To be honest, as I write each blog post I have this vision of the various ficlyteers reading it and thinking, “I could do better than that. Who does this guy think he is? How did he get this job anyway? That so doesn’t fall withing the 1024 character limit! This is heresy. Someone should teach him a lesson, like I did to old man Jenkins after he looked at my sister funny.”
I tend to visualize ficlyteers as violent, vindictive people…nothing personal.
It is in the humble yet paranoid vein that I propose the first and potentially annual ‘So You Wanna Be a Blogger Contest’. [Insert fanfare here] The task is simple. Write what you think would make for a good, nay a great blog post and send it to me in a note. A panel of imaginary judges and I will pick a winner and use it as the blog post for the site. Entries will be judged on originality, message, prose, with grammar reserved as a tie-breaker.
Deadline is June 1, 2010 at midnight, though honestly if you send it at 12:01 or even 2:00 AM I won’t know the difference.
Good luck, and knock my socks off!