“You should give them more time to submit applications. I don’t think we’ll get more than 10 applications anyway…” -Cherrie
“Try 70+.” -Stilts
I knew you guys were crazy, but I didn’t realize how crazy! Yes, it’s finally happening – a new contributor will be introducing themselves shortly. Sorry it took so long, but we got nearly double the applications we did last time, and it took a while to go through them all. We did it though, and came to our decision. The new writer has already been contacted, and has agreed to our ridiculous demands. “Make a contract with us and become a blogger!” ／人◕ ‿‿ ◕人＼
If you weren’t contacted, please don’t feel slighted. This was a really tough decision, and there were so many great candidates that I asked Divine to let me fire a few writers so we could bring in upgrades, but he told me I’d be the first one to go, so I scrapped that plan. (I’m just kidding…mostly.) We were also thinking of bringing on two writers, but then Divine made his triumphant return. Have you noticed that Divine is blogging again? We may also still reach out to another shortlisted applicant next season. We’ll see what the future holds.
In all seriousness, if you’re one of those who put yourself out there and applied, you have my respect. You said “yes” to yourself, so even if we said “no”, you gave yourself a chance. Seriously, give yourselves a pat on the back. You done good.
That’s why I’m offering a limited-time special offer to all our lovely applicants. If you would like feedback on your application or sample post, email me at stilts(at)randomc(dot)net – and only me…only I’m offering this, not Divine – with any questions you may have. I won’t answer anything like “Why didn’t I get picked! *whine*”, but if you’d like to know how to improve, I’d be happy to help. Please just keep the questions short, and don’t be surprised if I don’t respond quickly or in massive detail. I’m a little burned out from all those applications.
Thank you once again to everyone who offered to help, as well as those who cheered on everyone who did. Random Curiosity has the best community I’ve ever had the pleasure of writing for, and I know that’s true for our other writers as well. Soon it will be true for one more.