Come Blog With Us

moar.gifWriting for Metblogs has the potential to be the most rewarding experience in your entire life. It’ll make you rich, famous, good looking, will help you lose weight, make your clothes fit better, and get you a super good deal on a new car. It will make you the most well known person on the entire planet. Yes, each and every one of you. Really.

OK maybe not. Actually those are all lies, but it’s fun at least. The truth is Metblogs is the largest network of locally focused blogs on the web, covering almost 60 cities around the world and we’re looking to add a few new bloggers/writters/authors to this fine site. If you wanna know more about us check out this wikipedia entry but it’s kinda boring so I won’t waste time repeating it all here again. If you wanna write for us, here’s the scoop:

  • All author positions are volunteer. That means you don’t get paid.
  • You must live in (or very near) the city you plan to write about.
  • Anything you post must relate to the city somehow. That means you shouldn’t post a movie review, but talking about going to see a movie at a local theater is fine.
  • There’s no requirement for how much you can or should write, but we ask that if we set you up as an author you make about 3 posts a week.
  • You can post about things you love, you can post about things you hate. It’s entirely up to you

Additionally, because of our global network, there’s plenty of options for things you write to be read by people all over the world. Interested? Want more details? Post a comment and we’ll be in touch!

3 Comments so far

  1. padster on August 7th, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

    OK, here’s the comment, please get in touch!

    I’d love to blog from MetBlogs London. Do I need to sell myself here, or do I wait for you to get in touch?

    Well, while I’m here, I’ll just suggest a few of the kind of things I would blog about, if dreams came true and I got to be a Metblogger:

    – last night’s crazy weather: watching out of my loft window as almost constant forked lightning flickered around the horizon, and wondering why there was absolutely no thunder at all, and how I could be seeing lighting and clear patches of sky with stars at the same time.

    – how much I love my favourite Fish & Chip shop, which I have been going to for about 15 years. Watching the proprietor go grey. Loving the fact that he probably recognizes me, but doesn’t do anything crass and un-British like actually acknowledge me.

    – fixed gear bikes, and why I hate them and all who ride them on city streets. With a passion.

    – small mysterious space invaders tile mosaics that I have been spotting in and around Soho.

    – commuting by push bike from Stoke Newington to Soho every day. Pros and cons and observations from the bike lane. Hopefully not while under a bus.

    – mysterious carved symbols on old London kerbstones. What do they mean?

    – getting a bit riled and having an argument with a copper at Leicester Square tube station a few Friday nights ago, because of the totally absurd circus they were running in there with a metal detector. Supposedly as a part of the war on knife crime. How does stopping and searching a few black and asian kids in the West End on a Friday night help? File under surveillance and civil liberties – this would be something I would blog on a fair bit.

    – happenings in a small London garden.

    – kids-related things. I have 3, and they are all Londoners through and through. Next up – trip to the "Dinosaur place" (Natural History Museum).

    I always carry a camera, and am not a bad snapper.

    cheers – keep up the good work

    P.


  2. Julia Frey (lajulia) on August 7th, 2008 @ 6:01 pm

    I vote YES for Padster!

    Okay, full disclosure, the know the guy AND I know he’ll be a great addition to metblogs.


  3. pingu on August 15th, 2008 @ 10:00 am

    hey!

    i’ll start with a totally generic statement – it’d be really cool to write for metblogs. i love london but an awful lot of it pisses me off a lot of the time. i love riding the tube, but hate my commute. i always seem to attract crazy people who like to talk to me about random schizzle. i adore piccadilly circus. tourists irritate me yet i find them endearing. i seem to have a face that people want to ask directions from. most of the time i tell them the right way…

    anyway, i’m a single 26 year old female living and working here. can’t offer any kids stories (other than the occassional anecdote when they’ve annoyed me somewhat) however the sun is shining right now and i’m feeling a big love for this city that i’d like to share!

    thanks! pingu.



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