The Overflow: Contributions

Would you like to guest post at TouchstoneZ?




My life is overflowing right now. Some of the overflow is juicy goodness and for this I am immensely grateful. Some of the overflow is the gunky stuff that I would rather avoid, but it comes into life anyway. I would be giving lip service if I said I were grateful for this portion currently.  Although one day, I will hold gratitude. At least I hope to.


In addition to the things I’m stirring in my pot that I have shared on my blog, my family and I are in the process of saying goodbye to someone very dear to us.


I am trying to hold onto this little piece of myself that I nourish through writing and connecting with others. So, while I may be writing to keep myself together, I most likely will be doing most of it offline for awhile. I may be able to post as often as I would like, but I’m just not sure.


I do not want to let my blog languish.


I am committed to writing online because I value the connections I have made with others. Reading and writing with other bloggers, tweeters, and virtual friends has enriched my life. Even as a writer, I am unable to find the words I need to express my gratitude for the depth and width of gifts I have received. Many of you know who you are (and I’m wordy-hugging y’all right now. Mmmmm) and many of you don’t because I’ve just been a number in your stats. But, you have given me something whether you know it or not.


I am asking for guest posts so that the connection can continue.


I would like to have two to three guest posts lined up for the next two to three weeks. I have no idea if I will receive enough responses to achieve this. Whatever response I receive, I am holding you all in gratitude overflowing…


I am happy to return the favor on a guest post or collaboration with you on your blog, if you would like (once I’m able, of course)


I have a more formal Contributors page, including information for how to send your contribution.


But, Q & D: Here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Topics related to mindful living, yoga, meditation or other practices, natural parenting and gentle discipline, birth experiences, breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling or unschooling, organic meals, personal stories or anything you feel could be related.
  • Your all-original writing and ideas. Anything quoted or pulled from for inspiration must be attributed. The same goes for photos-they must be yours or free for use with attribution.
  • Something you feel passionate to write about. You don’t need to have a blog already, just the words.
  • I welcome women’s, men’s, undeclared or other voices. I am also happy to protect your identity if you wish your post to be anonymous
  • If you do have a blog: You have something you are itching to write about, but perhaps it doesn’t fit in with you blog. Or maybe you have that post draft lingering around that you haven’t finished polishing. Now’s the chance to get that out of the pending section.
  • You have an old post that you love, but it didn’t get the readers you hoped for. Please feel free to dust it off and send it over to me.


Here is what I am not looking for:

  • Commercial posts (or anything trying to sell or promote a product)
  • Anger, judgment or hate-speech toward any other person or ideal.
  • Egregiously poor grammar or spelling (must be egregious because I live in a glass house, after all) I’m not going to have much or any time for major editing or proofreading.


What’s in it for you:

  • Support of a fellow blogger
  • Exposure to my, admittedly, small (but AWESOME!) number of readers
  • If you’re interested, I will happily guest post for you in return. I’m also open to collaborating on something, including co-writing a piece or finishing up a draft you can’t seem to finish on your own (with credit or without, I’m not picky)
  • I will shout your name from the rooftops of twitter and facebook
  • A big squishy virtual hug, unless I know you in real life. In which case, this is redeemable in person
  • I’m open to other suggestions

So, if you’re interested, please check out the Contributors page and email me at zoie {dot} touchstonez {at} gmail {dot} com

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12 thoughts on “The Overflow: Contributions

  1. Hugs to you from a distance, Zoie. I would love to get something together for you, and I will do my best to do so sooner than later. Hopefully this week, if that’s soon enough 🙂

  2. I can get you something next week if you still need guest posts. Happy to help! And if you have an archive you’d like to recycle or whatever, you are welcome to send it to me for inclusion in my ‘Wishes Week’ carnival the first week in August, and I’ll send some traffic over. Let me know!

  3. Hey Zoie – I would love to get something to you if you still need posts – hopefully within the next few days. Love and hugs to you mama!

I love comments and try to reply to each one. I look forward to connecting with you. Namaste

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