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Article Swap, Pairing Announced Here!

November 8, 2009

Pairing is done….

Alrighty, thanks to Marnie’s stroke of genius, I was able to get everyone paired up so we can get this rolling. The idea now is to check out the blog of the person we will be writing for, just get a general idea how they write, what they write about, etc. Check out who will be writing for you, come up with something based on what you think they could write about and assign a topic. The post doesn’t have to be huge or some sort of thesis, maybe a minimum of 4-5 paragraphs so there is at least some content in the post.

I hope everyone has fun with this and I look forward to writing my article. If everyone can leave an e-mail address in this post it might make it easier for us all to contact one another for sending the articles to be posted. Thank so much everyone for wanting to give this a whirl, if it’s a success we’ll have to try it again!

Nate @ Precious Metal writing for Justin @ American Buddhist

Adam @ Dharma Brewing writing for Marnie @ Enlightenment Ward

Jon @ Be Compassion writing for ? @ C4Chaos

Danny @ Rev. Danny Fisher writing for Richard @ My Buddha Is Pink

Justin @ American Buddhist writing for Danny @ Rev. Danny Fisher

Marcus @ Marcus Journal writing for Jack @ Zen Dirt Zen Dust

Dwan @ Budding Buddhist writing for Genju @ 108 Zen Books

Genju @ 108 Zen Books writing for Nate @ Precious Metal

Marnie @ Enlightenment Ward writing for Dwan @ Budding Buddhist

Jack @ Zen Dirt Zen Dust writing for Rohan @ 21 Awake

? @ C4Chaos writing for Linda-Sama @ Linda’s Yoga

Rohan @ 21 Awake writing for Adam @ Dharma Brewing

Linda-Sama @ Linda’s Yoga writing for Shane @ Zenfant

Shane @ Zenfant writing for Marcus @ Marcus Journal

Richard @ My Buddha Is Pink writing for Jon @ Be Compassion



Hey everyone… seems most people have gotten in touch with one another, if not please get in contact with your pair, whether it be your guest or the person you are to write for.

From the get go I didn’t want to express any “rules” but people have been asking for a “deadline”. I think it’d be fair to have the article to your pair by December 1st latest. If everyone has their articles by then, we could all post them on that date. I know my guest has already sent theirs and it’s great, I also hate to sit on it for that long but it’d be awesome to have these all drop on the same day.

Once they’ve all been posted, e-mail me the links and I will post a “master” links post here, which maybe we could all in turn post as well.

Sorry I haven’t responded earlier, got back from vacation at 9pm on Tuesday and went immediately to work the next day and haven’t had much time since. Anyway… really looking forward to the next step here and that’s posting all these articles up. If for some reason you don’t know how to contact the person you are paired with, I would visit their blog and e-mail them from that, most have contact pages on their blogs.

33 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2009 9:30 pm

    Very much looking to dropping my post on to Digital Zendo’s blog on the 1st! And thanks to Jack at ZenDirtZenDust, for pointing me to this highly mindful bunch!

    Deep bow to all,


  2. November 28, 2009 9:55 am

    I am guessing that no one wants to pair up with me, eh? :-)

  3. November 22, 2009 3:14 pm

    Thanks for the support, Nate. I’m happy you like the article. I’ve got a pix to send but haven’t cropped it yet. Will do first chance I get – before Dec 1st! :-)

  4. zenfant permalink
    November 22, 2009 1:51 pm

    Hey Linda, email me, I’ve got your article idea for you, just waiting for your contact at


  5. November 20, 2009 4:47 am


    So, everyone posts on the same day – December the 1st. That’s a great idea. Nice one.

    I’ve just this morning sent my article to John at Zen Dirt, and photo too, and love how all this is coming together. Thank you.

    All the very best to everyone,


  6. November 19, 2009 11:53 pm

    New update to post above with some info on “deadlines” etc….

  7. November 19, 2009 9:41 am

    Will do!

  8. November 19, 2009 9:21 am

    Sounds like fun here.

    Would those who consider them Selfs to be Zen Christians be welcomed here? I have not read any of your stuff, but it sure looks inviting.

    Michael J

  9. November 19, 2009 9:31 am

    contoveros- of course, everyone is welcome here. Thanks for dropping by..

  10. November 16, 2009 2:36 pm

    Argh, sorry y’all – had personal family stuff happen. I’m here – NellaLou – I’ll email you posthaste – *hopefully* by tonight. Genju – my email is dwan (at) digitalpark (dot) com.

