Guest Post Finale

Empty stage with red curtain in expectation of performanceThe plan was one guest post per month.

I was doing really well. There were some months where I did more than one.

But, then I smacked into a wall – a self-made one, but still very effective at stopping forward motion.

  • I was burned out
  • And wallowing in self-pity

So, I thought I’d take a break. That turned into an entire 3rd quarter.

In the 4th quarter, I had two guest posts. In case you missed them, here is a recap and a link to the posts.

Middle Child Syndrome: Truth or Fiction?

Tor Constantino (isn’t that a great name?) blogs at The Daily Retort.

Tor labels himself as an ex-journalist, best-selling author, blogger, and speaker. Not a bad combination.

I really enjoy Tor’s blog so when he posted an invitation for guest bloggers, he knocked me out of my doldrums.

One of Tor’s categories for The Daily Retort is Family. Immediately, my mind leaped to my fascination to my status as a middle child of seven.

You may have heard me mention it a time or two. Duh.

Click on the heading and you can see the extent of my obsession with middle child syndrome.

SWOT’s the Simple Answer to Your Business Plan?

I know I always have a guest post place at Lori Widmer’s Words on the Page.

Lori offers advice for freelance writers that is always relevant and useful.

Recently, Lori wrote about business plans (I know, ugh, huh?) and the use of an old marketing technique known as SWOT Analysis.

I reached way back in my memory banks (I didn’t even know that was still possible) and came up with this guest post.

Don’t know what SWOT is? Check it out at Lori’s blog.

Better Luck Next Year

Perhaps 2013 will work in my favor for goals, but, I’m not worried about it.

Like I like to say ~

The great thing about plans is you can always change them.




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  1. says

    Good topic Cathy,

    Yeah I know what SWOT means and no it has nothing to do with what I used to get in middle school.

    I think we run into walls when we settle and accept glass ceilings. There’s something about how we’re made that rebels against that.

    Why do we have confidence to submit guest postings to blogs but not carefully researched articles to the New York Times or other newspapers? What’s the difference of a No? What’s the difference of a yes?

    • Cathy says

      Hi Jacko: You are so right and what a great perspective on guest posts vs submitting to professional organizations. Yes or no is the same no matter the venue. Thanks for sharing your usual food for thought. :-)

  2. says

    Why do I doubt you’ve every wallowed in self-pity? At least not for more than 3.5 minutes.

    Plans change… how about a list of all you’ve accomplished this year? I happen to know it would be a long one.


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