FanShots and FanPosts are part of what make SB Nation blogs different from other blogs you might read - they allow you to contribute content, giving each user a greater voice that you may have elsewhere on the Interwebs. Your contributions become even more important over the long journey through the college sports offseason, where there's not a whole lot to talk about. We want to hear from you!
Now if you haven't posted a FanShot or a FanPost before here on BC Interruption or elsewhere on the SB Nation network, the process can be a bit intimidating. Here are some helpful hints for newcomers and veterans on FanShots, FanPosts and when/how to use each.
If you need any other help, feel free to contact us. We're always here to help ... for a small fee. Don't be mad. LeBron told me it's just "biz-ness."
What Is A FanShot? When Should You Post A FanShot?
FanShots are quick posts, links, images or videos.
When should you use a FanShot? Whenever you find a link, a quote, a video or a photo that you think your fellow Superfans will enjoy and when you don't have any commentary to add other than said link, image video. Also, use a FanShot when you can't meet the 75-word minimum for a FanPost (see below).
Note: an image FanShot requires your photo to already be online, so you can't upload it from your computer. Use a free service like Flickr or Picasa to upload it, and then simply link the URL in your FanShot.
How Do You Post A FanShot?
Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty simple. Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to post a FanShot.
What Is A FanPost? When Should You Post A FanPost?
FanPosts are just like front page stories, except they are written by you.
Think of FanPosts as the place where you can write your own blog post. If you want to vent about Donahue's recruiting efforts or review your NCAA Football 11 All-Time Boston College roster, this is the place to do it. You can add photos to your post as well. Or your post could be all photos, though you have to add at least 75 words. Why? I don't know. Because if your post is less than 75 words, you should be using a FanShot ... I guess.
How Do You Post A FanPost?
Here is a step-by-step guide to posting FanPosts. Again, any questions, just ask.
Where Can I Find FanShots And FanPosts On The Site?
Each type of post has its very own section of BC Interruption. You can find FanShots here, and FanPosts here. Quality FanShots and FanPosts can be bumped to the front page by either me or Jeff. Also, your FanPosts can be featured on SB Nation Boston, especially if the post is timely and relevant to the day's current events.
For more information on the differences between the two and for other best practices not covered above, check out this post from Broad Street Hockey. Also, thanks to Troy Nunes and Die By The Blade for much of the "borrowed" content for this post.