At various times throughout BRB's
long and dignified brief and embarrassing history, we've added new writers to the masthead. Sometimes this has been a case of me simply bringing on people whose writing I've enjoyed reading elsewhere (e.g., this guy, or this guy, or this guy); sometimes it's been me asking for potential new contributors to submit "applications" (e.g., here and here). As there have been a couple of readers who have expressed interest in becoming contributors, coupled with a few of our current writers getting busy in their non-blogging lives, we're opening up the "application process" again. Details are after the jump.
If you're interested in writing for BRB, please draft a post on anything Texans-related and e-mail it to me (my address can be found by clicking on my name at the top of this post). The post can be centered on your opinion about how the 2011 NFL Draft went for the Texans. It can be an analysis of Rick Smith's track record in free agency. It can be a breakdown of how you think Wade Phillips will fill the 3-4 with the roster as currently constructed. It can be an ode to Matt Schaub's receding hairline. Really, it can be anything, as long as it's original and relates to your Houston Texans.
Before you start writing what I'm sure will be the most insightful thing I've ever read about some aspect of the Texans, a few requirements of the gig should be discussed:
1. I can't promise you any money for writing here. There may be some advertising campaign revenue associated with the gig in the future, and I'd be glad to talk about that in greater detail via e-mail if you like. But understand that for the immediate future, BRB is purely pro bono. Any remuneration would likely come via
a free official BRB t-shirt me picking up your drinks at the next BRB gathering.
2. Keep the profanity to a minimum. I understand that there will be times when it's necessary, but I want to continue to do our best to keep this site off the workplace-ban list.
3. Although there's no hard and fast rule for the number of posts you'd have to author each week, I would like to see the newest member of our dysfunctional family commit to putting up at least two, and preferably three, pieces per week. If you submit an entry, please do so with the knowledge that you'd be on the proverbial hook for two-plus posts each week.
4. Punctuation, spelling, grammar, and all those sorts of things matter. While we have the capability of editing posts, it's no fun to have to rewrite or excessively correct things that are capable of being caught before a post is published. I humbly beseech you to proofread your entry.
I hope several of you are interested, and I eagerly await all submissions. Ideally, we'd like to have someone up and writing here in a couple of weeks, so let's say that all entries should be in by May 13th. I look forward to reading anything and everything anyone submits. Happy blogging.