OTB Side Blogs
After a month of mostly behind the scenes experimentation, today marks the official debut of three niche blogs under the OTB banner:
- OTB News: A compilation of links and short excerpts, sans commentary, of the news of the day. Quite often, something will be going on that I find noteworthy but it never makes the blog because I don’t really have anything to say about it. Or it gets stuck in my draft post queue and never sees the light of day. Or, I dash off a quick post but without much insight. Putting them on their own mini-blog will not only provide those links to readers but also preserve them long after they have expired at the source.
- OTB Sports: While OTB (The Original Blog) features sports commentary from time-to-time, I read a lot more about sports (especially the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Braves, and Alabama Crimson Tide) than I want to include here. This site will be a weblog in the original sense: A log of things of interest that I’ve come across on the Web related to sports. Sometimes, I’ll have commentary and analysis, sometimes just a link and an excerpt.
- OTB: Gone Hollywood: As has been increasingly clear from both my site referral logs and from the BlogAds order page, people are a lot more interested in what’s going on in the celebrity world than they are in the ins-and-outs of American foreign policy. This is especially true if there are photos of hot women involved.
I’ll still occasionally post all of the above on the main site. Sometimes, a breaking news story is important enough to spotlight even though there’s not much to say about it. Sometimes, something going on in the worlds of sports and pop culture will merit commentary.
Over time, I hope to recruit beat reporters to cover regions and/or particular news outlets for OTB News and specific teams or niches for OTB Sports. While the former is commentary free, post authors are free to link to commentary on their sites or other blogs. If you’re interested, send me a note.