#WW Stopping Guest Posts & New Line-Up

23 Sep

Since January of this year, I’ve featured a guest writer every Monday. I was hoping to continue this tradition for at least a year, but with the Christmas season approaching, I’ve been denying articles more than accepting articles (due to the submitted articles mainly being advertisements). That being said, I’ve been very fortunate that so many fantastic and talented writers wanted to write for www.ShannonAThompson.com, and I’ve enjoyed every article shared. I am undeniably grateful that I have been able to meet more writers, speak with them, and share their work. It has been one of my favorite parts of this past year, here on the blogosphere. So, first, a HUGE thank you goes out to all the guest bloggers I’ve featured this past year.

Now, the time has come for a change.

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I’ve been thinking long and hard about what to turn Monday slots into, and I’ve only recently come to a decision. Next week will be my three-year blogging anniversary. (What? Can you believe it?) This means I have HUNDREDS of blog posts that many of you—especially newer subscribers—have probably never read or seen. In fact, many of my most popular blog posts to this day were posted in 2012, and when readers ask a certain writing question, I almost always have an old article I wrote that I could send them. These pieces mainly include writing tips and marketing tips, so I thought it would be fun to rewrite these posts, update them with new information (and tips), and share them on Mondays. So, if you have an old favorite and you want to hear an updated version, let me know in the comments below. I’ll even tag you as the reader who suggested it.

I hope you’ll enjoy these posts when they start. I am already organizing it now, and I’m looking forward to the change. Of course, I’ll make another announcement when it gets closer, but until then, I am accepting a few more guest posts for October/November, so if you want to be a guest blogger, now is the time to submit at shannonathompson@aol.com. I accept original posts about reading and writing, and you do not have to be published to submit. Best case scenario, if I have enough guest bloggers, I might even continue guest posts and rotate them with revamped posts.

Another option is just having a weekly post where I talk about what movies I’m watching, what music I’m listening to, and what I’m reading, but I figure I sort of do that on Facebook anyway. 🙂

Let me know your thoughts!

~SAT

All three books in The Timely Death Trilogy are now available! The first book is even up for free. For those of you waiting for the paperback of Death Before Daylight, don’t panic! It releases on October 19. Speaking of October 19, you can expect my newsletter to go out then and from now on every month on the 19th.

Teaser from Death Before Daylight shared yesterday

Teaser from Death Before Daylight shared yesterday

On October 21, you can come see me at Headrush Coffee and Tea Roasters in Kansas City, Missouri for a paranormal talk and book signing.  It will be tons of fun!

Minutes Before Sunset: book 1

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Seconds Before Sunrise: book 2

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Death Before Daylight: book 3

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8 Responses to “#WW Stopping Guest Posts & New Line-Up”

  1. Charles Yallowitz September 23, 2015 at 6:57 am #

    Sounds like a great idea. Means newer followers see the old posts and other people can see if their opinion on it changed. I did that a few times and called them ‘retro posts’ or ‘retro revisits’. How do you decide on which ones to repost aside from requests?

    • Shannon A Thompson September 23, 2015 at 6:59 am #

      Thank you for the feedback! I’m still turning it over in my head, trying to figure it out. I’m thinking about either looking up the most popular ones still found or doing a lottery of sorts. Pick a random year, a random month, and a random day, but finding the most relevant one near it.
      ~SAT

      • Charles Yallowitz September 23, 2015 at 7:35 am #

        I did the most popular ones that weren’t reblogs and time specific posts (debuts, cover reveals, etc.). I like the random idea though. Was considering doing that because I don’t have any idea what to blog about in November.

  2. debyfredericks September 23, 2015 at 6:52 pm #

    Sounds like the time is right for a recap of your most popular posts, all right. I usually do that myself around the holidays, when everything is crazy schedule-wise.

  3. Heena Rathore P. October 10, 2015 at 12:50 am #

    Hi Shannon, I was wondering if you are still accepting guess posts? I would love to do one on writing. 🙂

    • Shannon A Thompson October 10, 2015 at 1:56 am #

      I am! E-mail it to shannonathompson@aol.com for review asap, so we can get you scheduled before I close out. 🙂 Looking forward to reading your piece.
      ~SAT

      • Heena Rathore P. October 10, 2015 at 5:17 am #

        Great! Thanks Shannon, I’ll mail it to you probably by tomorrow.
        Have a great day!

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