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How to get a blog on Huffington Post?
June 18, 2012 6:05 PM   Subscribe

How do you get a regular column/blog on Huffington Post, and how hard is it? It seems like so many people have one.
posted by shivohum to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
It doesn't pay, so the people who do it are generally people who want the exposure for their other endeavors. Are your other endeavors likely to be known to the HuffPo editorial staff?
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:46 PM on June 18, 2012


It's not significantly hard if you have any amount of exposure, regardless of your writing skill. If you're an unknown, it's a little harder.
posted by corb at 7:41 PM on June 18, 2012


My stepmom has one, she got it because her neighbor had one too and recommended her. Mind you, both of them are professional writers, so having solid clippings* and an audience you can point to really helps.

*I don't know what you'd call this these days, back when I was looking for my first job it was literally a folder with newspaper clippings in it.
posted by Oktober at 8:13 PM on June 18, 2012


Are your other endeavors likely to be known to the HuffPo editorial staff?

Perhaps. Supposing I have some modest exposure, then what? Just email the general HuffPo email address out of the blue and pitch a column?
posted by shivohum at 10:43 AM on June 20, 2012


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