~ By Jennifer Chait
James, from the tea blog job wrote a post for Deb earlier today about what bloggers / writers should consider before applying to a job. I read it. I highly appreciate that a hiring party would take the time to provide feedback to readers (applicants) – that’s rare and pretty cool.
Parts of the post astounded me. Are people really applying for blog gigs, saying, “I love blogs” yet, they don’t actually write for a blog? I can’t wrap my mind around that one. James also noted, “Don’t tell me that you’d never thought of blogging before, never realized people got paid to blog, etc.” Huh? Come on. Seriously, the kind of stuff above is such a waste of time for everyone. On the off chance this was you, read: How To Land Your Dream Blogging Gig
Overall it was a good post. Still, it was a long request list. Not that James is unique. Many blog editors or clients I’ve worked with have had just as long, if not longer lists than James’ about what they want in a blogger. Because I’m a little cranky today, the post mainly got me thinking that I’d like a client wish list. If clients get a list of what they want in bloggers then I want a list too.
My wish list – otherwise known as my advice to blog clients who act totally obnoxious: