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#LessonsLearned: Guest Posts for 2012

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This year, I asked people to write about Lessons Learned.

And I wasn’t talking about lessons that you learned in school.

Although you might have learned them in school.

I mean people learn lots of things in school.

But preferably not.

Because we did that.

You could share a lesson that you have learned that has stayed with you. Like:

Always nap when you go to the movies with your kids. The flick is going to suck anyway, so just make the most of that eight-bajillion-dollar ticket.

Sneaking out at overnight camp to meet your boyfriend is fun, but make sure he walks you back to your cabin. Otherwise, it’s just you, the raccoons, the bats, and your shame. And no matter what they say, even if you follow the treeline, you will walk into a lot of trees.

It doesn’t have to be pretty, but it has to be honest.

If you think you have writing chops, I would love to read your words.

Posts should be between 500 and 700 words.

Short is better.

You can find my email address HERE. 

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Leanne Shirtliffe • January 6, 2012 • Ironic Mom“Why Teachers Need to Laugh” @lshirtliffe

Deb Bryan • January 13, 2012 • The Monster in your ClosetLessons From a Tiger Teacher” – @deb_bryan

KD Sullivan • January 20, 2012 • Journey Towards Epiphany“The Under-Appreciated Mr. R.” @kdsullivan

Ricky Anderson • January 27, 2012 • Ricky Anderson“The Way Mrs. Wheeler Rolled” @Arthur2Sheds

Wayne Borean • February 3, 2012 • About Writing “Opting In” @WayneBorean

Franky Jebb • February 10, 2012  “The 8-year Old Chimney Sweep”

Ermine Cunningham • February 17 , 2012 • Odds & Ends From Ermigal“Dear Miss Brown: Thanks For Reaming Me Out”

Christian Emmett • February 24, 2012 •  Open to Adventure “Lessons From Music to Life” @ChristianEmmett

Chrystal H. • March 2, 2012 • The Spirit Within“The Horror of Public Speaking”@gumballgirl64

Nina Badzin • March 9, 2012 • Nina Badzin’s BlogAcquaintance is not a Dirty Word @NinaBadzin

Marilyn Gardner  • March 16, 2012 • Communicating Across Boundaries“When The Teacher Doesn’t ‘Get’ Your Kid”@marilyngard

Galit Breen • March 23, 2012 • These Little Waves“Savor Every Word” @GalitBreen

Alexandra Rosas • March 30, 2012 • Good Day, Regular People  • “I Knew It My Heart”@GDRPempress

Jamie Golden • April 13, 2012 • Jamie’s Rabbits“So You Think You’re Smart” @JamiesRabbits

Julie Davidoski • April 20, 2012 • Go Guilty Pleasures“Words Worth Spreading”@Julie_Davidoski

Dawn Sticklen • April 27, 2012 • Since You Asked Dawn“Ode to Sweet Jimmy” @JoMoBlogger

El Farris • May 4, 2012 • Running From Hell From El“Running on Empty” @runningfromhell

David N. Walker • May 11, 2012 • David’s Thoughts and Ideas“Motorhome Mayhem” @davidnwalkertx

Iris Zimmerman • May 18, 2012 • Rochester Fencing Club“Failure is an Option” – @rocfencing

Ellie Ann Soderstrom • May 25 • Navigating Through The Week“Lessons From a Disney Princess” @elliesoderstrom

Shannon Pruitt • June 1 • My New Favorite Day • “Leaving My Safety Net” • @newfavoriteday

Katie Sluiter • June 8, 2012 • Sluiter Nation“Falling Down” @ksluiter

Darlene Steelman • June 15, 2012 • Living Sober – Life at Full Throttle  “Calculated Chances” @darlenesteelman

Christine Wolf • June 22, 2012 • Riding the Waves & My Life Afloat“To The Slow Readers” • @tinywolf1

Diana Sabloff • June 29, 2012 • “Lessons From a Lemonade Stand” @DianaSabloff

Amy Young • July 6 • The Messy Middle “Taste My Enthusiasm” @amyinbj

20 thoughts on “#LessonsLearned: Guest Posts for 2012

  1. I am so excited to read these! I’m sure I’ll remain perpetually behind in my other blog reading, but not on these. 🙂

    1. Yours is coming up! And even though it is still a “transition” from teacher memories, I think there is still a lesson in there!

      1. When I saw the change-over, I thought, “Holy wow, that really is a perfect bridge for the two!” I’m grateful to a teacher pointing me the way to that lesson learned, which really did make all the difference. ♥

  2. Oooh look at’choo! 2012 is filling up already! You have top-notch guest posts, which is only fitting for your blog! I can’t wait to read these, and write a mind-blowing one of my own 😉

    1. Jules! I really want you to do this — as you know. I this now you will be able to turn out something fabulous! Do you think you can make deadline? 😉

  3. See? It looks like I got my post in early. If only your readers knew it took me forever to get it. Let’s hope I’m worth the wait.


    1. Sweetie, you are always worth the wait because you know what I like. IYKWIM.

  4. “The raccoons, the bats, and your shame”… Well, after reading that I absolutely HAVE to submit something. Excited to read from all these talented folks soon!

    1. Hi Tori:

      Should be a good year.


  5. Can’t wait to read these, Renee.

    And if you find yourself with an open slot in the second half of the year, sign me up.

    This girl here has made plenty of mistakes and learned a lot. Some of which involves bats and shame, too 😉

    Happy New Year friend XOXO

    1. Julie, I didn’t want to shake you down again, but I’d love to have you again. And again.
      And again.
      Oh Gawd. I never get tired of having you. IYKWIM.
      Maybe after June, huh? 😉

  6. Damn, girl! Look how ahead of the game you are! Count me in, you know that. I’ll take a slot wherever and can’t wait to meet and read all these new names along with many bloggers I already follow. I expect to get some great ideas for Life List Club posts from these lesson themed blogs as well. Looking forward to a new year of learning!

    1. Jess: I know! I’m sooo excited! I can’t believe how fast these dates are flying! But I want to make space for you!

      Let’s get our WIPs moving and we’ll think about May. I’m not scheduling out that far — except for my cousin who wrote that post last year for June — except I didn’t get it until August! 😉

  7. We need to catch up because I have ideas for this guest post! I can’t wait to tell you about them!!! Happy new year to you friend 🙂

  8. If you want a male voice I am always willing to submit something.

    1. Jack! Of course I do! And I know you have lots of lessons! Send a post to me! I love your writing — as you know!

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