Calling all Newcastle bloggers & social media freaks

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.

This photo is here for no other reason than its of a Newcastle beach

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.

It’s a little bit Huffington Post (without heavy politics), a little bit Daily Candy, a little bit Digital Ministry (community contribution, not the geeky content), a little bit Gridskipper.

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 and she will compile a list of contributors and topics. Also chat with me at Newcastle Coffee mornings or at NewLunaticks.

6 Responses to “Calling all Newcastle bloggers & social media freaks”

I for one think it’s a great idea and well overdue. Good luck!

Comment by Go Knights on November 25th, 2010

Looking forward to seeing it!

Comment by Gavin Heaton on November 26th, 2010

So do I Gavin, so do I. Good early reaction so far.

Comment by Media Hunter on November 26th, 2010


What can I do for you?

Comment by Lindy Asimus on November 27th, 2010

Lindy, please email Helen and she’ll put you on our list. We’ll talk more soon.

Comment by Media Hunter on November 29th, 2010

I for one think it’s a great idea and well overdue. Good luck!

Comment by Kris Pearson on December 26th, 2010

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