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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Regan MacNeil, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Looks like some Deadspinners are getting the band back together for the next three days to mark the Super Bowl.

    Let's Do Some Blogs
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I think this is smart.

    If they had a following and something they think works and has demand out there for it. ... out of sight is going to make for out of mind. Disappearing can undo the following it took time to build. If enough word spreads about this, and it gets any kind of signficant traffic, maybe they can use it to create a new opportunity for themselves. You don't know what can happen. ... you will never know unless you actually TRY.

    I always appreciate an effort like this, and I think I will give them some traffic. I say that as someone who barely looked at deadspin.

    You risk it not accomplishing anything, or not working or even making a fool of yourself. But it's better to take a chance and do something than to passively whine about how someone who was employing you didn't allow you to do the work you want and then disappear.

    This won't pay the bills, so I get that not everyone has the luxury of putting time into something like this, but even if it accomplishes little for them I applaud them for simply trying. This falls under "trying to create your own luck" for me. You never know how it will be received or what next step it can lead to for you.
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  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    As long as Magary's piece is in it, it will get traffic.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Prop bet: +/- 5 posts before Magary's dog is written about?

    I also believe this is the first step in Deadspinners 2.0.
  5. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    And then what? They gonna have a big kumbaya around a campfire? Spare me
  6. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I'll read the Jamboroo because I like Magary. The rest of them can pull their lips over their heads and swallow.
  7. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    After the first 500 words, Magary’s post was amusing.

    Deadspin was never really my thing, though, so I won’t be clicking there again.
  8. SixToe

    SixToe Well-Known Member

    I don't give a shit about Deadspin past or future, or who worked there, but I agree with Ragu. In today's world you don't let your audience slip away if you can help it. Start a website for a few days, write whatever shit you write, and go from there. If it works, fine. Build on it. If not, move on.
  9. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    I hope it's all about politics.
  10. SixToe

    SixToe Well-Known Member

    Hey, stick with sports. :)
  11. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Oh, I will. I hope they really delve into it, though. Deep dive. Need their thoughts, unencumbered by their overlord bosses at Deadspin.
  12. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Should this be in blue font?
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