Alright, as some of you may remember I tend to run one of these fanposts when I want to give people an update on some new content at Bloody Elbow. Today is no different.
Do you love Bloody Elbow? Sure, we all do... but I mean really love it, and get sad when you feel like it's not living up to its full potential. I know, me too. As a long time reader of the site and current staff member, it has always bothered me that we couldn't make better use of the "Library" drop-down menu at the top of the site.
"Ahh, the Library," I would think to myself as a winsome young lad, "surely there will be many things of interest there." And there weren't. For a long time it was home to a minimalist schedule of upcoming MMA events, and nothing more. Recently I made it home to my list of MMA champions (seriously, check it out, it's awesome) and now I am pleased to announce that it is a fully functioning home to the best and most literary story streams that Bloody Elbow has to offer. Here you can find Kid Nate's MMA History Series, T.P. Grant's MMA Origins, and John Nash's Martial Chronicles all under one helpful link (labeled "MMA Histories"). You can also find the Judo Chops, and Gods of War.
I'd like to say that this is a very direct, simple process, but it isn't. SBNation formatting will have no master, and must be coaxed and prodded to do the bidding of others. Because of that, several links will use auto-redirects to get you to the appropriate stream. I will make any waiting time as interesting as possible with some writing and maybe a fun GIF. I am planning on making an "MMA Resources" link in the "Library" menu that will contain the rosters, champions, and schedule articles, so that we can free up room for other scholarly entries.
If you have any advice, compliments, or unrelenting hatred for this new feature, this is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor.
Thanks, and enjoy.
*Special note: For those who primarily access the site through cell phone, if the "Library" menu does not function for you, I am sorry. There is little to nothing that I can do to correct this, it is a problem inherent in the design.
*Special note #2: If you are engaged in windowed-viewing to the extent that the "Library" menu is folded into the "More" menu, it will cease to function until you make the window larger and "Library" once again becomes a separate menu as is pictured above.
UPDATE: I have folded Gods of War into the MMA histories page and replaced it's entry with My Muay Thai Training Diaries. Those interested in reading the Gods of War series can find it by going to the MMA Histories link.
UPDATE #2: We now have a Bloody Elbow Media page in the Library menu. Check it out for all the best in BE's long running video, radio, and other media-related series (I will be expanding it soon).