Twitter Account of the #FF: @Jon_Bois
January 13, 2012 § Leave a Comment
There are two kinds of good sportswriters: The writer that tells you exactly how it happened and the writer that entertains you no matter how it happened.
I try to be the latter, but most of the time I’m just trying to deflect hate mail.
I write for a growing community of sports blogs called Sports Blog Nation (SBN) and some of you already know that because you came here from there, and some of you don’t because you came from somewhere else and that fascinates me. What did I do to make you find me?! I could really use information like that.
I honestly believe that SBN has some of the best sports writers working today and I’m not just saying that because I am biased. (And I am totally biased.) It makes me frowny face to think about what gets produced on the most major sports websites compared to what us bloggers do, but I have faith that eventually of the hard work we do is paying off.
(I am currently re-watching every game of the 2011 NFL season, so it better pay off.)
For some other writers on the site, they’re already beginning to enjoy the fruits of their labor, and they completely deserve it. One of those writers is Jon Bois. @jon_bois
There’s a few funny writers on the blog nation, but I am so busy that I have a hard time coming across most of them. When Jon posted his “Greatest Animated Sports GIFs of 2011″ though, it was hard to ignore. Seriously, it does not matter if you like sports or not, READ IT.
Being a good sports writer or a funny person though doesn’t always automatically translate to Twitter success for me. I love sports and I write about sports, but I tweet about a lot of other things besides sports. I’m just trying to make my 140 characters provide a little bit of value in your life.
I think that’s what Bois does with 140 characters as well.
So far in my Twitter Follow of the #FF, I’ve done @KenJennings and @BMcCarthy32, two unexpectedly hilarious guys who already had plenty of followers. Bois has followers, but deserves plenty more. I’m not sure how much of an impact a little guy like me would have but as my mom always “Any attention for me is good attention, now go up there and compete in this beauty pageant!”
As always, you can also follow me @casetines, but first follow those guys because they’ve accomplished more in their lives so far and I’ve got a ways to go.