Hello readers! I need your opinion. I have seriously fallen behind on my posts. I usually have at least a week scheduled in advance, but I ate all of that up over the past crazy weekend and am down to writing each night for the day ahead.
As I catch up, I realize that someday, I might not have a weekday post ready for you here at BFS. That actually hasn’t happened yet since I started in February 2010 to my knowledge. So, I started thinking of bringing in some outside blood. Maybe someone who covers family stuff or investing stuff since I suck at both? I had someone specific in mind, but they are unavailable for a while, so I would be reaching out to other fellow bloggers.
But then I thought that it takes a very special blogger to make a good staff writer. I usually just skip over staff posts at other blogs unless I like that specific writer. I also think all of you tune it to hear whatever nonsense comes out of me on a daily basis and I don’t want to scare you off. I already have a guest post nearly every week, but a staff writer would probably be taking that spot.
So here are the pros and cons that I can think of:
- New blood and viewpoint
- More time for me since it saves me at least a post a week
- Ensures there are daily posts even after crazy trips
- Maybe readers of the staff writer’s own blog will visit this one to see their writing
- Not all of the posts here would be from me or guests
- It costs money
- Finding a great fit may be hard
So, what do you think? As my readers, your opinion matters the most. Yay or nay for a weekly staff writer? If the majority votes yes, I’ll start looking. If the majority votes no, I’ll suck it up and keep writing 5-7 posts a week. 🙂
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