2010 is almost over. For me as a blogger, this year has been hugely successful. Is there such a thing as too successful? It has certainly felt that way sometimes.
You see, I've been trying to whistle a symphony with The Book Chook blog. No matter how I puckered and blew, I just wasn't making it. Symphonies are meant for orchestras. So I've made the decision to invite other instruments to join me. In 2011 some reviews at The Book Chook will be done by guests, and there will be more guest posts. I'm hoping some people might even be brave enough to take on a permanent role. Lawks, we might end up with Book Chooks! (Even more feathers and fun.)
What I need is to find guest reviewers and article writers who know the blog. They should understand my emphasis on great children's literature, literacy and learning. They should share my philosophy of encouraging kids to learn in a natural way, by playing and having fun where possible. And they should write clearly and concisely because I can't afford to spend time on lots on editing.
If you're interested in writing a guest post or review of a book or educational product for The Book Chook, you can contact me with your proposal via the Contact Me tab. All I can promise you is exposure to a growing global audience, plus a link to your own blog and/or website in your bio.
I'm hoping there will be other changes at The Book Chook in 2011. One thing I would very much like is to reach a wider audience. If you know someone, or a group of people you think might be interested in reading The Book Chook, please help me spread the literacy and learning love by inviting them to subscribe via RSS, become a blog follower and/or visit occasionally and leave a comment. If you're a fellow blogger, and you appreciate my posts about the 3 Ls - children's literature, literacy and learning - I'd love you to link to my blog, and/or grab the badge at left.
THANK YOU: To those of you who are followers, I love seeing your smiling faces in my sidebar widget! To those of you who read via RSS, or in email, please let me know if there's something you'd like to see on The Book Chook next year. To the people who take time to leave comments, and write emails, I appreciate that so much and love getting your feedback. YOU are what keeps me researching and writing - the fact that I have so much fun doing it is just the red nose on my reindeer!
Tomorrow I'll have some fun activities for the young and young at heart. The Book Chook will then be taking a break until December 30.