Prepare for an Invasion This Summer

June 22, 2011

in Mixed Bag

This week I have been busy preparing for an invasion. No, Judgement Day is not coming soon; it is still scheduled for October 21st. This has nothing to do with zombies or aliens either. This invasion is about writers taking over my blog. I have nurtured and cared for my baby blog for over a year. After all the love and hard work I have invested, it will be hijacked this summer by other writers. And the scary part? I have told them I will publish whatever they submit. No rules. No guidelines. Complete freedom.

I can’t wait to read what is turned in to be published and I am excited to share great writers with my readers this summer. There will be men and women who write on a variety of topics participating.

The whole write-whatever-you-want thing is keeping me up at night, but I am sure I will get through this. It might require me to ingest fistfuls of Xanax as I hit publish on some of the posts, but I think it will be entertaining for all (at the expense of my mental health, but who cares, right?).

Look for guest writers each Wednesday this summer (beginning on July 6th). Until then I will be breathing deeply and working on finding my happy place as I await the invasion.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Sue the Desperate Housemommy June 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Ooooh…how fun! Looks like I hopped on board at just the right time. Can’t wait to see who turns up.
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Naked Girl in a Dress June 23, 2011 at 10:27 am

Thanks for visiting. It should make for an interesting summer with my blog being hijacked each week. Let the self-medication begin!


Melissa Hicks June 22, 2011 at 7:10 pm

How exciting…and brave…and possibly foolish. Great idea, I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Are you getting the chance to do some invasion of your own as well?
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Naked Girl in a Dress June 23, 2011 at 10:26 am


Exciting, brave, and foolish; what I great way to describe what I have done.


Abby June 22, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I’m with Melissa in that I think it’s very cool, but that I would also need a Valium salt lick to get through it. I have only put up two guest posts in two years because it scares the crap out of me, even if they’re extremely talented.

I also think it’s a great way to let go of some of that control and have some fun :) Hopefully you’re doing some invasions in return!
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Naked Girl in a Dress June 23, 2011 at 10:25 am


I am glad I am not the only one who thinks this is a crazy idea (and that medication might be required)! It should be fun in a terrifying kind of way. One guy I asked might be the sole reason for a breakdown this summer. He is known for mischief.

I hope you will be here each Wednesday to see what happens.


Alexandra June 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

This is going to be so much fun.

There is a blogger/writer that I think would fit in so great here: Mink Fieldstone of RighteousVenting… she is a studio30plus member.

And so good at her post/ranting.


Naked Girl in a Dress June 23, 2011 at 10:22 am

“This is going to be so much fun.” SURE, for you Alexandra! :)

Great idea to ask Minka. She is a regular reader here too. I am going to ask her today. Thanks for the suggestion.


Brandon June 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm

MWAA HA HA HA HA HA!!! (rubs palms together)

I can’t wait to come and play! ;D

In all seriousness, don’t worry yourself sick… I (can’t speak for everyone else) will be gentle.

Thanks again!
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Naked Girl in a Dress June 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm


Thank you for being kind in your posting next month. There are others I know will take full advantage of hijacking my blog. Scary, but fun. Right?

Thanks again for participating!


Simon Wallett June 26, 2011 at 5:20 am

I have been debating on if I should open up some space on my blog for guest bloggers, first it would give a nice change in pace/style etc plus currently the project I am working on is getting close to the major handover date so time for blogging is scarce and hence guest blogger will help keep my blog output flowing. On the negative side what if I don’t like what they write, I couldn’t refuse to publish once I had asked them to contribute.

Decisions, Decisions.
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Naked Girl in a Dress June 26, 2011 at 8:13 am


I would recommend guest bloggers to help you get through the busy time at work. It will help you with your output, but also bring you new readers (guest writer’s readers). It also helps you to promote bloggers friends, which is great. I think it will be fine with what they write.

So far I have 4 writers lined up and have read one submission; it is terrific.

Go for it!


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