The social media community is fairly vibrant and well-established in the Newcastle area now. I think its about time to highlight the great writers, photographers, sights, scenes and ideas floating around the region and put them all in one easy place for everyone to find.
My team and I are putting together a side project to curate the best Hunter-based content.
That’s where you come in. We’re looking for people who’d like to contribute to a well-run online magazine for Newcastle and the Hunter. Its a chance for you to raise your profile, discuss burning issues, highlight the things you love and get some additional traffic and link-love along the way.
Topics should be of genuine interest to the greater community, not some niche tech / web / marketing subject (like this blog) …..although over time it might evolve enough to support niches.
Content should be original, not old material on your site being re-hashed. It should be your very best stuff. We won’t mind a bit of controversy, but it must be of acceptable quality and not abusive or defamatory.
Its an opportunity for you to publish the ideas, issues, debates etc that you wouldn’t normally include on your own site.
Its an opportunity to provide an alternative to traditional media coverage of the region and spark interesting discussions with the broader community.
Its an opportunity to promote events and artists who might struggle for mainstream coverage.
This project will launch in early January 2011. It’ll be modest to start with but should grow rapidly if we have good content.
So if you’re a blogger, video blogger or photographer, or you’d just like to see how you can get involved please put your hand up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will compile a list of contributors and topics. Also chat with me at Newcastle Coffee mornings or at NewLunaticks.