Wednesday, August 25, 2010

#SIDChat Transcript for August 25

Not a lot of topics for this week's #SIDChat, but good discussion nonetheless.

Talked about what 'How To' tips we would like to see made available to us and the headaches we've been facing going into the fall sports season.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It will always be there tomorrow

This is a crazy time of year. There is so much needing to get done.

Media guides to print. Bios to update online. Team and player photos to take, crop and post. Stories to write. Seasons to set up Stat Crew. Rosters to type in.

It is a vicious, never-ending cycle.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

#SIDChat Transcript for August 18

Another week, another #SIDChat.

We went on several different tangents this week, covering dealing with media adding student-athletes on Facebook, the decline of newspapers and fans still wanting to see news of your school in there, selling ads and surviving the preseason crunch.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Words can not express

Indulge me as I speak straight from my heart for a bit.

Thirteen years ago today, Genople Wagers accepted my hand in marriage. Little did we know what a wild, crazy ride it would and continues to be.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Here I go again

In honor of getting to search for a new assistant, I offer this little ditty.

Special thanks to my college buddy Myra McEntire for the inspiration to post such a blog. By the way, Myra's an up-and-coming author, so you all need to get on her bandwagon while there is room. Check out her blog as well. Pretty entertaining stuff.

Hope you all enjoy.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

#SIDChat Transcript for August 11

Tackled some difficult topics on the #SIDChat on Aug. 11 as we discussed dealing with difficult media personnel and dealing with lack of respect for a SID's time by coaches.

Other topics included how to keep your school in the news during the summer, how to encourage fan interaction on Facebook and much more.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Never underestimate the power of rest

Like most others in sports information, when I latch on to and/or buy into a project, I dive in and like to work as long and as hard as possible to complete the task.

My thinking is: the more I pour myself into this, the quicker it'll get done.

Now, doing this more often than not gets the project done on time, but it might not be the best it could be.

Sometimes when working long and hard on a project, it is good to take a step back from it and take a break.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

#SIDChat Transcript for August 3

Another week, another great #SIDChat.

Had a great discussion on making your role as a SID more visible on your campus and within your department, becoming your own media as well as a few other topics.