In 15 days I will be on a plane headed for warmer places – a much needed holiday.
It’s been a big year for me – transitioning into full time blogging (although maintaining some other part time research work this past few months) – moving house – exploring new business ideas and making connections with some wonderful people around the world through this blog. Whilst there are a lot of exciting things going on for me at the moment I’m feeling pretty worn out and this holiday has come at just the right time.
I’ll be away for 4 weeks. This of course leads me to ask the question – what do I do with my blogs? I’ve written about this at least once here at ProBlogger and have been pondering what to do. I’ve decided the following:
My main blog Digital Photography Blog will be maintained by a friend who I’m going to pay to run it for me at a lighter level than normal. He should be able to keep it up to date with at least one post per day and to cover any major developments.
I’ve teed up some great bloggers for here at ProBlogger who will each contribute once a week (or more). You might even find this blog is more active than normal. None of these people are getting paid with anything more than a link back to their own blog for each post.
The remainder of my blogs I’d like to invite contributions for. If you’d like to play with one of my blogs while I’m gone then I’d love to have you on board. I’m not expecting heavy posting levels but would love to get at least 2 or 3 posts per week if you can manage it – just to keep the blog up to date and ticking over. The posts can be news, tips or opinion pieces – I’ll suggest a source or two that you might want to keep your eye on if you don’t know where to start. If you’re interested read on and then contact me to let me know which you want to do – I’ll probably limit authors on each to two per blog.
I can’t really pay anyone (most of these blogs are low income earners at present) but each post you do will give you a link back to your own blog (which should help with Page Ranking a little as all my blogs have a page rank of at least 5 – 6) – also if you have a relevant post on your own blog I’m happy for you to link to it from your posts (within reason). I’ll also highlight your blog here with everyone else that contributes in a thank you post.
Don’t feel under any obligation to say you’ll do one – but if you’re interested in contributing I’d love to have you on board. If it works out and you enjoy blogging on these topics I’m open to the possibility of people staying on as permanent authors after I get back from overseas – if this happens I’d be willing to move to a revenue sharing system for the relevant blogs.
The blogs I’m looking for contributers for for the month of June are as follows (I’ve put updates next to each of how many spots are left):
Camera Phone Zone – two positions still available
UAV Blog – one position still available
SEO Blog – positions filled
Personal Finance News – positions filled
Robotics Blog – two positions still available
PDA Blog – one position still available
Laptop Blog – one positions still available
Depression Blog – positions filled
Paris Hilton Watch – positions filled
Secure Instant Messaging – two positions still available
Content Management News – positions filled
Printer Blog – two positions still available
Pharmaceutical News – one position still available
Update: I’m quite amazed by the response. Most popular with the personal finance and SEO blogs which I’ve actually increased my limit from 2 to 4 on (and have still had to say no to a couple of people). There are still a few spots left if you’re interested. Thanks to all for their kind offers and suggestions.