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We want your opinion

Dale Shrull
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Your assignment ” if you choose to accept it ” is to write an opinion article on a subject that will be chosen for you.

That’s the basic nutshell concept of a new feature the Glenwood Springs Post Independent will launch this week.

“Your Assignment” is just that ” an assignment to write.

Every few weeks, we will put out a new assignment for you to tackle. Everyone can participate.

The subject will be picked and posted for you early in the week, then it’s up to you to post your article directly onto postindependent.com. You will have to establish an identity account on postindependent.com and pick a screen name, and set up a blog (follow the instructions on the “How to Blog” prompt on the website). The Post Independent will select one, maybe two, of the web posted entries to appear in the print version.

When you are ready to post the “Your Assignment” article (after you’ve created your Post Independent identity) then you will need to go to the blog section and click on the “Your Assignment” prompt. Click on the “Write a new Post,” and you’re ready to post.

We suggest that you pen your article before you come to postindependent. com, then copy and paste the article into the body area of the blog.

It might sound complicated, but once you’ve figured it out, it’s a pretty smooth operation.

With a limited amount of space in our print version, we wanted to give people the opportunity to still have their work published in some form. For some, it might not be ideal to have your work only published on the website, but the Internet allows us the luxury of a bottomless amount of space.

We hope you enjoy this new feature and use it to voice your opinion, have fun and maybe provoke some provocative dialogue.

Not too many rules here. Please limit your articles to between 500-800 words. Here’s a catch ” you can write as long as you want for the website version, but remember, your piece will not be considered for the print edition unless it meets our word limit requirement. All articles must be signed by the author and have a hometown listed. The blog name doesn’t have to be the person’s name, but the name and town must be at the bottom of the article.

Keep things civil and treat people the way you’d like to be treated.

We encourage everyone to attach a photo or graphic of some kind when you create your blog. And remember, once you have an identity, you can post blogs in categories other than Your Assignment.

Have fun and keep on the lookout for your next assignment.

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