Slideshow Bobs

Posted: March 20, 2015 in Uncategorized
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I haven’t blogged here in nearly forever (a slight exaggeration) and I happen to be drained from writing about baseball at the moment so I figured why not entertain you fine Mohicans still checking in on me here.

I’ve been writing lots, still, but mostly about baseball. I’ve been keeping up with Phalse Philly Sports, however, I’m thinking about ending the blog when I reach 1,000 posts in the next three months. Having the blog mentioned on a sports radio show multiple times seems to be its pinnacle and I think I got everything out of it that I could.

Back in December, I began writing for a baseball site. It was fun for a short while until several circumstances led to even more frustration than my life needed at the time. I’ll go into detail at a later date, but the key thing I took away from it was the importance of slideshows and other clickbait techniques. Because I know the editor I had an issue with is stalking me online now, which is really creepy, I’m going to save the juicy details until after he disappears for good.

A combination of frustrations with my flailing writing “career” and my job which seems to have become a “career” made the last two weeks pretty shitty. Hoping to find something good, I managed to discover sportsblog.com during a Craigslist search.

Immediately I created a blog then decided my idea was too simple and I needed to not focus on one topic, rather, open it up to all baseball related news.

Since creating The Cleat Report back in July, I’ve published almost 900 posts–many being links to other places I’m writing. I thought by now I would be eligible for Adwords, but to even be considered you need to average about 600 views a day. Bloggers know how difficult this can be and if I ever want to make money writing I’m going to have to venture out in more directions.

So my new main focus is writing over at Innings Eaters. It’s unbelievably awesome because I get paid, the site already ranks high in Google, and there are plenty of competitions a boy like me can enter and enjoy. It’s far from a permanent dream writing gig, but it’s one of the best experiences I’ve had writing about baseball so far. It’s also only been a week so like the wrestling card at a WWE event, my opinion is subject to change.

That’s what I’m up to and focused on most. Life is pretty crazy at the moment so it’s nice to have something I can put a lot of energy into and get a lot back from.

Masahiro-Tanaka3

(He’s making an Atheist Face)

Comments
  1. Welcome back, Mr Moose.

    Making a living from writing is very hard, which is one of the reasons why I’m keeping it as a hobby. If you’re willing to move into different areas (as you’re trying to do) then that will certainly increase your chances, but it’s still going to be a tough gig.

    Good luck with it.

  2. mu2denny2014 says:

    WHAT UP MOOSESLICKER? IF WE CANT LAUGH AT OURSELVES WHAT THE HELL WOULD YOU DO JUMP OFF THE BRIDGE, THAT WOULD BE VERY SELFISH TO JUMP OFF THE BRIDGE, CAUSE THAT ONLY HURTS THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU AND IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT REALLY WANTS TO CAUSE LOVED ONES OR OTHES SERIOUS PAIN AND SUFFERING?

  3. :3 <–that is the original atheist face!

    I'm trying to sleep but I can't. So I decided to check my husband's blog because stalking is what wives do. But my husband is a boring man so I decided to check you out instead. It's nice to know you're on your way on becoming this big professional writer man. Emphasis on the big–I kid! :3

  4. thehobbler says:

    Hello my cougar crush. It’s nice to see you, although I like it better when you’re talking dirty.

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