Call For Guest Posts

Following Thursday’s blog, I figure I’d better say something kinda, sorta official. ^_^

I have a time coming up in which I know that my writing ability will be severely squashed. The coming of twins into my life is such that all the preparation I do right now, still may not be enough.

So…! I want to know if any of you fine folk would be interested in writing a guest post for this blog; Writing: A Conversation Without Interruptions. Don’t be shy, enough of you are bloggers yourselves, you can consider this an opportunity to teach me (and others) a thing or two about what you do and why folk should be following you too!

I’ve never done this before, so I don’t know what the conventions/rules are. In light of that, I’m going to make up my own (I’m good at that!). I figure the following points are sensible places to start:

  • Try to write posts that follow the theme of this blog, eg:
    • Writing
    • WIPs
    • Reading
    • Publishing
    • Films/TV/Music that interests you (or makes you rant like a mad person)
    • Reviews
    • Pictures that brought a particular feeling or emotion to you
    • ‘Real life stuff’ like an anecdote, or future plans
    • ‘How to’ posts
    • ‘Did you know?’ posts
  • Try to keep them to a sensible word count
  • Don’t be derogatory, inflammatory or unnecessarily nasty
  • Feel free to link back to your own blogs or websites
  • On the flip side, don’t be spammy; pushy sales pitches and ‘YOU MUST LOOK AT MY BOOK NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!’ posts won’t make the cut
  • Tell your readership what you’re up to (I’ll give you the date when your post will go up)
  • Don’t forget to include a little intro about you and what you’re up to
  • Support other guest bloggers who take the plunge

Yeah… that all seems sensible enough. If you’d like to do a guest post in the time around late April, May and June (maybe even July as well!) then leave me a comment here so we can have a chat, or email me so we can talk about it there.

This idea is really growing on me and would I love to hear from you. Otherwise my posts at that time may be restricted to book reviews and silly notes on ‘my babies did THIS today!’ Though… if you like that sort of thing, I guess that’s fine.


About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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17 Responses to Call For Guest Posts

  1. Sally Edmans says:

    I’m not sure how much I would help (rather than hinder), but if you’d like a guest blog I would be game for giving it a try.


    • I would love to host a guest post from you, hon. I have no idea how you could possibly hinder, lol! Please… put something together that you’d like to share. I know it will be awesome. 🙂


  2. rogerdcolby says:

    I’d love to guest post. I have your writing tips covered. Just let me know and I’ll shoot something to you.


  3. Hi Ileandra, I don’t know it you want to try this, but most of my posts are short, between 500-600 words, and most of them relate in some way to writing and storytelling. If you find yourself in a pinch for a post, you are welcome to reblog any of my posts.


    • Ooooo, now that’s something I’d not considered. That’s one of WordPress’ fairly newish functions isn’t it? I’ve been looking for an excuse to try it to see how I like it, so if you don’t mind me doing that I’d love to.
      Ta very much. 🙂


  4. 4amWriter says:

    This is a wonderful idea, Ileandra. I post weekly on my blog, plus I post weekly on Limebird Writers. So, I don’t think I have enough material to come up with a third post…but you’re welcome to reblog anything I have on either website.

    Let me know if this is helpful, or if you need any more info.

    I am sooooo excited for your little babies! 🙂


  5. Hi,

    I’ll help you out in any way I can regarding blog posts…


  6. Em says:

    If you’re still looking for someone to do this in a month or so, my own time might have opened up (SLIGHTLY) so I might be able to put something out there for you. 🙂

    Also, twins?? How the hell did I miss that? Best of luck to you!


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