The potential of an article of this nature is good but it's not fleshed out at all. You bring up the point about how do they fit together in the second paragraph than completely disregard it to talk about old stables. A paragraph or two how they work together would make this a lot better. Nice info about how they talked together. I was wondering if the other 2 backs were salty about the addition or not.
HoundSports Article on Green, Isaac & Smith
Here is another article I've written for HoundSports, called, "Stable Potential for Michigan Football." The key word is potential, and the other main factor will be offensive line development. Nuss will certainly be an upgrade over Gorgeous Al, and I for one am very excited about Michigan football. Go Blue!
It's not so much an article as it is a series of questions that are impossible to answer unless you can actually speak to the parties involved.
Thanks for the constructive criticism. Have a good one!
I understand that there is plenty of self promotion on this message board, and I don't like harshing on people, but doesn't this violate the bleacher report rule? Mods, please say yes.
This might be more a Brian / Seth consultation as I don't think there's ever been a hard and fast rule. People have promoted their own stuff here before, but generally in a single thread that introduces the general thrust of the content and provides a link to the site and then it has been left up to others to click or not. The only real exception has been when the story covers something that has not been seen here or if it is otherwise particularly insightful.
As a note to the OP, we can perhaps let this slide this time, but it probably is not advisable to post any further threads like this as it does seem a bit self-seeking now. Perhaps if you put the link to your content in your MGoBlog tagline with whatever short plug you wanted, that might be better since you've already introduced the site in a thread last week.
Thanks, LSA. Will do.
During the season I would be a little more critical of this type of "article". However, at this point in time, anything will do.
I'm still left wondering what exactly I learned from reading this?
This is the definition of a shameless plug. I don't know how you do it, man. I just can't not care about what people think like that.
My name is Adam. I'm not saying you SHOULD care what I think, but you COULD. I hope you're having a good day!
I don't know about you guys but I like turtles.
But what about Kenny?
Wow you guys are rough this time around. I posted because the first time there were a few who asked me to. Should the mods say they'd rather me not, I'll stick to randomly commenting. Sheesh.
Go Blue, you who are very easily annoyed. Go Blue.
Sometimes when there's blood in the water, you just have to ride out the feeding frenzy. Eventually, the sharks will go to work or mow the lawn. God speed.
An Acceptable Plug
Or A Shameless Plug?
is conveniently cropped from the picture. Hmmmnnnn.
Guess I'll have to go In Search Of The Lost C(h)ord
Go (Moody) Blue(s)!
Appreciate you sharing but the topic lacks True analysis. Could use some refreshing to add a few sticky points. Not worth reading or sharing as is.
And this is something I've brought up with both Brian and Seth in the past.
It's fine to do to a degree. People don't want a post every day linking a column you wrote, as that's just pretty much piggy-backing off of mgoblog, but an occasional plug is fine. It will be much better received if you consistently contribute to the blog. You'll note Magnus probably plugs a post a week or so (usually, I assume, to one of most interest to mgoblog readers: he recruit evaluations), but he's also a regular here. He provides insight on these message boards and helps drive clicks for mgoblog. So the benefit is two-way for both mgo and touch the banner.
You'll also see people have links to their blog in their footer (as I do, Magnus does, a several others). This is a non-invasive way of promoting your stuff. And the amount your stuff gets promoted is dependent on how much you contribute here. So it's a fairly even trade.
Now, if you've written something that pertains to a certain topic (via someone elses thread, a front page post) then to a less strict degree, it's acceptable to link that as well. I'd recommend the same guidelines as written for thread posts (see below), and go from there. Same if someone asks you about it. I'd also recommend getting a twitter account, putting that in your footer, and have interested people follow you there.
Lastly (and OP didn't do this), don't try to twist a plug for something else; just be forthright, summarize your stuff, and post a link. Nothing worse than trying to plug something without looking like your plugging it.
It is kind of a fine line, so I understand it's not extremely straight forward with how to approach it. I know I also link my new posts (especially ones pertaining to Michigan) in my footer. Last week I wrote a thread that linked something like 8 of my posts. There is no denying that linking your stuff here is a major benefit, so it's kind of insane not to do it. But I only do it every so often (I linked my spring posts) and feel other than that, people can typically find me by looking for the essay or diatribe written within a post, which I do probably too often as is.
My complaint here: it is never, NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER, Gorgeous Al. It is only acceptable as Gorgeous Borges, or else I will hunt you down and put diatribe diarrhea on every one of your future posts... not really... but really...
Thanks for actually helping him out instead of bashing him. Nicely done sir.
Was before my edit to include "diatribe diarrhea", which I just thought was some good ol' fashioned alliteration, so I had to put it in there.
I would also just like to point out that I was against the whole self-promotion thing until the guy from Tremendous (aquaman, Steve Lorenz, whatever you know him as) started doing it regularly.
In the words of the great Ron Burgundy, "When in Rome."
start a topic, there is a tremendous amount of information and insight that is provided that is beneficial to the reader. I think most appreciate it greatly with the possible exception of shooting star announcements.
I would encourage the OP to provide more information. It seems that most of what was provided was a write up based on a couple of tweets with filler conjecture on what could happen with little analysis. It reminded me of many MLive stories. It may be fine for the board it's posted on, however it's likely to get torn apart if you link it here which makes people expect more as this thread shows.
...without looking like your* plugging it."
Marcel Fiegel would disagree.
Have a good day, Adam!
Hey you too.
I don't mind it if people self-promote - but I'm just trying to figure out what new or constructive information was in this article. It really belonged in the diary section IMO as it really brought nothing new to the table. I could've gotten the exact same information sitting at a bar downtown.
What needs to be said for this post has already been said, and better than I could do so myself, but that won't stop me from my putting my two cents in anyways. It's easier to ignore self promotion when it's backed by content that is top notch and insightful. This article was more of a informal reflective piece without much detail or interesting tidbits, making it more of a simple discussion starter than anything. It really was no better than a decent OP on this board. This may work as an article on that site, but it is not up to snuff for linking MGoBloggers to. So, I personally feel gypped and I'm sure others who are ragging on you pretty hard feel the same.
If you must link to a 3rd party article you authored, make sure it's one that goes above and beyond the usual content we'd see in a decent forum post here. You do that (in moderation) and you're reception will be much less negative. Good luck!
offtopic, but I noticed your user name is a mewithoutyou lyric. Is your picture from Cornerstone festival? I miss those big tents.
Yeah. I was in a band called As Bound With Them & we played at Cornerstone a few times.