So, What Would YOU Like to Say in the Area of Mental Health?

With Sarah launching into her PhD and taking a break from her regular posts in the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog, that means we have a vacancy. Do you have something YOU would like to say about psychology, counselling, or mental health in general?

Although we knew from the start that Sarah Luczaj would only be writing here on the site until she was ready to dive into her PhD in September, the time has flown by so quickly — and I’ve enjoyed reading Sarah’s material so much myself — that it all feels like a bit of a shock that she’s no longer writing for us regularly! I know that a steadily growing readership has been stopping by specifically to read Sarah’s posts, so I suspect I’m not alone in that.

In an ideal world, I would have already arranged to welcome a new blogger to the team some months ago, to allow for some transition time as Sarah was getting ready to finish up. But to tell the truth, I’ve just been so busy that I never managed to get that task up to the top of my to-do list. I’m regularly involved in the creation and running of several sites in a growing network — our new online counselling service is one recent example — so sometimes I find it tough to juggle the current demands of all those different sites and my own client work, not to mention actually (gasp!) planning ahead.

So here we are: we have an opening for a regular contributor to the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog, and if you have something you’d like to say, maybe you can join us!

As a contributor to the site, you’ll have a great deal of freedom to make the role your own, expressing your own personal style and exploring areas of interest to you. There are a few topic areas which have traditionally been central to what we cover here, but if you’re looking for someone to assign you stories to write, you won’t find that here. If you’d like instead to develop your interest in one or more particular areas of psychology, counselling, or mental health in general, then here’s an opportunity to do so, while sharing those interests with others on a site receiving several hundred thousand page views every month.

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The role carries a modest honorarium, at a level commensurate with your preferred level of involvement with the site — including both how often you would like to write, and how much (with individual blog posts usually coming in somewhere between 500 and 1000 words) — and the perspective and background which you’d like to bring to your writing.

If we have more than one leading candidate who would each like to write less frequently, I’m certainly open to welcoming more than one new addition to the team.

So if you’d like to write here on the site, please do give me a shout via the Contact page with:

  • A bit about yourself, your interests, and any particular areas you’d like to write about,
  • An indication of how frequently you would like to write, and
  • Two recent writing samples

I look forward to hearing from you!

I’ll be out of the office for a week in the middle of August, so please be sure to check my availability if you’d like to know when I might be able to get back to you. And last but not least, please note that we operate a challenge-response anti-spam system, which means that if you get in touch, you’ll need to be writing from a real email address which can receive a reply from our anti-spam system; if our system doesn’t receive a reply to the confirmation request that it sends back to you, it won’t allow your message through.

Many thanks!

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