Pay It Forward
Sometimes I feel like I am being a leech by simply soaking up the information shared by others, since I am not a scam-buster myself and I don't have any inside knowledge of the publishing world. Then I try to remember that I can do my part by simply sharing the knowledge that I do have. That means taking time to read people's questions at the Absolute Write Water Cooler (and the other forums I belong to) and answering the questions that I can - maybe answering a science question, or sharing a good reference web site, or even just saying "hello, welcome to the board". It means doing what I can to help out the people I know in both "the real world" and online. It means giving back at least as much as I take.
I try to do my best, but I know I could do more to "pay it forward". So that's one of my goals for the year: do more for others. Check back next February to see how I did.
I'll now pass the chain over to Brian at the Beyond the Great Chimney Production Log.
The posts in the chain so far:
A View From the Waterfront:Why participate in an AW Blogchain?
Just a Small Town Girl: accountability
Even in a Little Thing: AW Blogchain #8
Down From the Garrett: It's a Turkey
Writing from Within: Absolute Write Blog Chain #8
Curiouser and Curiouser: AW Blog Chain #8
The Road Less Traveled: Pay It Forward (here!)
Beyond the Great Chimney Production Log: AW Chain: Writing in the dark and sun.
NVNC ID VIDES, NVNC NE VIDES:Absolute Write Blog Chains
Fireflies in the Cloud: And if you gaze for long into an abyss. . .