Maybe it’s the gloomy weather. Maybe it’s the unusually high number of snide comments lately (probably also brought on by the gloomy weather). Maybe it’s that I’ve hit some sort of mental plateau, where I don’t feel like I have anything new to say.
Regardless, I’m not having fun writing this blog right now, and want to take a break from writing for a couple weeks.
But I don’t want this blog to die while I recharge my batteries. I know a lot of you have interesting stories to tell, and I’d like to read and publish them.
So here’s your chance to be the Fat Cyclist (a real dream come true, right?). Write something you think would go well in this blog — an epic ride story, a fake news piece, an observation about biking in general, or whatever else you like — and email it to me: firstname.lastname@example.org. If I like it, I’ll publish it. It’s that simple.
A few things to keep in mind:
- Watch the length: Remember, most people are reading this blog during a work break. I’m not putting length restrictions on this because if I find something really long that I otherwise absolutely love, I’ll break it into a multi-part entry and post it. More likely, though, really long is going to hurt your chances.
- Keep it clean. My kids read this blog; I’m not going to publish anything I wouldn’t want them to read.
- Keep it topical. If it’s not at least tangentially related to biking, you might want to send your story elsewhere.
- Keep it fun.
Don’t put your story in an attachment; put it right in the email body. You can attach pictures if you like, though.
While I’m Away
While I’m taking a break from writing, I’ll still be working on this blog. In fact, I plan to be adding some new stuff that should make Fat Cyclist a more interesting place to visit.
If that’s even possible.