Monday, April 12, 2010
30 Poets/ 30 Days 2010
30 Poets/ 30 Days (2010 Edition), a poetry event at the blog GottaBook, was highlighted in Writers Celebrate National Poetry Month With 30 Poets/30 Days by School Library Journal.
As explained at Gotta Book, "very day in April, I'll be posting a previously unpublished poem by a different poet."
Gotta Book is the blog of Greg Pincus. Pincus, as you may remember, is the King of Using Social Media to Promote Awesome Things. Seriously -- even if you care nothing about poets, check out how Pincus is organizing and promoting 30 Poets/ 30 Days. Especially how the promotion is not about him -- it is about the poets, and poetry, and the whole kidlitosphere book blogging community.
That, my friends, is how to use social media.
And for Pincus I have two words. Ge.Nius.
OK. That's one word.
But it IS genius. Anyone who has been involved in this type of blogging event knows that it is a heckuva lot of work. What does Pincus say about that? It's "a project of fun and joy not of stress and deadlines." May we all remember the fun and joy in blogging.
Thank you, GottaBook -- 30 Poets/ 30 Days has been amazing so far and I cannot wait to read the rest of the poems.
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