Come Blog With Us

moar.gifWriting for Metblogs has the potential to be the most rewarding experience in your entire life. It’ll make you rich, famous, good looking, will help you lose weight, make your clothes fit better, and get you a super good deal on a new car. It will make you the most well known person on the entire planet. Yes, each and every one of you. Really.

OK maybe not. Actually those are all lies, but it’s fun at least. The truth is Metblogs is the largest network of locally focused blogs on the web, covering almost 60 cities around the world and we’re looking to add a few new bloggers/writters/authors to this fine site. If you wanna know more about us check out this wikipedia entry but it’s kinda boring so I won’t waste time repeating it all here again. If you wanna write for us, here’s the scoop:

  • All author positions are volunteer. That means you don’t get paid.
  • You must live in (or very near) the city you plan to write about.
  • Anything you post must relate to the city somehow. That means you shouldn’t post a movie review, but talking about going to see a movie at a local theater is fine.
  • There’s no requirement for how much you can or should write, but we ask that if we set you up as an author you make about 3 posts a week.
  • You can post about things you love, you can post about things you hate. It’s entirely up to you

Additionally, because of our global network, there’s plenty of options for things you write to be read by people all over the world. Interested? Want more details? Post a comment and we’ll be in touch!

9 Comments so far

  1. nojam75 on August 28th, 2008 @ 6:31 am

    Hi, I’m a lifelong Portlander who still enjoys discovering new and old places and events around town. I would love the opportunity to contribute.



  2. planeluke on August 28th, 2008 @ 9:45 am

    i enjoy pdx and i enjoy talking about pdx.


  3. nojo on August 28th, 2008 @ 10:04 am

    I’d be interested. I’m a Portland-area native. I live in central SE Portland, close to many of the thriving cultural areas close-in. I’m a dad, so I have kid-friendly info and observations to share. I work in local high technology. I network actively within business circles. I’m involved in a faith community. I’m involved in the local schools, and track school issues carefully. I also like the outdoors and am working on some interesting projects related to sustainable energy. I’m replanting my yard so the shrubs bear fruit and I can eat my landscaping.

    In fact, now that I write this, I sound like the typical Portland ‘everyman’!!

    I am also already in the habit of blogging. I’d love to explore blogging for metblog as well. Rather than post my blog url here, Metblogs can contact me directly and I’ll happily share the link along with a description of my blog’s mission (so as to keep it in proper context)

  4. jcrawford on August 28th, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

    I myself am a lifetime Portlander, with an interest in writing and journalism, as well as in politics, sociology, and technology.

  5. crackrobot on August 28th, 2008 @ 2:51 pm

    I will do the blogging on the internets for you, for the no money and the imponderable glory.

    I know Portland like a monkey knows its rock.

  6. mucklucky on August 29th, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

    I am a transplant to PDX. Lived here over a decade. I’m not the trendiest fella around, but I do have a brain, a decent sense of prose, and an opinion.

    I also get out and do things.

    Although I don’t have kids, I do kid stuff because I’m a Big Brother, and my little is 10 years old.

    I love Portland. And I am not above critisizing it when the folks here muck up.

  7. Geoff K (gkleinman) on August 29th, 2008 @ 10:04 pm

    I’ve lived in Portland 15 yrs. Have 3 kids and just moved from the ‘Burbs’ into the city (NE). I used to be the editor of which I no longer run (I sold it to spend more time actually writing).

    I’m a professional writer who loves Portland, is a regular reader of Metblogs and can actually fulfill the 3 times a week requirement (I know it’s easy for people to SAY they can do it… I can).

    Interests which I would write about are pretty wide. They range from – walking the city, scotch, great hidden finds, veg food, yoga, fun kids activities and art.

    You can get an idea of my work at my blog


  8. evbogue on August 30th, 2008 @ 8:29 am

    Hello Metroblogging Portland,

    I’d like to throw my digital hat into the ring as a contributor for Metblogs Portland. I’m currently the photo editor and illustrator for New York Magazine’s blogs, I have two years of professional blogging experience there and I worked at Gawker Media for a short stint in 2005 — so basically, I know the ins and outs of blogging and I can really contribute something good to the website.

    But enough about me, here’s my proposal: I’m going to be moving to Portland in December of this year. This is a huge jump from me from New York City to trying something entirely new, on the other side of the country, in a brand new (but probably friendlier) place. I’d like to begin writing a story arc at Metblogs Portland about preparations for the move, looking at and admiring the city from afar, and then of course finally ending up there — then I have to find an apartment, and explore the city, and cope with the totally new environment. I believe this could be really captivating and great way to bring some interaction to the site with your Portland audience, as well as interesting content to have on the site for the long term for anyone who’s thinking of relocation.

    Thanks, and get in touch!

  9. ariana on September 1st, 2008 @ 6:03 pm

    I’m Ariana, and I’m a writer. I live in Portland, and Portland lives in me. I’m so Portland I ride two bikes at a time. Here’s a drive-by of some noteworthy experiences I’ve had in each quadrant of PDX:

    NW: Sang at the sold-out Roseland Theater in front of a bunch of glassy-eyed hipsters.

    SW: Meandered through Tryon Creek State Park, pretending I was an alligator.

    NE: Swung naked from the tire swing on the south end of Mississippi Street at 2 A.M.

    SE: Witnessed one of the dramatic bicycle/car accidents, which was practically the criteria for living in Portland this past summer.

    I’ve succumbed to the fact that I’m here on Earth to learn lots of secrets about cities, and everyone knows Portland is the best secret in America, though it’s an unraveling secret to be sure.

    I can guarantee a not-for-tourist’s guide on tri-weekly display for this fine PDX community.


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