Thanks so much for all the well wishes and kind notes many of you sent when I announced my indefinite hiatus several months ago.
After several months off, I have had time to figure out where I want to take BYB in the future and have re-set a more a sustainable work load.
By the way, I highly recommend indefinite time off! It does wonders for burn out :o)
Here are the highlights of what will be happening over the next few months.
** In October, 2016, I will re-launch Beyond Your Blog with a redesigned website. In the meantime, the old site might look a bit tired as most of my time will be spent updating the new site.
** Facebook Group - The Beyond Your Bloggers Facebook Group will stay pretty much the same. I will still be reading threads for approval and will comment where I can, but I won't be commenting and following comments on every thread as I once was.
** New Content on BeyondYourBlog.com - I am scaling back the amount of content I publish on BYB and will be publishing about 6 new pieces each month. These will include interviews with editors (written), pieces written by BYB/Me, and articles from contributors. I will be paying more for contributor articles but publishing less of them. Check out our submission guidelines for more details - submissions are now open!
** Podcasts - Due to the huge amount of time needed to produce each episode, I am no longer going to be doing a weekly podcast. Instead, I will be sharing editor interviews via written articles several times a month.
** Hall of Fame - This contest for the top articles published on sites other than your personal blog will now be held twice a year instead of monthly. Contest entries will be opened in December (with January winner announcements) and June (with July announcements). We will have a judge for each category so more submissions can be allowed. Stay tuned for more details.
** Submission Savvy - My e-course for bloggers and writers new to submitting their work for publication will re-open for new registrants before 2017. Those who have already purchased will have access to any updated course modules through their course interface. Sign up for announcements here: http://www.submissionsavvy.com/
** Newsletters - I will be picking back up with newsletters every other week (previously weekly) coinciding with the site re-launch in October. I will be opening up ad space in the newsletters for anyone interested (limited to ads that will be of of specific interest to my targeted audience). Contact email@example.com for pricing and details.
** Services - I have re-opened my consulting business and am now limiting myself to 1 consulting engagement per week. For those of you who wish to hop in the queue before I have a backlog, you can do so here.
Please feel free to email me with any questions! I am excited to get back into the swing of things!