Good morning crew! After a good night’s sleep, reading the thread, and talking with both Matt and Alex, I want to try something new:

First off, content drives new viewership. There’s just no way around it. If we as a group want this blog to stay around, we have to grow. Unfortunately, the regulars here are getting old. I’m 44 and likely on the younger side of Braves Journal viewers. That’s ok. Our regulars are amazing and I’m grateful to all of you for sticking around. So, here’s the plan:

  • For all of our posts that are not Game threads or recaps, we will disable comments and channel all those conversations to “The Bar”. I’m not giving up on the Bar just yet. I think it’s a great concept, but I do believe a 3-ish day limit will suffice before putting up another bar (As stated earlier, the Bar has been inconsistent because of me, not anyone else. today, I’ll put up a new bar, but that bar will be utilized like I’ve discussed above.
  • I’ll talk with Matt about the comments. If you all prefer to see the latest comment first, he can fix that to where, when you open the thread, it goes to the bottom.

So…pretty easy. Game threads and recaps will be open to comments. All other pieces will be channeled to the Bar. We will try this and reconvene in another week to chat about how everything is working.

Thanks for your continued patience. I’ll continue to try my best to do 2 things:

  1. Grow the blog
  2. Appease the locals.

Comments are open here if you want to say anything else.