Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Great Guest Post Experiment

I am dropping everything and going to Ecuador at the end of August. I'll be there for several weeks. And--get this--I will NOT be working when I'm there. Nor will I be checking my work email. At least...not when there's no Internet connection available. The really crazy part? I'm actually going to tell my clients I won't be in the office.

This is very different from all the other vacations I've taken since I started this blog. At the beginning, I would simply post a message saying I'd be out of town for a certain number of days. Later, as my business got busy and I started doing "working vacations"--all my vacations have been working vacations since 2007--I would think I could handle blogging and working and vacationing, realize I couldn't, and let the posting slide--no mention in the blog because I always figured tomorrow I'd write a bunch of posts. Not too professional. I know it's bad blogging practice, but sometimes life gets in the way.

OK, so this time I'm doing something different. instead of letting my vacation time catch up to me, I'm soliciting guest posts from anyone who wants to see their work up here. I'll be gone for a while and the more guest posts I have ready, the less work I have to do. Which is good.

Guidelines: please send something at least 200 words in length. Themes include the freelance writing life, getting clients, marketing, dealing with clients, and writing advice. I may be contacting some of you directly to see if you'd be interested--especially if you have a blog I visit on a more-or-less regular basis. But anyone is welcome to send me something I can use. If you're interested, post in the comments or just send me an email.

In return for your guest post, you get linkage to your site and a promise that I'll write one for you next time you're out of town



Kimberly Ben said...

I'm interested! Will send you an email on Monday.

Jenny said...

Yay!! Please do get in touch. Would love to have you contribute!