Get something off your chest here at GardenRant during the week of August 24-30, and give the hard-working Rant ladies the week off! Come on, we know you've been hiding your inner ranter, just waiting for someone to lure it out, so we're luring, baby! Send 'em along to Susan[at]Sustainable-Gardening.com to get on the schedule.
Below is our standard guidance on guest rants.
What, exactly, is a guest rant?
First, it's short. 500 words is plenty.
Second, it's highly opinionated. Take a position on an issue, pro or con.
Rant or rave, just have a point of view. Be unguarded and informal. Tell it
like it is.
Third, it's interesting. Well, that goes without saying. But seriously,
tell us an interesting, behind-the-scenes story. Surprise us. Get people
talking. Because if you get them talking, they'll go away and continue the
conversation on their own blogs, and that helps spread the word.
Did we mention that it should be interesting and personal and off-the-cuff
and fun? Seriously, no PR talk, and no how-to. Pretend you're e-mailing a
highly amusing tale to some friends. Now pretend we're your friends.