Monday, May 14, 2012

Random Act of Kindness BLITZ!


A smile. An encouraging word. A thoughtful gesture. Each day people interact with us, help, and make our day a bit brighter and full. This is especially true in the Writing Community

Take a second to think about writers you know, like the critique partner who works with you to improve your manuscript. The writing friend who listens, supports and keeps you strong when times are tough. The author who generously offers council, advice and inspiration when asked.

So many people take the time to make us feel special, don't they? They comment on our blogs, re-tweet our posts, chat with us on forums and wish us Happy Birthday on Facebook.




Kindness ROCKS!


To commemorate the release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus, Becca and Angela at The Bookshelf Muse are hosting a TITANIC Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ.  And because I think KINDNESS is contagious, I'm participating too!

I am blitzing Shannon Hitchcock because we've been friends, writing critique pals, and conference buddies for years now. Shannon always makes the time to review whatever I'm working on and chat with me about it when I'm stuck. Awesome. So, as my random act of kindness, I'm offering Shannon a Barnes & Noble gift card because she loves to read (of course).  If you have a minute, why not stop by Shannon's blog to see for yourself how great she is? www.shannonhitchcockwriter.blogspot.com

Do you know someone special that you'd like to randomly acknowledge?

Don't be shy--come join us and celebrate! Send that person an email, give that person a shout out, or show your appreciation in another way. Kindness makes the world go round. :)

Becca and Angela have a special RAOK gift waiting for you as well, so hop on over to The Bookshelf Muse to pick it up.

Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act Of Kindness?  Let me know in the comments!

66 comments:

  1. I love the RAOK blitz. I'm finding tons of great blogs to visit.

    And I love the thesaurus. It's my new BFF. :D

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    1. I agree, Stina! The RAOK blitz is brilliant and the thesaurus--amazing. ; )

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  2. Congrats to Shannon--both for you blitzing her but also for her deserving it. Now I'm off to visit her blog.

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  3. This is an awesome blitz. I have found so many wonderfully kind bloggers...hu hum - you're one of them, Cynthia! Congrats to Shannon, too!

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    1. Awww, thanks, Victoria! It's a wonderful bloggy community.

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  4. what a nice thing to think of and do!

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  5. Isn't this fun? Being nice to each gets the week off to such an uplifting start!

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  6. Hooorah for Shannon!!! Such a nice blogfest! Take care
    x

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  7. This is such an awesome blogfest. Will visit Shannon now.

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  8. Such a neat blogfest. Gotta love our critique partners who slog through those early drafts for us, uncomplaining. :)

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    1. And they pick up so much that I miss, too! : )

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  9. Thanks for introducing Shannon. I'm now following her blog!

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  10. What a fun way to start the week! I'll go check out your friend's website, Cynthia! :)

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    1. I agree, Kelly! I'm loving this RAOK Blitz!

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  11. Wow! I've had such a busy day that I almost forgot to visit your blog, and then when I did, it was such a nice surprise! Thanks for sending blog traffic my way, for being a shoulder to cry on when the writing business kicks me in the teeth, for cheering when I finally got a contract for THE BALLAD OF JESSIE PEARL, and for being an all around great friend!

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    1. My pleasure, Shannon! You deserve everything wonderful. : )

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  12. Congrats, Shannon! And thanks, Cynthia, for your support, and for spreading the love!

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

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    1. Congratulations to you, Becca! The Emotion Thesaurus is amazing!

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  13. Great post! I know so many writers who have helped me big time throughout my journey!

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  14. Shannon, congrats! I am so glad you have someone so supportive in your writing circle, Cynthia!

    Angela

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  15. And congratulations to you, Angela! Happy launch day!

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  16. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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  17. Couldn't happen to a nicer person than Shannon! And what a terrific idea as a whole.

    Best wishes to you and to Shannon!

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  18. Congratulations to both you and Shannon. It's such a blessing to have supportive writing friends!

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  19. Shannon sounds pretty terrific, Cynthia, and I'm heading over there next. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words. I can't imagine how I managed before blogging. I keep meeting the nicest people. Have a super great day.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting Shannon. It's true--the most wonderful people are in the blogging world. Thanks for stopping by! : )

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  20. Sounds like a great choice. Don't you love this?

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  21. My critique partners are my heart and soul. It's awesome to share the journey with kindred spirits. Off to visit Shannon.

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    1. So true, Leslie! Thanks for visiting Shannon.

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  22. The RAOK is such a great blogfest. Yay to everyone taking part and to all those who have been RAOKBlitzed!

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  23. That's such a fun idea for a meme! I bet it's making so many people's days.

    As for random kindness, I encountered some nice drivers on the way home from the grocery store today - people who let me into traffic, or let me turn first. I tried to return the favor with others.

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    1. Nice drivers! Wow, I haven't seen one of them in a long time. : ) But good for you for paying it forward, Caryn.

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  24. I'm loving this blitz storming the blogiverse.
    Xx

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    1. Storming the blogiverse with kindness, right, Michelle? : )

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  25. I love seeing this blogfest everywhere. It makes me grateful to those people who've helped me. The writing community has been extraordinary with their kindness.

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  26. This blogfest is all over! I am definitely grateful for the writerly community even though I didn't join in on the blogfest and do a post. I appreciate my readers, CPs, etc. :o)

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    1. Well, not quite over, Carol. Check out The Bookshelf Muse. They have all kinds of fun stuff going on over there, carrying on the RAOK Blitz. Enjoy!

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  27. What a great RAOK! Shannon can have all kinds of fun shopping for books :)

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  28. This RAOK blitz has been a blast, Julie.

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  29. Yay!!! I'm still so excited about the fever that hit the blogosphere with RAOK!! You're awesome.

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    1. It's such fun, isn't it, Lisa? Thanks!! : )

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  30. Yay for acts of random book certificates!...I mean kindness! :)

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  31. Ha! Thanks for stopping by, Miriam! : )

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  32. Dunno what we'd do without the special writers in our lives who encourage us when we don't have a clue why we keep writing or how it's going to turn out.

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    1. So true! Our writing pals are very special.

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  33. What a great blogfest! Have fun shopping, Shannon!

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    1. It has been fun, Adrienne. Thanks for stopping by.

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  34. Yay! For acts of kindness. What a great idea!

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  35. It's hard not to love, right, Susan? Thanks for stopping by.

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  36. What a great idea! I am fortunate enough to have so many kind people in my life. Hope you have a great week.

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  37. We are lucky when we have kind and special people in our lives. Thanks, Maeve!

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