In August 2017, Women Writing the West member, award-winning novelist, and coppersmith Sara Dahmen, accepted the invitation to volunteer as the WWW Blog Coordinator. During her tenure, she switched the hosting platform from Blogger to WordPress, which offers more customization features. However, for members who contributed to the Blogger platform, and for anyone who wants to read the posts prior to 2018, Sara retained Blogger access.
Sara received blog posts of various topics, including member published book releases, where she added links to the author’s website and/or direct purchase links.
Published posts were always interesting, and Sara uploaded beautiful photos, many taken by members themselves (all photos require attribution). WWW Member submissions also included historic tours replete with tantalizing mental and visual imagery, and some posts were of events that shaped history, or of WWW conferences and book fairs.
As for Sara, besides hitting the books, as in writing them, and hitting copper—essential for her craft—she has been hitting the trail of her own very successful career. So, Sara has decided to step down from being the blog coordinator. WWW is grateful for her many hours of artfully placing photos and words together into composed and visually attractive blog posts.
At this time, I would like to welcome Ann Edall-Robson as the new WWW Blog Coordinator. Ann has some terrific ideas for generating interest in the blog, which will continue to spotlight members’ accomplishments, events, and more. Her plans for this blog and other social media integration should entice members to hop on the blogging bus and get traction all across the world wide web.
If you are reading this and are not a WWW member, but would like to know more about this organization of writers and other professionals who write and promote writing about the experiences of women and girls in the North American West, please visit womenwritingthewest.org. Membership is open to all persons, worldwide.
WWW 2020 President