I’m really excited about the line-up of guest bloggers I’ve got coming at you this month. The project is going to take on a new dimension with the addition of other viewpoints and fun, new school lunches. Some of you have commented on blog posts that you want to guest blog, but I need you to email me directly to coordinate this as I don’t have any time to seek you out.
(Would the teacher who ate school lunch with her child every day in February email me? I know she commented in the past, but I can’t find it. I’d love it if she could guest blog and I want the link to her blog again)
In an effort to “conceal” my spring break week, I’m going to sprinkle in guest blog posts every week with school lunches. So that means that some days I’m going to eat lunch and snap a picture of it, but not post it same day. I like the idea of having some school lunch shots “in reserve,” Occasional commenters want me to reveal my identity and I’d really love to one day, but right now I think I have power in my anonymity. There’s no reason (or pressure) to “come out” now. I think it would be great if I could do a big reveal at the end of the project. Seriously though it’s going to be anti-climatic!
I am revisiting putting ads on the blog. When I did the poll back in January, 80% of you supported my putting ads on the blog. Ultimately I decided against it. Since I am paying for the lunches out of pocket and I spend all my nightly free time on the project, I might as get some pocket change back to cover my costs and my time. I doubt I’d get much money for the ads, but if I did I would want to donate a portion to my school, a school-to-farm initiative, or something related to the mission of the blog.
Time, or lack thereof
I have so many interesting ideas for the blog, but I really have so little time. I have family commitments and I work full time. Every night immediately after the little one goes to bed, I run straight to my laptop to work on the daily post, look over the comments, and then check out twitter. Lastly I check my email, which in amount can vary widely. This entire process takes at least an hour and if I want to do more than one blog post, I’m on the computer for close to two hours.
There are many nights that I turn off my computer, head directly into the bathroom to brush my teeth, and go straight to bed. But I bring home work that I have to do two to three nights per week. It’s either a very late night for me or I skimp on the post. Normally I choose to stay up late! The state of our house? Wrecked! I leave everything until the weekend. My husband is picking up the slack (and doing stuff for the blog on the side to help me out), but it’s quite taxing on the household. Most nights the dishes do not get done.
The reason I’m sharing this is that I want you to know that I really want to interact with you, my readers, more. I want to comment on your comments, but I just don’t have the time. I want to respond to all of your emails, but I get the chance. Please forgive me. Time is my enemy.