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Local blog gaining traction

by Jamie Chase Galvin

What’s better than doing something you love? Not much, according to 16-year-old Sterling resident Nick Galle who has found a recent, and highly successful, niche in writing a Boston-based sports blog. Galle, who enters his junior year at Wachusett Regional High School this fall, has always been an avid sports fan, but found a true passion for researching and writing a blog based on Boston’s illustrious sports history and its current events.

Galle started his blog, Beantown Blog 617, in August 2015. “It started as something fun,” says Galle who has worked hard over the past year developing and furthering his fan base. “I grew up watching sports, especially Boston with such a huge history in sports. The blog was a way to get involved in it and stay connected with it.”

Beantown Blog 617 started out as a fun way for Galle to get involved in the Boston world of sports, but it has quickly turned into a widely read go-to site for other area sports fan. Galle’s blog averages around 2,000 viewers per month and has garnered 2,100 followers on Twitter with Galle publishing about three new articles per month.

What sets Galle’s blog apart is his tenacity and his ability to snag some very impressive interviews in the Boston-based sports arena in unique ways. Galle’s interviews include Mike Grinnell from ESPN, and New Hampshire and Boston radio talk show host Mike Felger. “I reached out to Mike Grinnel on Twitter,” says Galle. “One of the best things has been getting to talk to guys I’ve looked up to in the sports field.”

Galle’s hope for Beantown Blog 617 is that it continues to grow and will become a solid foundation for his future journalistic plans. “I enjoy writing and want to keep people up to date. I also want to go to school for journalism, so it’s a good foundation for that,” he says.

With hopes of landing in Boston once he graduates from Wachusett Regional High School, Galle has his eyes set on Boston University and its impressive journalism program. Sports fans need not worry though; Galle has no plans to quit work on Beantown Blog 617. “It’s the best thing to have a fan base that cares about the same things you do. I love to do this blog.”

To check out Beantown Blog 617 and Galle’s recent and past posts, visit beantownblog617.sportsblog.com.

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