Wesleying is recruiting new bloggers. We really need you. Like, a lot.
this phone pic quality is bad but if you get one thing out of this post i hope it is this
Hey there. Usually our recruitment posts take the form of funny, relatively wordy essays about why you should join Wes’s “sassiest and most WordPress-savvy online singing group,” and you should read those too if you want, but I think this is going to be short. Hopefully sweet. But mostly, to the point.
The blog has taken on a lot of different forms and styles since it was created in 2006, and that’s kind of what keeps it interesting. For me, anyway. Wesleying is a platform for literally anything that you want to write about. We do opinion pieces, often about pressing campus issues, sometimes ones submitted to us. We cover many of the important things that happen here, as well as the great deal of weird shit that happens here. We liveblog campus tours (and other things, occasionally inebriated). We do write-ins and interviews. We like bad Photoshop and memes, but we also like photo galleries and longer posts. The options are endless.
Wesleying could and should be a lot better than it is, in a lot of different ways. But it’s also hard to maintain with a staff of about seven people. If we’re truly about “real students, real student-life at Wesleyan University,” there needs to be more of us, with more diverse voices. That’s where you come in.
If you’re a Wes student and can write sentences, we want you. If you feel like your voice isn’t heard on campus, we want to change that. This goes double if you’re queer, trans*, a student of color, first gen, low income, or an international student. We want to put up with asshole commenters who will try to shut you down. If you have even a fraction of enough time to have opinions about what happens on our campus, or on the Internet, or in the even-vaguely-Wes-related rest of the world, share them with us and our readers.
Our first recruitment meeting is THIS SUNDAY, September 27, from 1-3 PM in 41 Wyllys, room 112. Please come if you are interested in blogging about things and putting them on this website. I’ll be giving what will probably be a very awkward presentation about what Wesleying has been, is, and could/should be. If you can’t make it to this meeting but would like to be involved in some way, please (please!) email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org with the subject line “Recruitment” and tell us about yourself.
However, this isn’t the only time we’re going to be recruiting! We’ll always be looking for new people who want to talk about the things they’re passionate about, whether that’s by reaching out to other student groups, putting up bad flyers, or approaching random people in Usdan, like weirdos.
But we’re also going to be working on being a better blog. And I hope you can help us be that ~better blog.~