This segment is called "The Learning Curve" where you, young blog proprietor, will get a link to your new site on Deadspin. 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.
Today: Seth Curry Saves Duke!, which describes itself as "an all-purpose sports blog with a heavy focus" on Duke and the Yankees. So it's the everyman's blog.
Dear Mr. Daulerio,
As a fledgling blogger in the tumultuous internet seas, I thought I'd drop you a line in the hope of seeing my site, Seth Curry Saves Duke!, included in your new "Learning Curve" feature. I don't know how successful I've been in comparison to the others you've run, but certainly not enough to ever be called 'successful,' at least not without irony, sarcasm, or base cruelty.
Below is a complete list of noteworthy days in the history of Seth Curry Saves Duke!:
April 7, 2009: My Tyler Hansbrough article is linked on Deadspin.
And that's it. You've blatantly ignored me every other time I've sent you a link to some fascinating or informative post. April 7, less than two weeks into my blog's existence, your benediction resulted in a rich bounty of hits. Since then, I've followed the trajectory of a child star fading into decrepitude, complete with substance abuse and questionable sexual behavior.
Some Interesting Facts about Seth Curry Saves Duke!:
*The blog focuses on Duke basketball, Yankee baseball, and Giants football, along with brief forays into college football and the individual sports. The first two ensure that almost everyone hates me right from the outset.
*I started it shortly after Seth Curry announced his impending transfer to Duke.
*The name is a sort of allusion to the "Dewey Defeats Truman!" headline, which nobody gets (including me, most days) and which may have been a poor choice.
*When you linked the blog on April 7th, you forgot or willfully eschewed the titular exclamation point. There are things a man can't forgive.
Thank you, AJ. I think we understand each other, and I would like nothing more than to be insulted or ignored by the human cretins who comment on your website.
Have at it, cretins.