For those of you who don’t know, my name is Lauren Tharp and I’ve been the Be A Freelance Blogger official Community Helper since July 2013. (And I’m trying my very best to not let my moderate amount of power go to my head…)
Basically, I help answer comments and questions on the blog and social media, and I’m in charge of guest posts/writers for the blog. That’s right: I’m the one who makes sure your guest post gets uploaded into the BAFB backend, doesn’t have any typos or weird grammatical errors, includes your author bio and appropriate links, and is otherwise magnificent. 🙂
I’m also the person you have to pitch your ideas to.
Anyone who wants to write for Be A Freelance Blogger has to write to me first with their pitch. From there, I make the decision to reject your query outright or send you along to Sophie (the gal you really have to impress). I’m the first gatekeeper.
I love my job. But sometimes it makes me a little sad. Out of all the writers who pitch, only 10-15% of them actually make it to the next step. [Read more…]