Thanks for all the support that everyone has shown over the year so far. Since the relaunch of BeyondTransition in February we’ve been trying to help triathletes race faster and smarter through:
- Great race guides for Iron Distance Races
- Cool Triathlon focused tweets
- Race day shout outs
- Course focused triathlon reviews
- Triathlon articles from great coaches and passionate triathletes
We’re pretty pleased with how this has worked and the response that you’ve shown. Our twitter followers have almost doubled and Facebook fans increased by 50% and we have been seeing a 1000 visitors a day which is pretty satisfying.
Time for a Change
What we want to do is to make BeyondTransition the best triathlon site to come to find rock solid information about the triathlons you’re going to race and the best way to race them. But we are at a decision point and need to decide what to do next.
I now have a 12 hour a day job and can realistically manage to do 1 of the five things above each week (it takes 20 – 30 hours to put a great race guide together) so we need to decide what should be cut – or find a different way of doing things.
Opening Up BeyondTransition
What I would like to do is to open up BeyondTransition to triathletes and triathlon coaches so that our content is more collaborative - the work of the triathlon community – not just a few people. Think of how Wikipedia and the Huffington Post work.
There are a few ways that this can work
Open up the BeyondTransition Twitter and Facebook accounts so that we have multiple contributors – great for sharing content, tips and cheering triathletes on.
Open up the Blog so that more triathletes can be authors and Editors (the nice thing about being an editor is that you can contact almost anyone in the world of triathlon and ask them to write something – comes with some hard work though!).
Open up the race guides so that if you have a favorite triathlon – or one that you are researching – you can share what you know with the community
There are probably lots more ways that we can do this – and if you have a cool idea, do leave it in the comments below.
Become a Collaborator
What’s the catch? Well there’s no money in it – this is for the love of triathlon. Anything that we make will be used to cover costs and make the site better.
If you’re interested in being part of the project chuck me an email – [email protected]
Here are a couple of reasons why you won’t email me
- Time – There are lots of ways of making a difference. Many only take a few minutes each day
- Triathlon Experience – We need a lot more skills than just knowledge of triathlon – and often people who have just learnt something are best able to pass the lesson on.