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Become a GovLoop Featured Blogger!

The application is now closed. We will make our decision by July 28. Thank you for your time!

At GovLoop, we pride ourselves on our community. There are over 120,000 of you — government employees, industry partners, and knowledge experts — who are extremely engaged. You comment on nearly a thousand posts and discussions each month. You talk to each other in the comments about your experiences, dreams and tips. You share your ideas, and inspire one another to be better and do more in the public sector.

Many of you are also prolific GovLoop bloggers. You write about everything from open source in your agency, to best leadership practices, to innovation in government. We here at GovLoop love your blog posts (we’re sort of obsessed with them, actually), and look forward to the new, great contributions we know we’ll be seeing every day.

And it’s exactly because your contributions to GovLoop are so terrific, and so valuable, that we’re looking to expand on them. Today, we’re announcing the second round of the GovLoop Featured Blogger Challenge.

We’ve already had a very successful first run of this program with over a dozen amazing GovLoop Featured Bloggers (whose posts from this spring and summer you can read here) and we’re looking to keep the momentum going with a bunch of fresh, fascinating new voices who can write about everything from the best way to hold a meeting in the government to how to create the most effective individual development plan.

The details: We’re looking for 10 (or more!) great GovLoop voices to blog once a week for the GovLoop community throughout August, September and October. We want you to write about subjects you think are important — from experiences at your agency, to the way big data is impacting your job, to tips on how to increase fed engagement — really, anything that strikes your fancy. If it’s important to you, it’s important to us, and we want it on GovLoop.

What’s in it for you? A lot (we think — but we’re biased!). In addition to having your writing read by our community of 120,000, you’ll get:

  • A guaranteed, featured homepage slot on GovLoop every time you post
  • Promotion of your posts to our social network communities of over 25,000 (and we’ll promote your handles, too)
  • Recognition of your efforts and status via a special GovLoop Featured Blogger banner
  • A package of free GovLoop swag (t-shirts, stickers, and more)
  • Great published clips, and a great line on your resume
  • A free, one-hour career counseling and resume review session with a GovLoop employee
  • Feedback, writing tips and blog guidance from our Director of Content

If you’re interested in entering, it’s easy. All you have to do is email [email protected] with three blog post ideas, a writing sample, and your background. Please use the subject line “GovLoop Featured Blogger.”

Any questions? Leave a comment on this post, or tweet @GovLoop. We look forward to your ideas, thoughts, and content, and can’t wait to see what comes next.

We’ll be accepting applications until Sunday, July 21st.

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Hi Catherine- Do you need to be a government employee to apply? Or can you be, as you mentioned, an industry partner or knowledge expert? Thank you.

Catherine Andrews

Hello! We have preference for government employee voices over others, but are willing to consider industry partners or knowledge experts as well. However, if you are not a government employee and are chosen to be a featured blogger, you will not be allowed to blog about your company or its services, just general topics.