I have a few New Year's resolutions for They're Our Kids in 2015, so let's start in the most logical place: No. 1. My first resolution is to get more help with TOK in the form of additional bloggers to cover more of Hendricks County for The Village.
Are you a Villager who likes to write? Have you thought about trying your hand at blogging but don't have a platform?
Well, let's see if we can help each other out.
I am looking for at least one Villager in each Hendricks County school corporation who is interested in writing about kid-related and parenting-related events, resources, activities, issues, etc. in that corporation -- or anywhere in Hendricks County -- for The Village.
Here are my very "strict" requirements:
Sound like something you can work with? Cool.
I'll be honest -- the pay sucks. I don't make a dime doing this, so I'll pay you the same thing that I make. You know what? I'll pay you double what I make...
Villagers likely already know that They're Our Kids is a not-for-profit organization under the umbrella of the Hendricks County Community Foundation. TOK is not set up to be a money-maker -- it's a labor of love for our community and for OUR KIDS.
You won't get rich by contributing blog posts, but TOK is viewed by between 50 and 75 people on a typical day, with days that include new posts to The Village typically spiking at 200 to 300 people for a day or two.
So on the low end, we're looking at about 1,500 sets of eyes on the website each month. Throw a few blog posts in there, and we're in the neighborhood of 2,500 visits a month.
Think of all of those parents coming to They're Our Kids to look for guidance and ideas and resources to help them become more active parents and finding your awesome blog post! That's some great exposure for your writing talents!
The Village is also followed by other local parenting bloggers around the metro area, and you never know what opportunities might arise when they start seeing your posts.
I do occasionally get offers to attend events in the area in return for blogging about them (for example, the recent LEGO KidsFest in Indianapolis), and I can't always be at every event, so there's some potential for some free or cheap family fun for you from time to time.
Best of all, you're doing something great for OUR KIDS.
I do feel badly about the lack of pay, so if you send a few blog posts to me and decide that you'd like to be a regular guest blogger, I'll spring for a They're Our Kids shirt for you. I may have a few other TOK trinkets to send you along the way, too.
So are you interested in giving it a whirl? Or do you know of a Villager who might be interested? Contact me, and let's get started! I'm looking forward to it!
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