We are ending A Becca On Fire with a testimonial from the eloquent Chiara Mazzucco, editor-in-chief of The Indie Chicks. La Becca™, Le Clown hopes you have enjoyed your week… and what a phenomenal [freshly pressed and being picked by the WordPress peeps as a Freshly Pressed favourite] week it was for you. Cheers to you, my dear friend. Readers, you might want to read a very special Indie Chicks‘ article on La Becca here.
WHY BECCA IS THE BLOGGER WE ADORE
Being an online magazine definitely has its perks. One of those perks is the fact we don’t have to word vomit a bunch of articles to keep publishing fresh content. We happen to have a big blogger readership and are very guest-blogger driven. But before you start picturing the team laying back and catching some sun while bloggers do all the work for us, I want you to realize that we reject most of the submissions. We reject submissions that aren’t like Becca’s submission.
FIRST OF ALL, WHAT A WRITER
Before I even touch on anything else, I have to tell you how addicted I was to her writing style. Yes, her words flowed. Yes, she used correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Blah, blah, blah. But it was the ‘between the lines’ chuckle and the quirky wit that vibrated through her words that really kept me glued. (I really wish you the best in writing, Becca – you’re extremely talented. Use the marketing to push your writing.)
WHY SHE STOOD OUT
The not-so-perks about running a guest-blogger driven online magazine range from having to reject ridiculous, salesy, spammy, what-are-you-even-doing-on-our-website submissions, and reading through entire posts that are basically dear diary entries you just want to put in front of a bigger audience.
Becca’s submission wasn’t selling anything other than her love and passion for a cause (and her general obsession with face bush, of course). It came from a selfless place, wanting to educate our readers on the Movember movement.
WHY WE NEED MORE BLOGGERS LIKE HER
Becca is a great writer who can keep your attention through to the end of the post. Her submission was selfless and not pitching anything but her passion for a cause. And while these are both wonderful qualities we wish to see more of in our guest submissions, the proof is in OUR actions following her article going live.
We launched our own campaign to support Movember. We hadn’t planned for it and quite frankly, hadn’t even thought of it until Becca sent us her post (despite my husband rockin’ a Movember stache of his own). With the inspiration and the launch of our newest baby, The Indie Dick column, you better believe we’ll be going full force next year – short of growing our own staches, of course.
So that’s why we need (and adore) bloggers like Becca: because they inspire.
A BECCA ON FIRE: RECAP
- There was A Becca on Fire;
- There was 3 fantastic guest posts by Rich, La La, and Timmer;
- Becca’s post Let’s Get Physical was a new departure for her;
- Becca was Freshly Pressed for her article Hanging Up the Tutu;
- Hanging Up the Tutu was chosen as one of the best Freshly Pressed posts of the week by the WordPress staff;
- Today, The Indie Chicks published a tribute on Becca;
- The Indie Chicks‘ editor-in-chief Chiara Mazzucco wrote this tribute post;
- Thus ends A Becca on Fire. Be well, and much love, my friend - Le Clown.