The blog is going to work exactly the same way as it did last season. To access content you will need to make a small contribution (£3.50) to receive the password. The password will be the same throughout the season and will give you access to all of my posts. If you’re new to the website – I’ve made all of my posts from last season publicly available so that you can see what to expect from the blog. Generally you will see me document the progress of my team and share insights into my decision making process. More importantly you’ll be able to share views and opinions with other people playing the game in the comments section. This was a thriving resource of information last season with 100’s of comments on most posts. All you have to do is:
1. Make a contribution using the button below – £3.50 for the whole season.
2. Wait to be redirected back to the blog via PayPal where you will see the password.
3. If you don’t get redirected email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send over the password.
Anyone who has already contributed doesn’t need to contribute again.
Why have I done this?
The site has running costs and also takes up a lot of my time. If both were factored into how much it costs to keep the site running it would be £1,000’s over the course of a season. The blog used to be completely free and I traditionally gave the option for users to make “donations” to help with these costs. I generally had very little response to this.
The option to contribute isn’t linked with the performance of my team selection. I’m not saying “contribute to the blog so you can see how great my team is”, I’m simply saying contribute to the blog as a platform for discussion around the game, where you can find plenty of information to help you make your own decisions around your team. The contribution is related to anyone who enjoys the blog rather than having to pay to see my team. Any kind of contribution doesn’t guarantee success. The site is ran by a single individual, it’s worth keeping in mind that my situation could change and there would be very little I could do if I was unable to keep the site up to date. The contribution is therefore not a subscription with a guarantee of seeing the season through to the end (although that is definitely what I plan to do), it should be seen more as a gesture of appreciate for running the site.