This is my official happy post, and boy howdy, it's a doozy. Here's the poop. Last night I was cruising through the sites of my cyber-buddies, as I do every evening. I noticed that Mr. Garry Conn had a new post at his Blogging Tips about Blogging site. In this post, he was announcing that he'd purchased the domain name PopularBlogger.com, and was now selling it for the whopping price of $500. I loved the name, and new instantly that it could be a great blog for my type of blogging.
So, I left a comment saying that if I'd had the money, I'd buy it in a heartbeat, but sadly, there was no way I could afford it. He commented in return, asking me if I was the same Christine Senter that ran the site, The Prompt Writer. Well, yes, that's me and I told him so. That's when the Fates smiled on me and all the angels in Heaven wrapped me in their glow.
It seems that Mr. Conn also runs a site called BlogWheels.com, which reviews all those cars we wish we could afford. You know the ones, the fancy ones, the fast ones, the luxurious ones. Well, we struck a deal that you only read about in the bigwig magazines. If I write 100 short articles, each about a different dream car, he's giving me the domain name. Whoo HOOOO!!!
Now, I'm not talking about 300 to 500 word articles. No, he wants me to write articles of about 125 words each. That's about the same as a nice paragraph. No sweat. He wrote a great post about the whole deal and posted it on his site for the whole world to read and totally made my day. No, make that my whole year.
We IM'd for about an hour, getting all the details of the exchange set. This post is my way of setting my end of the bargain in stone. I'll be posting about 10 articles a day for approx. 10 to 14 days. As far as copyright issues went, I'll be credited for all the articles, but Garry will retain all rights to those articles. In layman terms, I get the glory for writing them, but everything else belongs to him. I even went so far as to say that not even I can reuse those articles without his permission.
In my eyes, Garry Conn is in the same league as John Chow and Darren Rowse. I've been reading Garry's work for several months now, and have learned a lot from him. To have him come to me and make this offer was a dream come true.
So, I'll be up late, working my fingers to the bone to make him proud of the decision he made. I want each of those little articles to be as exciting as the cars they're about. I'll let everyone know when each of the articles is up and running, so come stop by and check them out. Garry has posted 4 articles already, so I know what he's looking for and can work from that. I've been married to a car guy for 17 years, so that's not going to be a problem.
So, now I must go do my dance of joy and get motivated. I already have a list of about 60 cars, and need to find 40 more. The research behind it will be the hardest part, but that's ok as I'm a research junkie. LOL