With the sad, sad news of the departure of my original co-founder and HLS’ defacto leader of almost 7 years, we take a moment to dedicate a song in his memory. DMQ was a visionary, a leader, and a crabby old man at age 7. Today, he’s so much more. You’ll be missed brother!
Further, HLS is at a crossroads. We’ve hit our highest traffic levels ever this past season, and we’ve been linked everywhere. We are the largest independent NDFB blog in the UNIVERSE, and we can go one of two ways at this point. We can hang out like we’ve been, doing fine, keeping all of you junkies happy, or we can double down. We can go BIG.
I like big, let’s do that.
PART I: What We’re Doing Right Now
With that, HLS is announcing open applications for a few key positions with the site. The list is below, and if you’re interested please email me at herloyalsons at gmail. Here’s what we got – send us your interest, post to message boards, email to friends. We want the best that the ND fan base has to offer! We’re gonna make this thing huge.
-Good writing (ish) for contributors
-Funny (ish) for all content creators
-A serious commitment to creating content regularly (once/week for contributors in-season, 2/month for other content and for contributors off-season)
-Not a dick (ish) for everyone
-Inside access to all of HLS’ amazing connections (talk to Poot or Keith Arnold!!!)
-Paid a % of profits (not big yet, but hopefully will be down the line)
-Opportunity o talk about ND and NDFB all the time, non-stop, and have a lot of people listen
-A solid resume builder (pending your perspective, I guess)
–Recruiting Expert – love recruiting? want to talk about it non-stop all the time? great, you’re our
–GrantlandX – are you an ND student that is either a sophomore or freshmen? Want to be the voice of HLS on campus and give the student perspective? you’re our student, hit us up!
–Webmaster – with DMQ leaving, our tech capabilities are way down. We need someone that can keep us up with the Joneses and help us build a platform that can handle massive, massive traffic. The world is your oyster.
–News Curator – preferably someone on the east coast that can keep our news links up to date and make HLS the one-stop-shop for all NDFB related news. (this could also be the webmaster) We want to be the #1 aggregator of NDFB (and ND news) on the web and this will be your challenge. Gauntlet thrown!
–Forums Czar – interest in and ability to build conversation around ND and NDFB. good community management skills. insatiable appetite for conversation. most likely, no life.
–Photoshop Guy – good sense of humor and some basic skills are all that’s required. You’ll get a platform to share your work regularly. Win win.
–Video Guy – decent editing skills and a love of all things NDFB are all that’s required. You’ll get a platform to share your work regularly. Wins wins.
If any of these sound interesting, please shoot us a quick email with a sample of relevant work. If you know someone that would be great, please pass this along. If you run another blog and want to talk merger, let us know. We are doubling down, folks, and we are going to make this thing big.
PART II: What do you want?
So that’s the plan right now, but I’d also like to hear what you want. What’s missing? What do you need from us? How do we serve the community better? Let us know what you’re thinking and we’ll do our best to deliver. AMEN.