Friday, July 17, 2009

Be a Gentleman

Wondering how you too can become a member of the elite writing society that is These Gentlemen? Well, look no further, cause now is your chance.

We're looking for a new full time writer here at TG. Interested? Of course you are. So what do you have to do?

Shoot a sample post, along with a brief description of who you are and what you like to write about to A bit about why you're interested in TG wouldn't hurt either. But the sample is the main thing - give us an idea of your voice and interests.

Look forward to reading you.


Anonymous said...

You have 11 writers. Yesterday three of them posted something within hours of each other. That's the only real complaint I have about These Gentlemen, there will be a couple days of nothing and then 3 things at once. As a reader who only checks daily (I assume most people do the same or use an RSS feed) its a bit off putting and I think I've probably missed a view posts. You don't need anymore writers you need to schedule everyone out more efficiently I think.

Jason Heat said...

Appreciate that you're a regular reader - hope you enjoy most of the content. And we always do appreciate feedback.

In response to your points, we decided internally awhile ago to keep a steady roster of 12 full time writers. So as one leaves, we fill the spot. Given that everyone has different life schedules and posting schedules this makes sure we don't end up with a slow period, along with other internal procedures.

Our goal is to have at least one new post a day. Sometimes we slip, but that's our general goal.

In terms of multiple posts a day, I have to personally say I don't see it as a bad thing. Different people have different reading habits - some check our site multiple times a day looking for new content and comments, some daily, some once a week and bulk read. We give the writers the freedom to write and post when they have the urge to promote creativity and capturing certain moments at their hot points. This makes scheduling posts from above difficult and is one of the things I like about us. As a reader of other sites I'm always hungry for new content (so long as its quality)

With that said, we are instituting some new features in the coming months that will have very definitive publishing schedules to address exactly that kind of concern and hopefully they will enhance your reading experience. (I'll have a weekly column starting soon, and some new initiatives starting in August and Septmember).

Hope that helps clear some things up, and definitely continue to let us know how we can make the site better.

Scotty said...

more chicks.

Matt Lindeboom said...

Agreed. Another Female writer or two would be an invaluable addition.

Damo said...

Banner ads and pop-ups FTW!