So you think you can blog? - Macleans.ca

So you think you can blog?

The editor (not exactly as illustrated) will be the judge of that.

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Our site is looking to expand its roster of regular bloggers. You could be a high school student, university student, college student, graduate student or faculty member. This is your chance to share your experiences, ideas, passions and pet peeves with a national and international audience. We’re looking for traditional bloggers — i.e. people who communicate through the written word — and also video bloggers, photo bloggers and cartoonists. Or bloggers who combine some or all of the above. It’s the end of the first decade of the third millennia. All sorts of previously crazy things are possible.

So, you ask, how do I apply? Send us:

1. Your name, email address and other basic contact deets.

2. A short bio or c.v.: Where are/were you at school? What are/were you studying? Or if you’re a high school student, where/what do you hope to study? And so on.

3. Samples of your writing: This is the most important part. These samples don’t necessarily have to be published work. Articles, blog posts, tweets, emails, txts, notes passed in class or mad ravings from your diary: whatever. Just show us that you can think and write, and do both simultaneously while walking and chewing gum. Pedigree isn’t important. The proof of the pudding is in the eating; the proof of the writing is in the reading.

3(b) Samples of your videography/photography/cartoons/etc: If you’re a post-literary type, and you’d like to do a primarily multimedia blog, send us a few media samples. Again, we don’t care if your work has been published/broadcast in the corporate or campus MSM. All that matters is the quality of the work, which will speak for itself. The proof of the video is in the viewing.

4. A plan. Not a plan for the rest of your life. A plan for the blog. What do you want to do with the blog? What sorts of topics do you want to cover? Some people are hard core reporters; some are deeply personal chroniclers. Both approaches, and all choices in between, are open. Just let us know what you have in mind.

When you’re ready, drop me a line at oncampusblogger@gmail.com.