Created in Birmingham has been running for 6 months now and in that time it’s become apparent that the scope of this project is beyond the capacity of one man (ie me). So it’s time to expand the remit somewhat.
Originally I didn’t want to run reviews here as it would give the blog the perception of bias, but on reflection I don’t think that’s a bad thing. People seem to like the fact that this blog veers into opinion from time to time rather that just being a bland listings site so since I obviously can’t help that I might as well expand it.
So CiB is now open to submissions. There’s no money available for payment and in the long term I’d encourage you to write on your own blog but if you aren’t ready to commit to that or just want to reach CiB’s readership then send in your words. The blog currently gets approx 200 unique views a day and they be top quality views. The people with the power read this blog. Oh yes.
(Please be aware that “power” is a relative concept and all statements regarding the degree of influence of this blog are unsubstantiated, ill-informed and blatantly made up.)
I’ll refine this over time but here’s the guidelines. Keep it short-ish. 500 – 1000 words ideally. If you can include a relevant image or two that’d be great. Include a short bio sentence to put at the bottom of the post. Subjects should be within the artistic, creative and musical arenas of Birmingham. Opinion pieces are kinda welcome if you’ve got something interesting to say but actual reports and reviews of what’s going on are more encouraged. Axe-grinding ain’t what this blog is about.
Email stuff to peteashton at gmail dot com and I’ll get back to you. And if I reject your writings get over to Blogger and set up your own blog. You don’t need me really. I mean, who the hell am I anyway? Just some mook with a blog. Screw me, no-nothing moron…