Hello, everyone! Gosh, that title is a mouthful. Sorry about that, but I did want to be descriptive, so.
Anyway, today I have… a very specific request, actually, but I’m hoping to involve as many of you as possible, even if you can’t directly contribute to my Blogging Request Thing.
You see, I’ve been thinking. (Oh, no – thinking?! Yes. Believe it or not.) Lately I’ve been pondering the idea of more collaborative posts.
As many of you know, last fall I collaboratively reviewed series eight of Doctor Who with a bunch of other bloggers. It was a great deal of fun and so although I’ve been thinking about doing more fandom-themed collaborative posts anyway, I’ve also been wondering… what about some posts that aren’t fandom-y?!
Specifically, a collaborative post (or two or three) about graduating. I’m about to graduate, and will wrap up my senior year of high school in less than two weeks. And I have lots of Thoughts About Graduating!
But it’s fun to compare thoughts, too, and see how others feel about the same experience. So today, I’m putting out a request for bloggers who are A) about to graduate from secondary school and B) interested in writing a little bit about their experiences/thoughts/feelings/et cetera as part of a collaborative post or two. I’m an American, so I’ll be graduating from high school and finishing up my senior year, but you can definitely still join if you’re from another country and graduating from whatever your country’s equivalent of high school is. In fact, you are MORE THAN WELCOME to join in, because I’d love to see all sorts of different perspectives!
So if this idea appeals to you, here are some Things To Know Before Signing Up:
- Must be a blogger (so I can link to your site!)
- Must be graduating WITHIN THIS SCHOOL YEAR
- Please note that “within this school year” doesn’t necessarily mean this summer; if you’re an American student who graduated a semester early or an Australian student who graduates this November (?), I’d totally love to have you participate
- Basically I’m saying this because I already have a few people in mind and since one of them is a blogger who graduated last semester, it makes sense for me to include other people who are approaching the end of their schooling even if they’re not doing so right now
- I hope that explanation made even a little bit of sense
- Participants will be asked to write, I don’t know, maybe three or four paragraphs total? If even that?
- Basically I’d like you to talk a little bit about your last year of secondary school and then a little bit about your future plans, whatever they may be (attending college, going into the workforce, joining the military, taking a gap year, et cetera)
- Yep, that’s right – I’d like to see the different types of future plans people have, and whether you’re doing something “traditional” or “nontraditional!”
- I’ll write up some question prompts soon
- Be as creative as you’d like with your answers, whether that involves recounting your favorite memory from senior year or making a list or WHATEVER
- If you’re interested, leave me a comment below and I’ll contact you with more info!
If this idea appeals to you, but you are not graduating within this school year:
- Please please PLEASE spread the word about this Blogging Request Thing!
- I’d like to have plenty of contributors – and hopefully see some new faces and make some new friends
- That’s why I’m writing a blog post about this: Yes, I could’ve just emailed a few friends, but I’d rather make this a little more interactive, and hopefully lots more fun
- Basically if you know any bloggers who are graduating from secondary school this year, you should A) tell them that they are awesome and B) link them to this post
Also, I feel like I should say that if you do sign up and think some of your blogging friends might be interested, feel free to let them know about this as well!
I’m hoping to publish these posts sometime in late May? But I’ll just have to see how things go – how many respondents I’ll end up getting, and whatnot. (I mean… if five people sign up, there’d only be one post but if more people sign up, then there’d naturally be another post or two in order to include everybody’s answers so that I don’t end up publishing a super-long post. It never seems like people read my super-long posts.)
Be sure to sign up if you’re interested, and please spread the word whether or not you can participate – it would mean so much to me!