Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hanging Out Under the Tiki Hut

I want to give a shout-out to Carol Kilgore, who has graciously opened her blog, Under the Tiki Hut, to guest bloggers every Wednesday this summer. I'm signed up to be her guest on August 3, and I'm really excited about the opportunity. August 3 was the only Wednesday left when I asked to participate, so I'm glad I e-mailed Carol in time and made it in just under the wire.

Carol is a great writer and has published numerous books and short stories. She is also a big dog lover and supporter of animal rescue. If you are not already familiar with the Tiki Hut I would highly recommend visiting there! I always enjoy Carol's posts, and she has a lot of great writing advice to share.

Also, the photo at the top of the blog always brings a smile to my face. I imagine myself sitting on the beach under that umbrella, and I can almost hear the ocean in front of me.

This is the Tiki Theme that Carol set up for the guest bloggers to follow this summer, copied from her blog:

"You brought your laptop to the Tiki Hut for some peace and quiet.
What drink do you order? Any snacks?
You're writing away when something catches your eye.
What is it? How do you stay focused on your writing."

I think this scenario provides tons of possibilities, and I'm excited to have the chance to share my take on the theme. I'm also glad I have some time to get something written, the August date worked out perfectly for me. I'm looking forward to reading all of the guest posts over the summer, as it seems like a great chance to discover some new bloggers and writers, and I'm curious to see what other bloggers come up with for the theme. 

So thank you again to Carol, and be sure to visit the Tiki Hut. You won't regret your trip! :)


  1. Love Carol's blog. I've followed since my earlier days of blogging. I'll be looking for your guest spot as well as the other ones.

    Tossing It Out

  2. @Lee, I'm really glad I found Carol's blog, it is a great one. Thanks!

  3. I look forward to Carol's guest spot.


  4. Yay for guest blogging!! I've thought about trying to get people to let me do that, but I'd be super freaked about what I should write :P

  5. Congrats on your guest post and thanks for checking out my blog.

  6. @Yvonne, thanks!

    @Trisha, I totally know what you mean. I'm a little freaked about it but I thought I would just jump in and try it. Fingers crossed I don't end up going totally blank on what to write LOL.

    @Beth, thanks! I was glad to find your blog, thanks for coming by here as well.

  7. Julie, thanks so much for such a wonderful shout-out! I hope you'll have a great time guesting at the Tiki Hut. I'm looking forward to seeing you there on August 3 :)

  8. Awesome - will look forward to reading it. It's always fun to guest post, isn't it?

  9. That sounds fun, will hop over and read it! :)

  10. @Samantha, thanks!

    @Carol, thank you for the opportunity, I really appreciate it!

    @D.U., thanks! I think it will be fun, I'm looking forward to it.

    @Nicole, thank you!

  11. Hey Julie! Congrats! I'm so glad you were able to get a spot! I'm also guest blogging, but don't remember at the moment what day. I'm pretty sure it's in August, too, though! :)

  12. Hi Becky! Thanks, I think I first discovered Carol's guest blogging opportunity at your site, I'm so glad you shared about it. I'm looking forward to reading your post there! :)


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