Ask any established blogger and they will tell you that becoming a blogger is no easy task. You need to pick a topic. It needs to be a topic that you are passionate about. You need to be committed to your readers. You need to be patient, and resilient. You need to be willing to show a vulnerability, and stand up for what you believe in. Its hard, and building a loyal readership will take years. The biggest difficulty, however, is taking that first step.
Can you engage with your readers? Will they enjoy what you write? Are you articulate enough to communicate your passion? These are all questions that will only be answered once you start writing...and this first step can be a lonely one, so i want to help.
Having become a fairly well established blogger myself, i have realised that i am in a great position to help you take that first step...so i have chosen to start a writers apprenticeship scheme.
This opportunity is open to anyone who wants to take that first step into the world of blogging. All you need to do is choose a topic that you are passionate about, and write me a 500 word piece, and email it to me. This will be your 'application'. If i think you have potential you will become an apprentice writer for one month, with unprecedented authoring access to my blog and my 20,000 readers a month.
If you haven't written before, this opportunity is for you. If you hope for a future in journolism, this opportunity is for you. If you just want to share some of your opinions with like minded people, this opportunity is for you.
Surely there are some conditions? Yes of course...your piece must be about law, politics, university life, or legal ethics. It must be balanced, fair, and written to provoke thought, not provoke reaction.
This is an opportunity to answer some of those questions about your writing potential...what have you got to lose?