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WOLVERINEKILLS
01-13-2011, 02:41 PM
I am thinking of starting my own metal blog. Would you visit it if I did this? If so what else would you like to see talked about besides music?

Follow me @wolverinekills on Twitter

ravenheart
01-13-2011, 02:51 PM
If so what else would you like to see talked about besides music?

Nothing. Blogs which try to tackle multiple things don't do any of them well. Better to get the one thing spot on.

MPF
01-13-2011, 05:27 PM
I really like what you do here.

mastodon421
01-13-2011, 05:46 PM
Nothing. Blogs which try to tackle multiple things don't do any of them well. Better to get the one thing spot on.

Thanks asshole;) Yeah Wolverine I would read your blog, your contributions here are great.

ravenheart
01-14-2011, 02:41 AM
Thanks asshole;)

It's absolutely true if you want to do it to any kind of semi-professional level. If one minute you're talking about sports and the next you're talking about heavy metal it is VERY difficult for readers to believe you're any kind of authority on either. People need to know what you're for. Are you a voice on metal, or a voice on football, or videos games, or movies?

If you diversify too much they'll just go somewhere where they can get specialist information on each thing they're interested in.

Plus, there just isn't the space or time to do all of them to the best standards and have any relevance in each field. Not unless you're something like a major newspaper/website etc. who has teams of people focusing on each thing. And they never get it right either. How many great movies come out that are never reviewed in the newspapers because they've only got X amount of column space to devote to movies and they need to focus on the blockbusters to sell copies? Obviously column space isn't an issue on the web, but time is. And if you were to have the time to post all of the things on each subject that are needed to present the necessary level of detail and be suitably expansive, you'll end up posting far too much for anyone to read. They'll fail to find a focus to the site and go somewhere else.

That obviously doesn't for a second mean you can't write about different things, but do them in different places. DethMaiden writes about metal and movies, and does both very well. But he does them in different places, where they're relevant (plus a bit of commercial selling out ;)). I do too, to a more limited extent at present. Mixing them would largely damage the credibility of both.

But as to the original question, which I blatantly failed to answer in my first post, yes WolverineKills, I think there would be a lot of value in you doing a metal blog.

ravenheart
01-14-2011, 02:49 AM
Thanks asshole;)

On a separate note, I've read your blog before, and your football reports are your strongest element, I think. They need a little more formatting to divide up the narrative a touch, but they're even readable and interesting to me, and I hate your football ;)

Your music posts are also good, but they feel like out-of-place sidebars amongst the football commentary, and perhaps could do with a more sutiable home. :2cents:

BlindGuardian93
01-14-2011, 03:13 AM
i would also read your blog wolverine

mastodon421
01-14-2011, 03:20 AM
On a separate note, I've read your blog before, and your football reports are your strongest element, I think. They need a little more formatting to divide up the narrative a touch, but they're even readable and interesting to me, and I hate your football ;)

Your music posts are also good, but they feel like out-of-place sidebars amongst the football commentary, and perhaps could do with a more sutiable home. :2cents:

Thanks, I appreciate that. You do make a very good point, people do llke to read about 1 thing and jumping around isn't the best tactic. I write about all those things because I am extremely passionate about all 3. When I get further along in school and try to pursue a career in writing, I will decide which specific topic I want to write about full time. Thank you for the feed back:horns:

WOLVERINEKILLS
01-14-2011, 06:26 AM
I am starting off small and slow. This is not a news website ala Blabbermouth. It is a blog that will have a few posts added each day. I hope you will add this to your favorites and check it out each afternoon/night.

Vulgar Display of Blog:

http://vdob.blogspot.com/

ravenheart
01-14-2011, 07:45 AM
Vulgar Display of Blog

Really? ;)

DethMaiden
01-14-2011, 08:03 AM
That obviously doesn't for a second mean you can't write about different things, but do them in different places. DethMaiden writes about metal and movies, and does both very well.


Awwwwwww... :bliss:

ChildrenofSodom
01-14-2011, 08:12 AM
Awwwwwww... :bliss:

You're gonna have to wait til May to kiss him...

powerslave_85
01-14-2011, 08:14 AM
DethMaiden writes about metal and movies, and does both very well.Even though it turned him into an insufferable movie (I'm sorry, film) snob ;)

ravenheart
01-14-2011, 09:47 AM
Awwwwwww... :bliss:

Don't get too gushy. There's also the bit about commercial sell-out ;)

larvtard
01-14-2011, 10:53 AM
Vulgar Display of Blog:

http://vdob.blogspot.com/

very original name :lol: Seriously, everybody's been doing puns nowadays...

MPF
01-14-2011, 11:09 AM
I am starting off small and slow. This is not a news website ala Blabbermouth. It is a blog that will have a few posts added each day. I hope you will add this to your favorites and check it out each afternoon/night.

Vulgar Display of Blog:

http://vdob.blogspot.com/

Great name!

Bookmarked and will be checking out every day. :rocker:

ravenheart
01-14-2011, 03:13 PM
Seriously, everybody's been doing puns nowadays...

Mostly tabloid newspapers... I don't see this as a good thing.

Travis The Dragon
01-15-2011, 01:49 PM
I really dig your blog! You've already got quite a bit going on there I see. :)

TonyD
01-25-2011, 06:20 PM
A friend on Facebook that has nothing to do with this board just shared the Mayhem link that was just posted, are you raking in some money from the Google ads?

WOLVERINEKILLS
02-03-2011, 02:39 PM
Trying to Tony. Can anyone blame me?

If any of you guys or your friends would be interested in helping post on the blog and are familiar with the blogger format hit me up on here.

ravenheart
02-03-2011, 02:49 PM
Trying to Tony. Can anyone blame me?

If any of you guys or your friends would be interested in helping post on the blog and are familiar with the blogger format hit me up on here.

What's blogging? ;)