Guest bloggers

Thanks for considering being a guest blogger.

Objective:  To create a conversation on a better metro Birmingham.

Audience:  Tens of thousands of people who have an interest in Birmingham on www.ComebackTown.com and al.com.

Guest bloggers often surprised by response:

“The exposure my thoughts received is amazing.  Intellectually, I have known all along that we are in a new “information age,” but I have never personally experienced anything like this before.”

Gene Hallman–President & CEO at Bruno Event Team

Possible subject matter:

  • Poor government structure—what can we do about it?
  • What’s great about our Birmingham region?
  • What’s unique about metro Birmingham?
  • What’s broken in our Birmingham region—how can we fix it?
  • Ideas to move us forward

Required:

  • word document
  • a jpg headshot
  • a short one or two sentence bio
  • a provocative title (we can help)
  • e-mail to dsher@buzz12.com

Length:

  • Between 400-700 words typical–but a bit shorter or longer is okay
  • If blog is too long, may lose readers before the end
  • Short paragraphs–plenty of white space improves readability since many people view on their smart phone or tablet

Please note:

  • No time-sensitive material.  Can’t guarantee publication date
  • We reserve right to approve content
  • No previously published pieces
  • We provide no editing or proof reading
  • Guest blogger agrees submissions can be republished in any and all media including www.al.com and the Birmingham News.

10 Responses to Guest bloggers

  1. Michael A. Jemison says:

    *Got ideas , hope for my city.How can I help? We can move forward, together.

  2. Angela James says:

    *Birmingham is the heart beat of the nation.

  3. Amos L. Crews says:

    *Our Potential is Only Limited By Our Vision and Our Resolve

  4. Robert C. Smith says:

    *Gene, I support you thoughts, after all you are the Michael Jordan of successful events in promotions here in Birmingham and that is saying a lot.  Help move the thinking of this Birmingham away from the past history of our City.

  5. What are we going to do about improving race relations in our city?There is not enough attempts by the leaders of our city to promote events or programs to address issues that continue to separate the people of such a diverse,unlimited potential,metro area.Why has Nashville,Jacksonville,and Charlotte,figured it out,and we struggle to even have a viable transit system,among other things.It all goes back to ,all people, working together to move us toward greatness.

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  6. *Great question Michael. I see no one attempted to respond, but I will 5 months later. Birmingham Natives looks at things as black or white and that’s wrong because general that is the way it is. How to solve? Improve the economic growth of minority and support their success. The success of the minority group will produce a ripple effects to the entire community.  Open up the channels for resources to make an idea be an “Amos Cookie”.  Keep in mind the projects produce employment and the good or idea is unique and supported by everyone.  There is more where this is coming from.

    Thanks, 

  7. *Gene why don’t you manage the Fair Park/Crossplex Complex and get the activities in there that would foster businesses coming to us for our venue.  That would stimulate demand thus expanded the development of the Complex and the entire Western Section of Birmingham?  You are good at it, Just Do IT, Nothing happens when one does not advertise as well as global marketing.

  8. Chuck St John says:

    Agree with Michael however just by proclaiming that Nashville, Jacksonville and Charlotte have ‘figured it out’ tell us nothing. Just what precisely have they ‘figured out’?  If you can be specific, those issues can intelligently be addressed and compared to the Magic City

  9. David Sher says:

    *Nashville, Jacksonville, and Charlotte have consolidated county/city government.  They have one vision with everyone working together.  We have 35+ municipalities who are all working against one another.

  10. Jack Boggan says:

    *If you look at the timing of Charllote, Nashville and Jacksonville beginning their move to their present status you will find that it began with the formation of a metropolitan form of government. Just as the tipping point in getting UAB football reinstated was a dedicated group of INFLUENTIAL and POWERFUL business leaders stepping forward and making their views and wishes know it will take such a push from the “power structure” to move Birmingham in the direction of metro government.

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