Knowing that you want to pursue something is great, but knowing exactly why you want to be pursuing that specific goal makes it much more attainable.
Below is an excerpt from my book, Sports Blogging 101, which helps you answer that exact question.
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Why do you want to write about sports?
The sports industry generates billions of dollars annually between ticket sales, licensed merchandise, TV deals, and much more.
There is a ton of demand for the product being created. Thanks to modern day technology, fans are consuming news, rumors, and all kinds of content via countless digital platforms 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Are you one of those people that can never get enough with regard to your favorite team(s) and/or sport(s)?
Do you have an overwhelming feeling to share your opinion?
Are your comments nearly as long as the articles you read?
Have you always wanted to start your own sports blog, but thought it was too late because you didn’t study communications or journalism in college?
Better yet, do you want to have experience by the time you get to college?
It takes time and effort to become a successful sportswriter, and it’s a humbling profession. Although the market appears saturated because there are so many websites out there, now is the best time to dive in.
Since no two people are exactly alike, no two writing styles and opinions are exactly alike, either. What you have to share with potential readers is special and unique. Nobody else can create the kind of content you can create.
Getting started—especially without having any kind of formal education or direction—can be daunting. That’s exactly why I wrote this book. Not long ago, I was in the same spot you’re sitting in right now, wondering if I could make sportswriting a career and how to go about doing that.
This won’t happen overnight. Getting established and becoming credible to millions of readers hungry for original and unique content is a process.
Despite my lack of formal education in journalism, my determination to learn and improve on a daily basis while also taking chances for great opportunities helped me get to where I am. Experiences such as becoming an editor at the FanSided network, a contributor for Yahoo! Sports, and a Featured Columnist with Bleacher Report prepared me for my full-time role on the numberFire content team and shaping me into the sportswriter I am today.
Are you a passionate sports fan with a desire to share your opinion with other like-minded individuals? Are you looking for a fun way to generate a second income? Do you want to make a complete career change? How about a combination of those options? Well, you can get there.
Everyone deserves to do something they’re passionate about. No matter how unattainable it appears, don’t listen to naysayers. The goal living inside you was placed there for a reason. With enough hard work and willingness to continuously learn, it will be reached.
When some people jump right in without a plan, getting the ball rolling can be difficult. In fact, it’s so difficult that they quit before seeing the fruit of their labor.
Clearly defining attainable goals, having the confidence to get started, and not overloading yourself at the beginning is more than half the battle. I’m here to help you faithfully make this jump with a plan in place.
If starting a sports blog or beginning a new venture as a sports blogger is something that’s appealed to you for a while (I’m imagining it does or else you wouldn’t be here!), why is it something you’d like to pursue? I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments below.
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