Journalism for the Web

Three Blogs I’m Interested In

January 29th, 2016 . by Justin Schultz

Blog #1 http://disciplesofuecker.com/

Analysis: Disciples of Uecker is a Milwaukee Brewers blog that focuses mainly on analysis. Its biggest strength is that it’s very, very knowledgeable about the team as a whole. It does great in-depth analysis and goes beyond just news articles. It actually explains to you what each move means and why it helps/hurts the team. Disciples of Uecker builds its audience mainly through Twitter. A lot of Brewers beat writers follow the blog’s Twitter account, and in turn, they retweet articles from it. That creates a lot of traffic and a pretty big following.

Blog #2 http://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/

Analysis: Like Disciples of Uecker, Beyond the Box Score is a blog that focuses on baseball analysis. However, they focus on every team and every player from Major League Baseball, and they use sabermetrics — or advanced statistics — in order to frame their articles. Its biggest strength is its writers. Many of them have gone on to work inside Major League Baseball, for front offices and what not. Because it’s well known among baseball writers, Beyond the Box Score is really popular and has a very big audience. It has a Twitter and Facebook page.

Blog #3 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

Analysis: Huffington Post is one of the most popular blogs on the internet. It’s like a newspaper, except it’s strictly online. It’s the first of its kind and is amazingly popular. What Huffington Post does well is bring a new and exciting voice to online publications. It’s not afraid to push limits or boundaries. That, in turn, has resulted in them being so successful.