Friday, June 22, 2012

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Dude Write II : Res Firma Mitescere Nescit

Welcome to Dude Write!

We are thrilled to have you here, whether you are a Writer Dude, a Blogger Dude, a Reader Dude or a Fanatic of good writing. If you've stumbled upon us via a link and wondering what you've gotten yourself into, our Mission Statement should explain it all.

 

 

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In 1985's American Flyers, Kevin Costner plays a Sports Physician and Professional Cyclist. In the gym that he works in, the motto is "Res Firma Mitescere Nescit" which means a firm resolve does not know how to weaken or as they said in the movie...

Once you get it up, keep it up!

Right? RIGHT? RIGHT!

So we had a little success last week, big deal. Unless we bring it again this week, we'll be that one-night stand that was fun, but you're not introducing to your Mom. We had 29 willing Dude's join us last week (because if they weren't willing, they were willing to fake it) and there are at least 4 that should have joined. They know who they are and the hit squads have been firmed up for each of them.

Getting 50 would be awesome. We know Dudes are writing out there, so once word bubbles a little more, we'll see those guys as well. Gentle encouragement may be necessary, so @DudeWrite will tweet some of them occasionally, and a retweet (or 50) would be great to spur that activity.

We think gaining Followers and Fans will inevitably slow a little the second week, but your posts will keep them entertained. The earlier you get your post listed, the more overall clicks you're going to get based on the trends we saw.

We're open to new ideas as this project moves along. An Editors page will be up shortly with a contact form, so be sure to shoot us any ideas that bubble to the top that maybe you are too shy to share in the comments below.

Dude Write Rules

For a quick guide on linking up, see our How Do I page for instructions. As we haven't determined the exact schedule for Dude Write, some changes may occur to our rules. See the Dude Write Rules page for everything you need to know.

To Summarize:

Write Original, Quality, Non-commercialized (or Pornographic) posts
First Timers can Post Up an older Signature Piece
Read other Dude's entries and tweet / comment the ones you like.
Come back Monday night or Tuesday and vote on what you liked.
Shortly after voting ends, a wonderful follow-up post will arrive with our patented (no not really, but they should be) Diamond, Platinum and Gold Man Cards, as well as our Chairman's Choice which there will be at least 2 of for the week. We are certainly hoping that Six Finger Monkey shares his love.

And Then?

There is no more "and then" if you have questions post 'em to Twitter or contact the editors.

This week

Some of you missed out on putting up your signature piece last week. We'd like to chastise you for not reading fully the instructions, but frankly... we're dudes! It's expected. We're expecting our Dude's to bring out some newer posts this week, but IF you missed that opportunity last week, take your shot now. We intend to let any dudes whose girlfriend is in Canada (Dude Write Virgins) use a signature piece (pun unintended) for their first entry (still no pun intended).

*** For the rest of you, we don't mind if you dip into last week, but like the pinch between your cheek and gum....if it's been there for more than a week, it's likely going to be cause for an upset stomach. Let your conscience be your guide, else the Dude collective will be, likely with a blanket and soap on a rope and maybe a phone book. ***

Keep in mind, the spirit of our venture. Read (as many as you can), Tweet (the ones you like), and Vote (for 3 on Monday night and Tuesday morning).

Enough of this Sunday Stroll!

*** We've decided to continue at least for another week allowing older posts while we take your wise council and opinion on the matter. Any dude who has posted already and would like to remove their post for an older post, please contact the editors.