Let’s Go Long on 1 March 2014

Once again, we’re planning to post a ‘long read’ about beer, and would love it if other writers and bloggers joined us.

Our post will be going live on Sat­ur­day 1 March 2014.

We’ll post as many reminders as we can get away with with­out annoy­ing peo­ple here, on Face­book and on Twit­ter.

There will be a round-up of every­one else’s posts (like this and this) on Sun­day 2 March.

If you decid­ed to give it a go, as before, there are no rules, but…

  • Do write some­thing longer than your usu­al posts. We aim for 1500 words min­i­mum – about three times as long as usu­al. If you usu­al­ly write 1500 word posts, then shoot for 3000.
  • Try to make it some­thing peo­ple will find it worth­while down­load­ing to read lat­er using Pock­et/Instapa­per or oth­er sim­i­lar apps.
  • Use this as an oppor­tu­ni­ty to chal­lenge your­self: do some­thing dif­fer­ent; do some research; step out of your usu­al rou­tine.
  • Pro beer-writ­ers: this is a good chance to revis­it old mate­r­i­al or final­ly air an unpub­lished gem.
  • Will Hawkes is a beer writer and jour­nal­ist who knows what’s what – try not to bore him:

You don’t have to link to us or men­tion us (though of course we appre­ci­ate it when peo­ple do), but you will want to use the Twit­ter hash­tag #beery­lon­greads and/or email us a link if you want to be includ­ed in the round-up.


We have already agreed to review and edit anoth­er cou­ple of writ­ers’ posts, and have some­one lined up to edit ours. If you’d like us to look at your post, give some advice on struc­ture and gen­er­al­ly help you pol­ish it up, we can prob­a­bly han­dle a few more if you can email your draft to us by Fri­day 28 Feb­ru­ary.

What we’re writing about

We’re going to attempt to write a cap­sule his­to­ry of the pub preser­va­tion move­ment. If you’ve had a his­toric involve­ment in pub preser­va­tion, or think there are books and arti­cles we ought to read, drop us a line at boakandbailey@gmail.com, or com­ment below.

One thought on “Let’s Go Long on 1 March 2014”

  1. an off-shoot of the pub preser­va­tion move­ment is the (tra­di­tion­al hand paint­ed) pub-sign preser­va­tion moeve­ment. There was an inter­est­ing arti­cle in a label­logists newslet­ter a while back.

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