Are you a news junkie? Do you look at the current state of the world’s mind blowing insanity and think: what can I do to help exacerbate this madness? Okay, that sounded tough but steer this madness on a more beneficial trajectory would be closer to what I’m looking for.
Let’s face it, well before Disinfo took a massive ratings nose dive (which I haven’t at all been able to pull it out of in the last 4 months although things have stabilized) it was more of a countercultural content aggregate site with a minor amount of original writing…and it was waaaaaay more successful back then. That’s sort of what I’ve been trying to restore it to with my efforts, but there’s no way it’s really going to work very well unless I get some help. If you’ve been wondering why the site has been mainly me over the last month or so, it’s because I’ve been busy and no one has been submitting much.
But my schedule’s freed up a bit and I have some time in the next week or so to read through a bunch of e-mails and set up some new contributor accounts. Disinfo is as far as I know the internet’s longest running countercultural website (21 years as of this month) and it’d be a shame to see it die. I know there are a ton of people who used to do this sort of thing for the site, I suppose I just need to find those sort of people. And sure, I could use more original writing too.
I think I’ve been fairly upfront about the fact that I don’t even get paid to run the site at this point, which means I obviously can’t pay you anything to take this on, so why would you want to do it? Well, why am I running the site? I suppose that’d be because shit’s fucked. We’re in the strangest political climate anyone’s ever encountered and as much as I hate to admit it, there are in fact information wars. When the weird opportunity to take control of a dying site that still gets 300,000 or so hits a month falls into your lap and you’re not a rich man, fuck, it’s the least I can do.
Do you get paid to protest? Nope. Did Jesus get paid for the Sermon on the Mount? Of course not. This should be your way of protesting and the funny thing is that it’s a gajillion times easier than actually protesting. Honestly, it wouldn’t take much of your time at all. You could probably toss a few posts up in an hour a week. What topics am I looking for? Weird shit? Esoteric spirituality? Sick Sad World stories? Socialist Politics? Tech nerdgasm stuff? Corporate greed? Religious nuts? Right wing hypocrisy? Video game spirituality? Weird YouTube clips? Sure. I personally think the site could use a bit more on the fuck this Nazi bullshit front myself. Oh, and I love trippy underground comics too. Totally open to suggestions
To inquire about contributing, use this contact form and select the “I would like to be a writer for you” option from the drop down.
If you want to laugh, check out the contributor guidelines the last editor set up and then completely ignore them. I will get hopefully get back to all of you by next week.
Only you can prevent people from being overly bored at work. Oh, and the information wars thing. That too.