How you can help Roundup

Do you ever read Roundup and think that you would love to have a go at giving your impression of the best of the week’s Scottish blogging?

Do you ever wonder why we never ever include a certain blog?

That’s because in all likelihood nobody has ever told us about it. Our small and perfectly formed team here at Roundup can’t possibly even scratch the surface of the thousands of posts produced by talented Scottish bloggers every week.

Why not volunteer to edit one week? If you’re feeling nervous, don’t worry. We’ll hold your hand through it. We have a very helpful guide for editors that we send you that tells you everything you need to know. Then on a Friday and Saturday we send you nominations that have come in via Twitter or via the website or via e-mail. You add in some of your own from your own reading and weave them into a blog post for Sunday’s Roundup. When you write it is up to you. Some people do it on Saturday late afternoon or evening, others get up with the lark on a Sunday and do it then. I’ve done both. Generally we like it to appear around 10 or 11 on a Sunday morning.

This strange “we” to whom I refer is our team of admin editors. They are the people who do the hand holding and set up the rota for editors and pass on the nominations. We also run the Twitter account and do the various things that need to be done to keep the site alive. It takes around 1-2 hours per week, I’d say.

So, we’re now in the process of drawing up the rota for editors until Christmas. If you want to have a go, you would be more than welcome. Drop us an e-mail to and let me know which weekends would work for you. And if you have done it before, feel free to volunteer again.

I’m concerned that we don’t do as much proper culture as once we did, so if that’s your speciality let us know.

If you have any other suggestions for how we could improve Roundup, please also let us know either in the comments or by e-mail.