Last summer we initiated our first Guest Post Week and there were so many responses, you guys ranted for two
straight weeks and gave us regulars a nice vacation. But it wasn't just the numbers that surprised us – it was the provocative nature of the guest posts, which prompted unusually lively comments. SO lively, in fact, that several guest posts even made our list of the 10 Hottest Rants of the Year and were awarded this cute badge to put on their own blogs.
So we're at it again, declaring our Second Annual Guest Post Week for the week of
August 30 through Labor Day. Just send your posts along to Elizabeth (ealicata[at]Yahoo.com) to get on the schedule. Don't forget she'll need a title and at least one photo.
For more guidance, here's our standard guidance for potential guests.
What, exactly, is a guest rant?
First, it's short. 500 words is plenty.
Second, it's highly opinionated. Take a position on an issue, pro or con.
Rant or rave, just have a point of view. Be unguarded and informal. Tell it
like it is.
Third, it's interesting. Well, that goes without saying. But seriously,
tell us an interesting, behind-the-scenes story. Surprise us. Get people
talking. Because if you get them talking, they'll go away and continue the
conversation on their own blogs, and that helps spread the word.
Did we mention that it should be interesting and personal and off-the-cuff
and fun? Seriously, no PR talk, and no how-to. Pretend you're e-mailing a
highly amusing tale to some friends. Now pretend we're your friends.
All guests are awarded our thanks and this still cute but slightly less exclusive badge for wherever they want to stick it.