HuffPo's pitch to L.A. bloggers

If you receive an email with the subject line "An Invitation from The Huffington Post Los Angeles," you are one of the legions being offered the chance to blog for free. The note comes from Billy Silverman, editor of the Los Angeles "vertical" that the Huffington Post plans to unveil next month.

I am pleased to announce that the Huffington Post is coming to Los Angeles. We'll be launching a local edition of our news and opinion site in early December, and are hoping you would like to be part of it.

A key element of HuffPost LA will be a group blog where some of Southern California's most knowledgeable and creative minds weigh in on everything that makes Los Angeles such a diverse and unique city. Any subject is fair game, from state and city politics to cultural and business trends to the local sports teams. From the beaches to the desert, Michelin-starred restaurants to taco trucks, the Staples Center to Disneyland, the Lakers to the Dodgers, USC to UCLA, our bloggers will cover all aspects of life in Los Angeles.

We're hoping you'll add your voice to the mix, weighing in when you see something on the street that strikes you or find a worthy cause you feel isn' t getting the coverage it deserves. The HuffPost LA will let you react to the news or make some of your own.

There are no deadlines or commitments. You can blog as often or as infrequently as you like, in posts short or long. (We've generally found that between 400-800 words works best.) Its a great way to impact the local conversation.

Somewhat different wording (and different author) than the memo sent to the HuffPost's existing thousands of bloggers.

More HuffPo: The site unveiled its sports vertical today.

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