I told you a couple weeks back that I’d spend some time figuring out how I want The Queensberry Rules to evolve. Little did I expect the change to be this dramatic.
Welcome to the new TQBR. It doesn’t look unlike the one you saw two weeks ago, but it is, and how.
Here’s what we’ve done, most of all: We are no longer myself plus some occasional contributors. No, TQBR now is comprised of a staff.
You should recognize all the names of these excellent fellows who have signed on as staff writers – Michael Coppinger, Corey Erdman, Andrew Harrison, Alex McClintock, Gauthum Nagesh and Paul Kelly – as people who have contributed before. You might recognize some of them as regular writers for the recently, sadly departed (and excellent) Boxing Bulletin
. This new staff consists of the most frequent past contributors and the people who have told me they want to write more regularly. If you’ve been paying attention the last week, you’ll see that their posts already have become yet more voluminous.
But it’s not just “more” that they’ll be giving us collectively, but also, in some ways, “different.” They’ll still provide the features you’ve come to enjoy when they’ve written here before, but some of them will be doing more original reporting, too. They’ll be adding dimensions and voices to the site that it didn’t have before – so far, early on, they’ve been a great source of energy and ideas. That will make the site better.
I’ve included their bios, after the jump, so you can get to know them.
Their existence helps the site grow and gives me a little more room to do my own reporting, if I so choose. I don’t anticipate a major change in the volume of my own posts – it’s just that maybe I’ll take a day off or two if I need to dig into some story, or take a break on occasion when I get run-down.
There will be some other changes. We’ll still have contributors who have said they’ll drop in from time to time, some of them new, such as The Boxing Bulletin’s Anthony Wilson. We’ll have another item in the sidebar giving these new, official staff dudes their just due. (Maybe the staff list will grow in the coming weeks; we’ll see.) I’ll be bringing the news feed back. And TQBR Prediction Game has run its course, so it won’t be coming back.
So just to summarize: More, better, different, but also almost all of the same old stuff you always liked. What’s not to like?
Ladies and gentleman, I proudly give you the new, improved TQBR. Introductions are in order: