Covering the Seahawks on an extremely daily basis: This is Seaside Joe 1394
I enjoy your newsletter. Find that it is usually well researched and informative. Not that I agree with everything, who does. But it is nice to find a site that is more factual and informative instead of Headline grabbing blowin smoke up your rear! So Thanks , and here's hoping you have a great Holiday season, and can take the time to enjoy it! Hawkman54
I’m happy I found your well written, honest, voluminous blog. It’s always nice to shut out worldly distractions for a few minutes each day to think about Seahawks news/opinions. Thanks for doing this.
Soooooo many comments already praising your work here, but this post feels more like a celebration than a newsletter, so I'll add to it. Thank you for providing consistent quality content about my Seahawks. I love reading your thoughts, commenting with the community you have created, and cheering on our favorite franchise together. Nothin' but love.
Love the newsletter ,love your insight best 5 bucks a month I have ever spent love the brilliant comments from the family .
Excellent work, Joe. 5 bags of popcorn and 3 cups of soda but the cups are miniature footballs.
For the record, if Substack ever crashes or goes defunct for a day and I'm unable to post a newsletter for technical reasons, I will be posting "the article" on Twitter in a thread. This is now canon.
I have been a Seahawks fan my whole life and love this publican more than any I have read in the past. I am happy to pay because I don’t need to go anywhere to get all the info I want (the adult part of me says want but the fact is it feels more like a need.)
Topic Suggestion: The one topic I can never find is advance football education. For example: I know that 12 personnel means three tights ends which allows for either addition receivers or additional run blockers, but most forums don’t go any deeper than this. Why is it called 12 personnel? Why not run it every play if it help with running and passing? Does every team have a version of this? If not, why? I can think of a thousand topics like this that are not Seahawks specific but would improve my enjoyment of the game.
Engagement: Early on, I commented on the posts fairly often but not much any more. Why? Because there are a lot of well-informed people that can say things much better than I can. That's why I like it so much. Meanwhile, Twitter is just full of people who are not shy about showing off how dumb they are. Twitter format sucks!
Yes, I have noticed a lot of your DAILY posts are getting at least 20-30 comments now and a lot of them are high quality. I subscribed to The Athletic myself. The Hawks beat writer could only generate 10-15 comments, and the dude only write 1-2 articles a WEEK. I frankly don't even read his stuff leave alone commenting.
Community: That is exactly how I felt. A community thrives when individuals take something from it and give something back. But don't take more than what you can give!
If you really enjoy this community, please do you part and support by becoming a PAID subscriber. Thanks!
OK I don’t want my nerd showing too much here but I’ve been heavily involved with the Internet since the mid 90s especially with bulleting boards/forums for technical stuff like race engine building and theory. To me the special thing about those were the true experts, who chimed in and brought insightful quality posts. They had a special knack how to talk to people both not talking down to them, but bringing the correct level of technical speak. They would always consider counter opinions if they were relevant or germane to the topic which helped brought depth and breadth to the subjects.
The reason why I subscribed was I saw this approach in the newsletter content. It was different for me to pay for content after so many years of riding the forums but now I see it’s worth every penny, and I look forward to it every day. Keep up the great work!!!
Piling on...thanks, Kenneth, for giving me a reason to pay for sports coverage. Your work and your attitude are both fantastic.
As I've said before, Best $55 I've spent in a long time.
I am always in awe of the uniquely interesting topics you touch on. Those delightfully comical inserts that show up periodically get me laughing on and off the whole day.
I think you may have hit that sweet spot that doesn’t seem to exist in the modern internet/social media era: reasonable (not extreme), admits mistakes, and allows for differing viewpoints
Kenneth, I've been a lurker since the Field Gulls days. Your work stood out even then.
Your dedication is amazing, and it has been fun to watch your work improve even more over the years. I have enjoyed your willingness to expose some of your personal life and self-improvement goals. Live long and prosper.
I concur with others commenting. This is BY FAR the best Seahawks content around. This community is great, thanks for the hard work. I'm CERTAIN there are days that you want a break but really appreciate unruffled stream of information here.