(PSA) |StartingGrid.org| is looking for someone to wield our Facebook page!

As StartingGrid is looking to evolve in 2013. However, we’ve only got so many hands to get all of the projects that we’ve started done. This is where we need your help!

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You’ll get a fancy title and everything! How does “Overlord of Social Media” sound?

We’re looking for a few people to help in maintaining some of our social media tools, like our Facebook page, to spread the |StartingGrid| cause. We need someone to continue finding cool photos of cars and grow the followership by facilitating in online discussions. Cool, right?

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Why you should want to help |StartingGrid|

Most car sites show up and say “Here is my stuff. Take it or leave it.” They don’t want your help to improve their content. They don’t want to reach out and engage with readers.  They just want you to watch as they do all of the cool things.

Thankfully, |StartingGrid| doesn’t work that way.

We’re proud of the fact that we reach out to our readers and say ‘Come! Make this place your own!’  In order for this site to be a quality little corner of the internet, we believe that it needs to be shaped to be the way you want.

However, in order to do that properly, we need your help.

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|Rant|-Racing Drivers! Tweet to me, not at me! #f1 #nascar #indycar


With the introduction of popular social media tools like Twitter, people stay connected better than ever before. Through your social network, people are able to share life experiences anywhere around the world. People gather in these online communities when they find something or someone that they find to be interesting.

As its impact has become more mainstream, more people are reaching out on a social media platform of some sort. They are people who are looking for some sort of engagement.

In real life, no one likes being talked at. They like being talked to. They like feeling that they are part of the conversation, rather than just being forced to observe one at a distance. Social media works the same way. When fans feel like they are a direct part of the experience, the more they want to engage with it and bring more people to experience it too.

With all that being said, why don’t more racing drivers engage more directly with their fans?  In a world where finding sponsorship dollars is harder every day, you would assume that racing drivers would do whatever it took to engage more with people in order to prove to sponsors that they are a person with large market appeal?

Surprisingly, that doesn’t happen.

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