Happy Friday, y'all!
I'm over at Chic Critique this morning talkin' about your fun new monthly opportunity to participate in all the glamour and glitz that is beauty product reviewage. Clickity click click, people -- go check it out -- I've got a hunch some of you will really dig this idea, and if you want to get in on the ground floor, the sooner you've got all the details, the better!
Which reminds me, if YOU want to guest post at Chic Critique, we would LURV to have you, so let me know and I'll give you the particulars, okay?
Now, here's an idea I'm kicking around, for which I need maybe three beta-testers. And about two pages worth of caveats.
And a hugely over-inflated view of myself and my own abilities, apparently.
Now y'all (caveat caveat, hedge hedge) I truly don't fancy myself an expert on Matters of Blogginess, and I even consider myself quite the student, still, when it comes to writing. I'm here almost every day, sweatin' it out in the Big White Blogger Box, just tryin' to get better at this craft of ours, develop my skills, lose my bad habits, and otherwise make myself read-worthy.
So I'm not suggesting that I have talents above any of your own, or that any of you ARE BADLY IN NEED OF MY EXPERT OPINION at all. Of the blogs I read, I consider many of you consistently better writers than me, and all of you utterly unique and entertaining in the stories and insights you choose to share. I'm delighted to be part of the blogging community not just because of the friendships, the intelligent ideas, the support and the FUN y'all inject into my life, but also because in reading your words, I am constantly learning new things about writing. It's all a huge give and take, isn't it? You know, It takes a village and all that.
But here hangs this degree in English I earned about a million years ago, and since then I've had a few jobs and a few hobbies that've afforded me the luxury of practicing the art of written communication in various settings, and I'd love the opportunity to pass along some of what I've learned to bloggers who might find a bit of writing coaching helpful. Just for fun. Very informally. Between friends. To see if it's something I could do "professionally" (insert laughter) someday and actually be of service to someone, you know?
So. Would two or three of you (probably just newish bloggers at this point) be interested in working with me one-on-one, for a couple of short sessions over a few days, on-line, during which we'd take a look together at some posts you've written or want to write, and I'd lend you a few pointers to help guide you in your quest to further develop your own style or voice, capture the attention of your readers, and maybe find new ways to convey your stories and ideas on your own blogs? For free, of course. Just to test me out. You'd also need to be willing give me honest feedback on how the process worked for you and if you found it at all helpful or valuable.
This would be exclusively writing coaching, nothing technical or graphic. We'll leave all that to someone who doesn't need instructions on how to plug in a power cord, m'kay?
If you're interested in a little writing coaching, you may leave a note in the comments below, including a way that I can get in touch with you, OR you may email me at friedokra4me at gmail dot com.
Thank you and have a lovely day, my people.