Guest Bloggers Wanted

I’ll be out of town on vacation for the last 10 or so days of June, and I’m looking for some guest bloggers to fill my shoes… This is an open call to readers, whether or not you run a weblog of your own. Here’s what I ask… Submissions should be on topic (i.e., personal finance-related) and properly formatted for publication (I’m thinking here mainly of links).

Articles should be your own work – please don’t rip off someone else’s writing and try to pass it off as your own. While I’d prefer completely original content, I might consider republication of your own work.

What’s in it for you? Fame and fortune, of course. Actually, that’s not true. While there might be a small amount of fame involved, there really won’t be any fortune. Here’s what I’ll do: (1) properly attribute the writings to you, and (2) I’ll also provide a link back to your site (if you have one, and assuming that it’s non-spammy and family-friendly) right off the bat, at the top of the article. I’ll also provide a link to your RSS feed or an about (or welcome) page if you provide me with one.

If you’re interested, simply send your submissions to me via my handy-dandy contact form with the following subject: Guest Blog Submission. Please be sure to tell me: (1) whether or not you’ve published this elsewhere, and (2) the name (or pseudonym) that you wish me to use when acknowledging your efforts. Please also provide me with a link to your site, your about/welcome page and/or your RSS feed if you’d like those included in your acknowledgement. Title suggestions are also encouraged.

I can’t promise that I’ll publish every single submission, but I’ll try to run anything that is both coherent and on topic. Please note that I reserve the right to edit submissions prior to publication (mainly for grammar, typos, or perhaps a tiny bit of style). Also note that, once published, your work will become a permanent part of the FiveCentNickel Archives.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or drop me a line via my contact form. Thanks.

9 Responses to “Guest Bloggers Wanted”

  1. Anonymous

    Avicenna: The “Persian Galen”
    from A History of Pharmacy in Pictures, 1957-1964, Oil on Canvas
    Leaving Footprints: The Artistry of Robert Thom was on exhibit a the The Birmingham Historical Museum from January 11, 2003 to April 12, 2003
    There is in almost every field of endeavor one genius through whom the essential achievements of his period are expressed in such perfection that he seems to stand for his time. In relation to Arabian pharmacy and medicine, that man was the….[man] known…as Ibn Sina, and called Avicenna by the Western World.
    from Pictorial Annals of Medicine and Pharmacy

    Among the brilliant contributions to the sciences of pharmacy and medicine during the Arabian era was one genius who seems to stand for his time: Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdullah ibn Sina (AD 980 — 1037), called Avicenna by the Western World.

    At the early age of 17, Ibn Sina was already celebrated for his knowledge of medicine. During his life, he traveled broadly, studied extensively, taught many students, and wrote over 200 medical and pharmaceutical works. His Canon Medicinae is regarded as the final codification of Greco-Arabic medicine. His pharmaceutical teachings were accepted as authority in the West until the 17th century, and still are dominant in the East.

    Robert Thom’s Illustration
    Pharmacist, poet, physician, philosopher, and diplomat, Ibn Sina (or Avicenna) was an intellectual giant, a favorite of Persian princes and rulers. He wrote in Arabic, often while secluded in the home of an apothecary friend. Thom depicts Ibn Sina in such a scene: Ibn Sina writing in a richly decorated home.

    Avicenna: The “Persian Galen Trivia
    Bob Thom, the artist’s son, says this is his favorite painting because of the great detail and care that went into its creation. Perhaps it is also because it is one of the few he and/or his brother William did not have to pose for.

    Why “The ‘Persian Galen’?”
    Galen was Greek anatomist, physician, and writer. His theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance. Ibn Sina is called the Persian Galen because of the long influence his 10th Century writings and procedures had on the world of medicine and pharmacy, much like Galen’s writing in Greco-Roman times.

  2. Anonymous

    Hey Nickel,

    If you want articles posted on my site please forward to my more frequently checked address:
    mcdoog2112 at shaw dot ca

    Of course all the usual stuff, unique and informative. You are free to have embedded links within the text too (as long as the links are to quality sites)

    Now I must put the finishing touches on a presentation I am giving next week in Las Vegas.

    Darn it…I have to go to Vegas again :- )

  3. Nickel

    Ideally I’d like to have the articles by this weekend, but I should be able to deal with some late submissions as we don’t leave ’til Tuesday night (or Wednesday morning) and I’ll have intermittend internet access while we’re away.

  4. Anonymous

    Hey nickel, you should check out We just launched it a few weeks ago. It’s free and it helps bloggers offer and find guest blogging opportunities.

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