As the astute among you will have noticed, this site has not seen a new post (besides this one) in almost two years. So in an effort to resuscitate things, I’m putting out this Call for Contributors who are interested in creating new content for the website. Please see below and please forward widely to groups/individuals who you think might be interested.
I launched the site in early 2009 and continued to blog regularly until February 2010, when other ventures pulled my attention away. Amazingly, even after I stopped adding new content, website traffic has held steady at between 1000-1500 unique visitors per month, sometimes more. In the last month alone, there have been visitors from 66 countries, from the US to Croatia, Sri Lanka to Trinidad. And this is after almost two years without a new post!
Contributing to the website is a great opportunity for established and newer teachers/practitioners alike to reach a worldwide audience, hone their writing and communication skills, and learn or develop new skills in internet marketing, social media, etc. If you have an existing blog or website, regular guest contributing is a great way of directing new traffic to your site and build your readership.
Beginning in February, I would like to have a team of 2-4 guest contributors publishing roughly one short article each per week (500-1500 words). Contributors will have significant creative license to develop and explore whatever subject matter they choose.
How to Apply
First, please familiarize yourself with the site to see if it looks like a fit for you.
If you’re still interested in becoming a contributing writer, please email me through the contact page (or at leonard[at]barrettecological[dot]com):
- A brief bio, including your background in permaculture and your experience (if any) with blogging or writing.
- Types of activities and projects you’ve been involved in that qualify you to write about applying permaculture to rental situations.
- One or two writing samples, preferably about applicable subject matter (permaculture, gardening, DIY projects, etc., unrelated writing is OK too.) Can be sent as links or attachments.
Please submit by
January 15th, 2012.Deadline extended to January 22nd.
Thanks and best!