PEER Review is looking for talented conservative writers. We are specifically looking for writers in FL, NC, GA, SC, NY, NJ, VA or DC. We hope to expand to the CA, the midwest and other southern states (TX, LA, MS, AL, TN) in time, but we have to build something first. Of course if I get responses from these states first maybe well grow there first.
PEER Review believes posting a blog is a talent, a passion and an affair with an electronic medium. We don't pay, but we believe one day we will be able to. We believe posting a blog is much like writing for writers, it's a lot like breathing, eating and sex. You have to do it. And, sometimes you can go without eating.
These are the rules for every contributor:
This is not RedState and this is not a group blog. You are not entitled to crash my site with retarded ideas. Only conservatives post here. I want you to remember a few things about my Blog when posting –
First and foremost, if you are not hiding your identity when you post, then whatever you write is forever immortalized on the web and attributable to you.
You will not be the only guest contributor. Please stick to strategy or evaluation of your chosen topic. Please give your professional opinion. Never write anything when you are angry.
About me -
I am not a journalist or a reporter; I am not trying to get the story first. In fact, I prefer to let things happen and then evaluate them. Journalist often get the information first, but the interpretation or the message is wrong. They have the resources, the money and the time to be on the scene 24/7. You would think they would be better at what they do, but they are what they are.
I also like to evaluate events before they unfold. What should happen and why, what could happen and why. I am better at it than others and it's what I do. I don't necessarily expect you to do the same. This may not be your strong suit, so write about what you do know. You will be much better at it if you know it and love it. I am more interested in good writing than evaluating events that haven't occured yet.
I am not trying to be an information source, that’s what others (Drudge, Technorati, Bloglines, headline news blogs, blog story blogs, other blogs, etc.) do. Don't worry about providing an encyclopedic knowledge of everything you post about. But if you can't back up the info then you won't be posting very long.
“Man can not live on beer alone,” so I also occassionaly link to entertainment info, education policy, religion thoughts and occasionally science news (because I’m a bit of a geek). You may love to talk about politics 24/7 but readers of PEER Review come here for opinion, evaluation and entertainment so include other topics occasionaly. Feel free to talk about any of them, but no nudity or porn links.
This is a blog I created to voice my opinions, perceptions and predictions.
This is a blog I created to give voice to other conservatives, particularly young ones when possible, and an opportunity to benefit like I will.
I am not trying to get rich using this blog… yet.
About you -
You should consider how you want to be known on the site. If you would like I can reference you similarly to the way Florida Politics references Derek Newton from the November Group, strategic partnership of between you and me. If you would prefer not to link your business to your posts then you can simply post under your name, or Mr.XYZ. If you prefer not to be known, that’s fine. I go by Mr. C, although as you know my identity is not hidden. Let me know how you want to approach this.
If you can contribute one solid piece a week I would be extremely satisfied. After a month or so we can evaluate if you want to continue contributing.
My readership goal is to consistently grow, in readership and influence. I have targets set of 100, 500, 1000, and 5000. I hope to meet them all and have a readership of 5000+ by this time next summer or during the primaries next year. If I can’t get at least 5000 readers a day during an election year then I will be revaluating my purpose throughout next year. Of course if I only have 100 but they are leading to bigger and better than things, then who cares?
In particular think of quality, not quantity readers. Word of mouth is the most effective way to build quality readers. Advertising is the best way to build quantity readers. I want insiders reading the blog, even if they won’t admit it.
Eventually I want the contributors to this blog to practice and hone their skill and start contributing to national publications and local papers. Think about sending an occasional article to a publication of your choice and give a shout out to PEER Review when you do.
If you are interested in posting on PEER Review then send me a post. I may edit it, send it back to you or post it as is. If you find you have the time, energy and passion I will add you to the authors list and you can post on your own.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org when you're ready. At the very least, thank you for visiting PEER Review and considering contributing to it. Tell your friends.