In honor of election day, and in response to dozens of emails from our beloved BallHyped fans asking for badges, we’ve created a couple “Vote For Me” BallHyped badges to add to your blog's sidebar. (Oh yeah, and get out of mommy's basement and vote today would ya!)
Over the past month and a half, the BallHyped.com community has gone from unranked to being among the top 325K sites, according to Alexa. And as the site continues to grow and get exposure around the blogosphere, so will your blogs. So help us Hype your blog by adding BallHyped.com badges, share-it icons or good ol’ fashioned link to your blogroll. Email us with a link to BallHyped in your blogroll, and we’d be happy to return the favor.
And if you add a BallHyped.com badge to your site, let us know in the comments section of the badge page so we can tell the world about it and HYPE UP your blog some more!
Tip: If you want to link to your profile page from the badge, change the href in the embed code to your personal URL, so something like <a href="http://ballhyped.com/author/your-username-here/">
If you want to get crazy Hyped, be sure to follow BallHyped.com on Twitter and Facebook. Follow us, and we’ll follow you back. We also mention and link to each and every one of the blogs posted on BallHyped.com via our social media networks, so be sure to RT.
And if you’ve missed our Top 100 Sports Bloggers on Twitter List, please recommend anyone we’ve left off … including yourself (shameless plugs are encouraged on BallHyped)! It’s a working list, and if you or one of your favorite bloggers aren’t mentioned, add a link to the Twitter username in the comments section of the page.
If you “Like” BallHyped.com as much as we do, please spread the world about the list and the BallHyped.com community on your blogs and in the social mediasphere.
If you checked out the site over the weekend, you probably lost your candycorn when you saw the orange and black Halloween theme. We took the theme a step forward with the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series on Monday night, so be sure to check it out.
Don’t worry, we’re not West Coast-biased Giants fans here at BallHyped.com (in fact, most of the faces behind BH live in SoCal), we just thought it would be cool to Hype the World Champions in the major sports each season.
We’ll be back to normal in a few days. Anyone notice the Easter Eggs, err Jason-like goalie Avatars over Halloween weekend? We’ll keep those for a few days, possibly even longer if you like them. We'll try to mix these up from time to time too.
Tip: If you want to add your own image to your avatar, associate an image with your email address at www.Gravatar.com and that avatar will be displayed on BallHyped.com.
Well, our first full calendar month is in the books, and we couldn’t write any more without thanking all of our bloggers and awesome contributors in the BallHyped.com community. We already have more than 100 members and the community is growing daily.
“Artie Fufkin” from www.ReadAndReact.net has been the top contributor so far with 38 posts. We're not sure who Artie Fufkin is, but we asked in a fun Q&A with the R&R guys that we'll be publishing later in the week. So be sure to check out that, Fufkin fans.
A look at BallHyped.com’s top contributors through November:
- ArtieFufkin (38)
- Best Sports Blogs (30)
- EyeAndEer (28)
- Patrick Evans (23)
- Philip (21)
- zsnyder (14)
- beisbolct (12)
- tsbnonline (10)
- Steven Princher (8)
- foxyjj (7)
Blogs We’re Hyped On
Each month we'll also highlight some of the better blog entries that caught our eye. Here’s this month's list:
- SEC Guy Calls Oregon Radio Station
Thanks for showing that sometimes sports news can revolve around epic radio talk-show callers. Way to go SEC Guy! So many gems in this one clip that it has to be a joke.
- A Letter for Tony Gwynn
A story about a kid who stayed up late to write a get-well letter to Tony Gwynn – who can’t but admire that?
- The Inner Game of Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders has been out of the NFL for a while but this was all about great story telling and giving off-field insight into the mind of one of the NFL’s best running backs.
- Rangers Victory over Yankees Was Biggest Accounting Upset in MLB History
It’s not earth-shattering news, but some solid analysis went into creating this blog.
- Top 10 Soncis/Thunder of All-Time and Top 10 Factors in the 2010-11 NBA Season
They’re the top Hyped blogs, that says a lot.
- Boston Boo-ins Halloween Special
Check it out. It made us LOL.
- Blues and Thrashers Rank Low in Social Media Use
During a time when social media is THE buzzword, it’s interesting to see a few NHL teams are behind the times.
- Reminder: We LOVE the Violence with Our Football. Always Have, Always Will
Thanks for speaking the mind of every football fan.
- What Would you do for a Magic Title?
It’s a question that plagues every sports fan … so what would you do???
That's it. Thanks to everyone for your contributions to BallHyped!
Our site would be nothing if not for the community. If you have any questions or feedback for BallHyped.com, we want to hear it. Seriously. Please don't hesitate to contact us. .
Fight for your right to Hype!
The BallHyped Team