As you may or may not know, Kyle Scott, aka “Maestro,” has officially departed Crossing Broad. He is no longer involved in the day-to-day operation, but will be forever spiritually connected as site founder and blogger emeritus.
Kyle notified everyone of his departure a few weeks ago, but some people did not see his Twitter thread, and we didn’t post any kind of official goodbye on the site, so I wanted to take a moment to let everybody know what he’s up to now, starting with his brand-new newsletter:
. @jziernick and I have worked in sports media and online gambling for over a decade, respectively.
We text each other all day long about it.
So we turned it into a newsletter.
Each week, no nonsense, concise thoughts on sports, media, and gambling:https://t.co/l4gfdorklF
— Kyle Scott Laskowski (@KyleScottL) November 14, 2022
You can click on that tweet and follow through to subscribe, or click this link.
Maestro and business partner Jason Ziernicki also do a podcast called Monetize Media, which interviews content creators and influencers “about the tools and processes they use to scale an online content business.” There’s a lot of practical advice and some fantastic success stories from entrepreneurs and new media founders:
Meantime, what happens with Crossing Broad? Nothing, really. I’m going to take the next week or two to update the front end, and you’ll notice that we’ve done some very small things, like reorganize the TEAMS tab, remove obsolete podcasts from the network, and rewrite some outdated copy elsewhere. The contact form now includes an FAQ as well, because we’ve run into the problem of new readers not really understanding the CB brand and what this website is all about. People don’t know that this is a snarky sports blog and a lot of stuff goes over their head, so now we have a handy explainer for folks who aren’t familiar with the genesis of the site and philosophical approach.
But don’t expect major changes to CB. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and it’s definitely not because we’re having our best site traffic year ever. We have no plans to make any design or editorial tweaks and you’ll still get the same Pulitzer Prize-winning content from myself, Pagan, Anthony, Bob, Russ, Coggin, and Tim.
Meantime, if you’re looking to get in touch with anyone regarding site issues or just want to bitch about something in general, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look at me. I’m the captain now.