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Blog Spotlight: Peter Wade of BrooklynMutt and SNY

We had a chance to talk with Peter Wade, the blogger behind BrooklynMutt and Sports Net NY.

Below, Peter talks with us about his blogs and what he likes about Tumblr. Peter uses our Mallow theme.

1) Can you tell us about BrooklynMutt?

First and foremost, BrooklynMutt is a blog about news, politics and media. But I also add a personal touch by sharing things that I find interesting or funny. Sometimes I treat it the way some people would treat their Facebook page.

2) What do you like about Tumblr?

I was attracted to Tumblr because of its simplicity. You can be a novice and use Tumblr. I was a newbie to blogging (in 2008), so Tumblr made it easy for me just to share content and not worry about the technical aspects like code and building a site. Tumblr had what Twitter offered — short-form content and a community — but without character limitations. It was the best of both worlds.

3) How have your blogs gone?

I started BrooklynMutt because I was changing careers. I began to dabble in sports blogging and realized I wanted a platform for my other interests like politics and news. I decided to try my hand at writing and curating. Luckily I did because due to the success of BrooklynMutt, I was able to pitch and create a Tumblr for SNY, the New York Mets’ sports TV network, which I still run today. Also, I met my girlfriend of almost four years through Tumblr, and I landed a job as a writer for The Daily. Now, I freelance, and BrooklynMutt is a big selling point on my resume. For me, Tumblr has led to nothing but positive experiences.

4) Why did you pick Mallow for your theme? 

I use Mallow for both SNY and BrooklynMutt (v2). Before, I felt like I was constantly searching for a better theme. I really like Mallow because it seems to capture all the things I love about themes I have used in the past (and I’ve used at least 10 since 2008). It has a clean look, and displays photos beautifully. I’m no longer thinking, “This post looks better in the dashboard than on my theme.” It’s efficient, streamlined, and it doesn’t put me to work. I can post something and I’m done. I don’t have to worry about how it looks. It also provides all the options I want — from analytics to social media buttons.

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Check out BrooklynMutt and Sports SNY here.

Our demo blog for Mallow is available here.

sportsnetny
sportsnetny:

I’ll post the results tomorrow evening.
Who ya got?

Hey guys, for those who may not know, I manage SNY’s Tumblr. And this week we surpassed 80k followers. I am completely FLOORED by that number. To those of you who follow me here on ‘Mutt, and on SNY, I can’t thank you enough!
If you have an opinion on Sunday’s big game, and who doesn’t, please respond to the question.
Also, if you don’t follow SNY on Tumblr—but of course I’m being silly—please give it a look-see. It’s mostly NY sports-centric but it also has a national sports mix, and of course, we don’t shy away from memes—this is the Internet after all.

sportsnetny:

I’ll post the results tomorrow evening.

Who ya got?

Hey guys, for those who may not know, I manage SNY’s Tumblr. And this week we surpassed 80k followers. I am completely FLOORED by that number. To those of you who follow me here on ‘Mutt, and on SNY, I can’t thank you enough!

If you have an opinion on Sunday’s big game, and who doesn’t, please respond to the question.

Also, if you don’t follow SNY on Tumblr—but of course I’m being silly—please give it a look-see. It’s mostly NY sports-centric but it also has a national sports mix, and of course, we don’t shy away from memes—this is the Internet after all.

markcoatney
markcoatney:

soupsoup:

brooklynmutt:

I am very excited to announce the launch of a new Tumblr I will be running for SNY (SportsNet New York)!For those of you who aren’t familiar with SNY, it is the leading network for all New York sports coverage and is the official television home of the New York Mets and the New York Jets.This new SNY Tumblr will cover all New York sports — Mets, Jets, Yankees, Giants, Knicks, Rangers, Big East, and more — and bring it right to your dashboard. If you enjoy the occasional sports coverage here on the ‘Mutt, you will love the new SNY Tumblr. Please follow and share with your friends!For you non-sports fans, do not fear! I will continue to post my opinions, my politics, my music, and my randomness here at BrooklynMutt.

Really smart hire by SNY (which I would bet Matthew Cerrone advised them to do)
Peter is one of the best bloggers around and he gets tumblr more than most. Looking forward to following his work at SNY.

Congratulations, Peter! SNY made a great pick in bringing you on.

Thanks everyone for the emails, reblogs, follows and especially the kind words. I am truly overwhelmed.

markcoatney:

soupsoup:

brooklynmutt:

I am very excited to announce the launch of a new Tumblr I will be running for SNY (SportsNet New York)!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with SNY, it is the leading network for all New York sports coverage and is the official television home of the New York Mets and the New York Jets.

This new SNY Tumblr will cover all New York sports — Mets, Jets, Yankees, Giants, Knicks, Rangers, Big East, and more — and bring it right to your dashboard. If you enjoy the occasional sports coverage here on the ‘Mutt, you will love the new SNY Tumblr. Please follow and share with your friends!
For you non-sports fans, do not fear! I will continue to post my opinions, my politics, my music, and my randomness here at BrooklynMutt.

Really smart hire by SNY (which I would bet Matthew Cerrone advised them to do)

Peter is one of the best bloggers around and he gets tumblr more than most. Looking forward to following his work at SNY.

Congratulations, Peter! SNY made a great pick in bringing you on.

Thanks everyone for the emails, reblogs, follows and especially the kind words. I am truly overwhelmed.