Introducing The Learning Curve

Many readers have inquired about the lack of coverage we provide to lesser known blogs these days. Rightfully so. I'd like to showcase those newer, under-trafficked blogs on a daily basis. But...there's a catch.

Here is a new segment called "The Learning Curve" where you, young blog proprietor, will get a link to your new site on Deadspin. In addition, any and all questions you may have about being a successful blogger will (hopefully) be answered. Not by me, though. Consider this a "Dear Abby" for blog publishers and, you, proud, angry, often cruel commentariat should provide your helpful tips on success.

Now, thick skin is a requirement for every blogger. But do try to be helpful as well. Don't just torture all these people and trounce on their dreams in the comments — email them your tips, your real suggestions, your advice, etc. Touch lives and all that.

So let's get to our first victim prospect: Matty Hammond and his blog "The Pride Of Trenton", which covers the College of New Jersey's Division III football team.

As for the blog, my baby/pet-project (tcnjlionsfootball.wordpress.com), I've got no specific questions—I just want to know everything.

How can I get a feel for my audience? Hell, how do I even develop an audience? What's the best way to encourage an interactive environment? Am I going to go to jail if I collect advertising dollars?

Really, any advice, criticisms—constructive or for your humor—you've got to offer, I'd more than love to hear it.

Thanks, for everything.

Go on. Advise and criticize.

Special Photo Journal Feature [The Pride Of Trenton]

Would you like your blog to be featured? Send it along to tips@deadspin.com Subject: The Learning Curve