The previous post was a curious case of a comment that got promoted to the front page of this blog.
Several readers thought I wrote the previous post. I would love to pass it off as mine, but it’s written by Adrian who ditched his dream of becoming a Filipino Fyodor Dostoevsky just so he can be an accomplished film critic. He may now sport a keen sensibility and air of high culture befitting a lover of high cinema, but I will not risk a scene here. We don’t want a half-mad Raskolnikov – who knows for sure he’s gone from Adrian’s psyche? – trashing the furniture around here, let me tell you.
It’s actually my fault. You’re so used to hearing me from my bully pulpit. I should have prepared you in my earlier posts.
So Why Feature a Guest Post?
No, it’s not a lazy blogger’s way to fill his blog with content. Guest posts inject new voice in the conversations going on in any blog community. A fresh point of view – you can do no wrong with that. It defeats the likelihood of your blog community resembling an echo chamber.
I’d like to believe you’re not reading this blog because of my personality. I recognize my skewed point of view somehow colors and determines how the posts here are shaped, but I trust you’re here because of the content. And the discussion that these posts provoke. A more levelheaded voice – your voice – therefore will be to everyone’s benefit.
Last month I suffered a mild case of writer’s block. Remember? I invited several of you dear readers to submit a post here. You begged off. I understand your reluctance. I’m thinking of pitching a post to more well known bloggers myself, but I keep putting it off. I need more time. Lots of research. The usual excuses.
So when Adrian left a comment that obviously he gave a lot of himself into, I decided a simple thank you was not enough. I wrote him to tidy up what he wrote (We’re all instant geniuses at 2:00 am after all). He did, adding a few relevant points. And so my first guest post came to be.
One more pitch for guest post. If you have a post feel free to submit it. Some ground rules:
1. It must be original. If you’re bouncing off another blogger’s post you have to put in the necessary credit or attribution.
2. It’s best if you stick to topics that I get off on: writing, blogging, and technology
3. Not too spammy. I’d give two links to your site in the introduction. A relevant link in the body that points to your own post is all right. More than that and you’d have to ship me a Kindle2 e-reader.
4. There’s no compensation, but every time I see you you’ll get the red carpet treatment: Will wag my tail fiercely whenever I see you coming and slaver you up properly. Fair enough?
Of course you need not be regular reader or visitor here to contribute. You’re all welcome.
Thank you Jena Isle for inviting me to guest post in your blog. Jena is interested in your contributions – inspirational stories, poems, articles and even drawings. This will be later compiled in a book. No compensation for now, but you get 5,000 Entrecard credits and a copy of the book. Plus you get your picture splashed on her pages. Now, isn’t that marvelous?If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!