I sent my first blog into the Huffington Post four hours ago and it still hasn't posted.
Do you think they have rejected it and just aren't telling me?
OP, they don't publish blogs by nobodies. You need to be hired.
My friend has been published, but yeah, it takes a while, and their editors are kind of interesting in what they change.
AAAAAAAAAAAAcually, R1 shows how little you know. I was actually asked by someone I know who is an editor there to submit something because I am widely considered to have a major level of expertise and am highly recognizable in my field. Most of their bloggers are not on staff or hired and DONT get paid. So keep your half-baked criticism borne of jealousy to yourself until you get asked to contribute.
Takes awhile, OP.
[quote]My friend has been published, but yeah, it takes a while, and their editors are kind of interesting in what they change.
"Published" is a generous term. I believe the HuffPo version of being published is having your words speed-rewritten by one of Arianna's thousands of Bangladeshi search engine optimization experts. Then a team of highly trained chipmunks goes through and creates every possible SEO term and pastes it at the top of the page. For this you receive nothing, HuffPo readers also get nothing, and Arianna makes a fortune from ads, so it all works out very well for everyone.
you sound important, like you are on first name basis with her and maybe actually more improtant than her, R6.
If you work for free, you're conceding your work has no value.
Unless you were plugging your book, in which case consider it a fair barter.
What's the field you're in?
politics and mass media.
POSTED! Now, I'm watching all the hits. I would link to it, but you bitches would be so instanely cruel, lol, that i'd never get published again.
OP, don't be dense. All we have to do is look for your post under "Politics" or "Media." If I find it, I shall post it :)
This is the only post that appears to be filed under "Politics" and "Media." The author also looks like he's gay or at least gay friendly (which would explain the posting on DL).
Anyway, if OP did write the article at the link, he has nothing to worry about. I think the writer makes a compelling argument (and, um, he's cute).
[quote]AAAAAAAAAAAAcually, [R1] shows how little you know.
You know who this sounds like? MHB.
MHB couldn't get published in the Pennysaver.
Good one, Ian. You have my respect.
An acquaintance of mine was recently asked to submit blog posts to Huffington in my field. She is minor league, q list at best, and not considered an expert by any of my colleagues. A Huffington "editor" just happened upon her personal, very poorly written, blog and thought it would be an interesting addition.
Any educated person knows this. Huffington is not considered real reading by anyone. It's fluffy garbage.
and so where has YOUR stuff been published (other than the prestigous datalounge, R18)? LINKS PLEASE
Was it really necessary to belittle someone who was actually having just a little moment of pride for something nice in his life.
are you that insecure?
Well, G/R/Umpy, if it was typical of your posts here, I'd say you are correct.
This is funny. OP came here and posted like a snarky asshole, thinking he would remain anonymous. Thank you, DL Amateur Sleuths, for tracking him down.
Is this guy MHB? If so, ick.
OP, when you draw a paycheck for your writing, come tell us.
OP - good job.
[quote]Is this guy MHB? If so, ick.
Well, this sure sounds like that dried-up old cunt:
[quote] I am widely considered to have a major level of expertise and am highly recognizable in my field.
[quote]Do you think they have rejected it and just aren't telling me?
I think you're just to stupid to find it.
[quote]OP, they don't publish blogs by nobodies
Excuse me do you know where they keep the Burns-O's
OP, I've blogged for HuffPo and they've taken as long as 3 or 4 days to get the post up.
[quote]OP, I've blogged for HuffPo and they've taken as long as 3 or 4 days to get the post up.
The same could be said about Michael Huffington whenever Ariana wanted sex.
Ian is CUTE!!
I doubt they rejected it, as you fear.
I would offer it's probably a good symbolic indication of the number of people who will read it, however.