I am beginning to look for additional contributors to the PCMech editorial team. My goals are to introduce additional viewpoints and interests into our content.
So, would you be interested in joining the team?
Obviously, you must be well-versed in computers and technology otherwise you’re going to have a hard time (pretty obvious). However, I am not limiting this to hardware geeks and techs. Perhaps you closely follow developments in web-based software or social media. Perhaps you are a die-hard Mac fanatic. Perhaps you a heavy gamer and want to help people in that area? Technology has progressed way past the point of fiddling with motherboards and I would like PCMech to reflect that.
You must be a decent writer. That probably goes without saying. However, I don’t expect or demand formal writing. As you can probably tell, our writing style here at PCMech is pretty conversational. So, as long as you can write easy-to-follow, interesting articles that will help our audience, you’re qualified.
I want to make sure you understand, as well, that this is NOT an employment position with my company. You will remain fully independent and the time demands will be minimal. You write when you want. As time and your interest allow, perhaps you can evolve into a regular contributor to the site. That is my goal.
As for pay, this will be addressed once I get a feel for your work. It will be on a per-post basis and you must accept Paypal. If you’re trying to make a living here, look elsewhere. I’ve seen too many people who way overvalue their blog posts. I can write one of these things in 20-30 minutes, so let’s be real. So, I’m looking for genuine interest – people for whom this is a hobby. People who just enjoy immersing themselves in tech and the tech community. Regular writers to this site will develop a following. So, this should be fun, not a J-O-B. Fair?
So, if you are interested in giving this a try, here’s what I want you to do:
- Write a blog post for PCMech. Please don’t contact me asking for ideas. If you are a reader of this site, you know what we talk about. Just write what you enjoy, and make it web-ready.
- Put the post into an HTML file (please, no Word documents.). Text files is OK.
- Email it to editor –at- pcmech.com.
No guarantees that I’ll post what you write. Obviously, I have to review it. And please ensure proper spelling, punctuation and grammar. Colloquial grammar is OK, however if the post is full of gross mistakes, I’m just going to send it back.
Here are a few posts which may be helpful to you from my other blog:
- 50 Rapid Fire Tips For Power Blogging
- A Blogger’s Checklist for Guest Posting On Other Blogs
- Everything You Need To Know About Writing Blog Headlines
- The 10 Minute Blog Post
I look forward to hearing from you.
The PCMech.com weekly newsletter has been running strong for over 8 years. Sign up to get tech news, updates and exclusive content - right in your inbox. Also get (several) free gifts.