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Why, Hello there Thunder Fans... Welcome To Loud City!

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It seems like Thunder Bloggers are pretty in demand these days, and it wasn't long before this Thunder Blogger was asked to join the best blogging network on the web, SBNation. Although my former blog, www.thunderinokc.com, was relatively new, you guys helped make the blog a huge success! In less than a month of existence, the site had amassed over 10,000 page views, and had reached thousands of unique visitors. I'd like to think its because I pride myself in keeping the fans updated on a daily basis, and a lot of times, more than once per day. If I had to describe the blog, I'd call it "Water-Cooler" blogging, giving you guys enough information so you don't look like an idiot tomorrow at the water cooler when your buddies are all talking Thunder Basketball. With the move to SBNation, WTLC will be bringing you all the great content you've come to expect from Thunder in OKC, and it will be even better than before as I'll be able to focus 100% on blogging and won't have to worry so much about the day to day hassles of dealing with programming, software, and hosting issues. Take a look at the full article to check out some of the great features that SBNation and Welcome To Loud City offers.

Now that the introduction is out of the way, let me introduce some of the great new features that will be available to you. If you're an SBNation reader, you already know all the great benefits. If you haven't visited an SBNation site before, please take a look at just some of the great new features this site will have to offer you.

Easy to sign up and join Blogs

If you haven't already signed up to become a member of SBNation, its really easy to do, and you can click on the top right hand of the page where it says "Sign Up." Once you get signed up on any SBNation blog (Including WelcomeToLoudCity), it becomes really easy to join blogs for your other favorite sites, and be able to comment, make a fanpost, or post a fan shot, and we'll get more into those as you continue reading.

SBNation Toolbar

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Once you get signed up, and sign into your account on any SBNation blog, you're SBNation toolbar will be customized for you, and your favorate blogs, making it easier than ever to jump from your favorate NBA Blog (We hope thats WTLC), to your favorate NFL, NHL, College, or any other blog in the SBNation. When you click on "My Blogs" it will list all the blogs you have joined, and you can join any blog in the network by clicking the "Join Welcome To Loud City" link underneath the site logo, in the upper left hand corner of the page. Of course the "Join Welcome to Loud City" will say "Join Whatever blog your on." Also when you click on my blogs, as it lists out all the blogs you are a member of, you can see how many new stories, fanshots, and fanposts have been added to the site since your last visit. A truly great way to quickly find out which of your favorite blogs has new content since you last visited. Its all right there at the top of the screen, with just a click of the mouse.

Make a Fanpost

Ever wanted to voice your own opinion, but don't have the resources or time to run a fulltime blog of your own? Fanposts are essentially blog posts that are written by you, the fans! You have opinions of your own, and on occasion, maybe even enough time to write one. Its great for a lot of fans who are too busy to keep up with the demands of running their own blog, but on occasion, have something to say. Its a great way to get all Thunder fans involved in the site, and interact with one another. If your fanpost is good, you may even see it on the front page of the site.

To create a Fanpost, check out the Welcome guide at the top on the left sidebar on the Homepage, and the top of the right sidebar on all other pages.

Post a Fanshot

Were you perusing Youtube earlier and found a ridiculous compilation of Russell Westbrook Dunks? Want an easy way to share it with other Thunderfans? Posting a fanshot is a great way to do just that. You can also quickly share other things such as Links, Quotes, Images, Videos, Lists, and Chats. Its a cool thing to post something of interest to other members of the site, without creating an entire blog post, which you would do in Fanposts.

To create a Fanshot, check out the Welcome guide at the top on the left sidebar on the Homepage, and the top of the right sidebar on all other pages.

Commenting

Of course, like any other blog, once you get signed up you can post comments on every article I post. Whats a little different here is that you can also post comments on other peoples fanshots and fanposts. It really gives everyone a chance to be heard and discuss the team we all love, with top notch functionality.

Seamless Experience

Once you become part of the SBNation, and start jumping from all your favorate blogs in each league, you'll never want to visit anywhere else, because of the ease and familiarity that the SBNation brings. Each site in the SBNation features and standardized template, so that you, the reader, can jump from one of your favorate blogs to another, and get all the same great functionality that you've grown to know and love from the first. SBNation gives you a chance to be a part of all your favorate sports teams with one seemless experience, even though each blog is its own site, with different writers and fans. Give SBNation a shot, once you learn all the great functionality, you'll never want to go anywhere else!

...and with all that out of the way

WELCOME TO LOUD CITY!

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