Who/What is an Almanacker?

The following is an update we posted yesterday on our campaign page:

During the course of our 30-day crowdfunding campaign, we’ll attempt to answer the question – who/what is an Almanacker?

We plan on posting some profiles we create about our more prolific community members but we also want to hear directly from you, particularly from those we haven’t met yet.

What do you get from reading the Almanac? What is the value for you in writing for the Almanac? Maybe you do both? If so, why?

Read some words from diehard Almanackers at the end of our main campaign page (which we’ll be adding to) and then send through your own. Maybe you’d prefer to record a short audio message on your smartphone or, better still, send a short video from your smartphone? Don’t labour over the technical aspects – rough and ready is fine with us.

Send your audio and video files to [email protected] or post them on YouTube and give us the link. We’ll eventually work out how to post them our campaign page.

This is a genuine call – we want to hear from you.


  1. Joe Moore says

    Hi. My name is Joe and I’m an Almanacker.

    I embarked on this journey only last year and it has absolutely been one of the best moves that I have ever made. The sense of community through the sharing of a common bond makes involvement in The Footy Almanac such a wonderfully liberating experience.

    Incredibly inclusive and supportive, The Footy Almanac writers provide somewhat of a safe-haven for people such as myself, who are discovering a passion for the written word. For me personally, writing for The Footy Almanac means that I can explore my new-found love of writing without fear of judgement. For any developing writer, this is a fantastic place to learn.

    I love being a part of The Footy Almanac community and long may this wonderment continue.

  2. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    I’m Swish

    I’m oldish.I remember stuff.

    Maybe someone else wants to hear it. If they do, The Footy Almanac is the place.

    If they don’t, it doesn’t matter, at least I’ve got it down while its still in my head.

    I lurked around the edges for a while. Once I dived in, the water was fine. Now I swim every day, so should you.

  3. Peter Schumacher says

    This is a site for articulate contributors who also happen to be funny , quirky, committed, and most of all, knowledgeable

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