December 11th, 2011 No comments
The end of the year is here and as we quickly close in on 2012, it is hard to avoid stories that begin or end with ‘Best of and Worst of’ as we look back to capture 2011 in 500 words or less.
These lists are an annual media tradition and if you are looking for exposure these lists are an easy way to garner it, or avoid depending on your position.
Early this morning, I was scanning media sites this morning when I virtually tripped over Time Magazine’s “The Best Blogs of 2011.”
The news site billed the article as “Our annual blog extravaganza features 25 fresh picks, from politics and pop culture to travel, tech and beyond.”
So, I naturally had to see who made the cut, knowing that these judges are probably not huge fans of behind the scenes in sports management. I quickly clicked through the 25 chosen sites, wanting to know if they added a token sports site into their mix. I did find two sports sites listed, which included MLB Trade Rumors and The Basketball Jones. The former I have naturally have heard of (and they have been kind enough to reference this blog in the past) while the latter was new to me.
I certainly did not judge which sites were listed and the others that didn’t make it, but noticeably, once again, not one individual sports team was listed in the ranking. I have mentioned it before but it bears repeating. Sports team generate the content (players, staff and the actual games), I would like a smart and enterprising executive would take advantage to develop this content to extend the organization’s brand. Fans are naturally hungry for this and it is missing in today’s smorgasbord of sports information.
You might be asking yourself right about now, okay smarty pants, show me a few business related blogs that do it right.
While I have never claimed to be the smartest guy in the world, I can tell you where to look for business insight for blogs.
I naturally have chosen some of the most popular online tools today as a reference for sports teams to examine and imitate and mirror when it comes to blogs. Look no further than the 800 million pound gorilla in Facebook. You can also click on any of these links and see what Google, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, YouTube Trends (one of my favorites), LinkedIn, WordPress or Yahoo are up to these days. If nothing else, these references are great tools.
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