Olympic Blog Relay!



I have a confession, guys. I love the Olympics.

No, really. I ADORE them! I get all choked up about the inspirational commercials, the Cinderella stories and heartbreaking near misses (Dan Jansen, I’m looking at you!).

I swam competitively for years, and the training, discipline and motivation Olympic athletes maintain amazes me. I admire them so much. They put everything on the line for that one potential moment. It’s enough to make me stand and cheer right along with Visa – “Go World!”

I’ve been lucky enough to see two Olympic Games: Atlanta in ’96 and Utah in ’02. There truly are no words to capture the awesomeness of watching a medal ceremony, no matter which country is on the top of the stand. Chills!! And I’m so excited for London this year!

It got me thinking. You know what else requires inspiration and motivation (plus a hefty amount of tenacity, guts and maybe a little insanity)?

Writing!

So, I’d like to host a little games of our own this year. For the 17 days of the Olympics, from July 27 to August 12, I’m looking for guest bloggers to help me “coach” fellow writers to victory.

The overall theme is the idea of rising above – inspiration and motivation. But feel free to blog about anything that creatively ties back to the spirit of the games. Writing advice, favorite Olympic moments, etc. And if anyone from London wants to send us “live” updates, that’d be great too.

It’s not quite an official blog hop, but I hope it will be a fun way to share in the excitement and visit some new or different blogs. Sort of our own version of the torch relay!

You can post on your own blog and I’ll link to it, or you can post as a guest on Write Me A World. Just leave a note in the comments about which date you’d like to take.

I’ll cover the first day and the last day – the “opening and closing ceremonies,” if you will.



There’ll be prizes too! What would the Olympics be without a little bronze, silver and gold action?

I’ll update the calendar as we get closer and follow up with the guest bloggers about details or questions.

Welcome to the XXX Olympiad!

17 comments:

  1. Awesome idea! I'll take the 2nd of August, if it's open. Please feel free to contact me and we can talk topics. :-)

    mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  2. That's a really great idea! August 10 is the only day I have open, but I'd be happy to motivate others.

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  3. Hey Nicole,

    Great idea:)

    ...I can take August 8 - and discuss the discus :)

    Nah, only messing with you :) I can guest post on never giving up even when things look impossible.

    If that works, just leave a comment on my blog and I'll lock in the date :)

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  4. Thanks guys - so exciting! I've updated the calendar with everyone's dates.

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  5. This is a great idea. I'll take July 30th and happy to post as a guest on here, if that's cool. It will be a blast! :)

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  6. I remember camping as a kid with my fam and a group of their friends in the 1970s and watching the Olympics on a small black and white. We gathered around and were fascinated we could watch it. We thought we were so high tech back in the day hahaha.

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  7. Such a cool idea! I love the Olympics too. It's so much fun to watch and cheer on the competitors.

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  8. My wife is an Olympics groupie also, and she would kill me if I didn't do this!! Is Aug 5 still available? :)

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    1. It sure is! Thanks for volunteering. :)

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  9. You're brilliant! I don't know how "awesome" I will be for this, but I'd love to try! Can I have Aug 1st?

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    1. Yup! I'll email you guys with a final calendar next week.

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  10. Wow, what a great idea Nicole! If you need a day filled, let me know and I'll take it. ;^)

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    1. Thanks Chris! I gave you Aug. 6 if you're still interested.

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  11. Hey everyone - thanks for the awesome support! I'm getting really excited.

    I already have a stack of Olympic-inspired ideas piling up to help cover any remaining open days. ;)

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