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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Help Wanted

At the writing of this article, it has been 886 days since KnickerBlogger.Net’s conception. Although it started as a one man show, I’ve had a few guest bloggers along the way. Most notably is Dr. Dave Crockett who, despite my best efforts, stays around to give us exceptional insight on a host of topics. Including this one, my guests and I have written 382 articles give or take a few. That means KB.Net readers have gotten an average of 3 articles per week. Since I don’t normally write on weekends and there isn’t much to write about in the summer, the average during the NBA season is probably a tad higher. Over this span I’ve done my best to give hoops fans a bit of quality and quantity.

Unfortunately these days I don’t have the same free time as I did when I started, and I’d prefer for neither the quality nor quantity at this site to decline. So I’m opening the KnickerBlogger.Net human resources department to accept inquiries for writers.

The good news is that I’m not particular with the topics or style. You could cover the entire NBA, or give a basic post-recap of the Knicks games. You could be an X’s & O’s guy, or a stathead. Straight numbers guy, or knee-slapping funny. Or anywhere in between.

The bad news is that I’m not going to take just anyone. I’m looking for quality. I’m not asking for the next Hollinger, Dwyer, or Pelton, but whatever you have to offer I’d like to see you do it well with an attention to detail. If you just want to post something simple like the pre-Knick matchups statistically, make sure the formatting is the same every time. If you write an article, run it throught a spell checker & read it over a few times. Believe me readers can tell the difference when you rush through something and when you spend a few extra minutes on quality control.

Fortunately there is more good news: blogging is a enjoyable experience. Writing articles on a regular basis enhances your writing skills. I’ve used techniques that I’ve learned from writing on KnickerBlogger.Net in everything from work emails to holiday cards. Furthermore, becoming a blogger puts you in a community of NBA professionals. Since starting my blog I’ve been in contact with online columnists, newspaper columnists, NBA consultants, agents, book authors, editors, and all sorts of people who live & breathe hoops.

But most importantly, blogging is fun! Writing an article is much different than participating on a message board or even leaving a comment on a blog. An article makes your opinion the center topic, whereas on a message board you’re usually fighting for attention among different ideas. Additionally it’s a fantastic feeling when someone responds positively to your writing, because it means that your point of view has become validated by others.

All in all I’m enjoying blogging greatly, and I hope that I’ll be able to share that joy with a few more people this coming season. If you’re interested in writing or think you have something to offer for our little corner of the internet, send me an email with a little description of how you’d like to contribute. I’m looking forward to making this year the best at KnickerBlogger.Net.

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