Hello NBA Bloggers

To NBA Bloggers,

Nobody knows your team better than you do, so why would you wait to let some mainstream media shmo screw up your team’s preseason preview?

Most of you are going to be writing preview pieces for your sites anyway.  So in the spirit of the NBA Carnival, I’d like to organize all those NBA Previews written by bloggers like you and I.  Here’s the idea:

We have assigned each NBA team a day.  The site(s) that cover each team can post a team preview on the scheduled day.  Multiple sites can sign up for the same team.  Similar to the Carnival, every participating team will link to the featured team’s preview(s) each day.  30 teams in 30 days (during October).  That means when it is your turn, at least 30 blogs will be linking to you.  How’s that for exposure?

The next day (or soon after), for archiving purposes, we will copy your preview onto this site with a big link to your site at the top of the post.  The reason for the day delay is to make sure that traffic goes to your site first, and then to this one only to find previews that someone has missed.  The purpose of this site will simply be to gather all the previews together in one sortable, searchable place. Participating bloggers should provide a link to this blog as a secondary link.  For example:

Check out the latest NBA Blog Preview by Blog-a-Bull covering the Chicago Bulls.  (see previews to other teams here)

I have drafted up some standard questions to answer as a template but I tried to leave some room for creativity.  If you think that is too confining, feel free to ditch the questions and go with your own style.

Think of this as your audition to attract new readers to your site. 

For example: If your blog is about the Pacers, maybe my Celtics readers won’t be flocking to your site.  However, there are Pacer fans in Boston that could find out about your site as a result of a link from my site.  This is just one of the reasons why blogs are great.  When we support each other, everyone wins.

To sign up:

Just leave a comment on this post below stating your name, email, and blog URLUpdate: If your site isn’t dedicated to one team, please indicate which team you are signing up for.  As you sign up, we will add your name to the schedule.  Oh yeah, and don’t forget to post a preview on the day you are scheduled.  Sound good? 

You can also reach me at CelticsBlog(at)gmail.com  Kurt from Forum Blue & Gold will be helping out as well.  See, if a Celtic fan and Laker fan can work together, I think we could really make something out of this.

Lets preview the NBA the way it should be done.  Thanks for your time.

Jeff Clark
CelticsBlog.com

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41 Responses to Hello NBA Bloggers

  1. Jeff Clark says:

    name: Jeff Clark
    email: celticsblog@gmail.com
    website: CelticsBlog.com

    next!

  2. Brian aka The Cavalier
    yaysports@gmail.com
    YAYsports! NBA http://www.yaysports.com
    (Cleveland Cavaliers)

  3. Jeff Clark says:

    ok, we’ll need to know which team you are doing if it isn’t obvious from your website – I’ll update the instructions

  4. i’m an idiot.

    Team : Ny Knicks (2007 nba champs!)

  5. Matt Watson says:

    I can’t spell — still recovering from this

  6. Henry Abbott says:

    I may be the last human on earth still proud to be speaking for the Blazers.

  7. Natalie says:

    Natalie Sitto

    need4sheed@gmail.com

    http://www.need4sheed.com

    Looks like Matt beat me to the Pistons so, I will lend my hand with support any way I can.

  8. J.E. Skeets says:

    Jeff, you want some sweet, sweet audio to go along with these bad boys?

    TBJ will be doing divisional preview podcasts — starring many of these glorious bloggers — come October. You want to post those up here as well? Let me know.

    name: The Basketball Jones (J.E. Skeets, Tas & JD)
    email: jeskeets@gmail.com
    website: http://www.thebasketballjones.net

    (And oh, glorious bloggers … um, yeah … plan on being on our show.)

  9. name: Brian Connolly
    site: Gilbert’s Arena
    team: The Zards

  10. nate jones says:

    I want to preview the Lakers, of course.

    And Natalie, you should just preview Rasheeds season, that would carve a little niche for you…

  11. chase says:

    name: Chase Kuech
    site: Impending Firestorm (Atlanta Hawks) http://hawks.mostvaluablenetwork.com
    email: chase.kuech@mostvaluablenetwork.com

  12. Jeff Clark says:

    great, just what the world needs, more Lakers blogs – sorry, I’ll try to play nice

    word of note to anyone with a general NBA blog – if you have no specific team you MUST cover, please sign up and let us fill in the blank spots

    thanks everyone, I’m encouraged by the early enthusiasm

  13. Serena Hays says:

    name: serena
    email: serena.hays@mostvaluablenetwork.com
    url: http://bobcats.mostvaluablenetwork.com

    just tell me what day and it will be there! GO BOBCATS :p

  14. NetsDaily says:

    name: NetsDaily
    site: http://www.netsdaily.com/
    team: the Nets perhaps?

  15. Jason Gurney says:

    jdgurney at yahoo dot com
    http://lowpost.net/blog

    With the Warriors off the board, I’ll take the Jazz.

  16. t ziller says:

    Je m’appelle Tom Ziller.

    Mon address d’email est tziller@gmail.com .

    Mon blog est SactownRoyalty.com .

    L’équipe que je couvrirai est les “Sacramento Kings.”

    Bonsoir, mes amis.

    Apres?

  17. Loyalist says:

    Love the idea! Thanks in advance!

    Loy

  18. FLCeltsFan says:

    Loy’s Place
    http://celticsgreen.blogspot.com/
    Celtics

    Great idea!

  19. Sam says:

    sam.kirchner@mostvaluablenetwork.com

    bucks.mostvaluablenetwork.com

    Milwaukee Bucks

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  21. Matthew Powell
    nbaspursblog@gmail.com
    PoundingTheRock.com (San Antonio Spurs)

  22. Kurt says:

    I have the Houston rockets preview already written. Let me know where to send it.

    Kurt

    http://rockets.mostvaluablenetwork.com

  23. Steve Perrin says:

    I’m in for the Clippers. Not sure where ClippersBlog right now, but I’ll step up. (NOTE – the URL could be changing soon – we’ll keep you posted.)

  24. Steve Perrin says:

    where the he!! is your server? how can it be 11:46 PM, 7 hours ahead of LA? Is your server in the middle of the Atlantic? Better than the bottom of the Atlantic, which is where the Celtics will be. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

  25. Big Chris says:

    Sonicscentral.com staff are game.

    Big Chris

  26. SunsGossip says:

    We can let Lucas handle the hard-hitting stuff and just add a little “flair”….

    http://sunsgossip.blogspot.com
    suns.gossip@gmail.com

  27. Michael De Leon
    michael@projectspurs.com
    Spurs (Didn’t read the entire comments to see if anyone else signed up for the Spurs. Matt from Pounding the Rock or Rich from MVn may have already claimed the Spurs.

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