A couple of pieces of ITH related news (for those interested) that we feel compelled to pass along, after the jump:
– Commenting: In addition to being able to comment with Disqus, we have also added the ability to comment on the site with a Facebook account or a Twitter account. We recommend signing up with Disqus so that your comments are published immediately and do not have to be approved by a moderator. It also allows you to make a custom profile, including an avatar (picture), that will appear with your posts. Commenting is a big part of ITH, so we encourage everybody to join the discussion and community.
– Reader survey: It’s been a couple of months, but thanks to everyone who participated in the reader survey. We were able to gather data that will help us improve our content as well as pass on information to potential advertisers. If you own or work for a business you feel would have an interest in advertising, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss.
– Donations: One new addition to the site you might have noticed is the donation button on the left sidebar. In the past we have we received emails from readers asking how they could support ITH. We had been reluctant to accept donations, but the feedback received during the reader survey was very favorable. We would like to reiterate that we fully intend to keep ITH free to read and that you should not feel any obligation to send a donation. Any donations received will go towards fees associated with keeping the site online. As we continue to grow the site and community, we expect the fees to maintain the site (mainly server costs), will continue to grow as well.
– E at the Dagger: ITH would like to formally congratulate Eamonn on his new position over at The Dagger on Yahoo! as editor. If you don’t read The Dagger regularly, it’s the primary blog for college basketball on Yahoo! Sports. He will continue to be a contributor at ITH.
Thanks for your continued readership and support. If you have any questions or comments, please drop us a line at email@example.com.