Basketball Exchange.ph is almost three months old now, and goodness how time flies when you’re having fun.
And having fun we are! I’ve found two great writers Chip Lopez and Phillip Kimpo Jr., who by a stroke of sheer luck, answered the call for writers and have appeared as passionate (which is common), and as dutiful (which without a doubt is very uncommon) in sharing of their opinion, news and commentary of all things basketball.
On the site’s more technical innovations, I’ve added polls from Lester Chan and the terrific Feedreader from Chait.net, which is a terrific way to provide fresh content without getting my lazy ass of my seat. If you check the blog, you’ll see feeds from nba.com and espn.com/nba, and it’s hard to imagine how it’d be so hard to keep the site from getting boring without them, which I suppose, is the highest compliment I can give it. I highly recommend it for any site that wants to show updates from news services or other blogs.
The more immediate plans are the ff.:
- Add more writers, specifically from UAAP and NCAA participating schools. So please, if anyone wants or knows someone who’s as passionate and dutiful as we are, send them in my direction by emailing ghmercado at gmail dot com, and the blog is there for them to show their love to their alma maters.
- Video feeds! I just managed to solve a terribly niggling issue with the feedreader and how it screwed up the layout so I’ve not had time to implement Video Feeds, which the NBA and a few other places provide. I’ll be working on that soon.
I’m fairly upbeat about everything because the site is turning out pretty well. I’m even happy with it aesthetically. The basketball court at the top image is a place in the San Juan area where I spent many hours of my youth shooting hoops and playing possibly hundreds of games. It’s quite an apt image I think, at least until we come up with something new.
In the meantime, I’m proud to announce to everyone that the Basketball Exchange is up and running. For me personally, a dream come true.
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