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I'm Sick Of Blogging!!!!
Now that I have your attention...just kidding. But seriously, blogging has encroached on some aspects of my life that I need to pay more attention to--like writing for example. I've always defended my blogging activity as writing, which it is, but there is some other writing I need to focus my time on. Contributing content to 5 different blogs has been taking its toll.
I don't want to just blog-cate or go into a dormant phase. I want to keep things active here at Tossing It Out. So I'm recruiting interested parties who would like to use this space as their own to HIJACK THIS BLOG. Not permanently, but just one post at a time.
What Am I Talking About?
For the next few months I'm inviting anyone who has something interesting to say to be my guest on Tossing It Out. Will you be announcing a book release in the next few months or are you doing a blog tour?--make a stop here. Is there a special event or a cause that you'd like to promote? I'll consider that as well. Would you like to write a tribute to someone special in your life or celebrate a very special date? We can do that. Do you have something you really need to say or just want to get your writing out to a wider audience beyond your own blog? This is your opportunity to do so.
This will be your showcase so you will want to give the audience something good to show off what you can do. You will be promoting yourself and whatever you want people to know that you do. Guest posting is a recommended way of gaining greater exposure so it is something any blogger interested in platform building should be doing. Are you ready to take the stage? Here's your chance. Hijack this Blog!
What Should You Write About?
Last week I had three excellent guest posts that I encourage you to check out if you missed them.
On Monday Hart Johnson was here promoting her new book The Azalea Assault.
My Wednesday guest was Dee Ready with an informative post about Traditional vs Self-Publishing.
Then finally on Friday my newest blogging friend James Murray explored Ten Ways to Write a Bloodless Death Scene.
These were three very different posts that will give you a good idea of the types of things you might do for your own guest appearance. Your imagination is the limit. My request would be that your post be less than 1000 words and contain no gratuitous profanity or anything that would be blatantly offensive to the general audience. Controversial is okay--I think most of you are sensible enough to know what would be appropriate and I'm always willing to listen to what you have to say about what you'd like to present.
If you're ready to commit now, then fill out the information in the boxes below. All information will be confidential and will be only for the purpose of me communicating with you. If you're not ready to reserve a date today, this sign up list will be available at the top of this blog page by clicking the tab that says "Hijack This Blog". Sign up soon if you want to guarantee a spot on my blog calendar.
Free! Free! Free!
Stephen Tremp is a blogger who has been a guest on Tossing It Out in the past. You can read his guest posts here and here. Stephen Tremp's action packed sci-fi suspense thriller Breakthrough is available for a free download for a limited time this week. Go to his blog Welcome to Author Stephen Tremp's Website for more details. I gave this book a five star review on Amazon when I read it two years ago. Now you read it and let us know what you think. Be sure to also get a copy of Opening, the second book in the Breakthrough series. I'm ready for the third installment in the series. This is some intense reading that will get you hooked from the start.
A Word of Warning!
What if I don't find enough hijackers to blog on this site for the time I need free? Then I may be resorting to some really wacky stuff that I've had waiting in the wings. I don't think you want me to turn some of this stuff loose, but my loony side beckons to be unleashed. I'm sure it will all be coming eventually, but do you really want it all at once? I assure you--you do not!
Have I gone nuts? Do you want to do a guest post here? Will you tell your fellow writers and bloggers about this please? They don't even have to have a blog to do this, though it's good for readers to be able to contact them if they want. Would you do something like this on your own blog?
Don't forget that we are also looking for guest posts at Blogging from A to Z Challenge Blog. You can guest on both sites if you like, but with two different posts please.
Also I was surprised to find myself listed as the "listener of the week" at blogger buddy Buck Inspire. Buck usually is more focused on matters of finance, though as a new father he's had issues of babies and parenthood on his mind of late. He also does movie revues and whatever else happens to be on his mind. Drop by and visit Buck Inspire.