Open Invitation to the Russian Blog Posted by yelena on Jun 22, 2010 in News
«Заходите к нам на огонек!» [Drop in for some company!] Wait, if you’re reading this, then you’re already here, wherever this “here” is for you. So assuming that you’ve made yourself comfortable and poured yourself «стакан кваса» [a glass of kvass] or «кружка холодного пива» [a mug of cold beer] or, for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, «чашка горячего чая» [a cup of hot tea], it’s time to dive into today’s post…
Do you know who said «Единственная настоящая роскошь — это роскошь человеческого общения» [There is only one true luxury, and that is the luxury of human relations]? («подсказка» [hint]: «Маленький принц» [The Little Prince])
We feel that in a way this blog provides just such a luxury, at least to us, the writers. Not only do we get to write about what we love and are interested in, but also get to “meet” «близкие по духу люди» [kindred spirits] and hear their reactions to our musings whether via blog comments, Facebook posts or occasional e-mails.
But lately we’ve been yearning to take our virtual relations with you one step further.
Truth is we love what you have to say and always look forward to reading your helpful, witty, thought-provoking and encouraging messages. We love them so much that we would like to ask you, yes you, whether you would like to be a guest author on the Russian blog.
Maybe you have a topic you’d like to write about or a personal story that’s somehow related to Russia and Russian language that you’d like to tell. Maybe you have an idea about something we haven’t discussed yet or a different angle on one of our posts.
Your post doesn’t have to be long, detailed or full of grammar rules. In fact, it doesn’t even have to include any Russian words (and in any case, we can help you with those). If you aren’t much for writing, but have great pictures from your travels in Russia (or in Russian communities around the world), you can post those as a photo essay too.
So if this is something you’re interested in, leave a comment on this post (don’t forget your correct e-mail address) and we’ll get in touch with you.
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