An open invitation to people who are awesomely skilled

Dear people who are awesome,

I would have sent you an individual email but copying and pasting takes too long…

I had this cool idea. I’ve been thinking about fun “guest” like series to do on my blog – I like when other blogs I read feature people in Q&A type settings. And I’d like to try this to see if I can turn it into a regular segment.

I have tentatively titled this idea “Mad Skillz Week” but that’s a dumb name and it won’t last.

I want you – dear friend and reader – to supply me with a list of five tips to do with your speciality or passion. I don’t really care what this is – but I have some ideas for each of you if you aren’t capable of original thought (which you are, which is why I am approaching you).

The posts that come from this will go like this – lets, for example – pretend you are really good at scrapbooking (but please don’t do something that boring)… in most cases I’m approaching you based on the fact that you have interesting careers or hobbies (perhaps you’re an animator, a graphic designer, an opera singer, a songwriter, a roller hockey international, an editor, a poet, a student, or perhaps you write parody songs).

Mad Skillz Week: Scrapbooking

I will write an amusing intro about you, about your blog and possibly about how I know you (if we’ve met in real life which in all but two cases from this mass email we have).

You will supply an intro to your topic. Perhaps about how when you first started scrapbooking it changed your life. And hopefully you’ll establish your credentials as an “expert” – though because you’re all humble Christian soldiers I will have to be unhumble on your behalf…

Then you will provide your five best tips for this “mad skill”

My Five best tips for Scrapbooking

1. Buy a good scrapbook.
2. Use good glue.
3. Express your personality.
4. I really don’t know about scrapbooking.
5. This item left intentionally blank.

Then you could put in a little bit of a conclusion sentence about how following these tips will change your life. It would be great if there are things that other people who do the same thing that you do that really annoy you – I suggest ranting about those in your list.

Anyway. I’m thinking this is a bit like Ben’s Show and Tell so it’s not a truly original idea. Here are some reasons you should take part.

1. You’ll get a link to your blog.
2. You’ll get to look smart.
3. People might like to learn from your advice.
4. I’m trying to learn the Hebrew alphabet.
5. I don’t really have as much time available to blog as normal because I’m using the internet via my mobile.

All you need to do to take part is email me a subject, a list of five tips and your opening and closing sentences. My email address is nm dot campbell at gmail dot com.

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