July 6, 2010

Tuesday


I have an idea.

I want to feature a local blogger on the news site I run-- and pay him or her $50. (Wish I could pay more but that's the budget for freelance pieces. Yeah.)

Whenever I've seen guest bloggers on mainstream news sites, they're usually news bloggers or sports bloggers, or advice-givers on relationships.

I'm thinking of featuring someone who blogs about his or her life, and anything else that comes to mind, like we're all doing.

I think I'm looking for someone who's been at it for a few years.

I cover Redondo Beach, Calif. Anyone know a good blogger in Redondo Beach or have any suggestions on finding one?




36 comments:

Ocean Girl said...

Jason Mraz of Freshness Factor Five Thousand lives in San Diego. Is it near enough to Redondo Beach? That is the only blogger that pops out of mind of the area:)

Alexandra said...

Terrific idea!

Deidra said...

Very cool idea! You might want to check out these bloggers:

http://chocolatecovereddaydreams.blogspot.com/
http://shortonwords.blogspot.com/

Brian Miller said...

cool idea ed...unfortunately i am on the opposite coast...will give it some thought though...have quite a few friends out that way...

DEZMOND said...

good luck in finding one, I don't even know where Redondo Beach is :)))

Lucy said...

Oh Ed......I have been at it for years and I blog about life, my life, as you know. Shame I am on the opposite side of the world!

A great idea, though.

And very best of luck with your new job.....

Suzanne Casamento said...

Um, do you think I'm a good blogger? ; )

Although I'm not in Redondo. I'm a few beaches north of you.

If you don't think I'm a good blogger, just lie and tell me I'm too far north. Please. :)

Lydia Kang said...

No idea, being in the midwest, but I'm looking forward to the results of your search!

Ocean Girl said...

Hey, just a little background on Mraz. He writes his blog just like the rest of us and I know he would do it for 50 bucks. It is his Wordplay that is the news worth reporting and what better interviewer/reporter than the new master himself.

babYpose said...

and... Ocean Girl can go and live in Redondo Beach not far from the ocean anyway :) nah...All the best, you'll find one soon.

She Writes said...

LOVE this idea! Hope you can find one. I have to think on this one. I wonder if I "know" someone.

Paul C said...

This is a good idea- exploring the dynamics behind a blogger's trade and perspective.

The Drama Mama said...

Good luck!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog this weekend!

Claudia said...

Full focus on your new job - like that!
And great idea - a shame I'm not "qualified" by living half a world away and have no long-term experience... ;=)
Hope you will find someone excellent and perfect-fitting soon!
Hugs - Claudia

Tori said...

Too bad I haven't been at it for a few years. :(

Jingle said...

good luck.
fresh idea and I am sure you will find the one you need,
Happy Wednesday!

Mama Zen said...

That's a fabulous idea!

Don't think that I know anyone in the Redondo area.

Natasha Rogue said...

Hey Ed, been catching up on your blog and seriously, with your content, I don't think you should have to pay. IMHO I think a great blogger would be honoured to do a post for you, should be a pay it forward kind of thing, do the same for them and call it even.

Keep up the awesome work and best of luck whatever you do <3

Hear Mum Roar said...

I'm an Aussie, but if I hear of anyone, I'll let you know:)

Wine and Words said...

Good luck Ed. Nice that you want to showcase the everyday. It is what we all live after all. Too far north I fear. At least in the same state, but publication shy....so that would never do :)

Jannie Funster said...

Jason MRaZ blogs? Learn something new every day!!Sorry, I'm far far from Redondo.

Wild Rose said...

All the best Ed, hope it works out great :)

DEZMOND said...

Earth calling Ed, have you gone missing, should we organise a search party? Haven't seen a new blog post from you in almost a week :))))

Ed Pilolla said...

been barely keeping my nostrils above water at this all-day, all-the-time hyper local journalism job. if i have a free moment, it's to disconnect. i don't have any extra creative energy to post. job is over in two weeks. i'm looking forward to not waking up with a sick feeling in my stomach becuz i don't know how i'm going to make deadline and get through the day. thanks for asking, dez. looking forward to catching up on your blog, bro.

DEZMOND said...

aaaaah ... :) then just enjoy the hectic days of a deadline chasing journalist, and call us if you need some paparazzi help ;)

Claire said...

look forward to following your stint at patch.com...

Phoenix said...

Sadly, I do not know of a Redondo Beach blogger that I can recommend to you...but good luck, my friend :)

girlvaughn.com said...

Neil Kramer (http://www.citizenofthemonth.com/ and @neilochka) is living in RB right now I think.

Badger said...

Well I don't know anything about Redondo beach but I have a very vivid imagination.

Graceful said...

Can't help ya...love the idea though.

Ed Pilolla said...

thanks so much, ya'all. it's been a crazy last two weeks, feeling like i'm just barely keeping my nostrils above water in this job. i'm looking forward to returning to your blogs more regularly and writing here in my own.

Claudia said...

Hi Ed - just felt like giving you a mental hug.
Hope you manage to keep your nostrils above the water and enjoy this 4 weeks of hard work.
We sure miss you and your fantastic writing and looking forward to having you back soon!
Claudia

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I hope your 70 hour job is not mangling you too badly. I do that many hours off and on with my job as a blood courier. OUCH!

I'm trying a blog experiment on Monday's post. I'll either entertain or go down in flames. But you can't learn to fly until you leap off the cliff.

"To all of life there is a shadow. The shadow of sadness, doubt, despair. Still it is but an echo of a heart moving forward."
-Roland

She Writes said...

You are missed.

Wild Rose said...

Hello Ed, i hope you're doing great. Here is one story i just shared today but wrote it before hope you enjoy it:

http://shahlarveek.blogspot.com/2010/06/feminine-intent.html

Wild Rose~

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/08/55-flash-friday-55-is-written-by.html
an award for you,
Happy Weekend,
Cheers!
:)