Sunday, May 22, 2011

Be My Guest!

This is the time of year when I usually write about summer learning, but I've had some family obligations that have taken me away from organizing my thoughts well enough for a thoughtful blogpost, so I thought it might be a good idea to have some other bloggers write a guest post here. So, I threw the suggestion out on Twitter and on FaceBook hoping that perhaps at least one person might be interested.

I was pleasantly surprised that not only did quite a few people respond, but all of those who did are highly respected educators and bloggers. I've decided that I should make this a bit more formal now, since I'm getting some questions about how to do this. I've only allowed a few guest posts and the format in which I've received them was directly in my email; and that has worked fine. My concern is that links and formatting should not be lost. Luann Lee, @stardiverr on Twitter, suggested that the best format for this would be a Google Doc. Thank you, Luann, I will try your suggestion. If you have other suggestions, please leave them in the comments.

If you are interested in Guest Blogging here, please follow these directions:

  1. Write a post about your own summer learning. Please proofread and edit. I'm funny about grammar and spelling; doesn't have to be perfect (mine is definitely not perfect), just have someone else read your work if you already know that grammar and/or spelling isn't your strength.
  2. Please be sure to introduce yourself and feel free to link back to your own blog and promote any projects your are working on. Also, feel free to post this same blogpost (crosspost) on your own blog.
  3. Please keep your post to fewer than 500 words. (I've written about 260 words so far.)
  4. Write your post in a Google Doc and then invite me to it using this email address: lee.kolbert at gmail.com
  5. Since this is about summer learning, I will accept your submission anytime throughout the summer. As long as your post is relevant, it will be considered.
  6. I will not accept guest posts from For-Profit organizations disguising as bloggers. You know who you are.
Let me know if you need help!  Thanks so much!!

Lee

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