I’m in a public service frame of mind this week, so here’s another one: starting soon on The Sharpener will be a regular open-mic guest slot. We might call it The Rant. Or we might not. (There is only one Ranter, after all. ) If I get organized properly, we may even pick a regular day of the week to run it.
These are the rules:
1. Open to anyone, blogger, commenter, whatever. Even journalists.
2. 300 words maximum.
3. Any subject at all, as long as you have an opinion. Not that there’s a shortage of those here usually… We won’t censor it, beyond the usual caveats.
4. Links or quotes are fine, as long as they’re just to illustrate your point, not to make it for you.
We’re happy for (nay, expect) you to use the slot to publicize your own blog, cause or hobby-horse (with a prominent link). Feel free to piggy-back on our (variable) traffic: just make your Rant a good one. Alternatively, if you just want your say, and some lively debate in the comment box afterwards, that’s fine too. If you’re a member of the Royal family, Peter Andre or MI6, we’ll even do Anonymous Rants.
Volunteers to kick it off? Email me, fairvote AT gmail DOT com, or leave a comment in the box below with an email address and I’ll mail you.