Read At Your Own Risk: 4 Devastating Steps To Your Most Compelling Content ~ Guest Post At Firepole Marketing
Hello and good morning, readers!
First, a note on the editorial schedule for this past week: posts run Monday, Wednesday, Friday (instead of the usual Monday, Thursday.) Yes, you guessed it…we are going for guest post #6-in-a-row on Friday!
Today’s post comes to you via Firepole Marketing (“the definitive marketing program for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-marketers”.) Disclosure: this is one of my favorite posts I’ve ever written. Don’t be deceived by the word marketing…this post offers an intimate look at my writing life.
I’m happily surprised and honored to be posting at Firepole. I ‘met’ writer Danny Iny when I commented on his great guest post at ThinkTraffic. He replied, and visited A Wish Come Clear as well. That night, I received an email from him inviting me to guest post at Firepole…and I just so happened to have this post in my back pocket. (All right, I had this post ready to go for Copyblogger– I was dreaming big!– but they oh-so-politely informed me that they oh-so-can’t accept unsolicited posts.)
I pictured myself handing this post over to Danny with a gleam in my eye, like Fran from Strictly Ballroom. In case you’ve never seen this gem, here’s the scene. Fran, our heroine, is an ugly-duckling-dancer who, outrageously, believes that she’s meant to dance in the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix with a gorgeous amateur dance star, Scott. He’s highly dubious, but she convinces him to give her a try-out. As they dance, she breaks out a fantastic, original dance move…and he loves original dance moves.
When Scott asks, incredulously, “What was that?” she replies, with a perfect admixture of modesty and pride, “It’s a…step I’ve been working on at home.”
Major points if you have seen Strictly Ballroom and are picturing this scene right now.
Anyway. This is a…post I’ve been working on at home.
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About Caroline McGraw
I'm a would-be childhood paleontologist turned full-time writer, digging for treasure in people and uncovering sacred stories in ordinary days. I grew up in New Jersey (think peaceful suburb, not Newark), graduated from Vassar with honors, then served as a live-in caregiver and program director at L'Arche Washington DC. Nowadays, my husband renovates our historic 1901 home in northwestern Alabama, while I try (& fail) to keep our cat Bootsie from developing an epic tuna fish addiction. It's a beautiful life. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.