The Blunt Bean Counter has asked some of us blogging folk to support charities by auctioning off the opportunity to write guest posts on our blogs. I have no idea how this will work out, but I’m happy to give it a shot for a good cause. The first announcement about this blogger charity effort came out yesterday.
I won’t repeat all the information in The Blunt Bean Counter’s announcement, but suffice it to say it is not often that I will offer to let folks do Guest Posts here (I get offers every day folks, so no this is not me asking for unsolicited content, if it is NOT in this context). If you want my point of view on Guest Posts, read Guest Posts: Please Stop the Madness)
I will blatantly steal the “rules” from Michael James description:
- Click Here to submit your “bid” via e-mail to my secret lair.
- The auction will close on 2011 Dec. 16. I will publish periodic updates of the highest bid and will notify the winner after the auction closes.
- The winning bidder must send me (by email) a scanned copy of a donation receipt, dated between Dec. 17 and Dec. 31 to confirm that the donation has been made. Please block out any personal information; I only want to check the amount and that it seems to be a legitimate charity receipt. You may choose your favourite charity.
- The “blogger for a day” post will appear on 2012 Jan. 17. I must approve the post contents. I will be very liberal with a genuine attempt to contribute an interesting article and will be very harsh with an obvious marketing piece. At the bottom of the post, the guest blogger can provide their name, name of their company and a brief description of their company and its products. Alternatively, the guest blogger can remain anonymous.
This is your one chance to guest post on this site!
Yeah I think this is a really useful activity. People should hold more activities like this in the futures.
I actually think I got the go-ahead, given we chat from time to time, live in the same province, and I visit regularly (++ links to your good content). Also, i’m not trying to sell some sort of payday stuff …
With the new baby I haven’t been able to produce original content (aside from monthly round ups and blog updates) for the last few months. I don’t think i’m in any place to guest post, anywhere. But you’re on my list pal 😉
BTW – check out our 1 year anniversary (pics AND names!) with a pretty massive contest too.
BTW 2 – no idea why my “pings” after linking to you take months to get to you. Not sure I can do much about it. At least you get them eventually!
A really good cause this guest post thing.
I think, months ago, I inquired about guest posting here. I need to dig up that conversation – probably get a good chuckle out of it!
I don’t think I was that rude… but apologies if that was the case, so here is your big chance 😀