Be a columnist!
Have you ever felt, as you came to the end of an article, or left a particular site, a sense that something was missing?
Have you found yourself thinking, man, I wish those guys had written about X subject, or Y issue?
It's time to stop wishing, and start writing. Rediff's World Cup site has a galaxy of columnists: Harsha Bhogle, Sanjay Manjrekar, Michael Holding, Fanie De Villiers, Dean Jones, Asanka Gurusinghe, Steven Lynch, Ramiz Raja (with Wasim Akram also joining the lineup on Monday), Rohan Chandran...
What that lineup lacks, perhaps, is you.
The how-to is easy: Enter your name and email address, give your column a title, type in the text in the box provided, and shoot it across. Easy as falling off a log, right? Right.
What can you write about? Anything at all. With the provision that it has to relate to the World Cup. It might be a nostalgic recollection of a World Cup match you watched, and which left you with good memories. It might be an analysis of a rule. Or a group. Or a player, or team. In short, anything with a World Cup orientation.
Some simple guidelines will make your columns easier on the eye:
1) Please do NOT use all caps. Entries entirely in capital letters will not be published.
2) Please break up your columns into bite-sized paragraphs. As you know from experience, it is not easy to read a huge chunk of text.
3) Please don't mix up subjects. There is no limit to how many columns you can write, so don't club all your thoughts together.
4) Please remember, this link is for original columns. If you are reacting to a column already published on Rediff, do not use this form.
That about does it. Your turn -- get your thoughts together, and let fly. We look forward to your contributions adding value to our site.
Write your own Column