Another one from "Hot Chocolate".
Strike two and three....I'm out! The people I come across on a daily basis to whom I've made the offer have refused to guest post on my blog. They say it's because they're busy, but I see that deer in the headlights look when I make the offer. People that don't already have a blog are afraid. I'm not quite sure what it is that scares them so much. It's not like I'm putting down their real name and address;-)
My art instructor at the art school keeps speaking of the need of artists (and I would stretch that to include writers too) to put themselves out there for public viewing and scrutiny. A basic need to express themselves openly. I suppose not all of us have that. We all may share a fear of failure but only certain of us are willing to risk that happening publicly.