Wednesday, July 4, 2012
#IWSG -- Independence Day: Freed from my blog
It's me--Arlee Bird. I'm the guy who runs this blog in case any of you forgot who I was. My blog has been taken over by guest hijackers over the past few weeks and will continue to be occupied by bloggers other than me until sometime into September.
I like to experiment and don't mind taking a risk now and then, but when I put together my Hijack This Blog! campaign there was a part of me that wondered how many takers I'd get on my offer. Would the concept fall flat and leave bloggers everywhere snickering at their computer screens ridiculing my flop?
My experiment was a somewhat eccentric thing to try I suppose, but I had to do something to free myself up to attend to other business that didn't have to do with blogging. To my great satisfaction the Hijack This Blog! campaign has been a big success for me. My spots have been filled beyond the point I had originally intended with additional queries being made for more beyond September.
There are some truly fine bloggers signed up to participate with promise of some interesting topics. This Friday we'll have some interesting film talk from Ed at Empire's 5-Star 500. He'll be asking you to weigh in with some of your film opinions. A must-read topic will be presented by guest Andrew Leon next Wednesday. His post might open a can of worms for some, but I think it's a topic that is well worth discussing.
With so many excellent posts in the weeks ahead I start to get a little uneasy. When I return to my blog with my own posts will anyone still want to read my posts? Will Tossing It Out be permanently taken over by guests? Will I be left out in the cold, alone and blogless?
Of course not! I still have my other three blogs that I can write on.
By the way, I'm still looking for guest bloggers at Wrote By Rote, A Faraway View, and the A to Z Blog. Come on and take them over. I challenge you! Hmm--that last sentence has a familiar ring to it.
Would you be willing to turn your blog over to guests for a couple of months? Do you think Hijack This Blog! is a risky venture? Have you enjoyed my guests so far? Are there any on the schedule that you are especially looking forward to hearing from?
Posted by Arlee Bird at 2:00 AM