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The plan for future updates on this site, and how you can help me out

December 20th, 2010
by John

As you all know, Yao Ming is in the process right now of deciding what he’s going to do with his basketball future after learning about the stress fracture in his ankle last week. Since he’s out for the season, and there’s a chance that Yao may retire, I’ve been doing my own thinking and have decided that I won’t be posting many updates after Rocket games this season.

I know most of you have come to this site to get updates on Yao, not really on the Rockets. If you did come to get Rocket news, it was under the auspices that it would be good to know what’s going on with the team before Yao returns to the team. Now that Yao’s future is in doubt, I’ll be holding off on frequent Rocket updates, but will continue to post here updates about Yao’s health and general news about him. If you were planning on coming back to the site to read my updates about the Rockets even with Yao hurt, please send me an email at johnb [at] yaomingmania [dot] com so I can get a good understanding of what readers of this site expected.

In the meantime, I will continue to watch all of the Rocket games because I’m a big fan of the team, and if Yao decides to return to basketball and the Rockets, I will crank up my Rocket updates (assuming he signs a new contract with them if he does return to the NBA). Occasionally I may weigh in on major Rocket news and issues, but I’m going to take this time to focus on another NBA-oriented venture I am launching.

I suggest if you want to stay abreast of all the Yao news that’s sure to come, I invite you to keep coming back to the site, or you can become a “fan” of my YaoMania Facebook page where you can see on your Facebook wall when I update this site with new information about Yao.

Looking ahead, there’s one thing I encourage all of you to checkout that can help me out in return for all the work I put into the site over the past 8 years. I have become an affiliate of an awesome Facebook marketing curriculum called “Crowd Conversion” from a Facebook marketing guru named Robert Grant. Robert was nice enough to provide some good advice to Yao’s marketing team on how Yao could best use his Facebook page to advance his charity efforts. If any of you have been thinking of advancing your business or causes on Facebook, I encourage you to checkout Robert’s program by clicking here and consider becoming a customer starting with the link above.

Hopefully this won’t be the end of Yao’s career in basketball. Make sure to come back to this site, or become a fan of the YaoMania Facebook page for more news and updates on all things Yao.

Thanks!
John

5 Responses to “The plan for future updates on this site, and how you can help me out”

  1. tim Says:

    Many thanks for the coverage on Yao over the years. You've given us a truly unique insight into his career that other websites/media outlets simply don't have. From Yao's early years, to the Olympics, to his charity games in Asia, I've enjoyed reading about all of it.

    As for the future, I understand the reasons for reducing updates since Yao is out for the year. However, perhaps you'd consider devoting a bit more coverage if the Rockets happen to solidify a playoff spot? In other words, how the Rockets do in the last couple of months of the regular season (& in the playoffs) may determine whether Yao still has a place in the Rockets' future plans.

    Bottom line, I'm truly appreciative of the long hours and effort that you've put into this website. Fans of both Yao and the Rockets have truly been blessed to have had access to such a valuable resource in yaomingmania.com. Thanks again!

  2. YaoMingMania Says:

    Hi Tim, thanks for the kind note. That really means alot to me.

    I will monitor the traffic over the next few months and see if people are

    still coming back to the site. If they are, and Yao has made a decision

    that he wants to try to come back to playing NBA basketball, then maybe I

    will have some updates during the playoffs, if they make it. I don't think

    if the Rockets make or miss the playoffs it will have much bearing on Yao's

    decision. He knows the team is decent enough to come back to, if he decides

    to play again.

    John

  3. ty Says:

    Many thanks for the coverage on Yao over the years. You’ve given us a truly unique insight into his career that other websites/media outlets simply don’t have. From Yao’s early years, to the Olympics, to his charity games in Asia, I’ve enjoyed reading about all of it.

    As for the future, I understand the reasons for reducing updates since Yao is out for the year. However, perhaps you’d consider devoting a bit more coverage if the Rockets happen to solidify a playoff spot? In other words, how the Rockets do in the last couple of months of the regular season (& in the playoffs) may determine whether Yao still has a place in the Rockets’ future plans.

    Bottom line, I’m truly appreciative of the long hours and effort that you’ve put into this website. Fans of both Yao and the Rockets have truly been blessed to have had access to such a valuable resource in yaomingmania.com. Thanks again!

  4. Luckyme Says:

    Hi, John, I share the same sentiments and feelings as Tim on your effort and long hours in the coverage of Yao and his career.
    I will definitely subscribe to your Facebook page.
    Many thanks again.

  5. YaoMingMania Says:

    Thanks Luckyme!

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