“A blog network filled with strong narratives.”
Like boardroom reports, today’s blogs exist to deliver dry information. Today’s blogs will tell you 7 ways to do a thing, or the 44 biggest mistakes to avoid. We watch the same do’s-and-don’t’s make the rounds from one blog to another.
It’s hard to remember a time when blogs were blogs.
The blog space that seems so ordinary now is, in many ways, the modern novel. It’s timely, accessible, and wonderfully cheap—free in fact. Charles Dickens would be stoked to blog. We’re taking advantage of this format again.
The Writing Thing Group is a blog network that brings good writing back to blogging. We don’t write in lists and bullet points. We write to be informative, of course, but also to be entertaining, maybe even inspiring. It all starts with refreshing concepts that offer new services, new perspectives, and new ideas.
The Writing Thing Group
The Writing Thing is a website for writers. It’s a resource, an advocate, and a community. Writing was once the purest form of human expression. Now, it’s an industry. There’s pressure on writers to abandon their own subjects and write what’s popular or be forgotten. The Writing Thing offers writers an alternative—affordable online platforms, to build their own audiences. The writing industry has its own agenda. Writers can succeed on their own terms.
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Transformation is a big part of the American identity. Recently Rural is a lifestyle blog that follows the disorienting move from urban to rural America. With four out of five Americans living in cities, the rural life is virtually unknown. What’s it like to live in the country? Is it lonely? Weird? Refreshing? Fun? Recently Rural gives candid, entertaining news on rural life, straight from the source. Along with advice for those curious about going rural, too.
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We feel incredible joy at the birth of our children. Can we keep this joy ongoing in the years ahead? The Joyful Father is a blog that encourages busy dads to remember joy. Bypassing the usual pat advice and cynical humor, The Joyful Father offers inspirational stories, tips, and ideas to make a positive difference. We help to keep fatherhood foremost in mind. We also share the hardships that can make fatherhood heartbreaking at times, and yet even more special.
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Craig Simpson is author of Marble on a Table, a debut novel. He also runs The Writing Thing Group, a blogging network, as well as teaches communication at college and to individuals.
Find out more about the novel Marble on a Table.