Bloggers of the 2015 October Platform Challenge

On Day 3 of the 2015 October Platform Challenge, the task was to create (or improve) a writing blog. Several writers took the challenge and shared their blog URLs. I’ve collected them in the list below.

Bloggers of the 2015 October Platform Challenge

While I tried to make this list perfect, I know that the chances of a mistake here are there are pretty high–both as a result of how I collected the information and just the sheer number of bloggers/URLs. If you notice an omission or mistake, don’t freak out; instead, share it in the comments below, or send me an e-mail at

Without further ado, here’s the list of bloggers of the 2015 October Platform Challenge:


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roberttwitterimageRobert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which includes editing Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market. He regularly blogs at the Poetic Asides blog and writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine. He also leads online education, speaks on writing and publishing at events around the country, and does other fun writing-related stuff.

A published poet, he’s the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53) and a former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere.

Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.


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82 thoughts on “Bloggers of the 2015 October Platform Challenge

  1. Believer1950

    Great networking list. I will check them out and decide which to follow. Can’t follow everyone every day. I will not get any writing done that way but I will make sure I check them all out.

  2. jane_vee

    Hello, I just discovered this exciting challenge forum, and I would love to participate. I recently started up a writer blog for myself – can you please add it to your list?

    Thanks. -Jane

  3. Paranormal_Investigator

    I sent you an email Robert about my blog link. Thank you for this list it is very helpful and a lot easier to check out the individual sites.
    For everyone my listed blog is for my RPI organization which is my Paranormal Investigation where I do tours, investigations, and many other things.
    My actual blog for the Writer’s Digest is up and running now. This is my blog for my books and writings. and my Twitter is @vduwaneledbette

    Thank you so much!
    V. Duwane Ledbetter

  4. G Hesslau Magrady

    I commented on blogs this past wee and will continue tonight. Impressive list! Today I worked on a new piece for the Essays & Stories section of my website. I posted an introduction on my blog with a link to the piece. Thanks for your guidance, Robert.

  5. slcoffey

    Thanks for the list. Wow. I didn’t realize that many people were rising to this challenge. Robert, think of all the new bloggers you introduced to the world!

  6. amberlynne

    I have completed this challenge, and found a blog from this list of someone that I think I will enjoy following. I hope that others, including me, will be able to connect with like-minded others, generate traffic and readers, and develop as writers.

  7. KarenDoll

    YIPPEEEE! Thank you Rober Lee Brewer. Just reached 1,000 views on my blog. So, thank you new friends and I wish you all great success with your blogs!!!!!

  8. KarenDoll

    I’ve also gotten new traffic to my blog! This is so very exciting-met new friends, made new connections, and found some great new reading material! Thanks again.

  9. KarenDoll

    GREAT list, Robert! Have been greatly enjoying the many discoveries I’ve made these last few days. LOTS of interesting writers, stories, and posts out there. Can’t wait to see what I’ll discover next.

    Thanks again,
    Karen Doll

  10. ibgeschke

    Looks like I got left off the list. Please add Ida Beth Geschke I’m looking forward to reading all (or at least many) of these blogs. Have a great week, everyone!


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