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Aha. via the Metblog wiki.
"Author slots on Metroblogging city sites are given to people on an invite only basis. Generally authors are recruited from people who are frequently active in the comments on the sites, though friends of existing authors also find their way into our author pages. Given this, the best way to become an author is to be an active member of the community around the sites by taking part in the discussions on the sites and letting the authors know you'd be interested in joining them more officially.
The fewer active authors we have in a city the quicker we are to add new contributors. Ideally we like to have at least 10 regular contributors in any given city.
* Authors are asked to contribute, on average, about 3 original posts per week (12 a month).
* Posts may not be cross posted from another blog, and must have some clear tie in to the city.
* Authors are required to physically be in (or around) the city to which they are contributing.
* All author / writing positions are on a volunteer basis."
I think these rules could use revising given the dearth of San Jose related content that is featured on the San Jose Metblog.
These are some recent topics from the feed:
"To Bart or Not to Bart" - BART does not come to San Jose
"Bay Area Ranks Third On Heart Friendly Cities For Women" - ...
"Santa Cruz, A Bit Cooler" - Wowee, Santa Cruz weather
"Keeping Cool in San Jose" - Woo, that San Jose weather
"Postage Increase" - Internet, please.
Not sure who "one with the gun" is but we don't advertise on craigslist and all authors are volunteer (so i have no idea where that $35 a month thing is coming from). That said, if you want to contribute in San Jose definitely the best thing to do is post in the comments on the blog and let the authors know you are interested and they are the ones who can get you up and running.