We had this great woman who's a great writer lined up to write our great new weekly column about life as a first-time user of a Palm webOS smartphone. And then life got in the way and someone made offer that was too good to refuse, but also meant she couldn't be our new columnist.
So her first column about entering the world of smartphones with a Palm Pixi Plus in hand sits sadly in my virtual recycling bin. And now we need you.
Want to write for PhoneDog? Now's your chance. Here's the deal:
- We have a spot for one person to write a weekly column about life with a Palm webOS phone.
- You must be a good writer capable of turning in grammatically sound, self-edited, entertaining copy on a regular deadline.
- You must write about using a webOS device.
- You don't have to be a complete smartphone novice, but we do specifically want someone to write from the perspective of "a regular person with a smartphone" and not a hardcore tech junkie obsessed with specs and mods. Some specs and mods are fine - great, even - but we're looking for more of an Everyman/Everywoman vibe with this particular column.
- You don't have to have a track record as a writer, tech blogger, or even obsessive mobile junkie. You do have to be entertaining, readable, and willing to commit to a regular schedule and promote yourself to your friends, family, and random Facebook buddies.
- Read Kristi's iPhone column and Nate's Android column. They'll give you a general idea of what we're looking for in terms of length and overall vibe. You're not trying to BE them, but rather get a sense of the slice of life tone we're after.
- Write your first entry for the webOS column. Proofread it, get a friend to help you edit it, spellcheck it ... make it as close to publication-ready as possible.
- Email it AS THE TEXT OF AN EMAIL to pdogwebos at gmail dot com. Please, no attachments. Attachments will be deleted without opening. Period.
- Do NOT email, IM, tweet, or show up at any of our doorsteps asking if you got the job. If we want you, we'll contact you. That's not meant to sound mean, it's just to say that we can't reply to every submission. So when we find someone we're interested in, we'll get back to you posthaste. Promise.
Thanks. If you know someone who'd be a good fit, please tell them. Thanks.
Alright, here we go ... Good luck!