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Crowd Sourcing: New kinds of stuff that I could write that you would read

So a while back I wrote a fan post gauging interest in the series that would become my Factgrinders, and, I think that really worked out well.

So I'm going back to the well and asking readers about stuff I could write which they would read.

I'm still going to continue with technical breakdowns, judo chops, and anatomy of a wrestling move type stuff, and Factgrinders, and wrestling event coverage, but variety is the spice of life, so I'd like to mix things up.

I might still throw in an occasional tongue-in-cheek thing as the opportunity presents itself, but nothing consistent, because being consistently funny is just about the hardest thing out there.

I'm going to throw out a few ideas, and readers are more than welcome to call out stuff they'd like to read as well:

  • Wrestling on film: reviews and discussions of amateur wrestling's appearances in movies/TV. This could be very funny, but I wouldn't have to try too hard. (also, no pseudonyms)
  • I'm thinking about starting some sort of podcast on my own, but I'd like to do something unique and interesting, I'm not sure which way to take that one. I hate the way my voice sounds in recordings, but I also think I have interesting stuff to say.
  • As I'm starting to take my writing more seriously, I'm trying to venture into less-wrestling-ey things which I could put on this site that play into my strength as a researcher, but once again I'm not sure how to pursue that. Or wrestling things which take on serious issues.
  • I'm not going to do a ranking of the best MMA wrestlers in fighting, I've explained why before, but I MAY do a ranking of the greatest ever MMA wrestlers who were never wrestlers.
I'm willing to go super nerdy, and I'm willing to be really silly, but I may reject some perfectly good ideas simply based on the fact that nobody will read them, because ultimately, I need to make concessions to the size of the audience.
As always, thanks for being a wonderful commenting community. I never would have bothered starting to write (here or for the other places I have written for) were it not for the great feedback (usually positive) that I have received from the very beginning on this site.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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