Calling All Writers! Be a GovLoop Featured Blogger

Thanks for all of your submissions. The application is now closed.

At GovLoop, we pride ourselves on our community. There are over 200,000 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 fifth round of the GovLoop Featured Blogger Challenge.

Don’t have time to be a featured blogger, but want to contribute to the GovLoop community in other ways? We’re looking for GovLoop contributors to help do a variety of things for our community. Click here for more.

We’ve already had a very successful four runs of this program with over 60 amazing GovLoop Featured Bloggers (whose posts 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 15 (or more!) great GovLoop voices to blog once a week for the GovLoop community throughout July, August and September. 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 200,000, you’ll get:

  • A featured homepage slot on GovLoop every time you post
  • Promotion of your posts to our social network communities of over 50,000 (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 GovLoop founder Steve Ressler
  • 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 July 10th. Those chosen as featured bloggers will be notified July 13th. Featured bloggers will need to start writing once a week starting the week of July 27th and will finish their stint the week of September 21st.

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Patt Franc

Hey! My business partner and I are interested in applying to be a featured blogger! I need a bit more info on the kind of writing sample you’d like. She’s written a book. Would a few pages from that meet your needs? She also authors a column in a newsletter. Just don’t want to overkill it, but do want to make sure we send in what will work for your evaluation team! Thanks!

Patt Franc

Hey! My business partner and I are interested in applying to be a GovLoop Featured Blogger. I’d like a little guidance on the type of writing sample you’d prefer. My partner has written a book. Would a copy of a few pages be sufficient? She also authors a newsletter. Perhaps you’d prefer excerpts from this? Just don’t want to miss the mark, or overkill it. Thanks!