The Husky Haul Can Give You A New Year’s Resolution that’s Easy to accomplish, and you’ll be glad you did. Cover the Washington Huskies.
Have you fallen off the New Year’s Resolution already? Have you reached a point where you wanted to lose a few extra pounds, but ordered that pizza last night? How about taking up a new hobby, but you are already into the same old humdrum routine. Swearing off politics, but you find the national news too much to resist, and you are already back to posting on facebook offering rebuttals to those who spend all their free time rebutting you?
There is another way. You can make a New Year’s Resolution that you can be proud of, that you can place on your resume, that takes as much or as little of you as you wish to spend. You will become a contributor to one of the most prestigious sports online networks today.
And it costs nothing but some time. Time and the willingness to write about meaningful topics.
Legacy. Challenge. Competition. Experience. Comraderie.
If you are not on the court playing in the NCAA championship tournament with the ball in your hands, score tied, and laying it up for the winning score, you are not alone. But if you have a passion for the game of basketball, football, or the University of Washington athletics programs in general, then perhaps this message is for you.
You see, I like to read about the Washington Huskies, and I think you may have what it takes. If you have passion, an opinion, and a command of the English language, I am talking to you. When you answer back, we have a dialogue.
When you show interest in writing for The Husky Haul, we have an incredible experience to share.
Communicate, Your Career Depends On It
Communication is like any muscle or skill. It needs practice. The more you do it, the better at it you become. That’s how it works. I was fortunate, in that my life began at the infancy of the electronic age. Television was still new, and mistrusted.
Life was simpler then, we all gathered at the table for a family meal, we communicated long distance by becoming “pen pals” with citizens of other nations, we talked on a rotary dial phone for short intervals, because homes only had one phone, and we learned how to practice communication.
Technology Changed Everything
Now things have changed. We distill complete thoughts into 140 character tweets, and find ourselves locked into social media to form that bond with one another, to find people we have common experiences and beliefs with. But we keep it short, and simple. What about the not so simple, or the not so short? What if you had the chance to explain why the University of Washington Huskies should be an impact team in the NCAA tournament of 2017?
Do you have the stuff to share that belief? Do you have strong opinions about the Washington Huskies? Are you proud enough about your alma mater to speak up? Perhaps you are a journalism major without an internship to pursue?
We have an incredible opportunity. In fact, it’s really quite simple. Click on the link above, fill out an application to become a contributor for The Husky Haul, take our free online course videos which will give you all the information you will need, and then submit examples of your writing.
In no time at all, you can be posting articles that can be picked up by national sports and news agencies. In short, you have the world’s ear. All it takes is that one click on the “write for us!” button.
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Is Everything Peachy?
Here at the Husky Haul, we all begin as fans who had something to say. Incredibly, we discovered we aren’t alone. Fans of each team, of each sport, have something meaningful and important to say. We not only give you the chance, we encourage you to do so. So what’s in it for you?
Every top runway model had to have his or her picture taken first. Every sports writer starts who signs up at the national level begins with one story. Then another. You could handwrite those articles, photocopy it, and snail mail it to your friends, relatives, and even your favorite sports bar, but that takes up a lot of time for someone who wants to get into the business of sports writing, doesn’t it?
If you have free time, and an interest in the sports program at the University of Washington, this is a message for you. You can begin today. You can find out whether you “have it” or you don’t. At my age, the only regrets are those doors in life I did not open.
The door is open, come on in.
You needn’t think this is a requirement to write 30 articles a month. It’s not. It’s not even a requirement to write twice a week. FanSided websites “get it” that you don’t have time to spend writing every day.
The upside is that we work with you. Set up an article once a month, and we’re good. You had some time and you write three articles in a month? So much the better. But it’s always up to you how much, or little, you write.
Communication Is Duct Tape For Your Resume, And Your Career
But even if your career goal is anything but the sports desk of a national sports network, writing gives you practice in one of the most human of abilities – communication. Master that, and you master life. Not everyone has the knack to write. As a matter of fact, communication is not a participation award. It’s a skill that requires practice to attain, and then more practice to maintain. And so, we invite you to join us at the cusp of something very special. Join us at this historic point in time. The Washington Huskies are earning a place as a national leader in collegiate sports. But they are just getting started.
Whether you are a journalism major looking for your outlet to “be discovered”, a retired professional who would like something to do over the morning coffee, a parent of children looking to kill some time while the kids are at school, this could be something you truly enjoy.
And you will be very proud of your work.
If they do, you could be the one who captures the moment for history. Click on this link and see if you have what it takes. Take the chance, bet on yourself. You may surprise yourself and discover you have a talent you didn’t know about. You already have an eager audience. I’m eager to read what you think.
I look forward to hearing from you, and to reading your first article.