three years is a long time. I think the members will be happy with what we have planned.

Jennifer Chandler said...

Congratulations! And, no, I can't believe it's been three years. That's fantastic!! Thank you for sharing your idea with us and the world. It's a wonderful, monthly gathering and it really does help! ~Jen

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats on almost 3 years, not surprising as it was a great idea

Michelle Athy said...

Congrats on 3 years! I'm a newbie to this group, but the concept is so good that I'm not surprised. I'm sure it'll continue to grow.

L.G. Smith said...

Congrats on three years. Can't even believe I've been blogging that long. :P

Bob R Milne said...

Wow, 3 years - that's a lot of insecurity, but also a lot of support. Thanks for such a great idea, and for making it what it is today.

Birgit said...

Congrats to the 3 years and to how successful and inspiring and helpful it is to everyone who is a part of this group. Alex...you do wonders!!:)

Michelle Wallace said...

It's been an amazing three years!
Thank you for starting this group, which has become an invaluable platform and has helped to nurture all the writers who have passed through...

J.L. Campbell said...

Looking forward to that. Congrats on bringing a wonderful brainchild to fruition through dedication and hard work.

E.J. Wesley said...

Three years?! Now we all feel old. LOL So thrilled this group continues to thrive!

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

Congratulations on this great achievement! We all appreciate your idea. Thanks for keeping us inspired.

Lara Lacombe said...

Congrats! Exciting times ahead for the group! :)

Lisa said...

Not surprised, because this is such a great place to be a part of. Thanks for having the idea and congratulations on the success of it! I feel honored to be a part of this group...

Chrys Fey said...

That's awesome! September also marks my one year anniversary of joining the IWSG. :D

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

It's been three years! Wow. I'm still wowing over the fact our webpage is almost a year old. Amazing. We'll be old in no time.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Three years and just wait until you see what we have planned!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Alex, I think your leadership is what has kept this group growing and improving. I'm so excited for surprise.

Mina Burrows said...

I can't believe it's been 3 years! Wow! Congrats!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Congratulations. That is amazing. And I love surprises. Watching for September.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Thanks to Alex and his amazing co-hosts and a great support system!!

Stephanie Bird said...

A wonderful achievement! Congratulations. So glad this group exists and that I'm a part of it. I couldn't wait to create my post for today. I've been looking forward to it all week. That in itself says a lot about the power and inspiration of this group.

Nicki Elson said...

Hmm, in a way I'm surprised the group is hitting 3 years already, but in another way it's hard for me to remember the blogging world without it.

T. Drecker said...

Three years? Wow!Congratulations on reaching that milestone. The group is amazing, and I can't remember ever blogging without it.

Doreen McGettigan said...

This group is amazing and I cannot thank you enough for creating it!
Congratulations!!
I have been really enjoying the facebook page too.
http://www.doreenmcgettigan.com

krystal jane said...

Wow, that's amazing! I don't do monthly posts, but I really enjoy reading them. The writer community is the absolute best, and I'm so glad these posts exist!

Shell Flower said...

3 years of awesomeness. It really is amazing, but such a great group. Some of the authors have really come a long way, too.

Patricia Lynne said...

Wow. Three years? I don't remember when I joined, but it was pretty early on. It certainly doesn't feel like 3 years.

Carolyn Brown said...

Congrats on the upcoming milestones. Insecure Writers Support Group is a terrific service and one to be proud of.

Toinette Thomas said...

Wow, I didn't know it had only been 3 years. This group is so strong, supportive, and influential that I assumed it had been around for ages. I'm so delighted to be a part of this group and hope the celebratory surpize is just as cool as this group.

Susanne Drazic said...

Wow, three years? CONGRATS!

.Michelle Dennis Evans said...

Wow is it three years already? Have I been lurking for that long? Why did it take me so long to join!!?
Congratulations on such an awesome idea and group. And the surprise comes on my baby's birthday! Cant wait to see what it is. :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

It's a fantastic group to be a part of! I'm looking forward to the next three :-)

Michael Di Gesu said...

WOW, the years are flying.... I remember SO CLEARLY when you first posted about this.... Being one of the original ....#15! I feel honored to be a part of such a wonderful group who every month is dedicated to helping others and receiving help as well. It's a total WIN/WIN situation.... THANKS ALEX!!!!!

Looking forward to the news next month!

kaykuala said...

Came in late into the fray! 3 years you've been at it and had missed all all the fun. Not going to miss a treasure trove forthwith. Thanks Alex!

Hank

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Can't believe it's a year since the facebook page started - no idea where that year went! x

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - it was a great idea .. I remember the IWSG group starting off .. and now look where the Group and idea is heading.

Congratulations to all who partake and particularly to you and your helpers ... Sept 3rd I'll be around - cheers Hilary

P V Ariel said...

Hi Alex and Team,
What a Great News!
Congrats.
Its indeed a great news to know about this celebration! Days just passed by. Oh My... 3 years!!
Great Going Indeed!
Though I am a bit late in this group I am so glad that i joined in and was active in it and I bagged some surprise and pleasant gifts. :-)
Thank you so much for your great initiative in this regard of helping the fellow bloggers from around the world in giving timely suggestions etc.
Keep up the good work.
May this Group grow more and more and spread its wings high above.
With all good wishes
Yours Sincerely
~ Phil
PS: My installment for the moth will appear later today :-)
Good day. :-)
Phil