Apr 30 2012
I‘m almost sad April’s over; I could definitely get addicted to reading what my friends have to say! I’ve gotten a few questions about the way I ran the blog this month, so I’ll just answer them here.
* I’ve asked a lot of people to write on my space this year, and not necessarily people that I know well. A few of them have said no, very nicely, and with good reason. Some of them have said yes but either forgot or were busy or struggling with their pieces or just couldn’t think of anything to write. (It’s really OK, I forgive you, haha!) The rest of them have appeared here and they’ve been fantastic.
* Yes, I edit all guests posts, but minimally, with a focus on making sure that everyone’s voice is intact.
* I actually had an editorial calendar for April! And I asked more people to write than there were slots to fill, just to allow for a few dropouts along the way. My project was never meant to stress anyone out.
* I let half of my guests write freely, and prompted the other half with a topic that I knew they were well-versed in.
* I asked for half the submissions in the first couple of days of April, and the other half in mid-April. I only sent “chasers” to family and really close friends. As it turned out, I know a lot of responsible people!
Once again, thank you to everyone who was a part of this! I loved every guest article, and just in case you’ve missed out on anything along the way, here’s a recap.
Postnatal Depression: Q&A
Get Your Kids Involved In Community Work
Make A Hairbow Holder
Match Those Clothes!
How To: Get Your Kids To Listen
The Parent Teacher Meeting: What Should You Say?
How To: Keep Tadpoles
Proofreading Made Easy
Make Your Own Fertilizer
Take Better Instagram Photos
Make A Roast Beef Sandwich
Lessons On Marriage
Dealing With Loss: How You Can Help
Someone Tells You He’s Gay: What Do You Say?
Keep A Healthy Mind
Games To Play (With Drinks, Or With Kids)
Quick Tips For Vintage Shopping
Play With An Open Heart
Make A Frittata
What’s coming up next month for me is something very different, and possibly much more challenging. Pop in tomorrow to find out what it is!