State of the Hall: October 11, 2010
Hello again, friends. Thank you for continuing to read and support our great community. The latest numbers we’ve reviewed indicate that 34,000 of you are reading us each month. That means you’re filling up Assembly Hall. Twice. If we said that back in June of 2007 we imagined that the site would have come this far, well, we’d be lying.
As the beginning of the season grows closer everyday, we once again come before you to ask for your support of Inside the Hall.
A couple of things to point out:
– The site is free and will continue to be free for everyone to read. Much of the information we publish is considered to be “premium” elsewhere. We began with a goal of building a community that would be available to and resonate with all IU fans and we feel like it’s been mission accomplished so far. 64,000 comments later, we feel like we’re well on our way.
Plans for the season:
Last season, we had our first experience on press row at Assembly Hall and once again, we’re planning to provide the same type of coverage for home games. Only this season, we expect it to be better. Alex will continue providing multimedia coverage (presser video and audio), Ryan will continue penning the Minute After, the best postgame IU baskebtall read anywhere on the Web and Zach will join Alex for in-game coverage at Assembly Hall, adding another valuable perspective to the fold. And Chris Korman will be around here and there, too.
And yes, we will continue our recruiting coverage that we’ve ramped up recently and the Pick to Click will return for a second season.
Where you come in:
Collectively, the best way for us to make all of this happen is to ask for your support. We’re not asking for a monthly donation and by no means should you feel obligated. If you are able to offer support, please be assured that your contribution will go directly towards supporting costs associated to maintaining the site (server, writer compensation, travel costs.)
We’ve decided the best way to approach this is essentially have a “donation drive” once before the season starts.
If you’re able to contribute, please click the Make a Donation button in the top right corner next to the search bar. We look forward to your feedback and questions.