Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Contributing Editor

At small magazines the title may imply a staff member with regular writing responsibility and some editorial duties. When a "contributing editor" is listed on the title page of a book, the term generally designates a person who has served as some kind of consultant in the book's preparation but who is not responsible for the book's final content.

“It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.”

As with magazines, the title with us may be largely honorary and slightly different in name and use. However, our Information Contributors merely email information and perhaps a photo or two. And they do so only when they damn well please. There are no deadlines for our people, and they can decide when and what to contribute.

"Do I Love You?" by Loyal Garner

However the big difference is that as an information Contributor they can also make the choice of becoming a guest author. They can then open the blog, write what they wish, post the photos they wish and get out without asking permission from anyone. In our social blogs the title becomes somewhat self explanatory and hopefully we will get many more guest authors.

Most people think that is too much commitment. But it is in the same vein as comments or information contributor in which they can blog whenever they damn well please. Easy? No monthly or annual meetings and no dues or fees required. And the hits will go through the ceiling. Hey, you want egg in your beer?

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett

Two friends are about to enter a club in Waikiki. One of them has a wooden eye. He said ''If someone says something about my eye, I'm gonna flip.'' They get there, and after one drink, he asks a girl if she would like to dance. She says, ''Would I?'' He flipped.