What is Better Than Sliced Bread
Better Than Sliced Bread (familiarly known as BTSB) is a blog based open publication forum created by Finnish university students for a like-minded public. We aim, in predominantly a humoristic way, to give the reading public an insight into the current trends and hot topics as seen by us, the authors and staff at BTSB.
Better Than Sliced Bread was established in 2007 by SUB ry, the student organisation for students of English at the University of Helsinki. SUB wanted to reincarnate their long-dead newspaper and set up a team of people to coordinate the effort. However, as the Internet is the main stream medium these days and as blogging is the weapon of choice for communication and publication, the editing staff decided they wanted a piece of that cake too. Thus BTSB was created.
The backbone of BTSB is originality. We don’t censor nor are we too selective about the texts we choose to publish or the authors we choose to promote. As long as the text is original, anything goes (except folk dance and those repellent game shows where laughter is only allowed while the “APPLAUSE” light is on, and if said rule is broken you’re escorted out by two security guards who both look like they picked a fight with a combine harvester and lost). BTSB is not a traditional member of the “blogosphere”, nor is it a news portal. It’s a publication for original work by whoever has the need to channel their creativity and has already filled their chest drawer with crumpled up pieces of paper.
We also like humour. Laughter prolongs life, or so the doctors say. We totally agree. You’ll find that most texts have humorous allusions.
Do you want to write for Better Than Sliced Bread?
If so, please do! If you wish to become an author, check out the Contact page. Send your finished text or a sample of your work to anyone in the editing staff, along with some information about yourself. You’ll find more detailed instructions on the Contact page.
If you write an article for us, you are in no way committed to supplying us with new texts every day, week or month. You can just let it out of your system with the one text and then go on with your life chasing dreams that’ll help you escape the confines of mediocrity. However, if you DO wish to become a regular author, you’re most welcome to join the team! As you write more and more texts for us, you’ll find that most of your goals in life have been fulfilled. Writing is so pleasing and rewarding.
BTSB uses WordPress blogging software. If you are familiar with it, good, it’ll make things easier for the editors, because you can write and edit your own texts. If you can’t use WordPress or just don’t bother learning, you can always send your text as a Word document (or similar) to one of the editors. Remember to include any pictures and formatting options you want to use. We create an author profile for every one of our authors, so be prepared to divulge some information about yourself. A picture would be nice too.