An invitation

A couple of days ago, I was sent an invitation by to become a regular contributor to their website. I was a little suspicious. Over the years I’ve been the beneficiary of several people who wanted to give me millions of their dollars, but I still haven’t seen dime one. My little blog has been noticed? Apparently so.

This is a terrific opportunity to expand my audience and hopefully sell a few books. If nothing else, it will encourage me to become a better writer… a little more focused, a little more disciplined.

And no, I’m not giving up this blog. This is my home, and I’ve met and become friends with so many gifted, funny, unique and wonderful people. My contributions to My Trending Stories will be similar to what I do here: fiction, some poetry, observational pieces, whatever strikes my imagination… but in a larger playhouse. (The original email stated they were aiming to become one of the five biggest blog sites on the internet.)

I’m excited/nervous, but I hope to start soon. In the meantime, I’ve got a couple of projects simmering on the stove, so more details to follow.

– Steve



39 thoughts on “An invitation

  1. painkills2 June 22, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    Congratulations! If they won’t pay you with money, ask for chocolate. 🙂

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  2. wyco June 23, 2016 / 1:17 am

    Congrats! They could not have selected a more worthy writer. You’ll be outstanding; don’t forget about us here on WordPress!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Steven Baird June 23, 2016 / 9:45 am

      Thanks! It’s an opportunity, but WordPress is my home. I’ve met so many good people here.

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  3. D. Wallace Peach June 23, 2016 / 1:51 am

    Thanks for posting this, Steven. I got an email from them too, and I’m always so leery about these things, especially if it requires more time. I haven’t responded yet (biting nails). Have you contacted them? What convinced you to go for it? If you’d prefer to email me, that’s fine. Thanks!

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  4. amoodindigosoul June 23, 2016 / 2:59 am

    Congrats Steven. So happy for you and all the best! 👍

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  5. augustmacgregor June 23, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Congrats! This sounds like a great opportunity, and I hope it leads to more exposure for your writing.

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  6. K'lee L. June 23, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Congrats, my friend! You’ll knock their socks off, no doubt.

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  7. Joan R. July 4, 2016 / 5:17 am

    Hi, I also received an invitation from them. I don’t know if it’s legit though but they gave me an e-mail address to contact. Do you think the one I received was legit? (

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    • Steven Baird July 4, 2016 / 10:48 am

      Hi Joan. The site appears legit. They’re sending invitations to writers to contribute to their site on a semi-regular basis. There’s no compensation, but they want to substantially increase their content. The good news is, they encourage contributors to link to their personal website in order to get more viewers. I’ve joined up in order to gain more exposure to my work… haven’t contributed yet because of my schedule, but I probably will within a week. I know of at least one other writer who’s signed up and I haven’t heard anything negative. If I have any problems, I’ll definitely post it. Good luck!

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      • Joan R. July 5, 2016 / 1:02 am

        Really, sounds good! I’ll be joining them then. We’ll surely looking forward for your works too. Good luck!

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  8. July 4, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    WELL DESERVED!!! Lol excited for you 😉 Keep us posted!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Bestaddictions August 24, 2016 / 12:01 am

    Congrats! They contacted me as well, and I was a bit hesitant to respond. But thanks to your post, I shall do it. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. cat9984 August 25, 2016 / 9:31 am

    Congratulations!! That is totally awesome. I hope they enjoy your writing as much as I do.

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