You might have noticed that the regular Friday guest blogs have been a bit thin on the ground recently. I’m really sorry – I have a tonne of amazing ideas for guest blogs in my inbox, but I haven’t managed to get any up. Below is an explanation and an apology, because I definitely owe it to those who’ve kindly submitted.
There are a couple of reasons I haven’t been putting guest blogs up recently:
- I’m really short on time. There’s far too much to do and too little time to do it. I want to respond properly to guest blog ideas, and unfortunately that means I often end up starring emails thinking ‘I’ll give this proper time and energy later’, then failing to do that because other things get in the way – I’m really sorry.
- Money. I’m very short on cash at the moment, and although I don’t pay much for guest blogs (£10, and I’d love to pay more, especially given that £10 is worth about $1 post-Brexit), I am committed to paying something, because it’s important to value people’s work. Unfortunately at the moment I make no money from this site. There are lots of reasons for this which I’ll explain once those reasons have gone away and (back to point 1) I have more time.
So. There’s an explanation, and here’s an apology: I’m so sorry if you’ve submitted a guest blog idea and I haven’t got back to you yet. I’m going to reply to everyone soon, and I would absolutely love to start getting guest blogs up again. If you’ve submitted one, I’ll endeavour to get back to you within the next week, get your guest blog up asap and – of course – pay you.
Unfortunately, while I am definitely up for posting guest blogs that have already been submitted, I’m not entirely sure when the money situation will be resolved, so I’m going to have to hold off on new pitches for now. It’s unforgivably crap of me not to say this earlier, but it’s only recently become clear that I can’t just keep going ‘oh it’s fine it’s only a tenner here and there’ because I don’t have any tenners.
Huge apologies and massive thanks to those who’ve submitted guest blogs and pitches, and to everyone else sorry that I haven’t been posting any awesome guest blogs recently. They’ll resume soon. Thanks for patience and for being ace.