2013 DIGIFAM SPEAKER: Jacob Resnick

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This is a series of interviews with the speakers of Digital Family Summit 2013, October 11-13.
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Jacob Resnick Jacob Resnick  is a teen sports blogger and broadcaster. At the age of eleven he had the opportunity of a lifetime when he won a contest and got the chance to spend an inning in the broadcast booth with the New York Mets broadcasters at Citi Field. As a die hard Mets fan, he was overwhelmed when he stepped into the booth and got to call a home run. The call went viral on the internet and gained national attention, and he felt on top of the world. He was invited to be a special correspondent for SNY’s original programming, “Kids Clubhouse”.  It was an unbelievable way to spend the 2012 summer. He has always wanted to be involved in sports in some way, and broadcasting seems to be what he wants to do. He currently blogs for two Mets fan websites, Metsmerizedonline.com and Mets360.com.

twitter: @Jacob_Resnick
website: http://www.Metsmerizedonline.com 
website: http://www.Mets360.com

How did you get involved with blogging?

I had a personal blog a few years ago, but after poor results viewer-wise, I stopped writing that blog. I didn’t start blogging and writing again until this Summer where I was inspired by people I met at a Sports Broadcasting camp. I started a new blog and within a short time I was invited to write for a couple of existing Mets blog sites.

What’s your favorite technology to help you blog/write/tweet/edit?

My favorite technology tool to help me blog/write/tweet/edit is the television and major news websites like ESPN.com, Huffington Post etc. You have to know what’s going on in the world and there are so many great ways to stay up on the news I the 21st century.

What blogs do you read regularly?

ESPN is a great website for all sports news from Basketball to Tennis. I have to stay up on my Mets news, so Metsblog.com does the trick for me. Huffington Post and CNN can inform me on world news which can provide great references in my sports writing.

Do you have any hobbies other than digital media creation? What are you passionate about? 

I love to play sports (baseball, basketball, football) on both the recreational, and competitive (school, city leagues) levels.

If you could travel back in time and send yourself a message, what would it be?

Just write, write, write. It doesn’t matter if nobody reads it, the best thing is just to have your work out there. Eventually it will pay off.

What do you think is the greatest opportunity for digital teens today?

The greatest opportunity today is the ability to create your own blog and put whatever you want on it. That’s priceless.

What are you going to talk about at the conference?

Young sports fans getting their ideas out on the web in the form of blogging, twitter etc.

Who are your Creative Heroes?

I love the writing style of Zack Hample. He is otherwise known as the Baseball Collector, due to the fact he has caught over 7,000 baseballs in his life. His blog is funny, well-written, and he does a fantastic job of chronicling his adventures. The Mets beat writer from ESPN, Adam Rubin, is also someone who I love to read pieces from. They are informative and give the reader a great look at what goes on behind the scenes.




 Adam Gertsacov is the co-founder and co-organizer of Digital Family Summit.  He wears many hats, including those of a professional clown, an author and publisher, an artist/educator, a non-profit administrator, a P.T. Barnum impersonator, a flea circus impresario, and the esteemed hat of the Clown Laureate of Greenbelt, Maryland.  

In his copious freetime, he blogs at http://www.clownlink.com and http://www.dadapalooza.com, as well as a few other places.
You can find out more about his clown work at http://www.acmeclown.com

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