As summer has arrived and I have a little more time on my hands, thoughts about maximizing the site’s potential have once again begun to percolate in my mind. It also didn’t hurt that MGoBlog recently went through a site redesign, which some people have liked and others have not. When you have a business/hobby such as blogging, it’s hard not to think about ways to streamline or improve your product.
One thing that has crossed my mind is asking for your support, which can come in many ways. So if you don’t mind, please indulge me as I discuss some ways you can help Touch the Banner become more successful.
FIRST OF ALL, WHY SUPPORT THE BLOG?
Here are a few reasons to support TTB in one way or another:
- Running a business costs money. First and foremost, what I do isn’t free. Servers cost money, tech support costs money, and then there are the plain old costs of domain fees, taxes, licenses, etc.
- I have my eye set on site improvements. I’m not 100% satisfied with the blog design and would like to make some tweaks. Tweaks take time and money, but I want to improve the user experience, especially when it comes to discussion and the message board.
- This is the best free site for Michigan football and recruiting information. Maybe I’m living in my own little world, but a lot of Michigan sites have come and gone, while TTB keeps chugging along. There are generally at least two posts per day, almost all of which are centered around Michigan football and recruiting. There’s no other site – free or not – that literally covers every single Michigan offer and tracks all 250-300 offers in every recruiting cycle, right up to or beyond National Signing Day. There are offer boards for every cycle and individual profile pages with highlights, measurements, notes, etc. That’s not to say every post here is superior to every post on the other sites, but you get more of it, and it’s often in more depth. Not only that, but I do my best to respond to readers’ individual questions and requests.
So here’s how you can make it happen: