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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Change is in the Air

Banshee Sports was born on November 4, 2011 with this introductory post.  Since that day, this blog has gone through a few changes.  There has been a learning curve with photos.  I've experimented with formats, and I spent some coin on a graphic designer and some advertising.  Still, after fifteen months, this blog is still very much a work in progress.  Any decent blogger knows that bells and whistles are nice.  But it's content that creates success.  With that in mind, I'm excited to announce a few changes to Banshee Sports.

Banshee's Best:  Back in May, I decided that Banshee Sports needed a weekly feature.  So, This Week in Sports was born.  Turns out, this column was time consuming and tedious to write.  So this month, I took a poll on the Banshee Sports Facebook page about whether this weekly post should continue.  Based on the poll results and the comments, it seems some change is in order.  So, from this point forward, there will be a new weekly feature on Banshee Sports.  It will be called "Banshee's Best."  The word "best" is just in the title for alliteration.  The topic of the post will be Wild Banshee's favorite or most intriguing sports story.  Basically, just whatever captured my fancy during the week.  The post will be a Sunday evening feature.

Recurring Features:  What I'm learning is that every successful blog needs consistency and its own niche.  With that in mind, Banshee Sports will renew its commitment to some past features that have been fan favorites.  Temper, Temper, a quarterly feature highlighting the most outrageous sports meltdowns during the calendar year will continue.  Since, I am a girl and all, Banshee Sports will return to spending significant time on sports fashion.  The last Sports Fashionista column was published way back in June.  Moving forward, Sports Fashionista will be a monthly feature.  Although the primary focus of Banshee Sports is, of course, sports, we all know that food and drink are an important part of a game day gathering.  So, it should come as no surprise that Cooking with Banshee posts have always been amongst the most popular posts on this blog.  The new goal is to make sure that at least one food recipe and at least one drink recipe get posted each month.

Banshee Rant:  Over the summer, Banshee Sports decided to dip its toes into the world of podcasting.  The Banshee Rant was fun and popular, but short lived.  A couple of things have changed in Wild Banshee's life, so the plan is to bring the monthly podcast back.  Y'all can look forward to a renewal of the Rant to be released before the Super Bowl.

Collaborative Effort:  The beauty of the Internet is that it allows for a free flow of ideas and information.  For the first fifteen months, Banshee Sports has been pretty much a solo effort.  But, I always envisioned this site as more of a sports community than a sports soap box.  So, if any of you have written something that you think would fit well on this site, please send it along.  And, by all means, if you have ideas or requests for future posts, drop me a line.  Also, check out Banshee Sports on Facebook.  "Like" it if you like it and join in the fun.  And be sure to follow Wild Banshee on Twitter.