The Twitter account I inherited from The Virginian-Pilot and The Roanoke Times is fast approaching 6,000 followers, and I thank everyone who has helped me on that front. But I also realize that not everyone uses Twitter, or even knows how it works (my parents would certainly fit the bill in that regard).
So in an effort to help get the word out whenever I post something, I’m starting a Facebook page for our Virginia Tech football coverage. It’ll be your one-shop stop for Hokies football news, be it a blog post, a story in the paper that’s online or a picture gallery that some our excellent photographers put together after games.
It’s a simple premise. Click on the “Like” button and anytime I post something, it’ll appear in your news feed. This will make it easier for people to share stories or posts that they like and is a good forum to have a discussion with someone whose name isn’t an Internet pseudonym. I’d imagine the discourse is more civil without that shield of anonymity.
But bottom line is this: I want to make the information on the blog and in the paper easy to access in a timely manner on multiple platforms. If I write something about Virginia Tech football, it’ll be posted immediately on the Facebook page, just like it is with Twitter.
I had intended to do this before spring practice, but for various reasons things got postponed. Regardless, I intend to have something on the blog every day, even in the next few months when football news is scarce. I’ll begin my post-spring position-by-position reviews this week before taking an extended look at the teams on the Hokies’ schedule next year after that.