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Do you want to blog, but you find the task daunting? No fears!

A great blogging option is when a group of writers or bloggers unite together to create a community blog.  These are known as group-authored blogs. Each contributing writer can be assigned one day a week (or month) to add a blog post.  Often opportunities arise for guest bloggers too. This is pretty much the way WrittenVoicesBlog.com has grown since 2006.

I really enjoy visiting blogs where you can read a variety of posts from aspiring to veteran writers. Below are a few blogs that follow this model. I have included the blogging platform used in [ ]. I write suspense, so I follow quite a few suspense and mystery blogs. Just in case you notice! :)

Jungle Red Writers
Blog – http://www.jungleredwriters.com/ [Blogger.com]
Contributors – See the top of the website

Murder She Writes
Blog – http://www.murdershewrites.com/ [Blogger.com]
Contributors -  See left side and top of the website

Novel Rocket
Blog – http://www.novelrocket.com/ [Blogger.com]
Contributors: http://www.novelrocket.com/p/ground-control.html

Seekerville
Blog – http://seekerville.blogspot.com/ [Blogger.com]
Contributors – http://seekerville.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html (Authors names on right)

The Kill Zone
Blog – http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/ [Blogger.com]
Contributors – See right side bar

Setting up a Group-Authored Blog

If you use WordPress, here is a video that walks you through setting up contributors (users) to your blog.

If you want to learn more about using the self-hosted version of WordPress, check out the eCourse below.

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Tyora Moody is the author Soul-Searching Suspense novels, When Rain Falls (March 2012), When Memories Fade (April 2013) and Deep Fried Trouble (June 2013). As an literary-focused entrepreneur, she has assisted countless authors with developing an online presence via her company, TywebbinCreations.com. Popular services include virtual book tours, book trailers, customized WordPress websites and book covers for independent authors. DIY with Ty is an instructional and consulting company owned and operated by Tyora. She aims to take the mystery out of the “geeky” stuff in a way anyone can understand and learn how to do-it-yourself. For her writing endeavors, visit her online at TyoraMoody.com.