I'm Hungry to Hear You


Several of you have written, not to volunteer, but to ask just what this is all about.

1. You would not, of course, be paid. Well, not with money, anyway. You would receive thanks and admiration from me. That should be payment enough, right? I'm poor, remember?

2. You wouldn't have full access to this site. I would take your writing by email. I may do a little editing, but promise I would keep it true to your voice. My editing would mostly involve some formatting and a spellcheck. As if I do a whole lot of this around here . . .

You won't be expected to submit anything on a regular basis. You can submit as often as you wish. I can't promise any regularity in how I post what you write. The timing will have a lot to do with how many submissions are sent.

I received Maggie Mason's book, No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas For Your Blog. The title makes the subject of the book no surprise. But instead of using it to inspire myself, I'd like to have a list of "go-to" people that will write about the subjects for me.

For example, suggestion number three:

Give us something.
Tell your readers about the presents you'll remember forever.

I would email my "go to" people, asking them to write about that subject and then feature them here.

I know that other people have done this before. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't be entertained!

And really, it's all about me. I'm selfish like that.

But, as my Grandpa knows, I'm really bad at emailing. So I'll probably be much to lazy to actually email any suggestions!

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