Be a blogger
Do you have something interesting to say about our area or from the perspective of an area resident? Do you enjoy writing and have time to write frequently? Try your hand as a Record-Eagle.com blogger …
“Our Town” bloggers are tasked to write about the good things going on in their town. Do you love where you live? Would you like to write about the things that make your town special? Check out the posts by Jim Sheehan and Erin Crowell in the “Our Town: Traverse City” blog and let us know if you’re interested in doing something similar for your town.
The “Away From Home” blog features area residents on a temporary basis as they venture outside the Grand Traverse area into the greater world beyond our Bay. For an example, read Dan Kaschel’s blogs from his mission trip to Haiti, or Kristina Adair’s dispatches from Tanzania.
Our “Northern Michigan Cares” blog offers area residents the chance to blog about the charitable causes and events they’re involved in. Your blog can be temporary, like Judy Hammond’s, who is writing about the planning and launching of this year’s Relay For Life. Or, if you work with your cause year-round, you might also consider writing on a more permanent basis.
Not everyone can blog. You must be able to write, keep it clean (gramatically as well as semantically), and have the time to write often (once per week preferred). And, since we cannot currently pay our bloggers, you have to want to do it for the experience and the exposure.
If you’re interested in becoming a blogger for one of the existing blogs listed above, or if you’d just like to share your views on a particular topic of local interest, e-mail email@example.com with the following information:
- Your name
- Your e-mail address
- Where you’re from (you must have local ties)
- Your blog idea (what will your blog be about, i.e. what is the general theme or topic?)
- A sample blog entry or two (so we can judge your writing style)
Thanks for your interest, and good luck!