Summer Swap Shop
Twenty seven days until the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa… not that I’m counting (much!), so if you’re like me and at a bit of a loose end over how to get your F1 fix during the summer break why not have a go at the F1 Bloggers Swap Shop? The plan is simple, instead of swapping toys and games as they did in the original television series, the bloggers’ swap shop exchanges articles amongst participating websites.
So how would it work?
This is where I need your help; we’ll need guest bloggers (the more the merrier) who’d be willing to write an F1 or motorsports related post, and hosts sites who’ll display the content, if you have a blog site of your own you can do both. If you’d like to take part all you have to do is decide whether you want to blog, host, or do both and leave a response in the comments below. Once we have an idea of the numbers of people willing to take part we can sort out a list of who will blog and details of the site chosen to host the guest’s post. Don’t worry if you can only write a guest article and can’t host someone else’s work, I’m sure there will be plenty of sites looking for fresh interesting content during the F1 summer break who’d be delighted to showcase your work.
What’s in it for the host blog?
Who doesn’t want fresh new content for their blog and the chance to get new readers? What have you got to lose?
What’s in it for the blogger?
Whether you are an established blogger or someone who’s thinking of writing for the first time it’s a chance to highlight your work to a wider audience and have it read by people who may not have had the chance to see your work before. If you are new to blogging, it gives you a chance to try blogging and see if you like it, you never know you might just get bitten by the bug and start your own blog.
Rules, what rules!
Just add a comment below and details of whether you are willing to write, host or both. If you could comment by Friday (5th August) at 12 noon UK time I’ll organise the list in time for the evening and post that here, so you’ll have plenty of time to dream up ideas for posting the following weekend. Articles should be about F1 or other motorsports series, they can be on anything you fancy within that broad remit, your thoughts on a race, statistics, event history… the choice is yours. One last point, all work should be original and not something that you or someone else has published elsewhere. That’s all there is to it!
Drop a note in the comments below, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me at @saltireF1
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