Hello fellow Jeremy Lin fans! I’ve been away for a while and haven’t been following Jeremy Lin and the Rockets very closely, due to a project that’s been taking up all of my time. I miss interacting with all the fans here and also miss doing the videos on Jeremy Lin. I’m not sure if or when I’ll be able to dedicate some time to posting articles and videos on Jeremy Lin again. However, I have come up with what I think could be an interesting experiment that I’m very excited about.
I’m someone who doesn’t mind change. In fact, I welcome it. I created this site as a place for me to share my unique insights about Jeremy Lin and Linsanity, as well as vent, as a Lin fan, while still being as objective as I can be and not mean-spirited. But there are plenty of Lin fans here and elsewhere with very compelling insights on Lin, who also need a forum to vent. So, rather than relegating everyone’s voice (but mine) in the comments section, I thought it could be interesting to open up this site and allow for more voices.
As a first step I’ve invited MrPingPong, who I’m sure you all know if you’re a dedicated reader of this blog, to share his thoughts and to vent, not just in the comments section, but in the form of articles, and even videos on the JeremyLintel YouTube Channel, if he wants. 🙂
I’m very happy that MrPingPong has accepted my invitation to post on the site. So in the future, you may be seeing articles from MrPingPong. Of course, there is no quota or any sort of strict criteria that I’m asking MrPingPong to meet. He’s free to post whenever he feels like it and can pretty much say whatever he wants, within reason and level of appropriateness. 😉
As a reader of this blog, I’m sure you’ve benefited greatly from MrPingPong’s insights, sense of humor, as well as his resourcefulness. In fact, I’ve gotten a lot of my Jeremy Lin news from reading MrPingPong’s comments. But I think a lot of readers of this blog miss many of his valuable comments, because they may not be reading every comment. So that’s why I thought it would be beneficial to everyone if MrPingPong were allowed to post articles, not just comments.
As I wrote earlier, I’m someone who welcomes change. I hope this is just a first step in evolving this site beyond just my own voice to include a diverse range of voices from Lin fans. This is an experiment, so we’ll see how it goes. If you’re at all interested in posting on this site, just let me know by going to the “Contact” section.
Put in the subject: “I want to post on the site”. And in the email, I want you to include the following:
- Your username
- An email address (if it’s different from the email address you’re sending the message from)
I think you will find it very satisfying to be able to share insights or frustrations whenever you feel the urge. I know that for me, I’ve felt very fortunate to have a platform to be able to either vent or share unique insights about Lin whenever I feel the need to. The only criteria I have is that your posts not be mean-spirited. You can be critical all you want and you can vent away, but do it in a constructive manner or at least not name call, etc. I know it’s sometimes not easy to do this, but just do your best. Sometimes I get the urge to name-call and be mean-spirited. So bits and pieces here and there won’t be a big deal, but I won’t hesitate to give you a warning if I find any of your postings offensive or inappropriate. Of course, your postings need not be critical at all. They can be just you sharing the joy of being a Lin fan or celebrating Lin’s accomplishment. Like I said, you can pretty much write about anything Jeremy Lin related, however remotely. 😉
I hope you’re as excited about this as I am and I hope you take advantage of this. Again, there’s no quota. So don’t feel like it’s going to be a big commitment or anything. Just think of this as a platform for you to share your insights and to vent on Lin and Linsanity whenever you feel like it, knowing that your thoughts are being read by a lot of Lin fans. I did all the hard work to build the site to the level of readership that it has, now you get to reap the benefits without doing any of the work. 🙂
Also, just because you email me and ask to be able to post on this blog, doesn’t mean I’ll have any expectations that you’ll be posting immediately or at all for that matter. So feel free to get the permission now so it’ll at least allow you the capability to post the moment you feel the need to post something. Please also spread the word to all Lin fans and if you see Comments from Lin fans on other sites that you really like, let them know about this invitation.
I sometimes see very long comments from Lin fans on sites like JeremyLin.net and I always think that they should have their own blog, because their insights are so compelling. And now, they can! I’m hoping this is the first step in evolving JeremyLintel beyond just my unique voice and can truly be a community for Lin fans to share their unique insights and perspectives on Lin and Linsanity. Another words, I hope JeremyLintel.com will be a place where Jeremy Lin fans truly get a voice.