Head Over to Project: Underblog. Right. Now.

I’m really excited to tell you about a new site movement created by my friend Christina Yother called Project: Underblog, which launched yesterday. Christina’s goal is to give bloggers, no matter what their stats are, a platform to share their stories:

Project: UnderBlog is a submission-based collaborative writing project honoring the smaller voices in the blogging community. With a foundation of 5-10 core bloggers to publish, promote, and engage on a monthly basis, this is ultimately a place where the majority of the content comes from submissions. Anyone can submit and share their voices and stories without consideration of their blog stats, followers, page ranks, and social media reach.

See, it isn’t all about the numbers. There are thousands of writers within the blogging community that write with authenticity on a daily basis and, because they may not possess the numbers most writing communities want, they may not feel they are being heard. But that doesn’t diminish the value of what they have to say. Project UnderBlog is a place where bloggers are accepted based on the power of their words and not on the reach of their numbers – where they can be heard, promoted, and celebrated no matter their size. It is about celebrating the fierceness of the “underblog.”

I’m proud to be a contributor to Project: Underblog. Christina has gathered a roster of talented bloggers and I’m honored that she thought I was cool enough to be part of it.

You don’t have to be in the cool kids club to share your stories. Anyone can submit a story to Project: Underblog. Really, do it.

See you at Project: Underblog!