I not only read a lot about amateur radio, but also about freelance writing, blogging, and online journalism. The latest blog post to pass through my browser, “Doing journalism in 2010 is an act of community organizing,” suggests that a successful blog is really an online community, and that the successful blogger serves the needs of that community and listens to the members of that community.
I think the author is right about that, and I think that we have a pretty good community going here.
The next step, the author suggests is to invite members of the community to contribute not only comments, but posts as well. “By inviting guests posters on to your site,” he says, “you show that you are willing to not only listen to other voices in your online community, but to amplify them.”
So, I’m inviting you to contribute. Register as a user of kb6nu.com, then send me an e-mail that you’d like to be a contributor, and I’ll give you the privileges you need to make posts. If you’d rather not be a contributor, then simply e-mail what you want posted, and I’ll do it for you.
If you’re hesitant because you think you may not have the writing skills, don’t be. Before I became a freelance website developer, I was a senior technical editor for Test&Measurement World magazine. Part of my responsibilities were to turn often very poorly-written material from engineers and marketing types into legible English. I will work with you to help you say what you want to say.
Now, I’m going to sit back and watch the contributed posts roll in. :)