Take out your keyboards and sharpen your wits, because I'm actively soliciting guest posts! I'll keep writing nearly all the stuff on BW, but I think it'd be fun to change it up sometimes (and from the reader survey I gave a few weeks ago, I know you guys would love occasional guest posts, too!).
So, I need YOU. If you want to write something for the blog, shoot me an email at butchwonders [at] yahoo [dot] com.
You're free to make up your own topic. I'm particularly interested in topics I don't know enough about to write in depth, including:
- Drag king life
- Racial issues in the butch community
- What are femme-femme dating relationships like?
- Lesbian life in some non-US city (especially if it's one where I have a lot of readers: London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Calgary, Auckland, Calgary, Vancouver, Verdun, or Hamburg).
- The perspective of a trans woman who identifies as butch
- Anything else you think might be interesting!
Q: Do I have to use my real name?
A: No, but you can if you want to.
Q: How long does it have to be?
A: Shoot for 200-500 words. But there's no specific length minimum or maximum.
Q: What if you don't like what I write?
A: Then I won't use it. But I'll have the courtesy to explain why, and you'll be free to resubmit.
Q: But I'm straight [or a man, or a femme, etc.]!
A: Great! I don't care if you're male, female, neither, straight, bi, gay, queer, fat, skinny, cisgendered, black, brown, or white. If you have anything to say that's relevant to lesbians generally or butchy types specifically, I'd love to hear it.
Q: Can I submit pictures? How about a video?
A: Yes, and yes!
Q: Can I run a topic by you ahead of time?
Q: You never write sex stuff. I'll write sex stuff for you!
A: Well, in addition to my dandy-style prudishness, I actually like the blog to be SFW (safe for work). But there are some awesome sex bloggers out there, and if you write to me, I'd be happy to recommend a few! (Come to think of it, that would make another great guest post: best lesbian sex blogs, with SFW descriptions...)
Q: Who will read it?
A: These days, I have about 1500 readers daily. So I'd guess 3000-4000. Possibly more.
Q: I already write a blog. Can I cross-post?
A: Sure! Just let me know what you're up to.
Q: Are you going to have a lot of these?
A: I was thinking of one or two a month, depending how many I get.
Q: My grammar is horrible.
A: Mine isn't too bad. I'll help you edit.
Q: But I'm only 18! (Or, I'm 75!)
A: Who cares? I get readers of all ages and I love different perspectives.
Q: But I hate writing!
A: Um, then don't do it. I'll still love you.
I hope some of you will think about this--I'd really love to hear from you, and I know a bunch of BW readers would, too!
Mucho affection and a kiss on the forehead,