In today’s Morning Feed, we sang the praises of Horse Nation’s volunteer army of writers and noted that without them, this site’s gears would grind to a halt.
We’ve been wracking our brains for a way to thank these writers for their hard work and talent (short of writing them a big rubber check). I volunteered my first-born child, but I’m not sure there would be many takers. John had a better suggestion: SmartPak gift cards.
Each Friday, we’ll be awarding a SmartPak gift card to the guest writer or illustrator whose post received the most page-views that week.
As usual the rules are, there are no rules–simply email your finest submissions to [email protected]. All current Horse Nation contributors and columnists (and their right-hand bunnies, Biz) are eligible, as are Horse Nation newbies. The subject matter may be anything involving horses. All original, previously unpublished content please. And we always appreciate photos/artwork (used with permission) to accompany your writing.
Tip: Writers, you didn’t hear this from me, but don’t forget to promote your stories on your own blogs and social media to up your page-views.
Hopefully, this will be a great way to give our top writers a little extra recognition and some green to blow at SmartPak.
The first HN/SmartPak Featured Article of the Week will be revealed this Friday, so stay tuned. You’ve still got a chance to get a submission in for this week if you put the pen to paper right now.
Until then, in a failsauce attempt at expressing my gratitude, I offer you this blast-from-the-past video by Natalie Merchant:
(I tried to remake the video at my barn, using students dressed up as clowns, the barn manager on a unicycle and me straddling a horse in a tutu, but it just got weird.)