I'm going to be honest, since taking this blog over, I really had no idea what I was doing. I want to commend Zach and Max for everything they did to maintain this blog from the get go. When I originally hopped on, I could chime in and write as I pleased on things I liked to write. I honestly wasn't aware of how much time I would put into this.
Realistically, as being part of the SB Nation network, there is a burden to churn out #content. I also want to churn out that content, because that is how you maintain and grow a site. I also don't want to churn out content for contents sake. I want it to be good. That is also how you make a good site. I don't want this just to be a place to go for Gonzaga related information, I want this to be THE Gonzaga site on the Internet.
And for that, I am going to need help. Keith has done a fantastic job with that, and will continue to do a fantastic job with that. But Keith is only one person, and I am only one person. The Free Ira Brown guys are three persons. What we need are more people.
I will be honest in what I am looking for. I am looking for someone that wants to help be a part of this site and be a part of this growth. That means commitment. I'm not talking 20 hours of commitment per week, but if you can help post a couple of things each week, that would be absolutely grand. The key factor here is consistency and commitment.
Here are a couple of specific roles that I would love have filled:
1) Someone who loves talking about recruiting. Are you someone that loves to focus on this end of the sport? Are you able to write in coherent sentences? Are you comfortable doing short little interviews with confused high school students? This site wants you.
2) Someone (or multiple ones) to cover the women's basketball team. The Lady Zags have been too good as of late to go unnoticed. They deserve some shine as well, and I just don't have the bandwidth to make that happen. I want someone to help with this.
3) Also, just general help is great as well. The offseason is a long and quiet time for the school, and we would like to populate it with as many stellar posts as possible.
"Peter. You sound like a great boss. How do I apply? I would love to be involved with The Slipper Still Fits and have a platform to talk about Gonzaga on."
Well let me help you out there dear friend. Write me an email at peterwoodburnsbn at gmail dot com, tell me a little bit about yourself. If you have writing experience: brag about it. Include a writing example or two with this email. It can either be something you have published before somewhere on the net, or just your own version of events. If you like women's basketball, write a recap of a women's game. If you like recruiting, write a recruiting post of Zach Collins. If you just like Gonzaga, write me something on that.
"Ok, I got all of that prepared. Now, my first question, how much do I get paid?"
Well kid, let me tell you something about writing on the Internet. You never get paid at first. There might be the potential for some pay down the road, but what makes these SBN blogs so great is that people write because they love to write, not because they love money. Trust me on this one, I'm not hoarding any stockpile here. I do not get paid a living wage for the amount of work that goes into this site.
Honestly, if you are a student and you are thinking about a career in writing in any way, shape, or form, contact me. I've been able to turn my time with SB Nation into various paid writing gigs on the Internet as well as justification for a career change. Getting paid to write on the Internet is not easy to do. It is a lot easier to do if you have an expansive and stellar portfolio to pick and choose from.
Any of that sound good? Let's do this. Let's take this site from what it is now into something even better. If you are a strong writer, I want your help. Go Zags.