One of my current duties is to manage multiple blogs for multiple clients. Keeping the content fresh and relevant helps to drive conversions and business for the clients.
I write blog posts regarding automotive news for the Chevrolet, Chrysler, FIAT, Maserati and KIA brands for dealerships in St. Louis and Atlanta. Managing multiple blogs and their social media can be challenging, but devoting a morning (usually Monday) and keeping a list of blog posts definitely helps. I essentially do aggregate journalism, taking press releases and blog posts from other publications and tailoring them to the clients.
Adding all the posts I’ve done in the last year would overload my digital portfolio. Below, I’ve compiled a list of URLs that I have written for. Everything posted on the following blogs have been my writings since approximately November 2014:
For the following dealers, another marketing agency will post between two and four posts per month, but about two-thirds of the blog posts were written by me.
My first major post for the RamPage can be viewed here. I took a bit of a personal narrative and looked at the St. Louis Rams ’14-’15 roster. I wanted to not only refresh myself on some of the key players for this new generation of Rams but also compare them to the likeness of the Super Bowl champion team from almost 15 years ago. That way, fans who like myself sadly, kind of put the Rams on the back burner can catch up to speed on the blue and gold.
My friends and I have started a locally-ran, independent St. Louis Rams blog called The St. Louis RamPage. Ran by fans and former journalism students, we want to give our take on the St. Louis
Lambs Rams’ season, games, transactions, etc.I have been named a editor by the head editor Travis Zimpfer (@TravisZimpfer). I see this as an opportunity to learn more about football writing and gain more invaluable experience.
We at the RamPage see this not only as an opportunity to sharpen our writing skills but also to vent for and analyze what is sure to be an emotional season as our hometown football team battles in what may be the toughest division in the NFL. Follow on Twitter (@TheRam_Page) or like us on Facebook to keep up to date what a few dudes from St. Louis think about our beloved Rams who hold us over between the end and beginning of Cardinals season.
Many professional athletes come and go with few chances to contribute to their teams. Mickey Lopez of the 2004 Seattle Mariners was one of those. Read my take on careers such as his and similar ones here: http://www.lookoutlanding.com/2014/3/7/5482162/mickey-lopez-and-the-kind-yet-cruel-nature-of-baseball
A photo I took on my decades-old CRT TV of Mickey Lopez from the EA Games title “MVP Baseball 2005.” I posted this because I needed a link for my latest fan post.
Morpheus chimes in on how the Mariners could approach the next possible setback with my latest post at Lookout Landing here: http://www.lookoutlanding.com/2014/2/28/5457692/seattle-mariners-potential-remaining-spring-moves-poll
Here is my latest Lookout Landing post. You can read about my take on Seattle Mariners’ manager Lloyd McClendon’s approach to fundamentals in spring training here: http://www.lookoutlanding.com/2014/2/21/5434338/lloyd-mcclendons-fundamental-focus-at-seattle-mariners-camp