You’re all familiar with the regular features on my blog: the periodic book reviews, the monthly Weekly Photo Challenges, the randomly timed snippets of my children’s conversations, the yearly spate of homeschooling posts, the sporadic recipe post, the rare and dramatically unpopular poll.
Hoping to branch out and flex my writing muscles a bit, I’ve decided to add a new feature:
The Reader’s Request Post
The name pretty much says it all, but to clarify…
- You, the reader, will submit a topic or prompt, and I will base a blog post on it, crediting you as the originator of the idea.
- I will title each post, “Reader’s Request Post: [Descriptive Subtitle],” tag it “Reader’s Request,” place it in the Reader’s Request Category, and link to it on the “Reader’s Request” Page (when it’s created).
- The frequency of these posts will depend on the number and frequency of responses I get and how long it takes me to write each post. I’m betting that some posts will take a very short period of time to write while others will require some amount of research, editing, and, well, effort. I could see this being a weekly feature or a monthly feature or a quarterly feature or one that appears once and never shows up again. Really anything’s possible.
By now, my expert marketing skills have left you saying, “Wow! What a great idea and unique honor to be featured in such a way on a personal blog with a moderately sized readership! How can I get in on this?”
Here’s the simple Three-Step Process to see your idea in my words:
- Think of an idea you’d like to read about.
- Send me your idea in the comments on this post, in the comments on the Reader’s Request Page (once it’s up), or via the Drop Me a Line contact form.
- Wait for your post to be published.
- Comment and let me know how I did representing your idea.
This feature is in its test phase, so please let me know if there are details I’ve left out or questions I’ve left unanswered. If I’ve told you everything you need to know, then get to it, and send me your idea(s)!