Help Wanted: Seeking Guest Posts ’til August 12th

Aug 10 2011

Help Wanted!

I’m seeking your family-related guest posts.

Or, as is representative of pretty much everything in my life:

Super, Duper, Extra Last-Minute, Almost No Warning Help Wanted!

I’m about to provide a very long-winded explanation (surprise!), but if you just want the details on how and what to send me, feel free to scroll to the bottom of this post.  You’re welcome!

Here’s the sitch, folks…

I’ve been pondering, for quite some time, the idea of opening a section of this site called:

  • Your Stories
  • or… Guest Posts
  • or… Seriously, You Have To Read This ‘Cause It’s Compelling/Peelarious/A Good Way To Avoid Cleaning Up Your House

(Aside: I just made up the word peelarious.  I think I’ve had my one allotted genius moment for the day.  I probably should’ve used my moment more wisely, but I think the world needed the word peelarious, so I’m content.)

See, I get e-mail messages from you that make me laugh, make me pee (just a teeny bit, I swear), or make me cry (when no one’s lookin’).  And I’ve thought over and over how great it would be to be able to share those stories with the rest of you.  After all, that’s what this blog is all about… telling stories and bring hope to the masses in a “well, at least it’s not your life” kind of way.

I’m interested in sharing stories that have already appeared in writing, but also VERY MUCH in telling stories that haven’t.  What kind of stories?

  • Anonymous stories from those of you who show better discretion than me by not blogging the harder or grosser things about raising kids.
  • Stories from those of you who have time to send an e-mail, but no time to start a whole, massive blog because you’re not a freak like me who must record every asinine thing that happens.
  • And stories from those of you who HAVE started blogs because you ARE a freak like me who must record every asinine thing that happens.

Well, I’ve had a collision of “Gosh darn it all to heck, I really, really want to try this out” and “I’m going on vacation, so there’s about to be a blogging void around here.”

So I thought I’d use those two things in harmony.

For a limited time only (like, two days only, ladies and gentlemen), I’m seeking your family-related guest posts.

Submission deadline is midnight Pacific time, THIS Friday, August 12th. (I suck on fore-warning.)

If you want to share your:

  • crazy summer adventure
  • funny story
  • poop story
  • poignant story
  • favorite family recipe
  • best, all-time blog post

Then please e-mail me at fivekidsisalotofkids@gmail.com.  Send me:

  • your submission (writing + pictures if you’ve got ’em)
  • permission to edit your submission (for length, grammar, spelling, etc.) – OR unpermission, dispermission, and a long declarative sentence prohibiting such edits
  • how you want to be referenced – anonymously, by name, with blog link, with business link, by coffee order (mine’s a 16 oz. skinny mocha, no whip)
  • other details I haven’t considered

Your writing and pictures must be your own… no sharing other people’s stuff, ’cause I don’t have time to track them down for permission.  I’ve got packing to do!

Also, if I get loads of stuff (and I sure hope I do), I won’t be able to post everything.  I’ll pick some favorites and then, after we all evaluate together (’cause you know I’ll be asking what you think) how well this works, I’ll have stuff to use to begin a separate blog section!  Hooray!

……….

AGAIN:

Submission deadline is midnight Pacific time, THIS Friday, August 12th.

If you want to share your:

  • crazy summer adventure
  • funny story
  • poop story (Rachelle – please, pretty please write your poop story for me – Peelarious!)
  • poignant story
  • favorite family recipe
  • best, all-time blog post

Then please e-mail me at fivekidsisalotofkids@gmail.com.  Send me:

  • your submission (writing + pictures if you’ve got ’em)
  • permission to edit your submission (for length, grammar, spelling, etc.) – OR unpermission, dispermission, and a long declarative sentence prohibiting such edits
  • how you want to be referenced – anonymously, by name, with blog link, with business link, by coffee order (mine’s a 16 oz. skinny mocha, no whip)
  • other details I haven’t considered

I hope to hear from you soon!

Beth