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Discussion in 'General News' started by Ridemonkey, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey This is not an active account

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    Ridemonkey is looking for writers who would like an opportunity to write a blog (like a news/opinion column) on a mountain biking topic of their choice.

    To qualify, you must be willing to write an entry at least once a week, have decent writing skills, and be an RM member.

    Some blogs we'd LOVE to see might be:
    • Riding Tips
    • Part Reviews
    • Trail Reviews
    • Industry Insight
    • Race Reports

    To find out more information, or request to be a writer, please PM Ridemonkey. Please include the topic you'd like to write about, and a quick sample of your writing.
     

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  2. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    That sounds pretty cool. We just need to find some people willing to. How long do you want the columns to be.
     
  3. Ridemonkey

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    I'm not looking for novels, it's more about quality than quantity. I expect some to be just a couple paragraphs, where others will be more in depth. As long as it's quality content I'm less concerned about how long the entry is. :)
     
  4. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    If you are short on writers, let me know. I'm not riding as much as I'd like to these days (probably once a week), and my season is coming to an end, so I probably won't be your best option. However, if you're stuck for people, let me know... I'm happy to write.
     
  5. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    I'll definitely do some trail reviews, god knows, I ride enough. :) I could probably do some beer reviews too because we have a few breweries up here in the PNW.
     
  6. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I'm in for trail and beer reviews. Of course, ridemonkey will have to send me money to cover the beer expense.
     
  7. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I'm in for bike reviews. Of course, Ridemonkey will have to send me a new bike each week.
     
  8. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

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    I certianly willing to do a mid atlantic trail review and urban. Lord knows I have plenty of resources.
     
  9. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    His capitalization, grammer and spelling will be fun to look at every week!
     
  10. AR_

    AR_ Monkey

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    I'l let you know how the weather is in the Uk every week..

    Rain..
    Sun..
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    Rain..
    Rain..

    Should be fun :thumb:
     
  11. JRB

    JRB Guest

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    :stupid: but my spelling sucks.
     
  12. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

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    wEl, aS i lerned in colledge compasishun to, one must cunsiderr the audiance one es riting too.
     
  13. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    We could have a little graphic of a person with bad teeth pointing at either a cloud (indicating cloudy conditions), a rain cloud (indicating rain) or a kidney pie (indicating that the UK sucks).


    :rolleyes:
     
  14. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    I talked to Aaron about this before...I have a ton of product reviews already written...if you really want to open a product review section let me know....D
     
  15. dogwonder

    dogwonder Nitro

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    What about creative non-fiction? I like to add stuff to real experiences to embelish (like the tourists that just happened to be there to ask directions to the Eiffel tower).
     
  16. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    i can do a "whats in lovebunnys feces today" column. my butts been really creative lately for some reason
     
  17. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    what its like to be a shop gopher blog? i can give people incite on what its like to be the low man on the totem pole at a bike shop.
     
  18. merrrrjig

    merrrrjig Turbo Monkey

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    Ill do some race reports! I was thinking about doing one anyway for mammoth!
     
  19. Andyman_1970

    Andyman_1970 Turbo Monkey

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    I'd do some columns/posts on life and general observations with a spiritual slant to them (in my usual non confrontational, non preachy, non Bible thumping kind of way), if there is an interest in that sort of stuff on here.
     
  20. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    I could write on the dharma of biking. How I somehow survive throwing my bike of a 60ft cliff without a scratch, but I end up with eleven stiches and am completely humbled by a small rock in the center trail.
     
  21. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i can write bob dylan and iPod reviews.
     
  22. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I think you should just write about Bob Dylan's iPod.
     
  23. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    well, wilco already wrote a song called "bob dylan's 49th beard".
     
  24. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Well maybe you can write about Corey Dillon in the I-formation.
     
  25. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    speaking of that, is this year's FFL dead? fraser scampered off to europe w/o setting the draft date.
     
  26. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    I'm down.
     
  27. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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  28. BigStonz

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    How about an ongoing "novella" centered around the biking crowd in the thriving metropolis of Swain, NY. That should keep folks riveted!
     
  29. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    I could do a bi weekly article on various topics in the mtb field.
     
  30. Ascentrek

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    I'll write about my XC adventures on a 43 lb bike (yeah, i push it up hill).
     
  31. Old_Dude

    Old_Dude Monkey

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    If written well, that could be a great read - I'd click it.

    What about an Old_Dude blog? I really do have professional writing experience, plus, I probably encounter more real life, bizzare & pseudo-fake stuff than any other monkey - and I've got the std's to prove it.

    Somehow, I doubt this is exactly what Aaron is looking for.

    (sigh)