  11. November 16, 2009 2:20 pm

    I too would like to know my topic Budding Buddhist. Thanks.

    I’ll try you on Twitter too.

  12. November 15, 2009 11:28 am

    Is everyone else successfully contacting their associate bloggers? I have been unsuccessful. I have no e-mails. Rev. Danny Fisher and Jon @Be Compassion, hello!

  13. November 13, 2009 12:08 pm

    Hi all
    Fo some reason my last reply didn’t take here.
    I’ve emailed most of you the HTML of the author-blog list nate put up. If you want to add the topics you can do it in that text.

    If anyone was missed you can email me or go to my blog. The page of the list is buddhoblogger article swap with – for now – password ‘preciousmetal’. Select, right click, view source, copy, paste into your blog post as html.

  14. November 13, 2009 11:05 am

    Thank you NellaLou.

    I’ve now been set a topic by John, and have set a topic for Zenfant. And I used your idea for deciding on it. Thank you.

    But, you know, I still think that a list of the topics set would be really great. We could add it to the existing list.


    Marcus @ Marcus Journal writing for Jack @ Zen Dirt Zen Dust about xyz

    Then we can see at a glance all the topics this great idea has generated and the topic line can link directly to the blog post itself (once up).

    Marcus _/\_

  15. November 12, 2009 3:10 pm

    John, I’ve been trying to use Nate’s list from this but the hyper-links won’t copy. Maybe we can just point to this post? Unless someone knows how to cut/paste so that the hyper-links are intact….


  16. November 12, 2009 2:37 pm

    Ok, so it would also be a great idea is that everyone that is participating to put up a post linking to all of the “quest-posts”. That way everybody gets a little more exposure and we can see how this grand experiment turns out.



  17. November 12, 2009 11:02 am

    Nate gave me my topic before he left. Good thing he’s on vacation until Wednesday (I hope he meant NEXT Wednesday!) because it’s going to take me the weekend to do this!

    Dwan, I left a suggestion for a topic via a reply to your very first post on your blog. I figured you would have to approve it and so would read it. You can email me at if you like.


  18. November 12, 2009 2:03 am

    Adam has done a fine job discussing spiritual tourism and commercialism as a topic for my blog. He’s finished already! Amazing! I asked him to take a look at the tag topics I use and see if anything jumped out at him. You might want to try something like that.

    When you are back from vacation can you put up some kind of timeline such as a publication date. I am assuming they will all go up around the same time. Should we also put a little tag such as [guest post] or something in the title?

    @Dwan of Buddhing Buddhist
    If you wish to contact me I am at nellalouise [at] gmail [dot] com Ready and willing to write for your interesting blog.

  19. November 12, 2009 12:25 am

    Have any topics been set yet (I’m struggling with this!) – perhaps, as topics are set, we can leave a note here or on another thread saying what they are? That would interesting and, for me, very useful.

  20. November 11, 2009 1:54 pm

    My e-mail is

    Ready to go!

  21. November 10, 2009 10:59 pm

    Ooops, sorry – only just seen that we’re up and running!

    My email: marcusjournal108 – at – googlemail – dot – com

    Okay, now to go look at the Zenfant blog!

  22. November 9, 2009 12:39 am

    This is a nice challenge.
    My email is nellalouise [at] gmail [dot] com

  23. November 9, 2009 12:03 am

    thanks! awesome. Justin, Linda I can be reached at coolmel[at]gmail[dot]com

    looking forward to this!


  24. November 8, 2009 10:34 pm

    Hey Marcus and Rohan drop a line to!


  25. November 8, 2009 6:09 pm

    You can reach me at – adamjohnson182[@]gmail[dot]com

  26. Linda-Sama permalink
    November 8, 2009 4:17 pm

    “but my life is powered by a dry and irreverent sense of humor, peppered with profanity…that’s just fair warning for my posts.”

    LOL — love that! sounds like me and my yoga blog!

    give me some time to do this…will go back and read the “rules”…..

  27. November 8, 2009 12:40 pm

    my email:

    Looking forward to this!

  28. November 8, 2009 11:45 am

    sorry bout that Sven, I mean Shane. Don’t know why I was thinking that was your name… got alot going on for this vacation I’m taking… my bad! :)

    And… my e-mail address is

  29. zenfant permalink
    November 8, 2009 10:40 am

    nate thanks for organizing these. Linda and Marcus, my email is

    and the name is Shane lol…not Sven, i’ve got dark hair and eyes, so i could not pull off Sven even if I wanted to hehehehehe


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