I've been blogging for around five years now. In that time, I've connected with a plethora of amazing, talented writers. I've even met some in person - here in America and overseas! The Internet has opened up an incredible new world for us.
In that same vein, I also caved to joining Facebook about a year ago after resisting it for so long. Not only have I re-connected with so, so many friends from high school, college, and past jobs (which has been pretty darn neat), but I've also been able to connect with other writers.
Just yesterday, I decided to join an online writing forum, AbsoluteWrite. I haven't been involved with an online writing forum for years. But after browsing through this community and finding so much support from its members, I decided to take the plunge.
What do I hope to achieve with all these writing connections? Numerous things including friendship, community, and support. But what I'm hoping to do now is find accountability and motivation. There's something to be said for seeing others continually work toward their goal. The writing forum I joined is great at that, and since I am in need of a bit of a push on that score, I joined. Plus, there are other like-minded writers, i.e. those who write during WW2, that is also a plus.
However, I do not want these connections to take place of the actual writing. That's why I'm hoping I can limit myself. My best writing time is in the evening, after work, and since I've spent nearly all day in front of a computer at the day job, staying away from the computer at home isn't that hard.
What about you? What writing connections do you make?