Be My Guest (Blogger)?
I need to find myself. Can you help me?
Okay, I know exactly where I am. But I need to disconnect from the internet for our move. While I can always grab service on my phone or at Starbucks, I think I’m going to be hella-swamped and would like to know I have the last few weeks before our move to South Africa to just focus on getting the house finished packing.
So I thought it would be fun if some of my favorite bloggers might consider each taking a day and writing a post (short or long, photos or not) in the theme of “If Marla’s blog were mine, it would be _____________” and make it your own for that day – using your interests, your art, your humor, your poetry, your fitness focus, ANYTHING! Hell, if you even just start with “Marla made me write this, but it has nothing to do with her narcissistic self” that would be great! Be yourself. You’re my dream team because you’re you!
And if you’re a reader and always wanted to try your hand at blogging, volunteer to write me a guest post as well! You’ve been reading my posts and you might have some quite funny or insightful things to put out there (you know who you are!)
I would like to include a photo of you (headshot or whatever your primary photo for your blog is) in the post, and there would be plenty of link-backs during your post, and at the end of each post during the guest blog-period, I will give readers another link to each of your blogs.
And I’ll encourage my readers to check out your blog and to comment on things they wish I could learn or incorporate from each of you.
I admit, I have a Dream Team in mind, a list of my favorite bloggers who make me laugh, cry, think, or inspire me to do or be better. They are:Baz – The Landy (Out and About and Having Fun) Lesley Carter, of Bucket List Publications Clanmother Dallas, of Crazy Train to Tinky Town CultFit Caroline, of Currer and the Bells Dakota Garilli Trophos, of The Dancing Professor Leo, of Doggy’s Style Kayla, of Encounter Peru Shannon and Brian of Everywhere Once Benjamin Prewitt – Expression of my life – An evolution of art Kriscinda, of Heavy Metal Homesteading Lynne, of Home Free Adventures Jody, of Human Triumphant Julie of J-Bo.net Chris, of Krishna’s Pictures and Notes Ingrid, of Live Laugh RV Ned Hickson of Ned’s Blog Rose, of On the Go Fitness Pierr Morgan Michael Lai, of Retiree Diary Ian Riggins Rona, of Rona Black Photography Russel Ray Photos Leslie and Amanda, of Survival is Relative Colin of Uber Beast Mode Leanne, of Weigh To Health Robyn, of You Think Too Much .
Please. If I’ve missed one of the bloggers I’ve been stalking, forgive me. I’m going nuts here. If you would like to help me get through my 3 offline weeks by doing a guest post, please let me know.
I know I’ve listed more than three weeks worth of people, but I also know how busy people are, and I will be lucky to have even a few of these wonderful bloggers submit a guest post. But I can dream!
If any of you wonderful bloggers are interested in a one-day guest post, comment below, and/or email content no later than Sunday, May 6th to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get everything setup and scheduled to post while I’m offline. I just have to do it this way because I can’t give access to a couple dozen people on the account while I’m gone. I won’t edit you unless you want me to. Whatever you want to say, it’s your day to say it. Maybe you don’t want to say anything and just post photos. Maybe you want to copy and paste one of your favorite posts or photos or drawings to introduce my readers to your “best.” That’s fine, too!
This is me, begging my dream team to say yes. And asking any readers who think they’d like to try guest posting to step up and send me something!
Today’s photos are in memory of my mom. It’s been five years today since Pancreatic Cancer took her away from so many people who loved her. Coworkers from Joy Mining Machinery gave me a gift certificate to a nursery when she died, and I used it to purchase the weeping cherry tree.
It blooms every year at this time. Mom and I also shared a love of daffodils and buttercups, forget-me-nots and lilies of the valley. They are abundant around my home here in Lover, PA and it helps a little at this time of year to see them blooming.