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First Pitch: How to be a Professional Blogger

First Pitch: How to be a Professional Blogger

Last night, Dejan Kovacevic wrote an article about the process of becoming a sports writer. Overall it was a good look at the process of making it in more traditional media. After reading Dejan's article, I read a link that Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball shared. I related more to this article, since Brown is an independent sports writer, and came up through a different manner than Dejan.

Today there was a lot of discussion on Twitter about Dejan's article. People from more traditional news outlets were simply retweeting the article as a great description of how it is. People who took non-conventional routes, such as Craig Calcaterra Drew Silva, and Eno Sarris, had different views. I found myself once again relating more to them, because while they found the article interesting, they disagreed with the idea that you have to approach things in the certain manner that Dejan outlined.

I don't think Dejan was saying that this was the only way you can become a sports writer. I thin...

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