As promised, I finished up a series of three Prospect Smackdowns a couple of days ago. For anybody who missed them before I proceed, links to the material:
Overall, I'd say they were successful, and the Buchholz vs. Chamberlain Smackdown in particular has attracted a lot of attention to the site. I enjoyed writing them, although I will admit that there's a pretty decent amount of work that goes into them. I had a lot of requests for other Smackdowns in the original thread, and there's more than a few that I wouldn't mind addressing. I also had some requests for some other material that I wouldn't mind doing at all.
I decided to take a few days after finishing the last Smackdown to assess where (if anywhere) I wanted to go with future writing projects. I've come to three possible options.
- Continue posting features exclusively as diary posts on here, including the Smackdowns but possibly expanding to other things as requested
- Begin my own blog featuring my individual content
- A split of 1 and 2. Posting certain things on a blog and other things on this site (although they likely would be posted/archived on the blog site as well)
So I thought I'd put it before the community and find out what other folks are thinking. Is there interest in future features? If there is, would you rather see them posted exclusively on here or would you be interested in a split between minorleagueball.com diary posts and my own blog/website?
Personally, it doesn't make much of a difference to me as long the audience is there. I'm basically looking for the best means to circulate my work to the fullest extent. Suggestions are invited and encouraged.