It’s hard to believe that we are already 1/3 of the way through the 2017 football season. Each year we count down from 100+ days for the season to begin, and then when it gets here it feels like it goes by so quickly. I know we are already four games down and this post would have made a lot more sense in August, but I am just now sharing my goals for the 2017 football season along with my sideline style for the month of September. Better late than never!
I only started using Instagram a couple of seasons ago, but it – along with this blog – is one of my favorite ways to share about my life in football. I never got into Snapchat (really showing my age right here…), so I loved it when Instagram developed stories. I can put together pictures and video clips to share a behind the scenes look into LSU Football. I also regularly update my professional Facebook page with blog posts and other content. This season I want to develop a solid social plan and stick with it. I take for granted that a lot of my daily happenings are actually pretty cool, so I want to share that with other LSU fans. I have also met so many different people through social media and LSU Football, so I want to keep that little community growing.
CHANGE IT UP
Each week I have some of the same sponsored interviews that I do with Coach O and the players, but I want to come up with some new content for LSUSports.net and also for right here. This year we put together a Meet the Freshmen series that allowed me to put my editing skills to work (and also ask A LOT of questions to the talented professionals that work here). I really enjoy working on creative projects and am glad I have the opportunities to that with LSU. If you have any ideas of something you want to see on this blog or on the LSU website, let me know! I’m hoping we have something LSU football + puppy/animal related coming in the future…ideas are flowing.
In 2011, I covered LSU’s 13-0 regular season for Scout.com – a division of Fox Sports. I went to every media session, listened to each interview the players gave, was regularly a guest on radio and constantly reading about the team and all college football teams to make sure I knew what was going on each week. Once I transitioned to just football, I know more behind the scenes stuff about the team but miss some of those old weekly habits of learning about everything. This season I want to get back some of those rituals to make sure I am doing the best job I can do, especially when it comes to reporting.
Sometimes the grind of football season can get to you, and I might find myself wishing the season would speed up. Not this year. Each season brings so many unique opportunities and experiences that I am focusing on enjoying this team and this year one game week at a time. Things are drastically different than they were at this time last year (read my Dear Les Miles post for more), so taking it one game at a time is not a cliche but essential to get through the season.
There are also a few random things I want to make a priority, like going out to eat with my husband and making more time for friends during these crazy months. Now, after four games I can asses where I’m at with these goals and see what I need to do to keep pushing through October!
Here are my other Sideline Style posts from this season:
LSU VS BYU
LSU VS CHATTANOOGA
LSU VS MISSISSIPPI STATE