I had this grand idea to make MBN all about community interaction when I launched it about 3 years ago. While comments on posts and random emails from readers are great and all, it really didn't satisfy what I had planned. I wanted to get some genuine discussion going.
Part of what makes a blog great is that we're all just fans here. I'm not a professional writer or sports columnist...far from it. I just happen to be a fan who runs a website. So to me, having genuine interaction with other fans in this space is really the main idea for what makes a sports blog great.
So the best way I could think of to help create that sense of community interaction as well as letting fans post their own original content within this site...is to create a message board or course!
You may have seen the link above for a while now. Its been live for a couple months, and getting decent traffic, but not a lot of interaction.
There are many great message boards out there for Michigan fans. So I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel here. I just wanted to create a simple forum that would fit well with this site, and that is easy to use.
Click "Board" in the linkbar above, or just click here to go to the board.
If you're familiar with the general idea of a message board, then it should all make sense. If you're new to message boards, it's a pretty simple concept. You just have to register to create a username, and once you're logged in, you can begin posting new threads or comment on existing threads.
Generally, I'd like to keep the content geared towards Michigan football. But certain exceptions can be made. I am the only moderator at the moment, but hopefully I'll be able to hand off/share that responsibility to someone else down the road. So at least for now, I'll be keeping an eye on things to make sure things remain as PG-rated as possible.
But in the end, this message board was created to be yours. I'll post as much as I can, and when I can. But you should feel free to have at it!
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