March 4, Cape Canaveral FL
I know you play bridge because you subscribe to my blog at http://bridgetable.net. Your answers to how did you start are the key—the way I see it—to a strategy for the ACBL to market bridge today.
A long overdue HI! to my subscribers and all bridge players, from Maggy Simony. And NO, I haven’t died (as one subscriber suspected) or even moved to assisted living. I just needed a break to THINK, having finished the 52 Bridge Table Chronicles series in December. To take stock as my 94th birthday approaches in March.
Now I’m BACK, with a plan for 2014—one year at a time! Here it is:
1. My website is being revised and will be launched—ready or not!—by my birthday on March 14.
2. Content each week will be shorter, less ambitious than Bridge Table Chronicles so that I DO maintain a weekly schedule of blogs (perhaps even twice a week, but not promising that).
3. Content will emphasize in-put from OTHERS–opinion, guest articles, from other bridge players—whether sociable players like me, or bigwigs in the serious bridge world. Criteria? Appreciation for the role of social bridge in the lineage and history of bridge back to the days of whist. Does the writer understand the importance to the game that sociable bridge survives, right along with serious bridge, after the present generation of old lady social bridge players like me die off?
My first blog in the new series will be about recognition from an unexpected source for Bridge Table Chronicles that came—out of the blue, really—this past week. This was like a “sign” for me that the decision to continue bridge blogging at least through 2014 IS the right decision. I think you’ll enjoy this bit of good news.
The second blog may change your thinking forever–about what the ACBL – and the bridge establishment – can learn from Scrabble, when it comes to marketing bridge.
Stay tuned and subscribed!
http://bridgetable.net is TEMPORARILY DOWN FOR REVISION
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