Are you a blogger?

Monday, June 11, 2007

A redesign of the Times-Gazette web site later this summer will include blogs from both inside and outside the newsroom. As part of that process, we're interested in hearing from members of the community who might be interested in maintaining a blog on our site.

Maintaining the blog would involve writing new content at least every day or two (more often if you'd like!). It doesn't have to be long or wordy, but it should be something that readers of our web site would find interesting. Consistent output is important, because it helps readers get into the habit of checking for new blog posts.

We're especially interested in bloggers who would have a theme to their writing -- for instance, a parent who wants to write about the experience of raising kids, or a teenager who enjoys writing about their school, or bloggers representing specific communities like Wartrace and Bell Buckle. But we're open to bloggers without a specific focus if their writing skills or personality are strong enough.

Bloggers must agree not to post offensive, defamatory or copyrighted material and will sign a written agreement specifying the rules for participation.

If you are interested, please e-mail and tell us a little bit about who you are and what you have to share.

The web site redesign will include a number of new interactive features, including Associated Press video and the opportunity to share your photographs with other web site readers or to purchase photos that appear in the Times-Gazette. Look for more details as we get closer to launch.