I would like to thank whomever it was who originally suggested that guest bloggers contribute to this site, to help me with the overall time investment on this site. Who was that?
Just last week, Grant suggested the idea again, and it looks like it may work. I got seven responses and thought of calling that group the Pleiades. Each of those would get their own day of the week.
Those seven are Anne Matava, Jody Noble, Jim Tripp, Thomas Young, Bryce Hedstrom, Laurie Clarcq, and Michele Whaley. I want to also ask Robert Harrell and Profe Loca/Jennifer and Norm Veilleux and Byron Despresberry and Grant Boulanger and Bess and Stephen and maybe some of the young DPS Commandos and others to contribute.
Actually, anyone can send in a blog anytime and I will publish it. The thing about comments is that once they scroll into the past, they are essentially gone, but the blogs can be put into categories, so people can reference them if they want.
People can also search key terms if the category doesn’t work. This is most important when we remember something we read here but then can’t find it. New categories can be added at the whim of the guest blogger.
Looking back, I sure wish I had some of the comments from over the years in blog form. A great example is the masterful blog on TPRS vs. pacing guides that Jennifer posted just a few days ago. That is the kind of post we don’t want to lose!
Such talent! I really appreciate the help. I will go rogue on my blogs. Since my initials are B.S., there will be no stopping my motormouthing anyway, but the general quality of the information provided here will be higher.
We will see how it works as Matava will be first up to get this sequence going this Sunday – I have asked her to provide her insights into teaching and not just some of those super fine story scripts, and she has agreed.
Just think, we’ll get regular doses of Hedstrom on reading, Clarcq on the master game of CI, Noble giving tips on elementary storytelling mastery, and some of the best thoughts of some of the best people in the TPRS world.
One more detail, Thomas Young’s blog address has changed to:
I’ll get the link changed here a.s.a.p. – and don’t forget, if you have a blog devoted to learning by doing primarily listening and reading input in the first two years, I can put it in the list of links up there on the upper right side of this page.