So now that it looks like a lot of you have decided to hang around here for now, I’ve come to a few conclusions. First, I must be totally nuts. What in the world did I get myself into? Second, I think most people seem pretty happy here, terrible theme not withstanding (Withstanding? Not Withstanding? Whatever!) So, I am temporarily scrapping my plans to move us to a new site. The more comfortable I get with WordPress, the more I think we can make this work for now, and if we continue to grow, then we’ll look into investing in a registered domain, professional hosting, full featured forums, etc. For now, let’s just see how this all plays out. Maybe everyone will get bored in a week and move on to another site. Maybe HBT will actually get sort of fixed and everyone will decide to hang around there again. Maybe this place might just take off and we all sell out, buy private jets, and invest out life savings with Bernie Madoff.
The immediate problem as I see it, is that I just really am not a writer. (As has been painfully clear by now I’m sure.) I don’t have too much free time, and when I do, I prefer to spend it working on the technical aspects of the site. I’m a computer guy, not a lawyer, not a writer, not a visionary genius. (I can’t even spell genius without spell checker.) Sure I’ll post stuff and try to get conversations going, but really this is a site for you, so let’s make it by you. I think I read that on a T-Shirt somewhere. So what to do what to do? I created a email account to use primarily for you to be able to communicate directly with me, discretely if necessary. This email is also a good place to email me with any thoughts, questions, bathing-suit pictures (NOT YOU GATOR!), whatever.
So, without further adieu, if you have any interest in posting on this blog for all of your fellow readers to poke fun at…I mean to comment on, please email me at: scoutsaysweitersisabust (@) gmail.com
I need the following information: Your username, your email address, about how often you expect to be posting, the general topics you think you may be posting.
Keep in mind you are free to post whatever you want as long as it’s not hateful. That mean, no racism, bigotry, etc. Basically Curt Shilling isn’t allowed. Neither is John Rocker. Topics should probably focus on baseball, but really don’t need to. If there’s a great book or movie you want to go on about, what the hell. We are all here for fun right? If Old Gator wants to go on for 500 words I probably need a dictionary to comprehend, about some book no one’s ever read, be my guest. If you come across a super sweet article on another website. Go for it. Just try to give proper credit and link to the original site. It’s only fair, we aren’t thieves here. I want us to be focused on the conversation, not the stealing of material.
I’m going to try to keep up with the biggest news of the day/week/whatever, but if you are looking for a place for late, breaking stuff, well this isn’t the place. But if Alex Rodriguez runs over his gardener with a golf cart and you want to talk about it. Welcome home.
One more thing. Since this isn’t a paying gig, what’s in it for you to signup, donate your time and effort into writing for us? Other than contributing to the conversation, anyone who’s writing articles gets a direct say in what we do here. I’ll moderate and cast any final decisions, but if all the writers want to change the logo or theme, well that’s what we’re gonna do. We’ll get input from the commentators, but I am in no way gonna make all the decisions around here. I want you to. Think of it like getting stock options. You want the site to grow and do well? Get involved. If the site falls into the great abyss, well then you only have yourselves to blame. But that’s not gonna happen is it?