You may have already noticed, but we’ve made a few changes to the website, some of them cosmetic and some of them aimed at allowing you to share our content with friends and fellow collectors.
We’ve increased the speed so that pages on the site will hopefully load faster for you. We have added the Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook share buttons to the top of the page and revamped our social network plug-in to better reflect the services people are actually using to share content online.
We’ve added Facebook comments, too if you want to chime in.
Below each article, you’ll find more sharing buttons including those for StumbleUpon (try it if you haven’t), Delicious, Linked In and Pinterest. Of course, you can still grab a link and share it however you like. If you want to open the window and yell, that’s fine too.
I’ve also made an investment in the Sports Collectors Social Network that was launched a couple of years ago. This is just a place you can go to connect with other collectors by creating your own page, showing off photos, making a forum post, submitting a video, or even writing a blog post.
We didn’t promote it very much early on and quite frankly, didn’t spend a lot of time working to improve it because of other projects associated with Sports Collectors Daily. In spite of that, more than 2,000 photos have been posted and it does receive regular visits from those who stumble on it via internet search, which was actually kind of surprising.
Over the last few days some changes were made to the interface that make it a little easier to work with and hopefully encourage more people to take advantage of this free resource.
There are now around 100 members in the network and I’m hoping it will grow. I’d encourage you to come back to the site and start interacting. You can post a favorite image from your collection (or a series of them) to share with others, show us you meeting an athlete at a show, post a forum topic or let others know what you collect, what you’re looking for and what you might have available for trade.
The more folks participate, the better the site will be.
If you’ve signed up, great. If not, I encourage you enjoy this free place to share your love of the hobby with others.
Visit Sports Collectors Social Network here.