And so it begins. As the athletic communications office at Bowling Green, we've jumped full-force into a lot of areas of social media such as our highly successful Twitter page (twitter.com/bgathletics). Or at least I like to think it's highly successful. We've even blogged during events and on road trips and things like that, but we've never started a general blog like this. Since I started at Bowling Green in November of 2008, it's been sitting on my "to-do" list but I haven't felt comfortable about starting it until now because I had so many other things on my plate and I wanted to make sure that once we started this thing, we gave it the proper focus that it needs to be successful. So why start a blog?
Well, I think we do a pretty good job at BGSUFalcons.com of providing information -- from pregame and postgame stories to stats, rosters, promotions, etc. But I don't think BGSUFalcons.com is the right place for bringing a more personal side of things to the discussion. For me, this is the place to do it. With Twitter, we can do some of it. But 140 characters really limits personality and I'm frankly just not good enough to get all of my thoughts into that framework. So I think a blog is the perfect place for that.
Some of the blog posts may be short and some may be longer. It just depends on how the mood strikes us. Hopefully, we'll be able to get some of the other folks in the department on-board to provide their thoughts and ideas on a regular basis from head coaches providing insight on their teams to administrative staff giving us a glimpse into their world as they work countless hours behind the scenes to help our student-athletes succeed. We'll even try to get some folks from other areas of campus to talk about athletics and how they view the department. Maybe we can get some alumni to say a few words about their experiences at BGSU and how their lives were shaped by their time here.
As well, we'll provide some thoughts as we're out at games and events. It may be a quick, short comment or it may be an entire blow-by-blow blog of an event. We'll see how the blog evolves over time. In the meantime, if you have ideas or comments or would like to be involved (for instance, if there are any alumni out there who would like to provide their thoughts in a blog post), feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As I said, I want this to be something fun and something that shows the personalities of some pretty great people in our athletic department!