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Why Aren't You Writing for Weekend Notes?

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by Geraldine Massey (subscribe)
I'm an experienced corporate communicator and editor with an eye for interesting events and an attachment to my trusty Oxford dictionary.
Published February 28th 2014
You eagerly await your daily email newsletter's appearance in your inbox, you rapturously pore over its contents, and Weekend Notes is your go-to internet resource for all things related to leisure in your city. You're a social butterfly with your ear to the ground when it comes to fun activities and happening places and you like to share your experiences of what's going down around town. You're a keen photographer who snap-happily gets out and about, documenting your adventures. You're a foodie who knows the best places to eat in your city. Do any of these sound like you? Then why aren't you writing for us?

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Yes, you!

There are many voices, opinions, enthusiasts and 'amateur experts' in the world, and we want our website to reflect as many of them as possible. There is a cornucopia of activities, restaurants, festivals, parks, concerts, walks, beaches, theatre, art galleries, tourist attractions, pubs, museums, sales, wineries, markets, gardens, and any number of opportunities for fun and adventure awaiting you right outside your front door, if you only know where to look. Well, Weekend Notes is the place to look, and we need your help to get this information out there.

So, what's stopping you?

Do you think you can't write? You may not be a writing professional or the next James Joyce (if you ask me, that's a good thing) but Weekend Notes contributors are a diverse group, and we have lots of enthusiastic amateurs on board. If you can tell a full stop from an ampersand (that's one of these - &), know the difference between a verb (a doing word) and a noun (a naming word), and are willing to take advice, we have a friendly and helpful team of editors who will work with you to produce informative and entertaining articles. Our writers are also keen to share their knowledge, experience and tips through our very own writers' forum.

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Writer's Block can no longer be an excuse, either. Our own Shannon Meyerkort tells you how to fix it in her article here. She has also shared her experience to instruct us How to Write a Top Weekend Notes Article. See, not as hard as you thought it was, is it?

And don't think it's a difficult or complicated process to apply. You can apply to write for us here, through a simple online form.

Still looking for reasons to apply? How about getting paid to write about what you like doing, gaining experience as a paid writer (looks good on your resume), and getting free invitations to things like movie screenings and meals at restaurants? If all that sounds compelling, that's because it is.

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From my own experience I can say that becoming a writer for Weekend Notes was one of the best decisions I ever made. It's great to have a platform for my writing, the Weekend Notes community of writers and editors is a friendly and supportive community to be a part of, and I get paid to do what I love. That's a Win-Win situation, if ever there was one.

So ask yourself, "Why aren't you writing for Weekend Notes?", and if you haven't got a good answer then join us today.
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I could write for you, but only about art and architecture.
do you have need for this?
by smcin (score: 1|11) 1383 days ago
Haha classic first photo Geraldine.
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|10548) 1387 days ago
I would like to write for you & I am very flexible with time in sydney.
by sales (score: 0|8) 1355 days ago
Nowhere but in Adelaide can one see a pedicab driver wheeling around a couch - with a debonair gentleman in a top hat as its esteemed passenger. I would love to write for Weekend Notes, and bestow lovingly crafted titbits of information upon the 1 million Aussie readers every one-twelfth of the year!
by klara (score: 0|6) 1386 days ago
I'm in Brisbane and happy to write for you. We are new to Brisbane and have an 8 month old baby
by Alicj (score: 0|5) 1277 days ago
Hey Weekend Notes!

I would LOVE to have the opportunity to write for you, I am new to it but am currently doing some small articles for a local magazines along with my

I would really appreciate feedback and hopefully will get to write for you one day.

