Participating in the chain isn’t hard. Really. The requirements: you must be between the ages of 13 and 20 and you must have a blog. Or, much more simply, you must be a teen blogger.
So how does a blog chain work? It’s pretty simple. Each month, a topic is assigned. To sign up all you have to do is email us at TeenRiter(at)gmail(dot)com or comment on one of the posts announcing the topics with a link to your blog. You will then be assigned a date to post on and, obviously, will post your response to the topic when that date comes. If certain days don’t work for you, please also let us know! Every chain begins on the 5th of each month and ends on different days, depending on the popularity of the topic. The last day to enter our chain is the 3rd of every month. If you know any teen bloggers, please tell them about this blog chain!
If you do participate, please remember to comment on everyone else’s posts using the schedule found below. Also, in your post, you must include the below schedule , as well as this pretty little button:
There are also opportunities for YOU to host a blog chain:
Blog chains are most of your favorite part about TCWT. I’m still going to be doing the chain myself every other month, but in those in-betweens where Allegra hosted, I need people to help out. So if you ever have an idea for a blog chain prompt, email it to me at TeenRiter(at)gmail(dot)comand if I like it enough, I’ll approve it and you’ll become the formal host of that blog chain. (I’ll assign you the month you’ll host in my email as well.) This means you’ll get the coveted last spot in the schedule and will get credited with the idea on TCWT (I’m even thinking about making a badge that says “Blog Chain Host.” Hmmm….), but it also involves putting together the schedule. I’ll show you how that’s typically done if I approve the idea.
Note: For this one also, you must be between the ages of 13 and 20.
For those interested, here’s a roundup of the topics:
September 2012: “How much does setting affect your novels and stories? What are some of your favorite ways to portray setting?”
August 2012: ““Write a retelling of your favorite fairytale, myth, or legend.”
July 2012: “How has writing affected your perception of the world?”
June 2012: “Let’s face it; we all judge books by their covers. What kind of covers grab you? Why? Be sure to use examples of your favorite book covers.”
May 2012: “Why do you write?”
April 2012: “What are your writers’ habits and eccentricities?”
March 2012: “Choose your favorite of any of your own characters. Conduct a ten question interview with him or her.”
February 2012: “What are your thoughts on romance for your typical genre? Do you tend to have a little, a lot, or none at all?”
January 2012: “What are examples of books you’ve thrown across the room? Why did you throw them?”
December 2011: “How do you develop and relate to your characters?”
November 2011: “What are the wackiest, funniest, most disturbing search terms anyone has ever used to find your blog?”
October 2011: “What is the first thing you ever wrote of your own free will?”
“What are some of the coolest/weirdest/funniest/most disturbing things you’ve researched for a story?”
19th – http://www.mandilynn.com/
30th – http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com/ (We’ll announce the topic for next month’s chain)