May 11, 2011 § Leave a comment
Hi all, I’ve merged my blogs, book reviews and case studies along with other work projects under my site Anticipate.co. So, skate over to find the latest news in digital sports marketing. best, Craig
February 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
My new site launched over the weekend. Visit Game On (www.gameonhq.com) — a site that will act as a guide for parents by providing articles and stories from around the world regarding youth and sport.
In time we will also showcase new internet tools that will allow you to better participate in sports along with your family. Get in the game now by starting a youth sports discussion or by posting a related question. Check us out!
January 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
Focus for me of late is developing both a blog design and creating a full web site to better showcase new projects and experiences. For my blog site, I have been wrestling whether or not to keep growing via WordPress or perhaps try a different platform such as Tumblr?
Through online search, I came across tech expert, Chris Pirillo and his video Q&A on this exact topic (posted last year). Chris focused on the benefits of WordPress and its open source platform versus the restraints of being locked in to a structured environment like Tumblr.
- Easy to upgrade
- Wide variety of themes to choose, integrate
- Maximum exposure for search engines
- Ability to turn into a personal/corporate information web site
- Easy to update from my iPhone
- Clean look and feel
- Simple dashboard to share various media files
- Ability to run multiple blogs, keep private
So after this review – I’m going with this strategy:
- Use WordPress as a communication tool for work related projects (blogging, new opportunities, a full information web site)
- Try Tumblr for my personal, family blogging adventures
Bottom line – I don’t want to lock into one platform. While WordPress seems to be the best choice for overall blogging and as a platform for building a personal site, I still want to keep experiencing different tools for learning/development.
No shortage of blog tools to sample, that’s for sure! Watch for my new sites coming soon.
- 5 Reasons Tumblr Has Me Hooked Now (socialtimes.com)
- Best Free Blogging Platform (chris.pirillo.com)
- 5 Reasons Tumblr Doesn’t Have Me Hooked Yet (socialtimes.com)
- How to Migrate Posts from WordPress to Tumblr (brighthub.com)
- Despite Infrastructure Issues, Tumblr Has More Pageviews Then WordPress (techie-buzz.com)
October 8, 2010 § 1 Comment
We live in a great digital age! As many new Dads can relate, it’s really hard nowadays to stay on top of watching your favourite sport — especially during great times of the year like October; NFL’s underway, excitement for the new NHL/NBA seasons, plus the start of postseason baseball.
Combined with chasing after the kids — new school pick-up routines, skating and swimming lessons, I am finding it very hard to keep track of when certain games start or who is playing when? Problem solved with a web site my friend sent to me: areyouwatchingthis.com or also known as RUWT?!
RUWT?! is a simple site that I joined during the summer. What it does is just what their tag line states; Get instant classic alerts when the games get good!
When visiting the site you are asked to create a profile then pick one of the three alert frequency packages. I signed up for the ‘starter kit’ to catch big moments from MLB/NHL games. With that I receive EPIC alerts which means I get emails when; Games only get to EPIC if they’re instant classics. We’re talking No-Hitters and 6OT epics. (Other RUWT?! options: alerts sent when a game gets ‘good’ or ‘hot’).
The service hasn’t let me down — case and point, this week’s performance by Doc Halladay. With Game 1 being a late afternoon match-up in Philly, too much was happening around the Johnson Household to remember that the MLB postseason was underway. But then an alert hits my iPhone, I see —
RUWT?! Alert MLB: Reds vs. Phillies (EPIC)
HOLD IT! Stop everything … isn’t Doc on the mound?! I quickly snuck away to the nearest TV, turned to Sportsnet and witnessed the final moments of sports history. Thank you RUWT?!
- Roy Halladay pitches no-hitter for Phillies in win over Reds (thestar.com)
- A Roy Halladay Blog Made of Dreams (bats.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Halladay, Philadelphia Start Red Doctober in Righteous Fashion (mlb.fanhouse.com)
September 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
For this entry I thought it would be fun to call out favourite people I follow via Twitter. So here you go — highlighted below are my Top 3 Most Valuable Twitters taken from my Lists that I watch inside TweetDeck.
List 1. Leaders (Newsmakers from digital business)
1. @fredwilson – love his blogs, MBAMondays
2. @incmagazine – great updates, alerts and tips
3. @digitalroyalty – social media advice, news from special events
List 2. Tools (Digital tools that help with everyday projects)
1. @the99percent – making ideas happen
2. @maclife – all things apple, tech news
3. @37changes – great use of twitter for managing clients
List 3. Sports Biz (MVP’s from the sports business world)
1. @darrenrovell1 – king of sports business news
2. @sports20 – love Pat’s 2.0 summits, growing a great community
3. @sbjlizmullen – best insider for sports negotiations, agent news
List 4. Sports
1. @twacklesports – pulse for sports headlines
2. @the_real_nash – more than just basketball
3. @patrickmcenroe – loved following during US Open
List 5. Hockey
1. @real_espnlebrun – great insider coverage across the NHL
2. @walsha – life of a hockey agent
3. @panger40 – miss working with Panger
List 6. MyMusic
1. @genesimmons – doesn’t tweet often, fun stuff when he does
2. @drivebytruckers – favourite band right now
3. @themahones – still going strong after all these years, travelling the world