Love and peace,
GG x
by gg-ki (score: 0|5) 1343 days ago
Don't even know how I found you guys but am so glad I did. So cool to get to know what's on in our beautiful city. Happy to do ''My Blurb''. Cool gig in Newtown tonight up and coming music buffs. ''Beep me'' if you want more. Cya! Angelina
by Angela (score: 0|5) 1348 days ago
I live in sunny Melbourne (well, it is today) and am a foodie/photographer. Im out and about most weekends exploring Melbourne as I've just moved here. If you want to follow my newbie adventures then perhaps I could supply this website with interesting places and food...
by jmaxw (score: 0|9) 1358 days ago
I hope you are interested in my past experience as a desk jockey of forty years and a squash player up to B4 level during 30 of those years as well a golfer playing up to three days per week (shift worker) scoring a hole in one as a pennant player. All this as a parent of four children whose upbringing is largely attributed to my loving wife.
by judiron (score: 1|53) 1369 days ago
You tell me? I'd love to write for you.
Finally settling down in Australia after 6 months exploring SE Asia, so if you have any room for a tired Brit or fancy some sarcastic stabs at humour then let me know...
by Charlotte (offonalittleadventure) (score: 0|6) 1371 days ago
Hi, I'm very interested in writing for Weekend Notes. Definitely a foodie and a nature lover who takes a lot of snapshots around the city. Just wondering if you need anyone in the Sydney area ? If so, how can I apply formally ?

Thanks !
by Candice (score: 0|5) 1374 days ago
Travelling Oz at the moment however shall become involved upon return in April if opportunity still open. Judith
by jayb7 (score: 0|5) 1388 days ago
Hello. I am interested in writing for Weekend Notes, however just wanted to confirm if this opportunity was available for the Sunshine Coast area? I am not a professional writer, but love words and writing. Thank you, Emmy.
by EJ Graham (score: 0|7) 1386 days ago
Great article Geraldine
by Seafarrwide (score: 3|1687) 199 days ago
I'm with you on James Joyce Geraldine. Greet article.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|4687) 1382 days ago
Our best regards from Montevideo, Uruguay in South America
by alfre (score: 0|3) 1217 days ago
I love cafe's and good eating places,
These is a beautiful little café' in Blackwood Hills called
"De La Paix Unusual and tasty food., very popular with people from surrounding Belair Eden Hills Hawthorndene Coromandel Valley and Glenalta
by janfi (score: 0|2) 1313 days ago
Does anyone have a recipe for those little sand cakes with pink icing that used to be around 20 years ago at all the local cafes?
by linda (score: 0|2) 396 days ago
Hi there!
Your little advert for writers caught my eye and the article by Geraldine Massey took away all my excuses! I live in Birdwood in the Adelaide Hills and my favourite pastime is exploring. I love getting the Weekend Notes emails, finding new cafes, markets and localities to explore. I get excited about my discoveries, dragging my friends along and/or bombarding them with information.Robyn
by Robyn Mitchell (score: 0|2) 804 days ago
We are tourism award winning producers of travel DVDs all over Australia as well overseas and published authors of travel books. Along the way we have gathered a wealth of knowledge compounded over the past 30 years. It could be fun to share these experiences with a different audience.
by cinen (score: 1|10) 931 days ago
Why am I not writing for Weekend Notes? Excellent question!! Exploring this beautiful city is a daily mission. A-Z of Brisbane. There is something fabulous in every single suburb. From cute, quirky, hidden café treasures, to the festivals and theatrical events. Family fun, date night romance, journeys to cultural absorption. By bike, hike, bus, train, ferry or car. We have a stunning city and its my personal goal to experience as much of it as possible. Why not share that with you? Why not indeed!
by mommi (score: 0|2) 1052 days ago
Sounds like fun. I am a qualified teacher with a masters degree, so I should be able to write coherently. I'm happy to do weekend notes for bribie island! I also go into Brisbane once a month.
by Shele (score: 0|2) 1198 days ago
Keen photographer in Brisbane, who loves exploring new places, new people, new foods. Love the movies. Looove eating and talking about eating, most of my conversations revolve around food. MMMMMMMM!!!!
by mcwuk (score: 0|2) 1219 days ago
"If ever there were one"
by simon (score: 0|3) 1351 days ago
I live in the Barossa Valley and have been involved in Tourism and Events for around 20 years. Love people, music, wine and food! I would really enjoy being involved with Weekend Notes. Best regards, Janina
by jbouq (score: 0|2) 1240 days ago
Because I've been too busy living life and exploring Sydney to have even thought about it!
by jubes (score: 0|2) 1221 days ago

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