About the NetWits

The NetWits is the brain child of Keith MacDonald, who organized us on a July 4 weekend in 1999. Billed as the meetinghouse of the Internet’s funniest humor columnists, we post our newspaper and Internet columns on this blog, as a way to showcase our talent.

We’re over 150 members strong, with newspaper columnists, bloggers, magazine writers, and book authors from all over the world. From Ben Baker and Angela Gillaspie in the Deep South, to Dorothy Rosby in South Dakota, all the way over to Roberta Beach Jacobsen in the Greek Isles and Cameron Koo in Australia.NetWits HumorUs book cover

We have such august members as Bruce Cameron (author of the now-famous 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, Anna Lefler (author of The Chicktionary), Rose Valenta (author of Sitting on Cold Porcelain) and Erik Deckers, author of No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No Hype Guide for Social Media Marketing. We even had Red Green from PBS’ The Red Green Show, but he’s not returning our calls anymore.

No slouches in the book authoring department, we even have our own book, which founder Keith MacDonald published back in 2000.

We actually review membership for all applicants, and only allow established or burgeoning humor writers. Not just people who forward funny emails (because they’re not), or who can tell a funny joke (they’re not either).

If you are interested in joining the NetWits, please visit our Yahoo group and submit an application.

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Erik Deckers is the owner of Professional Blog Service, and the co-author of Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself. His new book, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing, which he wrote with Jason Falls, is in bookstores and on Amazon now.

Erik has been blogging since 1997, and has been a published writer for more than 24 years. He has been a newspaper humor columnist for 18 years, and is published in 10 newspapers around Indiana. He has been a member of NetWits since it was founded in 1999.