I've been mulling this idea over for a while, but I decided to go ahead and finally make the announcement.
I've been writing here since 2008, but I didn't start taking it seriously until 2010. In the three years following I have poured my brain on to the page 2-5 times a week. Unfortunately, the world is a never ending source of blog material for a culture critiquing feminist.
However, I've recently taken on other time consuming endeavors (like my Tumblr project) and it's become more of a challenge to keep the content at Nerdy Feminist interesting. I don't want to lose the momentum I've built but I also am trying to avoid burning myself out by trying too hard.
So basically, I'd love to add some contributors in order to increase the variety and freshness and to take the burden off of me to blog when I'm not feeling it. Nerdy Feminist is certainly no hot spot of the internet (total transparency: I get about 14-18k hits a month) but if you have a knack for feminism and writing but you've never blogged before and you'd like a forum to start, I'd be happy to partner up.
Here's how you can throw your hat into the ring:
Email alynn(at)nerdyfeminist.com with a bio, 2 blog samples of the type of stuff you'd like to contribute, and topics that you consider your "expertise." I consider the tone here to be laid back and informal, but I try to keep things well reasoned and clearly argued. I'm looking for intersectional feminists who can write on a variety of topics but I lean toward pop culture criticism.
My idea is that I'd select 2-3 people to be on a trial basis where you could send me blogs and I'd review/post them, then after a while I would add you as an official contributor to the blog w/ your own log in. I'd ultimately be looking for people who could commit to one solid blog post a week.
This is just a preliminary foray into this process, so I might change it up as we go. I just wanted y'all to be the first to know. Please feel free to share these details with anyone who might be a good fit.
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