Get an invite if you’re willing (and able) to write a blog post

I’ve got a bunch of invites to give away today, and I’ll be doing that shortly.  First, though, I’m making a special offer.  In an effort to get more posts up here on the blog, I’d like to find a few people to write guest posts.  If you’d be willing to do that, I’ll give you an invite to Wave!

Here’s how it’ll work:

  • I’ll give you the invite.
  • You spend a couple days playing around with it.
  • You write a blog entry on here about your favorite feature, favorite use for Wave, or something like that.  Include screenshots or screencasts as appropriate.

Seems like a fair way to do it.  If you don’t have the technical skills to create screenshots/screencasts, or don’t have the writing skills to write a decent blog entry, then please sit this one out; I’ll be giving away a bunch of no-strings-attached invites later this afternoon via our Twitter account.

If this interests you, then leave a comment on this blog entry (not a Tweet) explaining:

  • What you think you’d write about. This obviously may change once you get your hands on Wave, but I at least want to see that you’re thinking about it.
  • Convince me why you think you can write a quality post (“been blogging for years”, “take screenshots all the time”, etc)

The first five responses that I think are worthy will get the invites. Any random “PLEASE PLEASE I NEED AN INVITE” comments will be removed.

Shortly after this is done and I have the five winners, I’ll open up the remaining invites first-come, first-served on Twitter.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Wow, that was quick!  A lot of neat ideas came in.  The five winners are the five comments that I’ve enabled below.  Congrats to those that won!   Free-for-all invite giveaway coming on Twitter in a few minutes…

Comments

  1. Michael Kirk says:

    I am a educational technology grad student at UNF. I want to investigate Google Wave’s collaboration for teachers, students and their parents. A classroom would be greatly enriched when all three parties are on the same page. Each person can be included with a voice to share their perspective on student learning and motivation. My blog post would be about the benefits on this new tool in the classroom from all three perspectives

  2. Chase Wilson says:

    I’m trying to see how to incorporate Google Wave into music promotion here in Nashville. I think it would help with getting the word out about shows and people could also contribute videos, music and other ideas to the wave. I’d love to play around with this and see how it works.

  3. Simon Jornet says:

    Hi,

    My name is Simon, and I am a great Google user for many years. Dispite of my age of 17, I have been working on a video-game website as a newsmaker and reviewer. Thats why I think I am able to make your job, and can assure you I’m very motivated to get a hand of the new Google service. This would be awesome if you can do it. I would enjoy to help you back. :)

  4. I am not your typical blogger/internet marketer. I work in the education industry on the marketing side, and currently have a lot of web design projects in development. I would like to see how Google Wave could help us with these projects. I would also like to see the social aspects of the resource. How it can help me keep in touch with friends/followers. I am really just interested in getting into the nuts and bolts of Google Wave.

    On my personal blog http://www.kevinphanley.com/blog I comment quite frequently about technology and cool new innovations, amidst pictures of hot girls, and blathering on about Battlestar Galactica. I am currently redesigning my site/blog and implementing thesis. I am documenting my trials and tribulations there, and think that I can do the same with Google Wave. Not to mention Guest Blogging is great cross promotion and a useful content generation method.

    Thanks!

    Kevin

  5. Scott Brooke says:

    Pick me! Pick me! :)

    Seriously, I have some ideas about how Wave and XMPP might become a feature rich voice tool. I’d like to see what can be done with integrating voice directly instead of as a pointer. So, I’d be looking to write some code as well.

    As for blogging experience, I put my blog in the comment form. Hopefully that speaks for itself. Thanks!