11 Most Interesting Pre-Launch Group Writing Project Logos

One way to give your group writing project credibility and generate some extra buzz is with a nice official logo that participants will want to show off. Here’s a list of the most interesting logos from group writing projects that took place before Group Writing Projects was launched in February 2008. Enjoy!

The logos are in no specific order.

1. Announcing the Lists Group Writing Project

Lists Group Writing Project

This well-designed logo definitely had a hand in the success of Luciano Passuelo’s Lists group writing project over on Litemind. The notepad ties in perfectly with the theme, the image has matching colors, the name of the group writing project is easy to read. I participated in this gwp with 150 Funniest Resume Mistakes, Bloopers and Blunders Ever.

2. Spread the Love NOW! Group Writing Project

Spread the Love Group Writing Project

Although a bit small, this logo ties in nicely with the theme of the project. A pair of hands holding a heart is a great visual for spreading love. I participated in this gwp with How to be a Compassionate Job Seeker.

3.What I Learned From…Group Writing Project

What I Learned From... Group Writing Project

Yes, believe it or not, Robert Hruzek’s WILF group writing projects have been around for quite some time. This is a fun logo that captures the essence of those gwps with its playfulness and numerous symbols of wisdom and learning. I was in the WILF Work gwp with What I Learned From Homer Simpson About Jobs.

4. 31 Days to Building a Better Blog – 2007

31 Days to Building a Better Blog Group Writing Project

Although Darren Rowse’s gwps are always successes – good themes, enough subscribers for anything to be popular – the logos are less so. This is arguably the best logo Darren has used to date. Although the image is too large in size and weight (almost 100K), the uber-hammer is a good symbol for the building ideas that the project covered.

5. It’s Peeve Week 2 Time!

Peeve Week 2

Although this logo is very simple, the look on her face is perfect disgust for matching with anyone’s pet peeves, which of course is the theme of the Peeve Week group writing projects.

6. Group Writing Project: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

If I Knew Then What I Know Now - China Group Writing Project

This group writing project was about people’s preconceptions before moving to China. The logo depicts the Communist-red country in a spotlight, and the sinister colors and text fit the mood of the gwp. Great job.

7. Something Good Group Writing Project (With Prizes)

Something Good Group Writing Project

A simple logo for a simple group writing project where the idea was to share goodness with others. Although a bit rough around the edges, the earthy smiles and flowers of this logo match the mood that creator Lorna Doone wanted. I entered this gwp with 5 Reasons to Volunteer Your Way to Your Next Job.

8. Minimalism in Photography: a Group Writing/Imaging Project

Minimalism in Photography Group Writing Project

A mostly-empty photo where it’s almost as if the depicted lighter is illuminating the title. It’s almost too minimalist. Perfect choice.

9. Wish: A Group Writing Project

Wish Group Writing Project

Although somewhat rough, the cartoon dreamers communicate the project’s theme clearly. Only something with a genie bottle could have been better.

10. Group Writing Project: Time Management

Time Management group writing project

It’s easy to tell that this one was done by a professional designer, none other than project creator Vivien of InspirationBit. The flying clocks suggest the chaos that wastes time and the need to tame it, to manage it. And of course, anything green is synonymous with reducing waste to a minimum. I entered this gwp with Supercharge Your Job Search by Saving Time.

11. Group Project: Source Of Inspiration

Sources of Inspiration Group Writing Project

Another beauty by Vivien of InspirationBit. Literally showing a water source as a source of inspiration, the water bubbling over like the feeling when you’re truly inspired. I had fun participating with 5 People Who Inspired the Creation of JobMob.

This list is part of Designer Daily’s Design You Love Group Writing Project that I announced right here on Group Writing Projects.

Ask the Readers: Should Private Group Writing Projects Be Announced Here?

The End of Year Predictions Group Writing Project is actually the second group writing project organized by the Finance Blog Network (FBN). However, it’s only the first one that was announced here. Why?


