648 days ago, TwinsDaily was launched. Today seems an appropriate (and belated) time to thank so many of you who contribute to the site. So please join me in thanking our….
Our moderators have tracked 8276 threads since we launched less than two years ago, performing what I consider the most demanding and least rewarding job on the site. If you appreciate the forums as a place to discuss Twins news, please let them know, Without them, I assure you the forums would have disappeared months ago:
Of the 2182 stories that have appeared on TwinsDaily, over 1/3 were not written by Nick, Seth, Parker, Brock or I. Instead, they’ve been contributed by members of the community. This includes:
Christopher Fee (@CJFee
Andrew Walter (@MNfanfromafar
Jim Crikket/SD Buhr (@JimCrikket
Minor League Reports and Draft Coverage
Cody Christie (@NoDakTwinsFan
Jeremy Nygaard (@JeremyNygaard
Bloggers With At Least 10 Stories
Brad Swanson (@bridman77
AJ Pettersen (@apettersen1
Mr. Horrorpants (@mrhorrorpants
I could to on and on; there have been 62 other people who have published stories on Twins Daily. So please reach out to your favorites to show your appreciation, and use the links to follow them on Twitter.
A lot of those writers have been promoted because Kevin
volunteers to comb through our blogs daily and help us identify stories that are worth promoting as well as edit them. Before that, our ability to promote stories was hit and miss, depending on my bandwidth that day. That’s not a small job – there have been 4333 blog entries since TwinsDaily was founded. If you appreciate all those extra voices, please let Kevin know.
It’s a big step from reading to contributing, and we’re honored that so many of you have taken that risk. 3022 members have contributed 180,000 comments and posts. (Again, we keep our moderators pretty busy.) The level of discourse and knowledge keeps rising and more and more people are finding their voice every day. That’s what this site is all about. Thank you.
Readers and Supporters
Thank you to everyone for going beyond the default baseball coverage that’s easy to find and making a point of stopping by TwinsDaily and partaking in the 13 million pages that have been read in the last 21 months. We also really appreciate all of you who have let friends know, as our audience and contributors continue to grow year over year at a 40% clip. You're not alone and you're growing and growing.
TwinsDaily is, to be candid, a dream come true for me. It is powered by the community that surrounds it and the volunteers that share their time, talent and energy to make it better. Thank you to everyone. Brock, Nick, Parker, Seth and I are grateful beyond words.