It’s not that I haven’t been penning blog posts in recent months, it’s just that I haven’t been posting them to my own blog.
“Guest blogging” elsewhere brings with it many pluses and minuses. There’s no doubt it puts your work and voice in front of new audiences, but it also tends to leave your own blog vacant, dry and silently screaming for fresh content and visitors. Veteran bloggers tell me that the first rule of blogging is that if you have no content, then just trick someone else into writing a “guest post” for you. And if no one is fool enough to accept your offer (as I frequently do), then simply re-post links to someone else’s work with the same enthusiasm that you might use if you had suddenly discovered Captain Kidd’s lost treasure. “Oh Wow..! Check out this unbelievable blog post on… blah… blah…. blah…”
Hmmm. But what if I could accomplish both? What if I invited myself to guest blog on my own blog, and then simply stole my own original content from somewhere else at the same time? Brilliant!
If there is no crying in baseball, and the first rule of fight club is do not talk about fight club — hey,wait. This is the Internet. There are no rules!
So without further ado, here are two of my blog posts originally published on Nebraska romance novelist Annette Snyder‘s nifty little blog, “Fifty Authors from Fifty States.” The first was published in September 2013, the other just a week ago.
“Oh Wow..! Check out these unbelievable blog posts on…”
BIG HAPPENINGS IN LITTLE RHODY (by Steven R. Porter) — September 30, 2012
“I’m writing this piece near the mythical dark swamp of Chepachet, Rhode Island…”
IT’S A RHODE ISLAND THING (by Steven R. Porter) — August 25, 2013
“Yo, nobody can’t tell me I don’t feel like no meatball grinder, me.”
But I must warn you. In a couple of weeks, this blog will be the only thing saving you all from the forthcoming zombie apocalypse. Stay tuned.