I've been a huge baseball fan for as long as I can remember and over the past few years I have been contemplating creating a community forum, but have not due to feature of over saturation in the market. Then I realized, I'm not really creating this to compete with the market, I'm doing it to give myself a voice in the sport I love and the team I adore. That team is the New York Yankees. As of right now I don't have much to offer people but quality discussion and a nice looking site (hopefully). I'm not looking to take over, but to give people a different perspective and spark discussions among baseball fans, but in particular Yankees fans.
In terms of addons I'm using, I am trying to keep this pretty light in that area. I have a handful of key addons I'm using and want to give their creators some props:
- Double Post Merge by @Syndol
- Enabled Debug from Admin CP by @Chris D
- Simple Forms by @LiquidPro
- Live Update by @Chris D
- s9e Media Pack by @JoshyPHP
- bD Cache by @xfrocks
- bd Tag Me by @xfrocks
- bd Widget Framework by @xfrocks
- bd Social Share by @xfrocks (Soon)
To be honest I do not expect much in terms of traffic for quite a few months. Although this is the best time to have a site dedicated to baseball since it's the offseason and the big trades and deals will be happening over the next month and half. Twitter is a huge part of baseball media and most stories break on Twitter before they break anywhere else. The key is finding the right sources to follow and to not jump the gun on premature/fake news. I have created a Twitter account for the site and I hope to have my posts sent directly to Twitter which will drive traffic to the site. At the moment I have almost no followers, but I'm hoping to build that. Going to be a lot of work for very little in return, but it's something I love!
Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/nyytalkDOTcom
So, what do you guys think? What do you think I could be doing differently or what would you like to see?