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The beginning and end of writing for a blog

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Sometimes I just hit it off really awkwardly with people.  My latest stint into the attempts of journalism or whatever, failed horribly, when I emailed blogTO with hopes of becoming one of their writers. I got response back that I should submit a “sample” article,  which if deemed good enough would be published on their blog.  The editor I was in contact with, was very wishy-washy with the requirements for this article, but I brushed it off as an effect of emailing.

I asked, and was approved to cover the weekend Canadian Voices event at the Harbourfront.  I emailed one of the media coordinators for a media pass and was already suspicious when I received an email back from the coordinator and found that a blogTO email address was included in the list of approved media people.  Someone from the blog was already covering the event and was already given an email address to do so.  Nevertheless, I brush this off.  I attended all three days of the event, shot lots of photos, and wrote the article.  However, I came across on the site itself, that the blog had already published an article reviewing the event, the writer matched the email address I found in media email.  When I go to send my article, I inquire about that article and ask if I will still be considered.

I wait. No response.  Finally my impatience gets the better of me and I decide to follow up.  Finally, I receive a response: “…we’ve made a decision to go with another applicant. Sorry about this…”   It frustrates me that they did not bother to inform me about the selection, but rather, waited for me to badger them for a response.  Just because you function on the internet doesn’t mean it exempts you from proper human interaction and common courtesy.  From the beginning, I felt like I was being led on and that frustrates me.

I think I’ll publish the article and photos here instead.  And so marks the end of another awkward interaction.

Written by greenseamonkeys

July 31, 2009 at 12:58 am

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  1. Don’t mind them. They were assholes. Keep doing what you’re doing! maybe see you later


    July 31, 2009 at 1:51 am

  2. jerks


    August 1, 2009 at 10:45 am

  3. They are a little terrible at dealing with things like this. Personal experience. You know, they are like the MTV of internet blogs.


    August 4, 2009 at 12:09 pm

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