I gotta tell ya, writing on this site has been a treat. It’s connected me with many other hardcore Royals fans who know their stuff. It’s really a wonderful community of baseball fans. There’s always a lively discussion going on somewhere, be it on Twitter, a messageboard, or in blog posts.
Really, following the Royals shouldn’t be a fun activity. The team stinks. We’ve stunk for a while. And yet…
Writing for the Fansided Network has taken what could have been a crap year personally and turned it into a very rewarding experience. So on behalf of the current staff at Kings of Kauffman, Gage Matthews and Austin Alonzo, as well as former staff contributors Jon Twibell, Thomas Smalley, Tom Barkwell, and the site’s founder Wally Fish, I want to extend best wishes for 2011. Also, since we want you to come back to Kings of Kauffman, if you’re out celebrating tonight, designate a driver, call a cab, crash on a couch. Walk. Don’t drink and drive.
I’d also like to announce that with a new year, we’re looking to build on the momentum we’ve started at Kings of Kauffman in 2010.
If you’re interested in becoming a contributor on Kings of Kauffman (proud member of the Fansided network), here’s what to do:
- Write a 500-1500 word article about the Royals. This can be about any topic you choose but it should represent your best work and be fully edited. Writing is one part ideas and one part presentation, and both carry a lot of weight.
- Email your article (in pdf format or at least cut and pasted into the body of an email) to myself at [email protected] Please put “Kings of Kauffman Contributor Article” in the subject line. I’ll review the sample articles before passing the best on to the Fansided MLB Leadership Council.
- This should be obvious, but there shouldn’t be any profanity. A “hell”, a “damn” – no problem. If they can say it on the radio, you can say it here. Strong opinions are necessary, but please be classy with them.
As a contributor on Kings of Kauffman, you’d be expected to post one (1) article a week, but would have the option open to post more if you chose to do so. Focus on prospects, stats, news updates – whatever you like.