Monday, August 24, 2009

New Bloggers Wanted

It's been just a wee bit quiet here for the past few months. Turns out some of our original crew got pulled hither and yon into new projects, and our little blogging experiment fell subject to, well, life.

A few of our friends have decided to focus more on other projects, but we all still think this is a worthwhile project, and that's where you come in.

Here's what we need: A dedicated peace-type with both feet planted firmly on the ground. Someone committed to making the world a better place, but who realizes that lots of dancing, singing, and hand holding won't fix things on its own. Someone confident in their own voice, willing to be a fierce advocate for a more peaceful, just world, and with brilliant ideas on how to get there. You don't have to be some revered sage of the field, just have the knowledge and background to add to the peace conversation.

Here's what you would do: We ask that each contributor write one 500-700 word post per month, and agree to a self-determined schedule (we use a shared Google calendar for this purpose). In addition, we need someone to do a The Week in Peace digest of news in the peace/conflict resolution/human rights world that may not have gotten a lot of attention, but is worth noting. If you want to help out just periodically, then the Peaceniks Forum is a great place to launch a conversation.

Here's how you apply: Hit the email button at the top of the page and drop us a note that includes a brief bio, a writing sample (or link thereto), and a rundown of what topics you might like to cover. If you want to know more about the blog, then visit the About page (which will of course be refreshed once we've got a new group assembled). We're excited about getting some new voices involved!

We really hope to hear from you (especially regularly on this here website), and please do pass this onto your friends. :) Thanks all!