In the aftermath of a postseason exit that was all-too-early, I have a dilemma: I don’t know what I want to write about this summer. And I need your advice.
Obviously, I’ll write about the most important rumors (such as “Celtics work out Adam Morrison,” or “Danny Ainge interested in Kwame Brown”). I’ll write about any offseason signings, retirements, trades, et cetera. I’ve got a few series planned, such as a breakdown of each player’s season and a “go-to move” feature for Boston’s Fab Four (you’ll learn more about that later; it should be fun).
But for day-to-day site maintenance, I need your help. I’m pondering a couple routes.
1) I could delve deeper into analysis of daily news tidbits. For example, I would write about what the Celtics’ preference of James Harden (rather than Jeff Green) in the Perk trade meant. I would write about whether the Celtics should want to bring Nenad Krstic back, after he finished the season somewhere between “disappointing” and “we never expected anything, anyway, so he was what we thought he was.” I would write about the ramifications of the news—what it means, other paths the Celtics could choose to take, yada yada yada.
But so much analysis over such miniature issues hardly seems worth my time. If you noticed, a couple months ago I tried to stop paying attention to the small picture stuff and started focusing more on the big picture. Sadly, now that the big picture will be slowed down for quite some time, the small picture is all that’s left. Which leads me to my second option, the one I’m leaning toward but want your feedback on:
2) I want to start writing a book on the site. It wouldn’t be about the Celtics, though they would certainly be mentioned frequently. Rather, it would be about how basketball has helped shape my life, beginning somewhere in my early youth and ending after my final high school game (the college years, believe me, are worthy of a sequel to this first book). I’m thinking about writing this book on the site, obviously in its most “rough draft” form, available to all for free. I would write one chapter at a time, maybe two or three chapters per day. But I want to check what you guys think, because it would mean failing to address a lot of the smaller Celtics issues this offseason (though I would still certainly address all the larger ones).
The choice is yours. Let me know.