Thank You Saber Hodson

As usual it is my fault. Normally I like to thank my guest bloggers right after their post goes live. That of course is Sunday. I also like to include a black and white image of my guests so you can see the author in the flesh, so to speak. I neglected to ask Saber early enough for a photo so the thank you was delayed.

Either way, Ms. Saber, thank you very much for the time and effort you gave to my readers. It truly means a lot to me that somebody (you) would sacrifice and give attention to somebody elses blog often at the expense of their own. You chose a humorous subject and it worked out well.

Saber Hodson, used with permission

As of this moment, I do not have a guest for the month of July. If there is anyone within the sound of my keyboard, I am requesting a volunteer for July 2, 2011. I have nothing to offer in return for your guest post expect eternal gratitude. So just think about it. Let it stew on the mind for a tad and get back to me if you decide to. Thank you.

I have been considering ending the guest posts. Don’t get me wrong; I love them and you know I appreciate the guests. People are really busy these days and have a multitude of priorities and responsibilities, including their own blogs. I feel bad that more people don’t leave comments and visit the blogs of the guests. We’ll see. Anybody want to give a word of advice?

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  1. #1 by brittany220 on July 19, 2011 - 10:35 PM

    I like guest posts, if it wasn’t for Doug at the Heart to Heart blog inviting me to do a guest post, I never would have known what that was and my blog would probably have taken a lot longer to get some attention. I think it’s very kind of you to thank your guest bloggers on your blog too!

  2. #2 by southwindtrails on June 8, 2011 - 6:52 PM

    Thank you Tom for giving me the oppurtunity to Guest on your blog. I had SO much fun coming up with a topic and writing the post. I hope find a way to continue with the guest posts, I really enjoy reading them!

  3. #3 by Seth Winternight on June 7, 2011 - 7:07 PM

    Hello Tom!
    It’s been a while since my last comment on your blog and I’ve missed alot of your posts so I will be catching up. You’re an interesting person to follow. I enjoyed my first guest post with you and I would love to do it again for you, if you like.

    • #4 by Seth Winternight on June 7, 2011 - 7:11 PM

      Also… if you like, I could be a more “permanent” guest blogger and kind of make it a monthly occurence? I don’t have much to post on my blog nowadays so I’d be happy to commit time to yours.

  4. #5 by bridgesburning on June 7, 2011 - 5:24 PM

    From what I have seen other bloggers are saying their comments and hits are down right now. If my material works am happy to help you out.

  5. #6 by savesprinkles1234 on June 7, 2011 - 10:28 AM

    I really enjoyed Saber’s post. July is a super busy month for me, but I’d be happy to write a blog for you another month. :)

    • #7 by Tom Baker on June 7, 2011 - 5:11 PM

      Absolutely! You just tell me the month! As long as you don’t compare me to your husband! (smile)

  6. #8 by Rose Reynolds on June 7, 2011 - 8:58 AM

    You probably want something people can count on regularly but perhaps you can just have them when you are able to find someone to step in for you. I don’t want you to stop them for good. Everyone so far that I have read has added something special to your overall blog experience. Perhaps there is a source of bloggers you have not tapped yet. What about first time visitors or bloggers from a site other than WordPress? Don’t give up so easily. People will always be busy!

    One last thing while I’m pretending to be your mother. Why not ask people, like Chris said who have done it in the past for you. It’s just a thought.

    • #9 by Tom Baker on June 7, 2011 - 5:10 PM

      I want to be able to guarantee the guests that there will be readers! In the beginning there were many readers and they left comments. Now, not so much. Maybe I expect too much.

  7. #10 by Chris on June 7, 2011 - 7:12 AM

    Tom, if you still need a guest poster, I’d be happy to put together something. No idea what I’d write about right now though.

    • #11 by Tom Baker on June 7, 2011 - 5:08 PM

      Chris if you have the time you know I would love for you to guest again. I never want to overstep by asking the same people twice. You tell me the month.

      • #12 by Chris on June 8, 2011 - 10:02 PM

        I’ve got the time, just let me know when you would want me to go. I’m more than happy to help out.

  8. #13 by Cherlyn on June 7, 2011 - 3:49 AM

    Thank you Saber :)!

    As for the guest posts, perhaps not ending them entirely, maybe just having a small hiatus, until people slow down a little bit.

    • #14 by Tom Baker on June 7, 2011 - 5:07 PM

      I’m entertaining all ideas. The main reason is I hate to disappoint the guests. Not that many people are leaving comments anymore. It makes me think they might feel they are wasting their time.

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