Getting by-lines with a little help from my friends

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I wrote a post a few days ago about submitting some of my writing to a local magazine in an attempt to get a chance to do some freelance writing.  Many of my blogs are written in the first person and I need to submit something that resembles more of an article including quotes.

This is where I ask for your help.  I would like to write a piece about blogging and was hoping to use some quotes from my blogging friends.  If you are so inclined, I would love to get some of your words about what blogging means to you so I can quote you in the article.  I will post the article here and link to your blogs once I have it finished.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

18 thoughts on “Getting by-lines with a little help from my friends

  1. Love this!

    “Blogging for me is a great way to give your deepest opinions without feeling the pressure to say the wrong thing!”
    You will know what I mean when you read my Blog “Super Being Manipulated”

    Your Blogger Friend,
    Jacqueline Williams

  2. You’re welcome to pull anything I’ve written.
    Other than that, I’ve got nothing. (Unexamined life and ignorance is bliss and all that…)

    Congrats on teh opportunity!

  3. I also have lots of blog thoughts that you’re welcome to pick through. But to answer your question specifically… Blogging is the best kind of storytelling. It’s not the linear fairy tale about the princess meeting her prince in the middle of a forest. It’s about the trees and why it’s a miracle that they exist. It’s about the side characters and the lives they live. It’s about the villains that the princess defeated on her own, and the wild stories roaming in the mind of the prince. For me, personally, blogging has opened my eyes to a new way of perceiving my world– and everything has become a small element of a larger story that we all share.

    I hope that helps! 🙂 Good luck!!

  4. My publisher recommended blogging as an essential leg of an author’s platform. Reluctantly, I put my toe in the water. It felt icy until I found a few favorite blogs to follow, including yours. You perfectly describe blogging; “Random thoughts with sporadically profound meaning”. Hitting a topic, tying it into the blog’s focus, and wrapping it up with meaning is THE challenge, and it is a different sort of challenge from writing a novel. I set out to expand my readership, instead I have expanded my own reading by wading into the blog waters of others. I did not expect this. I greatly admire each blogger’s dedication. Perhaps blogging has increased sales of “Memory Lake’, or given fans additional insight, but the thrill of a comment, or a ‘like’, is what keeps me going. I have never said as much on my blog, or in a comment, but I would send a promo copy to any blogger who asked. But, I don’t think any bloggers will ask, because they are free spirits in their chosen topics and receiving a promo copy might feel like an obligation to write a certain topic, and that is not why they write. Am I right? (Sorry for the pun!) I hope you score big on the freelancing. Nancy S. Kyme

    • Hi Nancy. Thank you so much for the response. I apologize for the delay in responding, but I was short a modem for a day or so. I’m almost finished the blogging article and will send it, fingers crossed, and hope for the best. If it was meant to be, it will be. 🙂

  5. I know this is probably too late but I thought I would send you this link to a post I did back in May entitled ‘What Has Your Blog Done For You?’ http://sherrimatthewsblog.com/2013/05/15/what-has-your-blog-done-for-you/
    It was my way of putting in writing how I felt about my blog and the every unexpected ways it had changed my life even in the short time I’ve been blogging (since January this year).
    Due to some recent problems with my daughter (Asperger’s Syndrome) I haven’t been able to keep my blog going as well as I would have liked and recently I (and many others!) have been sugject to a problem with Akismet (now resolved I hope!) so I haven’t been able to comment on ther blogs. I do hope this shows up! The support I have received from other bloggers, especially when I wrote some recent posts from a place of pure, raw grief, floored me (in a good way) because I knew I was making myself very vunerable by doing so. Writing is one thing, but sharing it with others is quite another, and hugely risky isn’t it? Wishing you all the very best with your article.

  6. PS I apologise for the spelling errors and mistakes in my previous comment! A bad workmen blames his tools, I know, but my laptop touchpad has broken so I am back to having to use a mouse…clicked too soon…not happy with myself…

  7. Just to say, thank you so much for visiting my blog and ‘liking’ my post as above. I really appreciate that you took the time to read it, that means a lot 🙂

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