Let Your Voices Be Heard!


We’re 86 games into the 2012 season and, if you’re a regular reader at Nolan Writin’, you know that I’ve recapped somewhere between 40 and 50 of those 86 games.

Night in and night out I do my best to break down the action on the field, condensing it into something that’s entertaining and easy to read.

That’s what I try to do anyway.

The problem is that I don’t really get any feedback on my recaps. Maybe once or twice someone has said something to me on Twitter, but for the most part this is a one-way conversation.

Hence this post.

The Rangers won’t play again until tomorrow night, so there’s nothing to recap at the moment. Since we’re still in the post-All-Star Game lull, I wanted to ask you, the loyal reader, to let me know what you think of what I do here.

For most of the season I’ve done Moments that Mattered (something like this), but for the last week I’ve done a freestyle sort of thing (more like this).

You tell me what’s working.

Is the MtM getting kind of stale? Should I be more flexible with the number of moments that I select each day? Is this an effective way to tell the story of the game? What about the Random Observation, Apropos of Nothing thing that I added recently? Is that annoying or something that you actually like?

Or should I ditch the MtM altogether and go with what I was doing right before the AS Break? Does freestyle have enough structure or does it seem to meander at times?

Should I abandon both ways of doing things and try a completely different style? If so, what should that style be?

Please, let me know what you want from me. I don’t need the ego boost that comes with a bunch of people telling me that they like my work. I don’t need to be constantly validated or told how great I am.

I just want some honest feedback.

If it’s positive feedback, that’s great. If it’s not-so-positive, then I definitely want to hear it.

Since I’ve been writing about baseball, I’ve always done my best to talk to other fans. I want this to be a dialogue, not a monologue. In this case, I want to know what you want to read when it comes to nightly recaps. Anything you like, don’t like, want more of, want none of?

Let me know!

Livefyre’s a mess, so don’t bother commenting here. Instead, find me on Twitter (@twbbg) or e-mail me at bleacherseats.texas@yahoo.com.

I really would like to know what you think. There’s no reason I can’t get better, but your thoughts would make it a lot easier to do so.

As always, press on, Rangers fans.