Two things. First, I wrote a guest post for the ever delightful Jamie Goldberg yesterday. In case you missed it, here it is. Jamie's blog, Gold Notes is celebrating its one-year anniversary and to mark the occasion, Jamie asked a couple of her favorite bloggers to write a column. It's an honor to be included with such august company, let me tell you. Adrienne and Susan Palmer, Kelly James, Amir Ilin, Joni Webb and little old me. Jamie knows some cool and influential people I'll say that much. I'm still getting used to the idea of being included with this crew of taste makers. Thanks for the opportunity Jamie!
Secondly, I am still looking for some more brave volunteers to write posts here while I'm away on vacation. I have nine days up for grabs and four people have volunteered to write a post. Ideally, I'd like to fill the time that I'm gone and I'd like to see a couple more voices added to the mix. I'm considering August 8th through August 16th to be an open mike night of a sort. You can write about anything you want to, your topic needn't be kitchen, bath or design-related. Got a good story to tell? Tell it here with my blessing.
The only real rules are that you tell an interesting or useful story, don't be inflammatory and respond to any comments your post generates. What could be easier? I don't want to know what you plan to write about in advance. I'm granting author status to any takers and that means you'll write and post your story directly into this blog without my editing it.
This blog is a big part of who I am and I take it pretty seriously. With that said though, letting go of my blog for a couple of days is a good exercise for me. So whattya say? If you're a new blogger and you'd like to drive some traffic your way this is a prime opportunity. If you're not a blogger but have always wanted to give it a whirl, now's your chance. If you just need to get something off your chest in public, go for it. If you're interested in sharing the spotlight, just drop me a line.
** Added later: If you're interested but at a loss for a topic, I have a ton of story ideas in varying stages of development and they range from interviews that need to be conducted, artists and people to profile and new products to consider and review. I will pass along any of that stuff gladly if you want to take a stab at being part of the New Media.