So now what?

I've been asked over the last couple of weeks, what's next for the blog after the season ends?

Well, unfortunately the season ended far sooner than most would like, but certainly lived longer than most expected.

We'll still be here during the off-season bringing as much Swans and AFL news as possible, while hopefully introducing more contributors for their own opinion and news articles.

There's a lot of player content being prepared, such as report cards, season ratings, reserve and academy reports, free agency and trade period players and draft concerns.

We're very fortunate to have Stephen Treloar on board who regularly writes about the draft and Brendan Weller who's known to be quite accurate with his draft reports and predictions.

We'll continue to bring the weekly podcast throughout the finals series, despite the fact the Swans are no longer participating.

We're going to record our first live podcast the week after the grand final, coinciding with the trade period. We already have confirmed guests, but we're always on the lookout for more, and we're very hopeful the club will make one of two staff members or players available to join us.

I'll be writing the first article of five this week discussing the pre-season performance and expectations. The second and third articles will discuss the season in halves, while the fourth will cover the finals, and the fifth the players.

Just like the Swans have enjoyed another season of growth, the blog has grown spectacularly since it was started in October last year with this article.

It all began on a free Wordpress website with a crumby free template, and now has its own domain, email subscribers, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page with more than three thousand followers, and an Android app!

But enough of blowing our own trumpet. The blog wouldn't exist without its followers and the great content that they, the club and the AFL bring it.

We'll still be here throughout the off-season journey, all the way until the season kicks off in March next year.

If you're interest in contributing to the blog, writing your own opinion article, or even becoming a regular columnist, let us know! Drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter and we'll sort it out.

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

Melbourne, Australia

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