I didn’t intend this thing to be a linktumbleblog mess. So I am trying to mess around and post something.
– This had me thinking all day. Bomani Jones brought up some interesting points about the makeup therof:
However, it does appear that sports blogging isn’t perceived as being as amorphous as blogs you see in other areas. I don’t get the feeling there’s an overarching, preconceived notion of what a politics or music blog should be. In sports, right or wrong, people think they know what a blog is. Mainstream sportswriters often use “blogger” pejoratively. Readers, informed or not, tend to have an expectation that a blog must be either snarky or hyperintellectual, centered around diction and topicality that is, for lack of a better term, white.
I half-ass these things. The various blogs and outlets and things I do on the internet are just means of expressing myself while also being the control freak that I am. It has served me well and made me some friends in some cases.
Every once in a while I get the itch to do something more than just ramble on into the white space that is my blog editor. I am narcissistic enough to believe that aside from the gobs of time and quality required to build an audience, it is not impossible to do so while being brown.
This was originally published here