Sunday, April 20, 2008

Online Editors Required

Dear Readers of POF

Having taken on a number of time-consuming new projects this year, I have decided that I cannot continue running this Poets on Fire events listing blog. However, it's been such a phenomenal success, right from its inception, that I don't want to simply close the site.

So I'm looking for several good-natured people to run the site instead. The position is unpaid, I'm afraid, but is a good public service and also means you will be in contact with all sorts of British performers and event organisers, both big and small.

You will need some experience with Blogger or a similar site, in particular a basic working knowledge of HTML. (No longer strictly necessary, I know, but it's always good to know what the code means for those times when things don't go according to plan.)

How would it work? Well, in the beginning I would forward any emails received to your address and let you post them up; later, you might want to reroute all emails straight through to your own email address. You will be named in the sidebar and below each post as one of the POF editors, and made an official 'team member' for this blog so that you can post up events as they come through to you, or change the site design if you wish. You will also be able to post up your own details and a photograph in the sidebar for permanent display.

I will remain a named team member myself, as the site's founder.

So, minimal interference, maximum networking opportunities. What do you say? If you would like to apply for this position, please email me - - giving the following details:

1. Your real name.
2. Your age.
3. Your location.
4. Your internet experience (particularly as a blogger).
5. Your background in poetry and/or performance.
6. Why you want to take this challenging project on.
7. Any ideas you may have about changing/improving the site.
8. Lastly, your absolute commitment to updating this blog at least once a week for a minimum period of six months.

Looking forward to hearing from you - deadline for applications will be Sunday April 27th.


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