If you’re a blogger, or wish to be, and live in Jakarta; Metroblogging.com would like to have you on-board.
Metroblogging is a unique website where bloggers there are blogging about their own city. I think this is an excellent opportunity to introduce Jakarta (and Indonesia) from our own perspectives.
If you’re interested, [ just click here to apply ].
Here’s the email from Sean :
From: Sean Bonner
Subject: Re: MetBlogs Author Application – Jakarta
Thanks for getting in touch about writing for Metroblogging. We’d love for you to write for us!
Sorry for this form-lettery sounding note but there’s a bunch of stuff I’ve got to tell you so here goes:
At this point, all of our writers are volunteer. While some aspects of that might change down the line, currently we can’t offer to pay anyone for blogging. Hopefully this gets a lot of people a lot of exposure and gets your stuff in front of people it wouldn’t have been otherwise and all that.
The general agreement is this – you own everything you write and can stop writing at any point, but by writing it for our site you grant us permission to use it and keep a copy even if you leave – You own your name, we own the company and site names. You are responsible for your own words. Pretty basic. By replying to this e-mail you agree to those terms.
We’re also counting on you to post several times a week as you said you could in the application. If you don’t think you can actually do that please let us know right away. We’ll be kind of bummed if we set you up and then you don’t keep posting.
I need to know what e-mail address you want to use as your contact, this will be for internal mailings and such.
You are also going to need a short bio for the site, this is where you can brag about anything else you are working on or link to your own blog, or anything at all. When your account it set up you’ll be able to add this at that point, so it might be a good idea to get something ready.
Thanks. Once I hear back from you we’ll be added to the mailings lists right away, but it will take a few days to get you access to the site.
Again, if you have any questions, let me know, and thanks again for being involved, I think this is going to turn out very cool. Thanks!
PS – The cities that are not active yet (both those listed and unlisted) will be made active in order of what fills up first.
We are trying to get 10 bloggers per city to give things a good perspective,
so please feel free to pass this on to other people in your town
because the sooner we get to 10, the sooner we launch the city.