Monday, 18 February 2013

So ya wanna guest blog?

Happy Family Day to my Canadian Friends! (Except Quebec…get back to work)

Happy Presidents Day to my American Friends!

Happy Birthday to me.

Quinn gave me a lovely card this morning. The hand written message made me melt…and the honest reminder made me laugh. Kinda.

Isn't she just precious? By the way, I am NOT 40 yet.

I use to have a birthday month!! I loved my birthday and all the love and attention that Jessicauary February brought. I loved to celebrate me! But life is funny isn’t it? As I get older I want NO ONE to recognize my day of birth. I actually shut down my Facebook page so I don’t have to deal with the random ‘happy birthdays’ and attention from people that I haven’t seen or spoken to in 20 years.
Birthday bah hum bug right?

So why, you ask, am I announcing it on my blog that is read thousands of times per day? Because I want you all to give me a gift.
Ok, because I am busy and lazy and I need your help and I figure my birthday will guilt you into it.

I am going to start a regular weekly guest post feature. I chose Mondays because well, frankly I hate Mondays and by featuring another blogger I get one thing taken off my plate as the workweek begins. I thought about a cute name, like Mommy Mondays or Terrific Tuesdays or Share the Love Humpdays but that’s all lame, so I shall call it…

‘I get a day off from writing and feeling pressure to be funny and get to laugh at your stories and share some blog love’

Ok, that name may change; it’s a bit long. Consider it a work in progress. I’ll keep you posted.

So, you wanna guest post here? Of course you do!! I don’t have a lot of rules. Ok, I have a few.
·      Please be funny. A least a little bit. Aim for one laugh snort and one pee dribble. Keep it light. I don’t want to read about the Theory of Relativity and its effect on mankind. Yawn. Please don’t be boring.
·      It must relate to parenting, being a mom, being a dad, kids at any age, marriage, relationships, work/life balance etc. Again, this blog is not about chemistry or to debate our views on immunization or breastfeeding.  Tell me the funny in your everyday life.
·      This is NOT for advertising purposes.
·      Please remember my mom and kids read the blog. You know my style and my boundaries…so no XXX rated material. I probably didn’t need to write that rule; after all I have the bloggy power to just not post it. It’s not like someone will be forcing my hand on the computer with a gun to my head and threatening me with no wine ever again to hit the ‘post blog’ button. I digress.
·      I don’t really care about the length; I am a wordy gal myself. But please don’t send me your manuscript to edit and pimp out to agents and publishers.

If you are interested please send me your name, a short bio, blog link (if you have one) and your piece for me to read and post. I will randomly select each week and let you know by at least the Sunday before. Then I will hype the shit out of you and your blog here and on my Facebook page and Twitter. 

What’s that you say? What Facebook page you ask? Umm…have a look to your right and click the like link. Get with the program peeps.

So if you want to try your hand at writing (if I can do can youJ), or you are just starting to blog and want more viewers or have a huge successful famous blog and want to share me with the world, then I figure this is good for both of us right? I’ll scratch your blog if you scratch mine.

Its like blog and birthday love.
Plus, it gives me more time for red wine, and that my friends is the birthday gift that just keeps on giving.

Please title the email ‘Guest Post’. I get A LOT of crazy emails.

Xo J


  1. Good luck with the recruiting drive, Jessica! I'm sure you'll be overwhelmed by the response.

    Remind me to never mention the day you first graced this planet with your beautiful, wine-drinking presence...

    One last thing: I sent you a short post, but I'm not sure you received it. I'm also working on a post devoted to my parenting mishaps which I hope doesn't result in a call from the authorities.

    Talk to you soon, Jessica. Good luck!

    1. Thanks for not saying the actual words:)
      I did get your email and it made me laugh. I will of course be using it. I will let you know in advance before I post.
      I can't wait to see your list of parenting mishaps. I can screen the list for you if you like and edit any actual Child Welfare concerns:) That way you can keep being a dad and a blogger!

  2. I appreciate the help, Jessica!
    And as far as your bir-... I mean, the anniversary of your creation is concerned, I've got your back, sister!

  3. Happy Family Day! BC decided to be different (we just started this year) and had ours a week before everyone else.

  4. Hi Jessica,

    would a guest post on Mother's day be acceptable? A super witty one as well mind you :)

  5. Hi Jessica!

    I've got a personal story that involves kids and should give the required snort and pee dribble :)

    I found you through The Hook's guest post and I'd love to do one of my own if you'll have me ;)

    Here's my blog:

    And here's my email:

    Get in touch and let me know, thanks :)

    All the best!


  6. Hi again Jessica :)

    I sent you an email with my guest post a few days ago. Did you get it okay?

    I can send it again if you like ;)

    Take care, all the best!