New About pages are going up tonight. If you stumble onto the “For Contributors” page before we’ve had a chance to talk about the new stuff, let me reassure you that not one thing about the way I handle contributions is changing. Not imposing a bunch of rules.
This goes for everyone, whether you are one of the handful of people who have open invitations to email me drafts any time, or whether you are a new contributor waiting to be announced. I appreciate your contributions to no end. This blog would not exist without you.
That page will have three purposes.
- To put the way we’re doing things now into clear, concise language.
- To answer common questions so I don’t have to explain them by email to future contributors.
- To address things that I always want to know when I get ready to post on someone else’s blog.
As with any new piece of communication produced under a deadline, it may need tweaking to serve the purpose I intend. But it’s necessary to have that page.
I advertised a couple of months ago and picked up three regular bloggers and a guest post from a friend. I’m anticipating having to go out for contributors periodically as people end their runs and move on to other things, and expecting bloggers to pitch me ideas from time to time as I make more friends.
You’ll need to read it. But it’s more for the future than for the present.