We started this blog just one year ago and I think it's going quite well. We gain new followers each week and the blog has become a hub for the CAST Team. We have featured hundreds of CAST Team items and shops this year and have been inspired in many ways. I want to give special thanks to all the many volunteers who have contributed throughout 2010. You have been a great blessing to me and to the team.
We need a few new volunteers for 2011. We try to partner volunteers up with others to share the work so many of our volunteers are committed to only 1 or 2 blog posts per month. Following are volunteer positions that we are currently trying to fill:
Monday Devotion. In 2010 this has been our most popular feature thanks to Phyllis of pfdoriginalartworks who has written them weekly. Thanks so much Phyllis! She'll be scaling back to only one post per month (2nd Monday). Monika of myeuropeantouch has volunteered to also write one per month (3rd Monday). Thanks Monika! We'd love to have a couple more volunteers to fill out the schedule. If you have a talent for writing, please pray about this. Posts can be longer, as Phyllis has done, or short and sweet. The format is up to the individual author, but at least one photo should be included with all CAST blog posts.
Wednesday Featured Artist. Cindy of cksilver heads this team and I think it's one of the best ways we have of getting our CAST Team artists some publicity. It's also a wonderful way for us to get to know a little more about our team members. Cindy could use help not only preparing posts, but in contacting and scheduling artists. There is a set format with a questionaire that each participating artist fills out so this does not require any special writing skills. Cindy would love one or two more volunteers to share the work. Please convo her if you are interested.
Guest Bloggers. These are our goals for the CAST blog:
1. To glorify God.
2. To be a refreshing, joyful place on the internet.
3. To be a central location where anyone can go to find out what is going on with the CAST team.
4. To draw in new members and to be a way for old members to discover how to interact more as a team.
5. To promote CAST shops, members and items.
6. To help each other in business.
7. To publish one new post every day in order to increase traffic and Search Engine Optimization.
I think we are doing quite well with most of those goals, but we fall a little short on the last one. I just want CAST members to know that we love to have Guest Bloggers. If you are a CAST Team member and have an idea for a blog post, please contact me with your idea. It can be a business post, a post promoting CAST Team members, a recipe, a photo of you getting to meet another CAST member in person, a tutorial or any number of other things. Being a guest blogger is also a good way to get an extra link to your shop for Search Engine Optimization.
Please pray about these positions and contact me if you feel led to work with the CAST blog team.
Sue of SueRunyonDesigns