So to celebrate this not particularly momentous event, Crabby is backing slowly away from her laptop and going out rejoin Real Life, even if only for a day or so. She will be Marching Against the War--not that any politician has ever given a crap what she marches for or against. But, well, she's here in D.C. so she'll go. She'll get some exercise and try to avoid excess Speechifying. Crabs are not much for listening to speeches, even if the points being made are all quite reasonable. But walking around and being mad at things? Crabs like these activities just fine.
So a Big Special
And now, right on the heels of thanking you, she has a couple of favors to ask!
For a number of reasons, posting is going to be very light from near the end of September through Mid-October. (Family in Town, Fun Vacation, and Relocation back to California). However, Please Don't Go Away during this time or Crabby's self-esteem will plummet! She is hoping to supplement her own occasional postings with a few more Guest Posts than usual, so please keep checking in to see what's here.
Where will these guest posts come from? Well, now Crabby must ask yet another favor! She would love to receive some additional Guest Post Submissions!
(Note: You don't even have to have a blog to play! Many Witty and Observant Folks tend to drop by in the Comments, and some have not yet had
So here are the guidelines for anyone
1. Please submit a draft post (a word document attached to an email works fine) in the 350-750 word range about something at least vaguely related to health or fitness to Crabby McSlacker @ gmail. com (but skip the spaces);
2. If you've got a picture (that you have the right to use) that goes with it, attach that too, if not, don't worry about it, it doesn't need one;
And most importantly,
3. Please Please Please Don't Get Too Hurt of Mad if Crabby Edits your post or decides Not to Use it At All.
That part sucks, doesn't it?
Crabby herself has submitted guest posts, on more than one occasion and to more than one blog, that have not been used. She has tried to act all grown-up about it but it still feels kind of bad. So she assures you that if this happens to you, it is NOT because it wasn't a good post, but because Crabby was thinking of writing something herself on the same issue, or already did, or finds it in some way too similar or too different from other Cranky Fitness stuff.
So what's in it for you? Absolutely Nothing! (Crabby will never have a Bright Future in Sales, unfortunately). Really, all it is a chance to get exposure to a slightly different audience than you normally write for, if you're a blogger. Or a chance to try your hand at this blogging thing if you haven't and you're curious. Crabby will be surprised and delighted if anyone wants to take her up on this, but most of all, grateful!
If you decide to send something and Crabby doesn't at least acknowledge receipt within a day or two, then something may have Gone Horribly Wrong. Please try again or alert her in the comments. (Unless you send it in Very Late September or October, in which case delays will indeed be likely).
So thanks again everyone and have a great weekend!