Don Walker writes for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel bringing his audience the latest on what happens behind those doors and their implications on the future. A veteran of the journalism industry Walker is now moving onto covering politics and city hall, but his reputation among sportswriters remains with his Business of Sports blog.
Browsing through the blog, he covers sports on all levels. From facility upgrades to ticket sales and commercials, Walker has fun with his posts by embedding videos and sharing links to be informative and yet entertaining towards his audience.
As a huge run junkie, I was very pleased by his short posts on UW-Milwaukee planning new facilities for their track and field program. The UW-Milwaukee post showed that Walker may read and pay attention to student media in the area, since the UWM Post first reported the news about the new facilities. This made me wonder how much of The Marquette Tribune does he read in his spare time?
I also enjoyed reading about Olympic runner Nick Symmonds' upcoming visit to Milwaukee. The Symmonds post was informative and provided all the details of when the Olympian is arriving and what he will be doing in Milwaukee. In the coming days, Google searches will be directing readers to Walker's page as the Lakefront Marathon creeps up. I originally saw this post when I was redirected by an article on Runners World.
The blog has a sidebar where it shows tweets by Walker and people mentioning him in their tweets. Most writers would not show their mentions in their Twitter stream, because it may not always be positive feedback. Walker is very interactive with people reaching out to him and mentioning him and there was not much negatively said. This comes to show that Walker not only writes, but listens. This is something than many bloggers and writers tend to forget when they gain more followers and start to put themselves o