What a title huh? Well, let me explain. As most of you who visit me regularly know, Troy, the Princess and I own a small Herb business called DTL Herbs LTD.
As you can well imagine, with Spring in full swing, this is when our company begins the busiest time of the year. We are getting ready to start the Farmer Market season and have already had a few shows. As a matter of fact, Troy is at a show right now and I have been working on tallying our latest pre-orders for fresh herb plants that we need to deliver next week. This pre-order was one of our largest, over 250 herb plants were purchased! Yeah for us! LOL
Last week we hosted a focus group to try out our new “Fish Rub”and “Seafood Rub”. We discovered some very interesting likes and dislikes from this test. We have been working so hard to tweak these recipes using the feedback we received. We now have the product the way we want it, well the fish rub anyway, and are about to ship out samples to our test panel members.
All winter we have been working on new products, new packaging and new promotion. We have several irons in the fire right now that are looking wonderfully promising for our business. We are so excited in the direction we are going!
With all that said, I am sure you guys can see that this is a major busy time for us. You add our business on top of everyday life and it can be a total whirlwind around here!
So, why do I need you? I thought this Spring and Summer I would like to offer spots for other bloggers to guest post here on The Thrifty Groove. I won’t be able to blog 6-7 times every week. I just won’t have the time. I am shooting for 3-4 posts a week through this season. I would love to feature other bloggers and their ideas in between my posts.
First let me say, it does NOT matter if you are a big blogger or a new blogger. This is a great way to get more exposure to your own blog. It is a fun way to introduce yourself to new readers that might not normal find your blog.
Okay, what am I looking for? Well, to be honest, my blog is all over the place when it comes to posts. The only thing that remains a constant is THRIFTY.
- thrift finds
- how to find thrifty things
- repurposing items
- cleaning tips
- organizing tips
- thrifty family fun ideas
- how to’s
- planning events
- getting more bang for your buck
You get the idea. The field is wide open. I am looking for fun thrifty content. No giveaway posts or advertising your store or things you have for sale.
Now, are you saying, “Well, that would be fun but, I don’t know how to do a guest post”. That is pretty easy. You would just write your post in either the blogger format, in an email, in Microsoft works or LiveWriter and just copy and paste it and send it to me via email.
How do you start a guest post? Generally just start off by telling us who you are and where you blog at and then just write your post like you normally would. I will let you know when your post will be published and you can leave a little note to your blog letting your readers know you are guest blogging that day at The Thrifty Groove. That’s it.
And here is a thought that has been in my mind for awhile. I know I have a lot of readers who love to visit blogs but do not have one. And for whatever reason, do not want to start a blog. But, yet, I know you have great ideas or fun things to share and wish you could do a post without actually doing a blog. Well, here is you chance! I would love to hear from you as well.
The guest posts are to be fun. You don’t have to worry about it being any certain length. It can be just a quick tip to share or a big tutorial. It doesn’t matter.
I am going to leave the “wanted guest bloggers” button on my sidebar for the months to come. I am looking to have guest posts from now until September. So, there is lots of time to do one.
I will be working on a “Blogging Schedule”. There is just no way I can give up blogging all together! It really is my sanity saving venue! But, I would love to share my blog with others. So, ladies and gents, come over to The Thrifty Groove and play! Share your ideas and your blog with my readers!
(And yes, I am nervous that no one will want to guest blog here. This is very new for me and makes me feel vulnerable…..is that sharing too much? )
I think having some fresh faces and fresh content here will be a lot of fun!
Just a quick thought for you to keep in mind. I do reserve the right to do a little editing if I think it is prudent to any posts that I post on my blog. I will let you know ahead of time, before publishing, if I do change anything, you can choose to accept that or not. I don’t plan to do much of that because the whole point is for me to free up some of my time. I also may use your post or some part of it in some future post I write. I will ALWAYS credit you back! It is unethical and just down right rude not to.
Have any questions? Just send me an email and we will work through it! Thanks everyone!