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Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/05/09 10:55 AM

they need 6 writers to help launch this thing-no money at first but you do get publicity and links to your site-plus a Press Pass to get you into bars and other events free.......and they say down the road there will be some money as well.......honest enough.......its legit and open to new writers-only gotta love the blues.......ground floor opportunity.....who knows where it may lead.......heres the link to the ad...................good luck!

http://www.americanbluesblog.blogspot.com/


Tom
Posted By: Joe Wrabek

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/05/09 06:06 PM

Tom, that's very interesting. It wasn't clear how to apply to be a writer, but I'd like to. I think I've gotten space and deadline limitations down with my own blog. Question is whether I can write enough about the blues each week. Considering the shape the economy's in, and the number of writers I appear to know, I maybe could. Thanks.

Joe
Posted By: Joe Wrabek

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/06/09 12:47 AM

Tom, I did send them something. I just got back a kind of generic reply that indicated they'd gotten my message but didn't suggest they'd read anything--or were going to. They may have already picked out who they want to have for writers. But thanks for the heads-up. It was an interesting exercise.

Joe
Posted By: Colin Ward

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/06/09 01:00 AM

They need a proofreader.
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/06/09 05:59 AM

You have a chance I am sure Joe

dont count yourself out yet-ya never know........its a start up operation so right now they are just starting to get themselves organized on several levels.....you may well get follow up interest....think positive

Tom
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/06/09 06:02 AM

am sure they do Colin

the guy doing it is probaly aware of that......a good staff takes time to build.. I am sure Brian had lots of his own Jerry Lewis days getting JPF started-lol.....

Tom
Posted By: Monica L. Yasher

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/07/09 03:54 AM

Thanks for the notice. I responded. We'll see how it goes. Pittsburgh is a huge blues town and I just participated in the International Blues Challenge. I love the blues! It could be a fit if they think so.

Thanks!
Posted By: Monica L. Yasher

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/16/09 03:14 PM

Thanks for the info here. I'm going to be a blogger offering the female perspective. The site should be up and running July 1. We are doing some test files now. I think there is still one slot available and guest writers will take one day a week. So, if you are interested do another hit of interest and see where it goes.

Thanks.
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/16/09 04:33 PM

hey congrats Monica-thats GREAT

good for you girl-am glad you were selected as a writer.........well you got in on the ground floor of this thing thats for sure........let us know how it goes for you.

Tom
Posted By: Joe Wrabek

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/16/09 07:26 PM

Monica, that is great! Congratulations!

Did they give any indication why they selected you? I had applied myself, but they didn't pick me (and didn't say why).

Joe
Posted By: Monica L. Yasher

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/18/09 04:17 PM

Joe,

I think they were focusing on location of the writers. Here is what they had out there:

The first 4 writers they had:
There will be a writer from North, South, East and West. Simply: Chicago, Nashville, New York, and California.

5th writer
..and Sundays will be open each week for a guest writer - or for a noted musician himself.

And 2 at Large writers (takes it to 7):
And one day of the week will be Photo day..Photos, Photos, Photos from our man in
New York City.

And, I got it because of my female gender! They didn't have a girl. So I am the 2nd at large writer.

I can only tell you what they have decided upon and not how they decided. I hope this helps.

Monica
Posted By: Joe Wrabek

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/18/09 06:49 PM

Monica, I think you're right. I did try to persuade them otherwise--I think with the Internet these days, location matters a lot less (and I am Out West, just not in L.A.)--but I gather it didn't work. Main thing that bothers me is just that they never bothered to respond.

I have read your column and it is good. I have the thing bookmarked. Lots of luck, and best wishes.

joe
Posted By: Monica L. Yasher

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/19/09 04:12 AM

I guess I have a lot to learn. I never gave the plug!

I'm Going To Be a Blues Blogger!
Everyone,

I have been invited to be one of seven blues bloggers.
The first 4 writers on the website represent the following areas:
North, South, East and West. Simply: Chicago, Nashville, New York, and California.

And one day of the week will be Photo day..Photos, Photos, Photos from our man in
New York City. They really are quite awesome!

And, I got it because of my female gender! They didn't have a girlie girl, and, needed the female perspective.

The last writer for the week will be a guest writer - or for a noted musician himself.

Right now we are just in test mode of the site. We will be going live on July 5. But, if you want, I'll share with my friends my first blog. If anyone has anything they want to share or want me to consider, I'm here and you know where to find me. I'm really excited about this opportunity!

http://americanbluesblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Wild%20Blue%20Yonder%20ed%205%2F15%2F2009-Damn%20Right%20I%20Got%20The%20Blues

thanks everyone.
Monica
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/19/09 06:27 AM

congrats again Monica

I am sure you will be a great asset to that Blues blog.....you obviously have great enthusiasm for it and that is going to make it alot of fun.....

Tom
Posted By: niteshift

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 05/19/09 11:57 AM

Well, I sing the blues, write the blues, am feeling blue, and don't have no blue suede shoes. I reckon that's enough blue, but thanks for the tip Tom.

cheers, niteshift
Posted By: Monica L. Yasher

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 09/01/09 09:37 PM

Good Day to Everyone!

First-I truly appreciate the post from this website for notifying me of the opportunity for wanna be writers for the blues blog. Thank you so much Tom! I did get chosen and I'm having a blast! Since the last time I posted here, I have interviewed or have scheduled the following artists-many of which I have yet to post on the blog.

Shemekia Copeland
Shannon Curfman
Delta Highway (2009 nominee for Best New Artist Debut 2009)
Roger Earl (Drummer for Foghat)
Sue Foley (W.C. Handy Award for best contemporary female artist in 2002.)
Jace Everett (Your Man/Josh Turner and Bad Things/Theme song of True Blood
Shawn Kellerman
Sonny Landreth(2009 Best Blues Guitarist)
Little Joe McLerran ( 2009 IBC winner)
Moreland & Arbuckle (Indie Acoustic Project's 2008 CD of the Year)
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Bobby Rush (2009 nominee for BB King Entertainer of the year and winner of the 2009 Soul Blues Artist of the Year)
Gina Sicily (2008 Blues Music Awards nomination for "Best New Artist Debut)
Saffire-Anne, Andra, Gaye((Gaye-2009 nominee for 2009 contemporary blues female artist of the year)(final tour this year as a group))
Savory Brown
Chris Simmons (you've seen him as Leon Russell's guitarist)
Chris Smither (writer of Love Me Like a Man)
Walter Trout
Robin Trower
Teeny Tucker
Kim Wilson of the Thunderbirds (2008 nominee for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year and winner of the 2008 instrumentalist-harmonica)

We're still tweeking the blog on the eye appeal thing. But, the content is coming along! Which leads me to why I am truly here. I am looking for guest writers for Saturdays on the blues. Content is open! If you have a proposal to write on, please let me know. I would love to put you in the lineup! It could be new artists, old artists, blues books, reviews, a great concert you attended....send me the proposal and let's talk! If someone wants to interview the JPF Blues winners and submit, that would be awesome! If you winners want to write something personal, please let me know.

If you want to check out the blog here is the month summary. I will be changing the formatting of the blog pretty soon. So, look for a few changes on the look and feel.

http://www.americanbluesblog.com/2009/08/pittsburgh-august-summary-and-whats.html


Thank you for reading and I hope I hear from some of you!

Monica
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: Blues Writers Wanted For New Blues Blog - 09/02/09 12:50 AM

thats so great Monica!

very happy you are loving the new writing gig so much......and thanks for posting the guest writer opening for those into da blues as you are.........great opportunity for yet another wannabe writer to get into the scene........I hope those interested respond soon....

Tom
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