July 2018 – TheOilKnight.ca
 

Month: July 2018

 

With a new season comes fresh optimism and a few new faces in the blogging community in and around Edmonton. With limited time and resources it is nearly impossible for many freelance writers to compete with the big dogs like The Athletic & Oilers Nation in terms of quantity of content or audience. However, that should not deter those interested in sharing their thoughts and views in writing about their favourite team. It’s all about quality and if you’re passionate about something there will always be people who will be interested in what you have to say. When I started my site up last spring I reached out to Kelly from Beerleagueheroes who was extremely helpful and supportive of my new project. I was on the fence on whether I was going to do it all but he convinced me to give it a shot which I did and do not regret for a second. Then, when I had ideas about my own podcast he was once again there to give me the support and confidence to do my own thing and we are closing in on our 10th podcast in a short couple of months thanks to Mike from Oilerslive podcast as well. 

My point is there will always be a market for quality writing especially about the Oilers if you are willing to fully commit to it even if it is just part time. There is no financial benefit but there is a personal satisfaction that comes with it and that could potentially open up doors in the future with the right exposure. For years, there were so many NEGATIVE hockey blogs it’s refreshing to see some more positive fans begin to express their opinion more thru their own sites and blogs. That’s the point of this post – to shine a spotlight of some of the smaller fish and give them some credit for their work so they don’t get discouraged or swallowed up by the big fish. They all like myself write about their passion which is hockey and deserve the recognition for having the courage to put their thoughts out there mainly with their own resources. So here is a list of blogs/sites you may or may not be familiar with that write about the Oilers along with their Twitter handles so you can give them a follow. Please help support our Oiler family by encouraging them to continue to give us all more to talk about. 

 

Oilers Live ……………………………………………………………………………. @Oilerslive

Beer League Heroes ………………………………………………………….. @beerleagueheroe

EDM Prospect Watch (Youtube)……………………………………….. @EdProspectWatch

Two For Cross Checking …………………………………………………… @nooorzy

SoupsonHockey …………………………………………………………………. @TJ_Soups

Puckpedia (Full NHL coverage)………………………………………… @Puckpedia

Oilers Insider (Just launched)  …………………………………………. @EdmOilersTalk

The Oil Spout ………………………………………………………………………. @Oilfan_Oliver

Blog Man Ry (Youtube) ……………………………………………………… @BlogManRy

 

If you know anyone else who should be on this list please let me know and I will update it. Also, if anyone else is interested in starting up a new site and has questions or concerns about it please don’t hesitate to DM me on Twitter. I promise to do my best to help you with your new and exciting adventure. 

 

 

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