A like-minded wine blogger, Aaron Nix-Gomez, over at www.hogsheadwine.com, and I have joined forces and, in the true spirit of the symposium, we are presenting broad research topics and an open invitation for others to participate.
Here is how it will work:
1. We will release a topic. Our first topic is "Wine and the Sea." You may interpret this however you like. All that we ask is that your post includes some form of research, and that you cite your sources in a bibliography. We also ask that you follow ethical writing practices, such as obtaining permission for all images used, and abstaining from plagiarism.
2. With each topic there are two posting deadlines.
The deadline for your post on "Wine and the Sea" is November 30th, 2013.
Please post your research blog to your website between 12:00am and 8:00am EST on November 30th, 2013.
If you have no website, but want to participate, contact Erin or Aaron about having one of us host your article.
3. The second deadline is a post that incorporates links to the other participants' posts. This can occur, ideally, as an appendix to your research post, or it can be a separate blog posting. The idea is that when a reader finds one of our posts, they will be able to connect to the entire symposium topic. We will send out a complete set of links the day after the blog posting deadline.
This will be due December 2nd, 2013.
Please post your links to the complete symposium between 12:00am and 8:00am EST.
4. To participate, fill out this simple form. One week before the symposium articles are posted, we will publish all of the participant websites together so that we may all easily browse the symposium articles on the release date.