The Sports Slant


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The Sports Slant is an online sports blog founded by Stan Rosenberg in April 2010. This presentation chronicles the first two months of the Sports Slant

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The Sports Slant

  1. 1. The Sports Slant  
  2. 2. What Is The Sports Slant? <ul><li>The Sports Slant is a sports blog  </li></ul><ul><li>created by Stan Rosenberg in May 2010.  </li></ul><ul><li>The blog looks at different topics in sports  </li></ul><ul><li>with a unique business slant. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Look At The Site <ul><li>                          The Sports Slant </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Is The Site Designed? <ul><ul><li>Tumblr Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Catching Elephant Theme </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In-Text Ads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kontera </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skyscraper Ads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Through Yardbarker Affiliation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML Widgets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>World Cup Countdown </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grooveshark Music </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YardBarker </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Website Affiliations <ul><li>Bleacher Report: User-Generated Sports News Website </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can write for Bleacher Report. Only a select few get to be feautured columnists and analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Yard Barker: 300+ Affiliated Sports Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising revenue and exposure in exchange for content </li></ul>
  6. 6. Highlights and Lowlights
  7. 7. Highlights <ul><ul><li>Being Selected By The Bleacher Report As A World Cup Featured Columnist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research Assignments with Deadlines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Work Was Featured in the Seattle Post Intelligencer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Five Unbreakable Records </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being Selected As Part of The Yardbarker Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being Offered An MLB Analyst Position with RealSports Net </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. My Awards On Bleacher Report <ul><li>Articles on the Bleacher Report receive awards on the number of views, comments, lead stories, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Symbol: Hot Read </li></ul><ul><li>     Silver: Over 2000 Views </li></ul><ul><li>     Bronze: Over 1000 Views </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper Symbol: Lead Stories (10) </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Bubble: Great Debate (25+ comments on an article) </li></ul>
  9. 10. Lowlights/Challenges <ul><ul><li>Research and Fact Checking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It never feels good to find out that you messed up part of an article after it has already been published </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This has happened to me three times so far </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Well-Liked Article(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some of my articles have not been as well received as others. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Articles about the AL Trade Deadline and The Best World Cup TV Matches stand out here </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. What I Have Learned <ul><li>The Three Most Important Rules Of Blogging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Timing Is Everything: A Few Minutes Can Be The Difference Between A Popular Story and One That Is Already Outdated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You Can Never Fact Check An Article Enough </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only Use Original Ideas. Do Not Copy Something Already Done Before </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. My Five Favorite Articles  (no specific order) <ul><li>1) Will The US Land The 2018 or 2022 World Cup? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Five Unbreakable Records That May Be Broken Soon </li></ul><ul><li>3) Ten Biggest Blown Calls In Sports History </li></ul><ul><li>4) Ten NBA Draft Storylines </li></ul><ul><li>5) Why Chad Ochocinco Is The Smartest Man In Sports </li></ul>
  12. 13. Outlook <ul><li>I really enjoyed working on The Sports Slant and am planning on continuing it in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>This summer, I plan to redesign the website for a September 2010 release </li></ul><ul><li>I have figured out to generate some revenue from the blog and will use this to grow my offerings </li></ul><ul><li>My goal is to add two or three more writers in the fall </li></ul>