I don’t remember how I came upon RealGM.com in 2005. I think I found it because I was looking for basketball news and NBA.com didn’t provide me with much of anything. When I did find it, I immediately began contributing to their online forum and checking their news section. After a few years, I drifted away from their forum, but I still came back to keep up with what was going on in the world of hoops. Throughout it all, I tried to become a writer for their website. I wrote to them. I found emails and sent messages. I got absolutely no response.
I would understand if I got a rejection message or any sort of response whatsoever. I have gotten nothing and it has left me utterly baffled. You would think that I would give up at some point and realize that I have no chance writing for that outlet. You would think that…if it were true. I still want to write for RealGM and I will always want to write for RealGM until I see my name in a byline. I want to know what I need to do to make my content appealing to them.
Websites that publish content and change their staff of contributors on a regular basis confuse me when they do not make their selection process obvious. I’m aware that this particular website would have a hard time navigating their submissions if they opened things up to the masses. I also understand that I’m not the only writer out there. I’m one of many and a website like RealGM has the opportunity to choose whoever they want to work for their website. I just want to know what process I need to go through to become a contributor on their website. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
I’m hoping that this article will get me somewhere and I’ll have the ability to write for RealGM once and for all. I will be submitting this article to them in the hopes that we’re able to start a dialogue. It’s either that or I am left waiting for another 13 years to receive my call. I’m willing to write about anything or submit any kind of material to make my candidacy seem more appealing. I want to make my interest known publicly because I have exhausted all the other means I had privately. Here goes nothing.