MakeUseOf is many things to many people, as we previously discovered when we asked you all to tell us how you would describe MakeUseOf to a friend. We are, at the core, a group of writers passionate about technology, and in particular technology that you can make use of, even if only for entertainment purposes.
We publish dozens of stories each week, some of which are extremely well received, others which disappear off the radar with barely a glance. Which is where you come in. Who better to suggest ideas for what we, the MakeUseOf collective, should be writing about than you, the MakeUseOf readership.
This is your chance to veer the MakeUseOf content in the direction that interests you. And you could even win a T-shirt for taking part.
This Week’s Question…
We want you to Pitch Us Your MakeUseOf Story Ideas! If you’re interested in doing so then you need to read the following very carefully. Only comments which follow the format outlined below will be considered.
Your comment should comprise 1) a title, and by that we mean a proper headline that could be used in its entirety. Be sure to look over recent MakeUseOf articles to see the kind of titles that make the cut. And 2) a description of what the the article should be about. Please be as detailed as you can be, avoiding vague notions whenever possible.
The only rules regarding content are that your idea should be related to technology in some way and be original. The range of tech-related material we cover on MakeUseOf is quite wide, so just ensure it fits into one of the many topics listed here. Being original means finding something that we haven’t covered previously, with a simple search of the site all that’s needed.
As long as it adheres to these rules you’re free to suggest any story that comes to mind. Perhaps it’s a subject you’ve long wondered why we haven’t covered. Or perhaps one that you would be extremely interested in reading for a particular reason. If you can add context to your submission then that’s great, but doing so isn’t a prerequisite for entry.
All comments will be digested to form conclusions in a follow-up post next week where we will detail the We Ask You Results. Two readers will be chosen as having the best ideas for MakeUseOf articles, getting their name up in lights, the respect of other readers, and a T-shirt chosen from those available through MakeUseOf Rewards. What more motivation than that do you need to respond?
We Ask You is a weekly column dedicated to finding out the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. The questions asked are usually open-ended and likely to necessitate a discussion. Some are opinion-based, while others see you sharing tips and advice, or advocating tools and apps to the MakeUseOf readership. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.
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