I have come to the conclusion that I simply don’t have enough time or energy to keep this site going as anything other than a rather lame vanity site that occasionally burps up reviews, comments, and Internet flotsam. I am, at times, a voracious reader but I am usually a less than dedicated writer. Work (a non-lit/book related field), soccer, and life just get in the way. Let’s face it, half a dozen posts or so a week doesn’t get it done.
The solution that is most appealing to me is to add some voices to the site; to put some reality to the Collected part of this blog’s title. After all, if Maud can have various guest bloggers on a regular basis, if Lizzie can have Jimmy, if Terry has OGIC, then it wouldn’t hurt for me to have some company around here.
So here is the deal: if you would like to contribute to Collected Miscellany send me an email or drop a comment in this post. I have no hard and fast ideas about what this might mean. You could do reviews, links, interviews, debates, discussions, whatever suits you. You could cover your favorite subject or genre or post on a wide variety of issues. If it touches on books or ideas I am game for the most part, as long as it is intelligent and interesting (no comments about my prior work here please). The point is to have more content more often.
Obviously, this work would be voluntary but there are some benefits. I could give you an [your name here]@collectedmiscellany.com email address to be forwarded wherever you would like. It could also involve access to free books if you are interested in posting reviews. Lastly, you would have the pleasure of posting to this elegantly designed site and could proudly join the influential world of blogs! Sound good? Drop me a note or leave a comment.
UPDATE: Thanks for the response! I will try and sort this stuff out over the weekend.