One of my teachers reminded me that NJ.com is employing Weblogs to offer homegrown journalists the opportunity to spin their own communities or interests, and from the looks of it, they’re growing pretty quickly. And I think this appeal to potential beach bloggers is pretty interesting:
What we are looking for are girls and guys to write about their time down the Jersey Shore this summer in NJ.com’s Beach Blog. The shy, the reclusive, the scared-of-what-mom-will-say, the utterly boring need not apply. We are looking for people who will write about the parties, the lame housemates, the sunburn, the shady hook-ups and everything else that makes up summer down the Shore. Bonus points go to applicants with digital cameras and an itch to share their pics.
Blogging as cool party (and bikini) archive…hmmm. (Now why does my superintendent have concerns about the potential problems with all of this?) Tacky beach blog aside, the rest are good examples of what plain old ordinary folk can do to contribute to the discussion. Unfortunately, there are no RSS feeds that I could find, and comments are off. Guess the editors at nj.com have some concerns too.