Thursdays is usually for our regular bloggers like Claire, Amy, and Bethany, or one of our many guest bloggers, but I'm digging through the e-mails and I don't see any articles left, so I guess today is a day for encouraging more people to join our diaspora of voices.
Got something to say about writing, art, inspiration, creativity, motivation, process, craft, literature, reading...or possibly cheese?
Got something that writers or book lovers REALLY need to see?
Want to respond to something I've written, even if it's to completely disagree with me and tell me I smell like soup? And not that I smell like the good kind of soup that reminds you of childhood winters, but something with weird goat cheese, too much salt, and seasonings that make you wonder if the meat has maybe gone off.
Want to take advantage of my (currently) 50,000+ page views per month and advertise your own online endeavors in a thinly veiled self-pimp-a-thon wrapped in the "sheep's clothing" of an article? (For which I will only demand a shout out in return.)
Want to put an article or three out in the world, be read by lots of readers, but without having to start your own blog and lose all your friends by pimping yourself on Facebook all day long? ("Ugh. All they do is talk about themselves! They don't take pictures of their lunch like me!") Or just want to try blogging on for size a few times before you start one of your own?
Then I want you!
Bring it! Drop me an e-mail. (firstname.lastname@example.org) As long as what you want to write is mostly coherent, at least obliquely about writing, no more than 82% horribly offensive to white males, non-abusive to other readers, doesn't make me cry (except in the good way), contains at least one vulgarity, innuendo, or salvo of F-Bombs to maintain the crucial lack of decorum, and is more advanced than a lesson I might teach my middle schoolers, I will totally publish your article. I can't promise that if you write an article on why I'm wrong about everything ever in my face that I won't write some kind of rebuttal or addendum, but all opinions on writing are welcome--even ones antithetical to mine. (I do reserve the right to refuse a post for any reason, but I promise that reason won't be because I disagree with you.)
And...if you're one of my regular guest bloggers, I'll even give you your own link on The Reliquary.
Here are some guidelines so we don't waste each other's time:
The very important paragraph:
W.A.W. makes no money from ad revenue. All our revenue is from donations and it amounts to a few dollars a day. However, I will not take the hard work of a writer with nothing but the promise of "exposure." It might not be more than a dollar or two for a solid article or a few bucks more if something goes viral, but I will pay all my writers something. Even though thus far, all my guest bloggers have asked that their blogging payment be counted as a donation to W.A.W., if you want or need your couple of dollars, I'll be glad to Paypal you (or work out something else if you don't do Paypal.) Plus of course if someone sends me a donation earmarked for a guest blogger, I will pass the money onto them and even cover the Paypal fee–that's for them, not me. It may not add up to much (unless you get millions of hits or write for me a lot) but if it came from your work, I'll make sure I'm not taking advantage of you.