March 28th, 2005
Hmm. To post this friends-only, or leave it open...?
meh. I'll leave it open. If they want me to write for them, they should know where I'm coming from with it.
So sort of on a whim recently, I submitted an application to write a digital photography blog to Weblogsinc.com. They're the people who run Engadget.com, as well as a number of other sucessful consumer blogs out there.
I submitted a brief life history (as relates to technophilia, photographilia, college education, and intarweb addiction), and figured if I heard back from them saying "sounds good, but you're not as obsessive as we were hoping for, and we got 9 ga-jillion applicants" then I'd just be happy and go on with my life.
I just got an e-mail back, and they asked me to submit some example posts that I'd put up if they tapped me to write for said digi-photo-blog. I can't tell if they just wanted a complete image and have a million people they're trying to compare on an even playing field, or if they really liked what I had to say and wanted to find out more about me and whether I'm the man for the blog.
They also asked if I could do 125 posts a month.
Now I'm sure I could blather on for 125 posts a month, but the question is if I can do 125 lucid posts per/month (or about 4 a day) on new developments in the field of digital photography?
I think I could. I mean, reading engadget.com obsessively all day long, I basically see a post about every new mp3 player, cell phone, toy, gizmo, etc. that hits the market, or is rumored to be hitting the market. If I were just to relay the latest info on the newest cameras and such, I could probably manage to average 4 posts a day.
The other thing is that I don't know if this is a paid position or not, etc. After all, I do have a full time job to deal with, of which I'm starting a new one on friday. Hmm. Sure can't hurt to ask them for more info on it I suppose.
At worst they'll tell me to buzz off, and I'm where I was this morning.
|Date:||March 28th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)|| |
Yeah, it'd be pretty nifty if it happens. I'm gonna have to sort out the new job/blogging thing though. If I stayed at this job I'd have plenty of time to blog 4x per day, but I don't know how much intarweb/downtime I'll have at the new job...
|Date:||March 28th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)|| |
you might want to just practice doing 4 posts on Something every day to see how wearing that would get. Even *I* don't always post four things every day, and I'm one verbose mf'er.
Well, i'll wait and see if they're more interested in me before I go to that length. Right now I'm pretty psyched about it, but I'll wait to hear if I get an offer before I start practicing. heh.
|Date:||March 28th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)|| |
*lol*. The Blog Workout? I see.... ;)