They wanted to know if I accepted guest posts.
My response: “I never have, but keep talking.”
After hearing their bits, I gave them the go-ahead to write up a piece and send it over. As long as it wasn’t too far off the mark for this site, I’d probably allow it.
The next day, a different friend asked me the exact same question. I told them the exact same spiel.
That’s when it hit me: I shouldn’t just “permit” guest posts, I should encourage guest posts.
That’s why I’m starting up “Flock Posts!” These are a series of guest posts on the blog where you can share your views. I like to think of it as the center court of a shopping mall: I’m still running the mall, but guests can come in a hand out their pamphlets (my references are dated and pre-Y2K, deal with it).
Does that mean that you can write a Flock Post?
Of course, there are a few rules to the game:
- All posts should be related to the general theme of the blog. This includes, but is not limited to, Niagara Falls, Western New York, lifestyle, food, and music.
- Please don’t write anything aggressive or “political.” This blog is a fun place. Don’t be that soapbox guy screaming at the poor sap eating a pretzel next to the fountain.
- I reserve the right to send back stories for edits, or outright reject a story. (If you trash my mall I’m calling security).
- Keep it fun!
If you are interested in submitting a post, please email it in a word document, along with any photos, to firstname.lastname@example.org .
I’m so excited!