July/August Synchroblog – Follow

20 Jul

In August Synchroblog will be partnering with Provoketive magazine. Provoketive will be hosting the Synchroblog for the month of August as we consider the concept of Following Jesus.

In order to for an article to be considered for this endeavor the author should sign up to be a writer for Provoketive first.  If you have already done this, you do not need to repeat the process.  It is very easy, and all of the instructions are below.

The topic:  Follow.  In August we are going to consider the idea of following.  Jesus said, “Take up your cross and follow me,” and that has powerful implications in the way we live.  How does that affect you?   We believe the power of voice has tremendous capacity to inspire and encourage people. Provoketive is a space to explore our humanity, who we follow, and who is following us.

Here are the instructions for August only:

1. Sign up to be a writer on Provoketive.  Click here <http://provoketive.com/writing-for-provoketive/>  and fill out the form.  We’ll send you all the instructions to add your post. This step is unnecessary if you have already registered.

2. Write and submit a 500-1,000 word post on the subject of following.  Some things to consider writing about include: what are the rules for following Jesus?  Are we going somewhere when we follow Jesus? Has your journey changed over time? Is there more than one way to follow Jesus?  What are the markers of a person following Jesus?

You may post the article on your own blog if you wish, but wait for the schedule to be posted after August 1st.

3. All posts must be submitted to Provoketive by August 1.

4.The articles will be posted on Provoketive each day throughout the month of August.

5.  A schedule will be provided in early August so that authors know when they will be featured on Provoketive’s website.


11 Responses to “July/August Synchroblog – Follow”

  1. Carol Kuniholm July 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    Posting to the Provoketive site, I don’t see a blue “”submit for review” button next to the “trash” button. Am I missing a step?
    And will we also have a synchroblog list to post on our sites? http://wordshalfheard.blogspot.com/2012/07/which-way-am-i-called-to-follow.html

    • Liz August 2, 2012 at 2:30 am #

      If you look on the left I think there will be a drop down that will have choices like “draft” and “pending review” – choose pending review and save as pending review. I hope this helps

  2. Glenn Hager July 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    Here’s my contribution, Strange Places. Also submitted to Provoketive.

    • Liz August 2, 2012 at 2:31 am #

      don’t forget to save your contribution as “pending review”

  3. ellenharoutunian August 2, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    I am signed in to Provoketive but I can’t find where and how to submit my post. Help, anyone?

    • Liz August 2, 2012 at 2:22 am #

      ellen – if you are signed in there should be a link at the very top on the left to the “dashboard” – you will hover over “provoketive magazine” and there will be a drop down with “dashboard” – click on dashboard and you will go to a page that has more links. Hover over “posts” on the right and you will see an option to click on for “new post” I hope that helps.

  4. ellenharoutunian August 3, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    I submitted my post to Provoketive but forgot to do so here. Will there be a list to post?

  5. Marta Layton August 8, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    I messed up with the process (and, apparently, the due date *blushes*) because of the new process with Provoketive. I wrote up a post on this topic and posted it to my personal blog, and only now read the instructions here. The blog also ended up being longer than is allowed at around 1,400 words.

    How would you like for me to handle this? I don’t want to claim it is a SynchroBlog post if you guys don’t want me to, since I apparently can’t follow directions very well and failed on several points to do this one the SynchroBlog way. I can edit it so the post doesn’t imply it’s “officially” Syncroblog if you guys want. I’m fairly sure it’s too late to submit to to Provoketive, but if you want it there I can also pull the original post down for a few days until it’s my turn in the rotation. Please let me know what to do.

    And of course I’d like to provide a list of posts. Is one available yet?

    In any event…

    Name – Marta Layton
    Post – http://fidesquaerens.livejournal.com/102874.html
    Title – Finding Strength in Weakness


  1. Strange Places | Glenn Hager - July 30, 2012

    […] post is part of a joint effort between Synchroblog and Provoketive Magazine on the theme of Following Jesus. I hope you find it […]

  2. what it means to follow | kathy escobar. - August 15, 2012

    […] with this, up at provoketive magazine, for this august’s synchroblog.   the subject was “follow” and what that means for us.   all month long posts will be up there related to this […]

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