I had this idea and when I bounced it off my author friend (okay, it was Allison), she thought it was decent, and usually ANY positive affirmation is all I need to forge ahead with something – often not even that… so…
I Have A New Blog Plan TO FEATURE MORE OF YOU GUYS
Okay, try to stay awake. This is all about YOU. Mostly.
I need to help 100 of you become successful and famous so I’ll have 100 people trying to make me famous. Rich, too, if we can swing that. I need a yacht.
There are seven days in a week and I have been hogging them all.
Which is fine, frankly. It’s my damn blog. But I often talk about helping YOU guys, and although I do it a lot, I can do more.
I was thinking of continuing to post my regular, helpful, amusing as hell author-oriented posts on Sundays and Mondays. Unlike a lot of other blogs, I don’t recycle/rehash old posts very often (and maybe I should – there’s some great stuff in the archives).
My most popular posts have been “how-to” stuff, and as long as I keep reading work from new authors there will be no shortage of that for twice a week. So that is what I will focus on: Helping Writers Writer Better Written Stuff.
Maybe Fridays could become something relaxed, like interviews with other authors (you), highlighting their interests and things they struggled with that we all struggle with. An author profile, so to speak. We’ve done a few of those, and they’re fun. Good for a Friday. I’d send you a set of interview questions, you’d answer them, I’d ask some follow up stuff, and we’d run it with some pictures. Try to be interesting if you can. If you’ve read any interviews I’ve done, readers enjoy the humor, but they equally LOVE the parts where you tell about your struggle or ways you work through typical author problems. Just be yourself.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays I would do a selected reblog of something I read and liked during the week. Again, something helpful and authorey, from anywhere on the interwebs, but I’d love to feature stuff from any of the hundreds and hundreds of my amazing followers/subscribers’ blogs. Worst case, I take one of my old blog posts that was popular and rerun it.
If you’re scoring along at home, that leaves Tuesday and Thursday.
Drum roll, please…
I think Tuesdays and Thursdays would be great to have a GUEST BLOGGER. Again, that would be one of you, my dear readers. Not a “buy my book post,” but since a LOT of you have really great blogs and have encountered your own bits of knowledge along the way, I’d love for you to share them here. This would be a post you write specifically for my readership, so you’d send it to me first to ensure you aren’t secretly posting plans to overthrow the government or Facebook or something.
Overall we’d increase content here to seven days a week (it was, like, five before), but we’d be casting a wider net and reaching more people and talking about more topics – that helps you!
We’d be featuring you in interviews and profiles and guest blogs – that helps you!
You’d like and share and Tweet and post on Facebook and reblog, which gives your site more content and exposure – because every day, I tweet about what’s happening on my blog to over 13,000 Twitter followers – which helps you!
What do you think?
I think this idea rocks.
It’ll give lots of exposure to lots of people and generate more followers and fans for both of us. That helps me and you!
So? How do we join this fabulous new venture?
Glad you asked.
And yes, I mean YOU. I want ALL of you do help or this will fall flat on its face.
Here’s the list of what we’ll be running:
- SUNDAY – Dan will post a new, author-oriented “how to” post. Or something.
- MONDAY – Dan will again post a new, author-oriented “how to” post.
- TUESDAY – GUEST BLOGGER day
- WEDNESDAY – I’ll select a reblog from the internet*
- THURSDAY – GUEST BLOGGER day
- FRIDAY – author interviews and profiles of YOU GUYS
- SATURDAY – I’ll select a reblog from the internet again* or one of my old classic ones
Asterisk * that can be one from you guys, too
CLICK HERE for the preliminary interview questions.
Here’s how you send the content:
If you click the CONTACT ME button, it’ll come right to me. Write your information in there. If you have my email, you can email me. You can also post below and tell me what an awesome ideas this is. You should be a subscriber of this blog or it won’t be so good for your application, okay? Just saying. I’ll be helping people who play ball first.
You can also share this post with your friends who are good bloggers and authors who you think need some exposure.
So? Does this idea rock? (I have no issue opening this up to the whole wide world, but for now let’s keep it limited to my loyal subscribers. You guys are helping me; I wanna help you)
Can you think of other ways we can highlight you guys and your wonderful content here?
Let me know, comment below!