Albert Einstein, April Challenge, Carol Tice, Coco Puffs, Guest Blogging, Guidelines, Jeff Goins, Khara House, Liliha Bakery, MNINB, Platform, Robert Lee Brewer, The Freelance Writer's Den, Weekend Recaps, WordPress
This has been a week of firsts. First of all, it is the first week of blog posts on this new site I created for Robert Lee Brewer’s My Name Is Not Bob, aka MNINB, April Platform Challenge.
Update: This blog celebrated its first month last week. This week it is getting a facelift. New links available soon. Thursdays are getting a new theme. New Page for Guest Blogging.
No coincidence that WordPress keeps popping up with notifications of different blogging milestones…at a frantic pace. Milestones in blog posts, milestones in responders, milestones in subscribers, milestones in followers, milestones in ping-backs… Milestones enough to build a sturdy writer’s cottage to share with the world.
So I say to you, “Won’t you come write with me?”
If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. ~Albert Einstein
One of my fellow #MNINBers, Khara House, has created a most wonderous list of our members who accept guest bloggers on their sites.
Here’s my entry:
Blog Title: Writing Space (http://www.larabritt.com)
Blog Host: Lori Sailiata aka Lara Britt
Blog Theme: Writing Life (fun, quirky, & short)
- Indicate which daily sub-theme (Memoir Monday, Tourist Tues..)
- Include working title, 3 subheads, and the reader take-away/call-to-action
- Finished guest post would be around 500 words.
- Guest blogger must be open to responding to comments conversation/follow-up
To Contact Me: You can email me at ltsailiata (at) zoho (dot) com with “Guest blogger” in the subject line!
An Experiment in Co-Creation ~The first of my Weekend Recaps will help you get a feel for what I’m striving for. That should make it easier to fit into my neighborhood.
April Platform Challenge: Day 22 ~”Not Bob”…er…Robert gives us tips on how to query a guest blogging gig.
How Guest Posting Can Grow Your Own Blog ~Jeff Goins lays it out plain, but always with humor and heart. If you hadn’t notice, I’m a fan of both of those qualities, and thus, a fan of Jeff. I subscribe to his “Tribe.”
It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself… Serve and thou shall be served. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
According to Carol Tice, The Freelance Writer’s Den-mother, writers should be paid. I am in total agreement with Carol. But as I am celebrating all of these new firsts, you can bet that my budget is on less than a shoestring.
Here is what I propose:
For each guest blogging gig that is accepted by Writing Space, I will compensate with an in-kind guest appearance on your own blog. Don’t you love the barter system?
Alternatively, if this is not applicable to you, I will send you a half-dozen-count box of Coco Puffs from Liliha Bakery. How’s that for a deal?
Caveat: I can only ship the baked goodies to US addresses. Sorry!
If you didn’t know it already, I love to see things in my Comments box. I would also love, love, love to see queries in my inbox. Dear Readers (aka DRs), talk story with us. As another part of the Co-creation experiment: Write Away With Me!