A Supreme Welcome to New Wikinuts: Let us Know who you are!

Peter B. GiblettStarred Page By Peter B. Giblett, 2nd Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/y006ac-4/
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Are you new to Wikinut? If you are then have a look at this article then answer this challenge. I am confident the every single Wikinut on this site will support you in getting going, growing and becoming more confident as a writer. The truth is the Internet can be a terribly lonesome place, so it is good to be with friends and you should feel the warmth here.

The NEW writer's Challenge

Wikinut is a great site for writing and a great community to be a member of, yet for the new writer any site can be quite daunting, which causes me to think about how to help through a great challenge that any new writer can relate to and this is about getting their words out and ensuring they make sense to any potential reader and with writing on the Internet this challenge is even greater because the world can see.

Many of the of the people that have been writing on Wikinut for some time will agree that there is much enjoyment to be had by overcoming these challenges and becoming fully involved in this community, which can be a great place to learn and grow and this is why I propose this challenge to our new members:

    Write an article about you and why you are writing, let the world know something about either what you have achieved or what you wish to achieve and tell us about any challenges you think you may have in your writing, try to make your contribution 200 to 400 words in length. If you can add a picture or a second section then that would be great. In writing down your thoughts then please also check that you have said what you intended to say before clicking the publish button.

The article should be called something like "John Introduces himself to Wikinut" or another imaginative title to show that you are a new writer on the site and that you would be willing to accept feedback.

This sounds easy enough, and for us old hacks who have been here some time it may be, but I remember when I first wrote and when I look back I remember the agony I had getting the words out. The reason I suggested you make the contribution about what you have done or wish to achieve is that you are already an expert on that subject as you have been living with those ideas, at least mentally for some time, there is no right or wrong, it is just a personal challenge, to get it written. It does not matter whether it takes 15 minutes, 15 hours, or 15 days to produce your contribution the point here is simply about trying.

The Role of the Experienced Wikinut

For the experienced Wikinut writer reading this your role is to read and assist through making a connection and commenting on the article you see. If you know someone who is new to Wikinut then tell them about how they might introduce themselves and take part in this challenge.

If you see a new writer on the site, particularly one responding to this challenge, please take a look at what they have written, applaud them for being here and give them some hints on how they can make best use out of Wikinut. Please appraise what they have said and help them improve, sometimes people need mentoring to help them take full advantage of what Wikinut has to offer, be supportive of their efforts and please help them grow because we all need a helping hand at some point in our lives.

Growth is so important to any community and today I believe that we are a better community than we were in the past because we have encouraged new writers to take steps to improve. The Moderators (Mark, Johnny, Steve and myself) will always encourage with little statements in the feedback from submissions as do I know many of our more experienced writers, who I know will not mind me referring to them as nuts, because that is what we all are here.

One sample

I thought of this idea as something we should all do after I had seen a couple of such pages in the recent past, I have been able to find one but not the others. New Wikinut member Grant Peterson introduced himself using an appropriately named article:

I was impressed that from the outset he was prepared to come in with all guns blazing saying "I am unashamedly radical and will be telling the truth as I see it, even if there are people that do not like what I say." this is the type of introduction that allows us to be prepared for the next contribution they might make, if it sounds exciting we can follow then and check back some time later. I would have preferred that he use a photo for his site picture, but that is a choice that every writer will make of their own accord, but at least it is not the Wikinut default, or one of the stock pictures that the site provides (which are only marginally better than the default).

Links to New writer Introductions

Congratulations to those that have contributed to date.

What have you got to say???

Do you have something to say? To date Peter Giblett has published a wide variety articles on many subjects here on Wikinut plus others on a variety of other sites, these are the most recent articles published include:

Each person has a unique voice and Wikinut is great a place for you to share some of your wisdom, insight and knowledge, you could start by adding a comment, but perhaps you need something more in which case should join Wikinut, write then become connected to others who share a passion for writing, supporting one another, and learning on Wikinut.


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Author of "Is your Business Ready? For the Social Media Revolution"

Social media consultant, with C-Level background.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
3rd Apr 2014 (#)

You are right it is a good way to make yourself known to the community and get your feet wet with writing too.
People should try to make comments on other people's articles too as a way to get known, because that is the toughest part when starting writing anywhere - getting known.

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
3rd Apr 2014 (#)

Good evening, Peter, wonderful idea. I like the welcoming gesture and think the link to Grant's is another way for new writers to see how an introduction was recently done. Anyone reading this, stop by any of mine, leave a comment, and let's get acquainted. ~Marilyn

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
3rd Apr 2014 (#)

Ditto Marilyn. Grant's produced some thought-provoking articles. And any newbie who is looking for followers need just visit me and start the conversation. I will do my best to keep up!

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author avatar Williamsji
3rd Apr 2014 (#)

This is very interesting and thought provoking write-up. Good
Thanks & Regards

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
3rd Apr 2014 (#)

much valuable advice Peter...and yes I thought the same of Grant...

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author avatar Jess Hodges
4th Apr 2014 (#)

Thanks for writing this article. I'm off to attempt to write my own introduction. (Please excuse the lack of photos: there are some technological issues which will probably be addressed in my introduction). I too enjoyed reading Grant's introduction.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Apr 2014 (#)

Nice welcoming post by a moderator to set the ball rolling, thanks Peter. We have a very helpful and accommodating community here to such an extent I cannot even think of spending time in another site despite articles extolling how good they are! I would rather be happy than chase after money (and be unhappy!).

I love to encourage newbies though some are out of the blocks faster than Usain Bolt leaving me panting! siva

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author avatar writestuff
4th Apr 2014 (#)

Great Post. Encouraging new writers is a very good idea.

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author avatar Retired
6th Jul 2014 (#)

Great post. May Wikinut continue to thrive and grow! :)

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
12th Jul 2014 (#)

Thank you

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author avatar Retired
13th Jul 2014 (#)

Okay, I'm a newbie to Wikinut! Been writing online, but only recently here. Thanks for this article. Got lots of work to do to build my Nut Community!

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
21st Jul 2014 (#)

LeRain, welcome abord!

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