I'm participating in a Writers' Platform-Building Campaign started by the really smart Rachael Harrie (http://rachaelharrie.blogspot.com.au/). Here's info on it directly from her blog:
What is the Campaign?
Basically, the Campaign is a way to link those of us in the writing community together with the aim of helping to build our online platforms. The Campaigners are all bloggers in a similar position, who genuinely want to pay it forward, make connections and friends within the writing community, and help build each others' online platforms while at the same time building theirs.
As the Campaign kicks off, you'll have the names and blog addresses of the Campaigners on my List of Campaigners page (above), so you can keep in touch with the other Campaigners. That way you’ll have a list of bloggers in the same position as you, who genuinely want to help you succeed. And you'll be able to meet those who have the most in common with you. You can visit their blogs and other places they haunt, follow along, leave comments galore, and share your highs and lows as you journey through the blogosphere and build your online platform. And they'll be doing the same for you.
If you're interested in joining the campaign as well, it's all very easy to do. Just go to her web site!
I've had a hard time finding writerly-people in my area, although I did meet some great folks in my local Nanowrimo group. I'm really looking forward to getting to know more of you guys through this campaign!