Here's what you need to do:
- Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: MNINB Guest Post
- Include who you are and anything about you that might make you interesting to the readers of My Name Is Not Bob.
- Include an idea (or three) that you're interested in covering in a guest post
- Top 5 or 10 or 20 list of something related to writing, parenting, self-promotion, etc.
- Personal experience story that fits with other posts on My Name Is Not Bob. Just remember: Your experience should have some form of takeaway value for readers.
- Tips or advice on how to accomplish something.
If I like your idea, I'll probably want the following from you:
- Guest post of 500-1,000 words
- Digital image of you (and any other images you feel are appropriate to the post)
- Preferred bio of 50 words-ish (including any links to your blog, website, Twitter profile, etc.)
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I have thought about opening my blog for guest posts but I don't think many people would be interested due to my awesome (but few) followers. Good luck with this.
Oh, and when you have time, I would like you to cover reprints from an editor's perspective. I know about the benefits of reprinting articles if you're on a tighter budget and such but what about poetry magazines when they can just as easily print new stuff?
That's a good idea, Jennifer. I do think it's easier to re-sell nonfiction than poetry and fiction, but that's a great idea for something to cover in a future post.
it's now feb 2012 and I have just come across this ... Jennifer, that was a very limiting response you made about yr own blog! It is great that yr few followers are awesome but I am trying to figure out what yr actual comment means.
I am completely new to this as of this year. But somehow the idea of being connected has an appeal. We all have stories to tell - each and every one of us ... it is how we learn after all ...
anyway - hope yr blog continues to do great!
my new one is gardenofedenblog.com best wishes Susan
Fear is life changing. Fear was my motivation for changing my life....fear that I would lose myself forever!
This might be just the opportunity I've been looking for, Robert!
Been thinking of beginning my own blog, but not quite convinced I ought to with all the others out there...
Please go see my latest (I was the guest on Feb. 21) at southernwriters.com and see if you like my 'style.'
I enjoy reading your blogs!
Truly, Julie L. Cannon
I'm so sorry this is happening to your family. I understand your ambivalent feelings about taking your children to see your mother. I didn't want my kids with my mother when she took her last breath. I didn't want their memories of her to be those of a withered and sick grandma. Thus, they remember her as the woman they saw still up and walking around, looking healthy.
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