The FBN’s first group writing project was a closed or private one. Only members of the FBN were allowed to submit entries. Until now, my policy has been to only announce gwps where you could participate. After all, why would I want to frustrate you?

Whenever I discover a private gwp, I try to contact the creator and ask them to open it. There haven’t been many private gwps this year but Curt’s decision to open the FBN’s gwps is actually the second time that I’ve successfully convinced a blog network to open up its group writing projects to the blogosphere, the first time being with The Personal Finance Bloggers Network as of their Rich People Gone Broke Group Writing Project.

Perhaps if I announced the private gwps as well, more people would push their creators to open them. Either way, do you think I should promote closed projects here on Group Writing Projects?

Ask the Readers: Why Haven’t You Done a Group Writing Project Yet?

Of all the group writing projects over the summer, many were firsts for their blogs. If you still haven’t run your own group writing project on your blog, what are you waiting for?

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Starting a group writing project can be as simple as…

  1. Choosing a theme
  2. Choosing a submission deadline
  3. Copying and adapting one of the many announcements here on Group Writing Projects – why waste time trying to think up your own rules?
  4. Telling me about your gwp so that I can promote it for you here on Group Writing Projects

That’s it.

So what are you waiting for? Tell us in the comments and we’ll help you over the hump.

What’s blocking you from starting a group writing project?

The Best Blogging Course In The World?

Yaro Starak’s Blog Mastermind blog coaching program is finally reopening this coming Tuesday July 29th 2008. If you want to take your blogging to the next level and beyond, this is the course for you.

Yaro Starak's Conversion Blogging - Who is Yaro

Who is Yaro Starak?

You might have heard of him already. Successful A-list blogger, often referred to by other bloggers like Darren Rowse (a fellow Aussie), author of the popular Blog Profits Blueprint.

I discovered Yaro in the spring of 2007. At that point, his Entrepreneur’s Journey blog had over 20,000 subscribers. The blog is so readable, Yaro responds to comments, email and always seems so down-to-earth, I immediately liked him. Click the image at right to see what I mean

13 months ago, Yaro had just announced the first (then) limited-entry class for his brand new paid coaching program, Blog Mastermind. The timing was perfect; I was going through my first bout of blogger’s block with JobMob and was contemplating (like so many bloggers do) of stopping the blog only a few months after my official launch. Blog Mastermind seemed like a great way to shake things up.

Little did I know how right I was.

Results? Here I am 7 months after finishing the course. JobMob is 4 times as big and earning some money (but not the full-time income…yet), Group Writing Projects is launched and growing, and other blogs are in the pipeline. And I still refer to the course material all the time.

Get a taste of Blog Mastermind for yourself, now

As part of the relaunch of Blog Mastermind, Yaro has created a video about “conversion blogging”, his term for using a blog to earn revenue from multiple sources. The free 32-minute video is a good example of what you can expect in Blog Mastermind and I don’t mean long videos (this is one of the few); rather, specific insight on what you need to do for success and why those steps will work.

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Or if you’d like to take a look around, head over to the Blog Mastermind Facebook page that I set up with Yaro’s help. There you can a see a list of all the lessons.

Is Blog Mastermind for you?

The objective of Blog Mastermind is to guide you step-by-step in creating a blog-based business so that you can eventually earn a full-time income from part-time work doing what you love – blogging. Yaro’s lessons will teach you his proven strategy and tactics in a “learning by doing” style. In parallel, the Blog Mastermind forums can help you brainstorm and network with Yaro and other bloggers to test ideas and keep moving in the right direction towards your goals.

You’ll enjoy Blog Mastermind if you:

  • Would like blogging to be more than a hobby, yet still stay fun
  • Want to earn significant income for your blogging and related activities
  • Think that your blog has much more potential than what you’ve accomplished so far
  • Like the idea of befriending one of the world’s best and most likeable bloggers
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If I could have initially understood what I would learn in Blog Mastermind, I would have been willing to pay double.

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Questions about my own experience with Blog Mastermind? Ask away…