Get Your Patch(.com) On: Site is Looking For 8,000 Bloggers
Want to blog about your neighborhood? Now might be your big chance.
Word on the street (or...well...in Forbes) is that Patch.com, hyperlocal news site extraordinaire, is looking to hire 8,000 writers within the next eight days.
Writers won't be paid, which isn't too surprising considering the fact that one Ariana Huffington is now at the helm of AOL's online content, and AOL owns Patch. Patch editors, who may well be suffering panic attacks at the time of this writing, have been told to recruit ten bloggers each by May 4, when the site plans to launch its "Local Voices" blog.
On Greenfield Patch, editor David Cotey notes that they're looking for a wide array of voices (read: he is desperate to meet his quota):
Anyone may apply. Parents, grandparents, favorite aunties, crafters, shopkeepers, baristas, hobbyists, nonprofit organizers, and government officials— here’s a chance to share your expertise and your voice.