September 26, 2013

The View From Here: Your Perspective, Your Voice

I would like to start a guest post series.

Once a week, on Thursdays.

One of the things I love most about blogging is finding my Voice. HAVING a Voice.

Each and every one of us has a unique perspective on life.

My perspective is shaped by disability and chronic illness, as well as being a woman, marriage and motherhood. Other extenuating circumstances include being an only child, my parents' divorce, where I've lived and pivotal moments in life where "two roads diverged in a wood (and I took the one less traveled by)"*.

I write here about MY perspective. Other bloggers do the same thing in their spaces....or not. Some aren't as personal as others. Some maybe are still finding their Voice. Or it's still evolving.

Maybe you're sharing your perspective as I do, but when you get right down to it, what are the nuts and bolts of who you are? What are the things (people, places, experiences) that have shaped your unique take on life? Your opinions, beliefs and values. What ARE those opinions, beliefs and values?

Would you like to share them with me? I would love it if you did!

One way to think about it is like getting to elaborate on some quote image you clicked and shared on Facebook. You saw it and it spoke to you for some reason so you shared it. Well, what was the reason? Why do you feel strongly about it?

A "The View From Here" guest post for me can stay true to your blog's tone, or it can be different. You can be completely serious, touching, light-hearted or snarky. Whatever it is you want to express about YOUR perspective on something.

EXCEPT: I will not publish anything that expresses intolerance, bigotry, hate or just plain meanness. My blog will not support any of that crap. If you have those sorts of opinions, you should keep them to yourself.

So how 'bout it? Think you want to write for me?

The first guest in this series will be here next Thursday, October 3rd. And then every Thursday thereafter!

You wanna know who's kicking this series off for me? I am very happy to say it is Kristi of Finding Ninee! She is the beautiful heart behind the Our Land of Empathy and Wonder series which I had the privilege of writing for this summer (there's a button in my sidebar).

After Kristi, I need YOU! I have created a Google form for you to let me know you're interested. Be warned, if you don't submit your info yourself, and I want you to write for me, I will be forced to put you on the spot, and I am NOT shy about such things!

I will also create a The View From Here page where this form, and the posts, will live.

*Bonus points if you know who wrote these words.

You think this is an awesome idea and you totally want to contribute, right? RIGHT??

Say yes.

Of course I would absolutely LOVE IT if any of the Yeah Writers would like to contribute
their Voices to this series! C'mon guys, you'd make this girl very happy!

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