Thursday, November 29, 2012


Dude Write 24: A New Day

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.

The promise of a new day. Where will your path take you?
Photo by Deadst4r

There are 24 hours in a day. Days stride by systematically, with or without our want or desire. They morph into weeks, months, and years; before you know it, our lives have passed us by. We have no control over their passing, only what we do, say, and write in those days as they slowly march towards our mortality.

The dawn of a new day is nature's reboot; an opportunity for us to forget about the days before, or remember them fondly if we choose to. We can begin anew, a fresh start; choosing a new mountain to climb or to forge a new path ahead. Likewise, we could sit idly by and do nothing.

It’s for us to decide.

Today is your day. It’s your day to shine; to share your wisdom, your passions, your failures and wants. To make us laugh or cry; to inspire or make hearts flutter.

They are your words. Make them count.

This is your day. 

As Bono once said, "It's a beautiful day..."
Photo by TFavretto

We Interrupt Your Normal Dude Write Zen Moment...

You spoke and we listened!  Thanks for all your feedback for helping Dude Write improve.  We have a few new things starting this week.

1. Diamond Club is now the Members Only Diamond Club!  To get into the Diamond Club, you have to be voted in by your fellow Dude Writers of that week.  One vote per entrant, you can't vote your own, Votes Due Monday Night. Look for the link below the Lineup!

2. We haven't forgotten our readers and they will be using their 3 votes (as will you) to choose 3 entries that they like.  A single winner will take the People's Choice Man Card.

3. For now, the Color Commentator is going on hiatus.

We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Dude Write

Dude Write Rules

For a quick guide on linking up, see the Dude Write Rules page for everything you need to know. To Summarize:
Write Original, Quality, Non-commercialized (or Pornographic) posts.
Read other Dude's entries and tweet / comment the ones you like.
Come back Sunday night through Tuesday and use 3 votes 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) Members Only Diamond Club and People's Choice Man Cards, as well as our Chairman's Choice of which there will be at least 2 for the week.

And Then? 

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


Like a Mantra only better. Read (as many as you can), Tweet (the ones you like), Vote (for 3 on Sunday night through Tuesday night).

Members Only Diamond Club EMAIL

If you participated this week, you have a single emailed vote to determine the best of the best.
Remember you can't vote for your own and please have the vote in Monday Night.

Click Here to send an email to with your vote.