Ready to share your voice with Denver?

or Boulder? or Golden (who has a Jack in the Box now!)? Or Littleton? Or, heck, even Highlands Ranch!?

If you answered ‘no’, well then fine, be that way, we didn’t want you anyway! I’m gonna grab my Magic The Gathering cards and go home!

If, however, you said yes… well them my friend let’s talk.

We can’t promise fame, book deals, money, Better seating at Illegal Pete’s, or well anything at all, but we can promise that your voice will be heard, your opinions will be made public, and you will be among the few, the proud (right guys?), the Denver MetroBloggers! Sound too good to be true? It’s not, we’re “hiring”. We’re looking for some fresh blood to add to our ranks, more voices to add to the chorus.

All you have to do is leave a comment, from there I’ll get in touch with you and get this party started.


16 Comments so far

  1. Joe Helfrich (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 11:50 am

    I’m still interested.

  2. andrew bisset (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 2:32 am

    I’m interested. And I can take photos, too.

  3. Karen M (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 6:28 am

    I’m interested, even though I’ve been a lurker all this time.

  4. Valerie (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 8:13 am

    Ok, I think I’m ready if you want to read more about Boulder. I have lots to say about my dogs as well.

  5. Margaret Alia Denny (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

    What sort of contributions are you looking for? I may well be interested as well.

  6. Joe Murphy (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

    Hi y’all — long time lurker, first time poster. My employer, The Denver Post, is also looking for local bloggers in Denver and Boulder, as is MetroBlogging… but really, we’re specifically looking for bloggers in Aurora and Colorado Springs — those online communities aren’t well developed, so you’ll get a pretty decent spotlight if you write for ’em.

    Find out more about blogging with the Post (and get my contact info if you have questions) here, and check out and for an idea of what the location hubs look like (your posts will appear on more than just that page).

  7. John (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 6:52 pm


    Good luck. Cool to see so many opportunities for bloggers.

  8. dicker (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 11:33 am

    Yes, always heartening to see a major news outlet hustling for free content…

  9. Joe Murphy (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 12:56 pm

    @John, thanks~

    @Dicker, I know it’s easy to look at big corporations’ actions as all about the bottom line — in your words, “free content.” I don’t look at it that way (no big surprise) — the Denver Post spent most of the past decade on the internet doing little to build community, and now, finally, the Post is doing something.

    Community is one of the most valuable, rewarding, and personal parts of the web. When you contribute to a community it’s rewarding — for the people contributing, for the people reading the contributions, and for the organization. I’ve invested at least 300 hours in the Post’s community site. Some of it was paid and some not. I put together the software, I write blog posts, I do other “community tending” type stuff. The Post’s site may not be the place for you, but it’s a good place for a lot of people who are interested in Denver, in Colorado, and in what people who may or may not be like them have to say about what happens ’round here.

  10. Valerie (unregistered) on January 6th, 2008 @ 8:53 am


    I understand what you’re saying about building community. I think it would be great if denver.metblogs could get the number of people posting here that you have over there.

    I considered signing up with the Post to blog but honestly, there’s a lot of text all over the page and it’s a little too busy for me to figure it out. The posts are mixed in with all the other stuff on the page and I didn’t want to put the effort in.

    Anyway, keep up the good work. More communication is better than less…

  11. dicker (unregistered) on January 6th, 2008 @ 2:23 pm

    I’d just echo what Valerie says Joe. Not trying to dismiss your hard work, but I’d rather see online communities bloom that are more independent than a fairly large media corporation. That and I suppose I’m a bit defensive about The Post trying to poach bloggers from a site as small as this one…

    No offense, but I’m guessing it suggests a certain desperation on the part of your employer. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

  12. Aaron DeLay (unregistered) on January 6th, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

    I was thinking of going for the Denver Post thing…but then I read some of y’alls comments. And the truth is it’s pretty chaotic design-wise over there. I was intrigued at first but turned off by that.

    Joe, this might be a helpful comment…but the content of the Aurora (where I live and breath) blog isn’t simply just that with links back to the Denver Post with rich archives. It’s the blog mixed in with all this stuff that I have trouble keeping straight. Again, one man’s perspective.

    The other part is that I’ve wanted to be a journalist all my life. Every since High School when I was the News Editor have I wanted to sharpen my claws on something tighter and meatier than the “blog world”.

    So you win Joe. I’ve signed up and added a blog for me. I’ll see about about getting you an email or something if you don’t see this first. Hopefully you’ll let me write for Aurora? You can also totally tell me no.

    Now, I have to write for this blog. Home team first all the way.

  13. Joe Murphy (unregistered) on January 6th, 2008 @ 8:09 pm

    @Dicker — Aw heck, I didn’t mean to be poaching Metblogs — if I had I wouldn’t have qualified my first post as I did (and I would have linked right to our Denver and Boulder sections). Are you not certain of your future success in the local online media world? Metblogs was around before “the local internet” was even a catchphrase. You guys publish in 53 cities world-wide — that’s just 10 fewer than the number of daily newspapers that the Post’s corporate parent has a hand in ( ). Y’all are growing, as opposed to newspapers… and re: blog authors, we don’t have more than five regulars on our site. If Aaron keeps it up (hi Aaron), that could make six.

    @Aaron — you’re right about the city-specific information being more than just what the Post produces. I’d like to see a heckofa lot more place-based aggregation done, and done in a lot more detail than just “Aurora” alone. Have you seen Flickr’s place-based sections? I’m betting you have. Here’s Aurora’s, in any case: .

  14. Nick (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 1:03 am

    I’d be interested. I’m a downtown (Denver) resident, and would want to approach things from that angle.

  15. Valerie (unregistered) on January 12th, 2008 @ 8:24 am

    Any idea when the instructions will be sent out?

  16. John W (unregistered) on January 20th, 2008 @ 7:19 pm

    Hey potential writers, if you didn’t get an email from me, let me know, i sent out the “what it’s all about and haven’t heard back. Hope I didn’t scare ya’ll (Minus Val) away. :)

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