Housekeeping: Search Function, Subscription Tiers, and Summer Schedule

Hey there!

I've been extremely busy of late getting ready for the start of the college football season. I'm thrilled with the way the content is coming along and I can't wait to share it all with you. We're a little over one month away from games, and fall camp is just around the corner. Finally, we get to stop talking about rule changes and realignment and we get to start actually watching the games!

This week I wanted to give you a quick update of recent improvements made to AB on FB.

1.) Search Functionality

First and foremost, Ghost – the platform this newsletter and website is hosted on – added search functionality! This is a major upgrade that publishers and readers using the platform have been begging for, and it's finally here. I've already integrated the search function into the site to make looking up past content a breeze. In order to use search to locate content on the website click on the magnifying glass icon located in the top right corner of the screen if you're on a desktop or within the menu drop down if you're on mobile. This will open up the search bar and you're all set!

2.) Subscription Plans

I've refined the subscription tiers and hopefully made the subscription process a little bit easier to navigate. Ghost is a flexible platform that I would definitely recommend to other writers. But, one small limitation is that I don't have a ton of control over the subscription portal appearance and flow. At least, not without a ton of coding that is completely over my head. For example, I have some content that I create for free that is publicly available. I also have content that I offer for free, but only to subscribers. However, I don't have the ability to create two free tiers within Ghost. So, in an effort to make the the tiers, pricing, and benefits more understandable I've put together this graphic.

Also, one piece of feedback I've been given on multiple occasions is that the subscription process is a little confusing. If you're reading this in your email that means you're already a subscriber – you're in the Kickoff or Touchdown tier – and you were successful in navigating the subscription process. Thank you! This is another area where I wish I could make some changes, but it doesn't seem possible. So, to make subscribing easier I've created a page called Subscription Plans which is located in the main navigation.

This page includes the subscription plans graphic from above, as well as step by step directions for becoming a subscriber on desktop and mobile. I hope this helps make the tiers and subscription process more clear!

3.) Summer Posting Schedule

Lastly, here is a road map for where we are going for the rest of the summer before the season begins. As we get closer to the season I'll give you an update on what the in-season posting schedule looks like. My goal is for the upcoming posts to give you a great understanding of what to expect once the season begins, only MUCH more frequent!

  • Thursday, July 21st: Housekeeping Notes (Today)
  • Thursday, July 28th: Members-Only Survey
  • Thursday, August 4th: First Team All Good Vibes - Offense
  • Thursday, August 11th: First Team All Good Vibes - Defense
  • Thursday, August 18th: Stat Spreadsheets and PDFs
  • Thursday, August 25th: Sample Scheme Session

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