Each of us “bloggers” would not say no if he or she would get paid for writing blog posts, right? So far only the best get some kind of reward. Not too long ago I got an email from fellow US bloggers complaining that it is hard even to get media credentials for NBA games or some acknowledgment at all.
With the European blog scene being behind the US about 2-3 years in terms of development and credibility the latest email from the FIBA head quarter to their bloggers was really a big step forward and somehow shows that at least a few do a very good job.
It all started with a questionaire where the FIBA officials wanted to know what would it make more attractive to write more articles. Yesterday we got the results.
- Officialize the FIBA blogger campaign
- Showcase basketball events from national to international level
- Insure the quality and the variety of contents offered
- Motivate and compensate blogger effort and involvement
Sounds like a good plan doesn’t it?
So FIBA invented a point system where you can finally get the chance to get free tickets and a free flight to either a FIBA Olympic qualifier, a FIBA zone event or the World Championship. Points needed for that: 12,000. Sounds like alot but it is possible to reach that goal.
EDIT: After Henry Abbott from TrueHoop told me that they would want to know how to score points, here you go:
- Each blogger can collect a number of points for each post published on its blog
- The number of attributed point depends of the tackled subject
National league: 50 points
Continental league: 100 points
FIBA zone events: 200 points
FIBA international events: 500 points
To make it clear – this does not count for private blogs like BallinEurope. You have to publish your articles here.