Sonny Ramos

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  • Ciaran Gowan posted 717 days ago

    Ciaran Gowan

    Hey Sonny,

    Thanks for the kind words. I actually joined up to that Knicks.com network as well.

    The main piece of advice I can give is just to understand that on a website like Bleacher Report, every single writer is on a level playing field. At the end of the day, we are all just fans with no insider access; just a platform to write on.

    Writing on B/R is basically just expressing your opinion, but you need to do it without bias. Address both sides of the argument, and then express it with the use of your observations as a fan, statistics and finally good writing. It sounds simple, but a lot of writers on here don't do that, and just make ridiculous assertions to get reads.

    For example, this summer there were plenty of articles along the lines of "Why Jeremy Lin Is Terrible" and "Why Jeremy Lin's Departure Is the Worst Thing Ever," both of which are false and unnecessary.

    Obviously I'm a Knicks fan, so I want to write positive Knicks articles, but the key is to also be critical when you have to be and vice versa. It's fine to have an opinion, but if you find you can't actually justify it, you need to be rational and accept that you may be wrong.

    But if you want to write here, just go for it. That's what I did. I wasn't expecting much out of it, and I even got rejected the first time I applied. But I put time and effort into it when I finally got accepted, and ended up as a Featured Columnist with 800,000 reads and something nice to put on my personal statement for university.

    Good luck, and I look forward to possibly working with you on the official Knicks website!