A Boy and his BlogA Boy and his Blog

Posted on Apr 16th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under writers, call, in search of, blog, front page, submissions

Over the past two years, I've been fortunate enough to work with some great writers/people who have contributed greatly to the success of our site's front page.  It's a job that takes time and effort, and only pays with the occasional "nice article" and subsequent warm fuzzy.  With any job, there is turnover, people's job and family situations change, people begin or continue personal projects, and sometimes even burnout can set it.  As a volunteer position, it is typically the easier thing to let go of, so leaving is completely understandable and has always been on great terms.  I am very appreciative of those who have helped out in the past and only wish them the best of luck; your articles are still welcome here should any of you get the itch to write one.

With some recent turnover, I've been struggling a bit to provide content to our readership (though we still haven't missed a deadline) and have been putting much more free time than what I have into making sure our front page is a beacon that draws in potential members.  As a result, I am putting out a call to writers for anyone who might be interested in joining our staff.  Right now, I am looking to add one or two writers to take on one article each per month.  Though this may not sound like a lot, I can assure you that coming up with a topic each month and creating a good product is a little more time consuming and taxing than one might think. Our staff adheres to a strict (but flexible when needed) schedule and articles must be turned in on time so that they can be reviewed and set back to fix if there are any issues. Writers must also stick to site guidelines in terms of content; though are forums and personal blogs are pretty much a free-for-all, our front page is a direct reflection of our site and as so, strives to be informative and family-oriented.

If you, or someone you know, has what it takes to become a writer for our site, please send me a direct PM or email (click on "About" tab and "Staff" drop down to find it) stating your interest. You do not have to be a current member of this site to be eligible for this application, but you will have to set up an account if you are brought on board.


Our policy for bringing on staff writers has always been to promote at least three articles from the personal blogs before voting in a writer.  However, since we are looking to add a few staff members a little quicker, we are asking that anyone interested provide at least three (3) writing samples.  These can be past or new articles added to your personal blog, or work you have done for other sites and/or personal ventures.  All articles should be video game related, so please use good judgment or ask about content before submitting. Please provide all sample work to me via PM or email through site links or Word or similar docs (if you prefer).  All samples should be in by May 10, 2016.  Acceptance of any late submissions will be at my discretion, but you MUST contact me prior to the deadline so that we can make arrangements.  Once all articles are submitted, the staff and I will choose from these entries and make our decisions.  In the meantime, please feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

Thank you for your time and best of luck to all who submit.

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I try and write, it sounds great in my head... when I read it back.... only cliffnotes of what I wanted to say.
@douglie007:  I'd submit anyway.  I personally don't like what I write that much, but I still get comments sometimes.
I nominate Duke to start and old crotchety gamer series of blogs!!
@Crabmaster2000: I would read this!
@Crabmaster2000: Get off my digital lawn!
It would be more like "Duke's Dark Souls Corner"
@Duke.Togo: http://store.steampowered.com/app/331200/
@bickman2k: Grass simulator sounds like almost as much fun as "Watch Paint Dry": https://medium.com/swlh/watch-paint-dry-how-i-got-a-game-on-the-steam-store-without-anyone-from-valve-ever-looking-at-it-2e476858c753#.x1t22ynvn
Will be glad to see some new folks come on board to get more varied perspectives on games Smiley

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