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 responses to “An invitation”

  1. 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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    • 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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