April 25, 2016
In 1998, I launched the RRBDLaw.com website, which morphed into the BrokeAndBroker.com website. On April 25, 2005, the very first BrokeAndBroker.com Blog appeared. It's hard to believe that I've been publishing online content for nearly two decades, and it seems only yesterday when I asked my crackerjack Webmaster Odysseus Cline of Bluecharm.com: "What the hell is a blog? What's the difference between a blog and a website? How much will you charge me to build a blog?" Whatever I have accomplished online, I could not have done it without the valuable guidance and patience of Odysseus.
With the growth of the BrokeAndBroker.com Blog, I am increasingly asked by potential contributors as to my policy about guest bloggers. Frankly, the policy hasn't been particularly warm and fuzzy. It's my soapbox. My blog. My name and reputation. Sure, I have allowed a few well-vetted guests to post their content but only after rigorous review. In the end, I am inflexible about maintaining the quality and tone of the BrokeAndBroker.com Blog. Perhaps mellowing with age (but don't bet on it), I have decided to implement a more inviting policy and will consider submissions to be run under the "Guest Blogger" banner: for a recent example, see "The RIA Times They Are A Changin'" (BrokeAndBroker.com Blog, by Andrew Wels, Esq., April 20, 2016). If you would like to pitch a Guest Blog, first send a brief outline of the proposed article to firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't open attached files from unknown senders, so make sure that your pitch is in the text portion of the email. If I accept your article for publication, you will have to certify that the content is original and had not been published elsewhere; and all quotes and citations will need proper attribution to their sources.
I welcome all views and perspectives, even when they erroneously conflict mine. Please do not send me puff or marketing pieces. I welcome commentary from customer advocates and unrepentant industry apologists. There is no compensation offered; however, I am happy to include in any article your direct contact information and professional biography, as noted in the April 20th Guest Blog linked above.