Wanted: YOU!

writers wanted!

After a year-and-a-half at my company, my job is finally going full-time in January. (Shout-out to all those baby makers going on maternity leave!) I’m pretty psyched for the perks of such a promotion (mo’ money, mo’ money), but I must admit I’ve been anxious about how this will affect my blog. As it stands, my current schedule allows for a lot of free time. Free time means blogging time, and as you know, I like to post with some frequency. What will happen when I work till 5 and have to decide between going to the gym, blogging, or running straight home and stuffing my face before promptly passing out? I have a feeling I already know—I’m probably going to opt for face-stuffing and food coma-ing more often than I’ll ever admit. It’s a trade-off, this “full-time” thing.

Of course, I love my blog too much to let it become neglected. I will obviously continue to write. But I could use some help keeping it up while I’m getting adjusted to a new schedule and taking on unfamiliar projects at work. That’s where you come in!

I’m on the lookout for guest writers for January. And I want you to pitch me your ideas.

That’s right! I want ya. And your ideas. I’m open to a number of topics, but here are a few suggestions:

Are you a freelance writer? Write about writing. Effective writing habits, ways to get inspired, pushing past a lack of motivation. Or write a personal essay! I’d like something that’s inspiring, yes, but also real.
Are you a photographer? Do a photo post. It could be themed (wanderlust, faces, nature), or it could be a photo walk of your town or favorite spot. High quality images, please!
Are you obsessed with the Internet? You could be my guest Interweb Finds blogger. Gather a collection of awesome and timely reads, cool videos, or whatever you deem worthy of sharing. Descriptions that make people want to click through are a must.
Have you already written a great post on your own blog? I welcome you to re-share it here. It’s a chance to give exposure to a post that might be buried in your archives but still deserves to be read. (You can always spruce it up with edits if need be.) A link to your original post is most definitely encouraged.
Have another idea? Pitch it! I like funny, poignant, serious, visually pleasing, and relatable styles of writing.

Not only will you be helping me out—and making me eternally grateful—but you’ll also get a little attention for your own blog, if you have one. Which brings up another point: This call for guest writers is also open to non-bloggers who’d like to dabble! Imagine yourself at parties: “Oh, I do a little bit of this. A little bit of that. Been dabbling in some blogging here and there. NBD.”

Remember, this is for January. That means post-holiday season, for those of you feeling frazzled at the moment. Even if you don’t have an idea right now but think you would be interested, drop me a line so we can work together on possible topics. While I reserve the right to turn down anything that doesn’t seem like a good fit for my blog, I’d really rather say “yes” than “no.”

Send all pitches, inquiries, or love letters to wittycassiehere [at] gmail [dot] com. (Proper spelling and grammar will undoubtedly win me over.) Can’t wait to hear from you!

 

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Comments

  1. OOOOO. I would love to be a guest blogger! I started my new blog recently and it’s already getting lots of traffic because of my two (or three?) other blogs. I can’t keep track anymore. I work full time too, but my job is with my family and I sit at my desk sometimes just blogging incessantly. It’s pretty pathetic. But I’m okay with this. Let me know if you’d like my help. I’d be your photography guest blogger, of course. 🙂

  2. Wow, I would love to do a guest post! I will write you asap.

  3. I had this same conundrum when I began my full-time job back in August of 2011. I went from a 20-hour a week job to a 40-hour a week job so I worried I would be too exhausted to keep up with my blog (especially after seeing others stop blogging once they started working full-time jobs). But I found that if it’s something you love, you make the time for it. For me, I write most of my posts on the weekends and keep a calendar of what I want to blog about every week so I keep myself focused.

    I’m not sure if you were looking for advice but there ya go! Ha. But congrats on the promotion! Woo!

    (Also, sometimes I blog at work. Or read blogs at work. Which is what I’m doing now. Shhhh.)

    • You’re exactly right. I’m not TOO worried about this little blerg here, because it matters too much for me to ever forget about it. I have noticed in the past, too, that the busier you are, the better at time management you become. So hopefully that will apply in this case!

      (Aaand I may or may not have blogged at work before, too. Ahem.)

  4. I am always up for writing guest posts! 😀 Just let me stew on some topics for a little bit, and I will totally get back to you. And I know how it is going full-time I work. I went FT while I was taking 15 hours worth of classes for school my senior year AND I was still trying to maintain my blog. It was no picnic, but I managed to get through it without ruining my GPA, lol. The perks of going full time will definitely be worth it, though. Good luck! 🙂

    • Thanks, gurrl! Can’t wait to hear your ideas. Your PT-to-FT experience sounds way more intense with school added to the mix. I admire your ability to not go insane. 🙂

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