We recently had a nice conversation with the owner of one of our affiliate sites, Hall of Fame Sports
. It's a new site but already getting some real good traffic and a solid member base to build on. Check them out when you get a chance.
SA - How long have you been the owner of Hall of Fame Sports?
HOFS - I have been the owner for about 5 weeks.
SA -What got you interested in starting your own site?
HOFS -Well, I ran several good mogul baseball leagues and I thought maybe some of those people would join. So I decided to start one in 2007. Then that didn't work out so I tried again in 2008 and so far things have been going good.
SA -Name one thing that you like best about being on a message board
HOFS -The community of the forum and getting away from life for awhile.
SA -How much time do you normally spend per day working on the site?
HOFS -Around 2 hours after I get home from school, a little more on weekends maybe like 2 1/2-3.
SA -Where do you see Hall of Fame Sports in the next year; and in 5 years
HOFS -What I see in Hall of Fame Sports in a year, tough question, but I see a great forum with a good community talking about anything in general even if it's not sports. In 5 years what I see is a bunch of people who know each other, and we would become a great community. **We're also actively recruiting writers as well to contribute regular content to the site.
SA -How did you hear about Steeler Addicts and what made you become interested in being an affiliate?
HOFS -I have lurked around SA for awhile, and when the forum opened up, Showtime my co-owner asked for an affilate. We were very impressed in the work Top Gun and Az Steeler did for the forum and we thought it would be a perfect opportunity for a great affilation.
SA -What are some of the interesting features that members can find on your site and tell us a little bit about them
HOFS -Well we are going to add a blog section, this means you can blog on our site and write articles. It doesn't have to be articles you write for HOFS, it can just be articles you have wrote in the past.
We also have a NBA Sim League starting up. This means you control the team, you trade players, you sign free agents, you do everything a GM would do.
SA -How many other sites do you post or lurk on besides your own?
HOFS -I lurk on Cowboys Pride and NBA Franchise. I post on signature sports.
SA -How many professional games do you attend each year?
HOFS -I attend around 30 Milwaukee Brewers games and about 3 Packer games.
SA -What are some of your hobbies & interests besides running a website?
HOFS -I am really just a regular teenager, I love going fishing, hunting and just playing sports. Love to hang out and have a good time.
SA -If you could sum up your website in just a couple sentences what would you say?
HOFS - HOFS has a great community, drama-free message board, we talk about everything besides sports and we would love to have you join us.
I would just like to say thanks to Az Steeler, Top Gun for allowing this opportunity to affiliate with us. These days you don't get enough good admins and this board has two great ones. Just remember a site is as good as it's members. Hope to see you around here and HOFS, thanks for your time.
SA -Thanks for your time as well, we appreciate the insight you shared with us and we're happy to affiliate with you. Best of luck with your site and continued success from your friends at Steeler Addicts.