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    Congratulations – YOU Have Won An Award!

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    By Leo Babauta and Mary Jaksch

    Hey! You’ve won an award for Write to Done being one of the Top Ten Blogs for Writers! As a loyal reader and contributor,  you have made Write to Done the award- winning blog it is.

    Below you can see the lineup of the Top Ten Blogs for Writers.

    1. Copyblogger: This site is the heavyweight champion of the world four years running (and one of the top blogs on the planet)!  The brain-child of Brian Clark, his blog keeps winning because of its insightful articles.
    2. Men With Pens: James Chartrand and Harry McLeod maintain the number two slot with their inspiring content and rich community discussion.
    3. Write to Done: This blog nearly always delivers a home run with its excellent articles for all writers and is the product of top blogger Leo Babauta.
    4. Editor Unleashed: Inspired by the former Editor-in-Chief of Writer’s Digest, Maria Schneider explores writing, social media and community on her excellent blog.
    5. Freelance Writing Jobs: This site is the first stop for freelance writers seeking new work and great articles (and it remains a top winner since this contest began).  Congrats Deb Ng!
    6. Confident Writing: Joanna Young delivers rich and useful articles that will help you take your writing to the next level.
    7. Urban Muse: Susan Johnston covers a wide range of excellent topics that all writers will enjoy.
    8. WordCount: Journalist Michelle Vranizan Rafter explores the challenges freelance writers face on her excellent blog.
    9. Quips & Tips for Successful Writers: A true cornucopia of ideas for writers, Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen provides endless content and freelancing tips.
    10. Fuel Your Writing: This site will certainly fuel you! Michelle Krasniak Oxman and her huge team of contributors provide great content for writers.

    We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers. Your lively comments are what makes Write to Done such a special place.

    We’d love to hear from you about how we could make Write to Done an even better experience for you. Please let us know in the comments what you enjoy about WTD, as well as what  we could improve.

    • What do you love reading about? What do you hate? What annoys you?
    • Which contributors have you particularly enjoyed?
    • How could we foster and support our WTD community?
    • We’re planning to create a new minimalistic design for WTD. What do you think of that?

    As you can see, this is open mic time. Please go for it and tell us exactly what you think in the comments.

    What we  both enjoy about Write to Done is that it’s such a lively, supportive community! It’s a pleasure to write for you, and a fun challenge to provide an interesting lineup of guest posts.

    Participation is the key to enjoying your experience on WTD. One great way to participate is to comment. Another way is to contribute a guest post.

    Please don’t be shy of approaching Mary for a possible guest post. She regards guest posting on WTD as an opportunity to give you a hand, and will offer you tips on how to sharpen your pitches, write killer guest posts, and present them in a way that makes blog owners swoon with pleasure.

    Now, what about those questions above? Please let rip in the comments and tell us what you love, what annoys you, and what we should change at Write to Done.

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    About the author

      Mary Jaksch

      Mary Jaksch is best known for her exceptional training for writers at WritetoDone.com. Grab her latest all new course Blogwriter's Bootcamp 2.0 or a copy of her free report, How to Create an Irresistible Lead Magnet in Less Than 5 Hours. In her “spare” time, Mary’s also the brains behind AlistBlogging.net. and GoodlifeZEN.com, a Zen Master, a mother, and a 5th Degree Black Belt.

    • fozen kenneth folefack says:

      Hello I am writing to ask you if there is any price award for me from any source

    • kanganas says:

      Congrats. You have useful post and of-course reasonable reason for win.
      Support me become blogpreneur

    • Adam says:

      Congrats. You deserve the award. Really good blog for bloggers and in fact anyone who’s interested in writing. Cheers

    • Hilary says:

      Hi Mary and Leo – congratulations .. well done: but thank you for letting us have the list, so we can go across and check the other sites out.

      I’ll be back – just at the moment have elderly to spend time with .. so I ‘dash in and out’ of sites at the moment .. I did print off the list and I know I want to spend more time here ..

      Well done – bask in your glory .. Hilary Melton-Butcher
      Positive Letters Inspirational Stories

    • elmot says:

      Congratulations! I come from copyblogger’s blog to discover all other awardees and you all guys indeed deserve the award.

      Way to go.

      This blog is indeed one gold mine for all bloggers who wants to write worthy posts.

    • Jessica says:

      Congratulations! I didn’t know that there are blogs FOR WRITERS! I thought blogs are for everyone.
      There are blogs written by writers and journalists, but for writers! Does it mean that only writers can read it? And write comments?

      Congratulations anyway! Award is a good thing. You deserve it!

    • Ben Angel says:

      Congratulations! I just visited your blog because of the list. I’m looking forward to reading your articles.

      Ben Angel – author of ‘Sleeping Your Way to The Top in Business – The Ultimate Guide to Attracting & Seducing More Customers.’

    • Fran Macdonald says:

      Contrats!

      I like the idea of a minimalist style. I have a hard time keeping up with my emails, let alone blogs, and I don’t even touch Facebook. So something that’s super quick to load and gets straight to the point is useful.

      Regards,
      Fran Macdonald

    • Hi fellow writers

      thanks to Marell Moore for mentioning ‘Writing Down the Bones’ by Natalie Goldberg. She is my No 1 favourite writer on writing and you will find my introduction to her, plus links to her site, at the post below:

      http://anne-whitaker.com/category/writers-are-you-now-or-have-you-ever-been-distracted/

      Best wishes
      Anne Whitaker
      ‘Writing from the Twelfth House’

    • Congratulations Mary & Leo! A well deserved placement. I think that a good part of the success came from keeping a focused theme, helpful articles and contributors from different backgrounds keeping the creative flame alive. Wish you more success!

    • Linda Steele says:

      Congratulations Leo and Mary! Very exciting news. I hope you two keep up the good work for many years to come.

    • Congratulations!! This is a well deserved award. I enjoy this site a lot and it has relevant information, tips and resources on writing. I would not change a thing. Thank you for sharing.

    • I think the “Contratulations — YOU Have Won an Award!” is a deliberate misspelling that I’m too dense to get. 😉

    • I have been reading you for a while, as well as the others on the list.
      I like to read almost anything that is related to writing. (My favorite books are On Writing-Steven King and Writing Down the Bones-Natalie Goldberg.)
      Frequently your posts have given me things to think about and things to go uummm about. Can’t wait to see your new design.

    • Dene says:

      Congratulations 🙂

      I haven’t been reading this blog for very long, but what I would say about the design, make sure you get rid of the diagonal scan lines background in the comments section. Though the contrast is ok, it can pose an accessibility problem when it comes to readability for those with issues such as dyslexia (and cause headaches to a number of the rest).

    • Marcus says:

      Contratulations ???

      Quite the spelling mistake considering the nature of this blog….

    • A new design for WriteToDone would be brilliant. There’s nothing really wrong with the current one but it doesn’t feel distinctive. 🙂

    • Suzannah says:

      Congrats on making the Top 10 again. You definitely deserve it!

      I think the only thing I’d love to see changed on WTD is the design, which you already mentioned you’ll be doing anyway. Can’t wait to see what you have planned.

      All the best 🙂

    • This Top 10 list is making the rounds.

      In fact, I subscribed here as a result of reading the list on Men With Pens.

      Looking forward to reading further… will spend some time here this evening in fact.


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