CHICAGO - JUNE 25: General manager Jim Hendry of the Chicago Cubs (center) talks to reporters before a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on June 25, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Wow! That's all I can say when I see our audience is growing so quickly, traffic blowing up, comment sections starting to heat up, and our many new followers on Twitter and Facebook. I'm also noticing that a lot of our traffic appears to be new to the SB Nation platform, so let me tell you about one of the very best features of the network: the fanposts section.
In short, it's a fantastic way that SB Nation gives you the fans, a say, a voice, and a platform from which to preach it. Got an idea? Fanpost it. Want to rant about a trade that needs to happen, a terrible trade that did happen, or do you have some unique take or analysis that you want to show off to the world? Fanpost it.
The exciting part, at least for me when I first discovered SBN, was the idea that my work in a fanpost might appear on the front page of the blog if it was good enough. It feels so freaking good to get validation like that -- so that's why I want to make sure you know about it and will be running a Fanpost Fridays thing. I'm not sure if it will be weekly or bi-weekly, but here's the idea:
One of us on staff will pitch a question to the crowd and ask for responses via fanpost for those interested. The very best posts (and ones with the most recs) will be placed on the front page and the author will be showered with oodles of money, swanky food, expensive leather-bound books, and lots of attention. (ok, only the last one is actually included in the deal). And if I see the same author really kicking ass, I might even promote him or her to our masthead as a regular contributor. Just ask Tom.
So here's today's pitch. Hit up our fanposts section if you have a reaction, or if you want you can just leave something in the comments. Feel free to leave a link to your fanpost down below.
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