Just to be clear, I want everyone to know that the addition of the RSS feeds will in NO way affect the content we are producing. It is not there as a replacement for posts or to be used as a crutch by our writers in any way. I don’t want anyone thinking “well, Trade Rumors already broke it, so why bother.” The RSS is there solely to provide additional value to our readers. To allow more information to get to the reader, and to allow for more of a one stop shop for news as it were. We will still be posting as normal because that allows for the most important aspect of the site:User interaction through commentary and discussion.
The RSS feeds will also allow our writers to not feel that they have to RUSH to get an article out, rather be allowed to take the time to write up the article properly and provide the initial starting point for conversation.
So, we are starting to get some serious viewership around here. Things are taking off. I’m so incredibly proud of our staff and the readers and the commentators around here. This place is starting to feel a little like home, and home feels nice. So, once again, thank you everyone for all your hard work in writing, hunting down news, coming up with topics of discussion, reading our writing, and commentating. We are starting to get noticed around the web, and our following continues to grow. As always, we are a site in continual progress, never willing to rest on our laurels. Also, big high five for me for spelling laurels correctly the first time without the need for auto-correct.
Speaking of changes, I’ve made a few changes to the site this morning. I finally dug into some of the customization options and realized I can link to other sites’ RSS feeds. I’m feeling kind of stupid for not picking up on that the first time around. Either way, you should now see links to the latest MLBTrade Rumors, MLB.com and Rotoworld articles. Let me know if there’s anyother great RSS feeds you’d like to see featured.
In order to make room for the new RSS feeds, I moved a few features that were on the left down to the bottom, the authors grid, the archive, and our own RSS feed link. If you used these features, it’ll add a little extra scrolling, but in the end it helps the layout of the site immensely, and just feels better down there.
We are getting close to a few major announcements in the coming months (Official Domain Name), so stay tuned for that bit of wonderfulness.
And finally, I’m attaching a quick poll. I’m considering setting up a Twitter account for the site, and setting the site up to automatically twitter each article we post. The young kids tell me it will help with branding, whatever the hell that is. I think kids today are just too lazy to hit the refresh button and want adults to read articles for them. Come to think of it I’d love it if I could get Morgan Freeman to follow me around and read every website I found out-loud to me. Anyways, back on track. Would you like us to setup a Twitter account? Would it make it easier for you to stay up to date with us? I don’t expect to Tweet much, other than article links, but it would be out there in the Twitters, and that can’t be a completely terrible thing right?