Are you a massive football fan? Or maybe rugby is more your scene? Whether you’re an experienced writer, or you just enjoy voicing your opinions on Facebook and Twitter, this opportunity could be for you.
Mainstream newspaper sales are on the decline. Newspapers are losing as many as half a million readers on average every year. Instead, we are starting to see the rise of online independent media outlets, shared through social media. Here’s part of the thinking behind ’The Prole Star’.
We constantly see people writing impressive statuses on Facebook, on a range of subjects. Some people get a popular following. But as individuals there is a limit to how far this can go. And in a way it seems that, by just writing on Facebook alone, these talents are wasted. So if you’re going to write on Facebook for free anyway, why not volunteer to write for an independent media outlet to get your name out there and gain recognition for your writing? Surely voices are stronger when combined with that of like-minded people?
One observation made is that articles on blogs seem to get shared across Facebook a lot more than individual statuses. And this outlet has the potential to build up a mass following - as other established independent media outlets have already done.