Happy New Year, folks.
I really intended to do more writing during the off-season than I did -- which turned out to be practically nothing.
As the season approaches I'm trying to decide which direction to go in 2017.
For the last several seasons I've tried to get every college baseball score in the state every day and also provide links to boxes or stories on each game. In addition, I tried to post in-game updates on Twitter.
Almost every school in the state do a great job of making their scores available. There are a handful that getting scores/updates from almost takes an act of Congress.
The labor-intensive work needed to make frequent updates evolved into me sitting in front of the computer for 11 or 12 hours each Saturday and several hours most other days. It was keeping me from really enjoying my favorite sport in the midst of its seaason.
I don't think I can keep that up. It's not worth it physically or financially. The only income I get from this site is from ad clicks, and I get far less than $100 per season from that.
So, I'm considering some cutbacks.
I hope to publish a daily schedule again this year, but there may be days when I give up on chasing all the scores until the next day. I'm planning to quit posting links to game stories in the calendar. I'm hopeful of continuing to link to boxes.
I intend to do the weekly team rankings and team of the week. Standings and things such as weekly conference player honors are among the things I'm considering dropping.
Here's where I need your help. What new things would you like to see me do on this site. What items that I currently do would you wish I could discontinue?
Please make your suggestions in the comments section of this post, or e-mail me at RudyJones@PalmettoStateBaseball.com.
Thanks! I look forward to your input.