As we celebrate our second year of covering the Toronto Blue Jays, Jays From the Couch wishes to extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You’!
Exactly two years ago, we launched Jays From the Couch to add our voice to the coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays. Here we are two years later, having established our site among the various other entities out there. 2017 has been another year of tremendous growth for JFtC and we want to say thank you to everyone for making it what it is today.
2017 wasn’t exactly the best season for Canada’s team, but you helped make it one for our team. Hundreds of thousands of you have enjoyed the analysis, news and columns we have put out over the past year. We’ve seen a massive increase in our reach and it is thanks to all of you reading, commenting and sharing our work. As founder of Jays From the Couch, I can’t express what it means to have hundreds of thousands of readers visit the Couch like that. Hundreds of thousands of readers have trusted Jays From the Couch to provide the content they look for. That means a lot. Thank you.
Not only have you been visiting our site, but you’ve been listening to our audio content. Jays From the Couch Radio has reached new heights with over 140, 000 downloads in 2017. Not only have you tuned in to our great interviews, but you’ve been listening to us spout our opinions and you keep coming back for more. As well, our newest venture, JFtC Radio Live & Interactive is a hit! Every Sunday morning at 9am ET, you tune in and share your thoughts with us! We appreciate it.
As I have said before: “I know that there are many different places you can turn to for coverage of your favorite team. I knew when I started this that the market was thick. I knew that JFtC would be competing with many intelligent, passionate sources for Blue Jays coverage.”
But, the Blue Jays fan base made room for us and welcomed JFtC with open arms and we’ve seen huge growth in our first two years. Through Twitter (@JaysFromCouch) or Facebook, or even Instagram, we’ve connected with so many knowledgeable and passionate fans and readers. The interaction and conversations have been just awesome. We don’t always think alike, but the cool thing is that we are able to facilitate great discussion.
We have a great partnership going with DaveMe Images! We’ll be featuring his great photographic work moving forward. You should head over to check out his amazing Blue Jays photos, which are available for purchase, by the way!
Personally speaking, 2017 saw my father-in-law succumbing to the terrible disease that is ALS. It was his experience with this monster that prompted the JFtC partnership with the ALS Society of Canada. Since Steve’s passing over the holidays, I have doubled down on my efforts to fight ALS. Please consider donating to our fundraising campaign or you can head over to our Red Bubble shop and get some great JFtC merchandise and 100% of the profits will go to the ALS Society of Canada.
On a personal note, I want to show my appreciation and admiration for the staff here at Jays From the Couch. This is a group of dedicated people who have joined me in the vision I had for this site. They have worked very hard to expand our presence. They do so giving their time and efforts freely. The writers at JFtC are a solid bunch of fans who have been an unbelievable support system for me. Please, join me in taking the time to acknowledge them.
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Shaun Doyle is a long time Blue Jays fan and writer! He decided to put those things together and create Jays From the Couch. Shaun is the host of Jays From the Couch Radio, which is highly ranked in iTunes, and he has appeared on TV and radio spots.