Hello fellow Jeremy Lin fans! I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but in the Sidebar of this blog, I have an open invitation for anyone to post articles on this site commitment-free. So I just thought I’d write a post to remind every one of this in case anybody out there is interested in contributing to this site in the form of articles.
And while I’m on the subject of the Sidebar. There are a lot of useful things in the Sidebar, such as “Featured Posts”, which are posts that I think are the most compelling ones from this site. You may also notice that I have a “Donate” button for anyone who’s feeling generous and want to throw some gratitude my way for all the time and work I’ve put into this site. For those who have taken advantage of that, I want to thank you, once again, for showing your appreciation. I very much appreciate it.
Of course, I don’t want anyone here to feel like they should make a donation. I have that “Donate” button just because there are those who want to find monetary ways to thank me for what I do here. Another way to show me some monetary gratitude (without making any donations to me) is to use affiliate links on this site to purchase things that you would otherwise purchase anyway, such as Amazon products or airline/movie tickets, etc. For example, all you have to do is just do a search through the “Search Amazon.com” tool I have in the Sidebar for the product you’re looking for or just click one of the affiliate links I’ve provided in the Sidebar to the site you want to make purchases on, such as Fandango or Orbitz. If you’re going to make those purchases anyway, I would greatly appreciate it if you would use my affiliate links to do so. Please go here for more information about affiliate marketing if you’re curious as to what it’s all about.
Anyway, I created this site as a place for me to share my unique insights about Jeremy Lin and Linsanity, as well as vent, as a Lin fan, while still being as objective as I can be and not mean-spirited. But there are plenty of Lin fans here and elsewhere with very compelling insights on Lin, who also need a forum to vent. So, rather than relegating everyone’s voice (but mine) in the Comments section, I thought it could be interesting to open up this site and allow for more voices.
If you’re at all interested in posting articles on this site (no commitment or writing experience needed), just let me know by going to the “Contact” section.
Put in the subject: “I want to post on the site”. And in the email, I want you to include the following:
- Your username
- An email address (if it’s different from the email address you’re sending the message from)
I think you will find it very satisfying to be able to share insights or frustrations whenever you feel the urge. I know that for me, I feel very fortunate to have a platform to be able to either vent or share unique insights about Lin whenever I feel the need to.
The only criteria I have is that your posts not be mean-spirited. And, of course, no trolls allowed! You can be critical all you want and you can vent away, but do it in a constructive manner or at least not name call, etc. I know it’s sometimes not easy to do this, but just do your best. Sometimes I get the urge to name-call and be mean-spirited. So bits and pieces here and there won’t be a big deal, but I won’t hesitate to give you a warning and/or delete your post if I find any of your postings offensive or inappropriate. Also, cursing is fine with me, as long as it is not totally abused. Of course, your postings need not be critical at all. They can be just you sharing the joy of being a Lin fan or celebrating Lin’s accomplishment. Like I said, you can pretty much write about anything Jeremy Lin related, however remotely.
A lot of you out there have great insights, so I do hope you take advantage of this opportunity. Please don’t think of this as any sort of commitment. There is absolutely no quota on how many articles I want you to write, etc. You can sign up with only the intention of writing one article. Or you can sign up and end up not writing any articles. That’s perfectly fine. Just think of this as a platform for you to share your insights and to vent on Lin and Linsanity whenever you feel like it, knowing that your thoughts are being read by a lot of Lin fans. I did all the hard work to build the site to the level of readership that it has, now you get to reap the benefits without doing any of the work.
Also, just because you email me and ask to be able to post on this blog, doesn’t mean I’ll have any expectations that you’ll be posting immediately or at all for that matter. So feel free to get the permission now so it’ll at least allow you the capability to post the moment you feel the need to post something. Please also spread the word to all Lin fans and if you see Comments from Lin fans on other sites that you really like, let them know about this invitation.
I sometimes see very long comments from Lin fans on sites like JeremyLin.net and I always think that they should have their own blog, because their insights are so compelling. And now, they can! I’m hoping this is the first step in evolving JeremyLintel beyond just my unique voice and can truly be a community for Lin fans to share their unique insights and perspectives on Lin and Linsanity. Another words, I hope JeremyLintel.com will be a place where Jeremy Lin fans truly get a voice.