And this from a Sharks supporter. Must love rugby, be sick or is slightly insane
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Ode to a Tighthead Prop
It was midway through the season
we were just outside the four
and although I know we won it
I can’t recall the score.
Television match officials will have extended powers in this year’s Currie Cup.
The trial will, among other things, allow referees to consult TMOs about incidents of foul play or infringements such as knock-ons and forward passes that might have occurred anywhere on the field in the build-up to a try being scored.
Wingate moves to wordpress. Join him and a few others there as we grow the community.
A blogroll of connected guys is available here
June 29, 2012 in rugby
The heading says it all. Maybe more will move maybe not.
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This post started as an answer to a comment on my blog and as a comment on Mickeynelsters blog but I had so much more to say.
I tried to answer and comment on blogs sports24.co.za from my wordpress blog, but even though it was comparatively simple to do so, I received no notification of any comments or replies to my comments. This means that outside readers like sport24 news etc will be excluded from the loop and they will not bother to continue reading our posts on these blogs. If we are only going to post and comment amongst the 10 (to be extremely generous) of us who are active, while receiving no external input, I cannot see the point of blogging on this platform, with all the aggravation of using half a semi-functioning wordpress set up, when the full aggravation free wordpress.com setup is there to use for free. Ask anyone of the ex LD bloggers that moved, if they prefer blogs24 or full wordpress and you will be surprised that even semi computer literate bloggers, have managed to set up blogs and been able to expand their readership.
In all my years of blogging, the thing that makes a site work is interaction. Nothing kills a blog or a blogger’s enthusiasm faster, than not receiving any comment feedback from fellow bloggers. We all want the interaction and if comments are not received or answered my and everybody else’s enthusiasm will expire.
I am seriously considering just leaving this blog to die on its own. I struggled for a month on blogs24 until it got overrun by adverts and bloggers left, then I gave up and deleted my blog. This sport24 blog is no better and I predict that advertisers will kill this one too. Out of 200 odd bloggers that were moved across only 28 odd bloggers registered and created blogs and of those 30 only a few have posted anything. What is the use? I can get 5 or 6 readers on wordpress too, and wordpress is way more simple to operate.
The twenty odd bloggers that have started blogs here will get fewer by the week unless something is done and going on a months experience on blogs24.com, absolutely nothing will change and as with Letterdash, we will be left to paddle our own canoe, sink or swim.
I seriously urge the active bloggers to open up full wordpress blogs and link to each other. Once connected and correctly tagged with rugby, South Africa etc you will be pleasantly surprised at the response you will receive.
As an example I started a wordpress blog for my non sports blog 5 months ago and there are 337 people who follow and many more that read this blog with close to 18000 hits which equates to over 3000 views per month. I have sadly neglected my wordpress sports blog because I was concentrating on my sports24 blog but even there I have 121 followers and 600 odd views in 2 months, despite not posting my own material more than a few times in a month.
Try it and see for yourself.
If we have a nucleus of 5 or 6 active bloggers linked and tagging correctly plus linking to facebook, twitter etc, you will be surprised. You can’t link the sports24 blogs to twitter or facebook, linkedin, google plus etc. automatically, like on wordpress and by linking to the social networks and other aggregators like digg, stumbleupon, reddit, and others, your readership will expand rapidly.
On wordpress you are a master of your own destiny. Hundreds of different themes and a huge selection of widgets, spam block is automatic (No friggin captcha box unless you want it), stats on all possible info, follow button, like button, reblog button, comment authorization and so much more. Email. Rss or other notification on all posts and comments and replies. Share buttons and a reader for all blogs you follow, which you can do with the click of a button.
I actually don’t know why I have persevered with an inferior blog site like sport24 when the real McCoy is there FOR FREE!
Stormers coach Allister Coetzee is confident that Quinn Roux will return from Leinster next year a much better player for the experience.
As reported on this website earlier on Wednesday, Roux will be leaving after the current Super Rugby season, but will not be lost to Western Province altogether.
OK, so I’m over this new blogging platform which I think is pathetic in its present format, but I can’t bitch and moan all the time. That’s not my nature.
Another OK, so can someone please explain to me how or why Paul Adams was appointed as the Cobras coach. What is his track record and list of achievements that qualifies him for this post? Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against Paul, I am just not sure that he is the right man for the job.
On to Saturday, the Cheetahs are going to play out of their skins but I don’t think that they will be strong enough to beat the Bulls at Loftus. It will be long and it will be hard (Get your minds out of the gutter) and they’ll never give up!
Stormers are going to rain all over the Lions parade just to add to their woes. It is such a pity to see such rugby stalwarts falling apart at the seams.
As for the Sharks, they need to rest as much as they can because they need to be strong to accept two defeats and being knocked out of the comp.
June 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
SUBSCRIBE BUTTON FORM
I’m actually not sure how I did it but if anyone can see a subscribe button in my sidebar please subscribe so that I can see if it works before I brag too much then look like a Bulls fan after they’ve been beaten by the Stormers.
I could see it there when I was logged out but it’s not there when I’m signed in and I have received email notification??? Friggin confusing
June 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
First advert blog hits Sports blogs
I frikkin knew this would happen.
This platform is in trouble
NEW BOT snapbackuk123 ……… looks more like snap back kak!
and then the next one 45minutes later …… lr4r3vwxf9q/
This new platform has been going for less than 24 hours and the first splog spam adverts hit. Like blogs24 it will be overrun within the next few days.
Sorry guys but I did foresee this happening and I think that the only sane solution to the problem would be for the hosts to block the s**t or for all of us to migrate to the full wordpress platform.