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May. 19th, 2007 | 07:36 pm
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I was chatting with a senior marketing guy I know at the conference, and he mentioned that people keep asking him for references to people who can write blogs for their corporations.

The cool thing is that he already educates them about how this kind of blog is not marketing fluff, it's a conversation with customers (and potential customers). And when I critiqued one major issue in his product's blog, he agreed. Good sign.

I said I knew a bunch of incredibly articulate but ridiculously underpaid writers. He said, send me their names and I will pass them on. Companies would get coherent writing and you'd get paid real money -- good deal all around.

Those of you who are un- and under-employed and interested, please comment here or email me. Would be good if you have a non-fandom or at least non-porn blog that you can show him.
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dragonkal

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from: dragonkal
date: May. 20th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
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Wow, cool! Thanks for the opportunity!

Sorcha and I are both interested. We run the Food N00bs blog over on typepad -- foodn00bs.typepad.com -- and corporate folks should be warned that there is some R-rated language on the blog, which both of us can of course abstain from in a professional employment situation. However, it's a good example of our writing skills, I think.

Thanks again!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)
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OKAY! I will pass your names and blog along, hoping for the best!

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Any further questions? Ask the shrimp!

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from: txvoodoo
date: May. 20th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
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Alas, all that I have that's serious are my politics-tagged posts, and they may be sprinkled with profanity :)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
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Do you have other writing samples? This could be a part-time thing, for sure.

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Any further questions? Ask the shrimp!

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from: txvoodoo
date: May. 20th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
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Meep, I don't, anymore. (I probably do, but they're also probably in an unlabeled rubbermaid tub in storage.)

This sucks, as I'm a pretty good written communicator!

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cupidsbow

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from: cupidsbow
date: May. 20th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
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I'd be interested in this. Is there time for me to mock up an LJ with just some of my non-fannish posts? If so, I'll let you know the lj name as soon as it's done.

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cupidsbow

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from: cupidsbow
date: May. 20th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
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I just posted and deleted a comment with the sample LJ name in it. Let me know if you didn't get it.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
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got it, thanks!

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cupidsbow

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from: cupidsbow
date: May. 20th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
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You rock, btw. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

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from: mortifyd
date: May. 20th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
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Comment!

my lj name at cox dot net is where to find me - I'm very interested!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
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Cool! Do you have any writing samples online?

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from: mortifyd
date: May. 20th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
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er... not that aren't prony or ranty other than my personal religious lj. But I can whip something up tonight at work as long as I have an idea of what kinds of topics they like...

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Probably anything technical or hobby-ish would be fine. Just so they can see how you work.

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