Hi everyone! It’s been about a week since I last posted which isn’t much of a substantial period compared to a few weeks or months between each post, but I did vow to myself that I will be posting much more frequently so that everyone reading can learn more and get better at badminton.
This post will be a little different than many of the other posts on Get Good At Badminton. Instead of giving you another badminton racket review or latest badminton training drills, this post will be more of an informative post on what is currently happening at Get Good At Badminton and also a post asking for your input.
Oops, another mistake! To all who entered the Yonex Astrox 99 badminton racket giveaway and that is not on Instagram or Facebook, I totally forgot to tell you about who won the giveaway.
Although I cannot disclose the winner’s name for legality reasons, I can link to his Instagram profile. So once again, congratulations to @kaneyama_no_ for winning the Kento Momota style Yonex Astrox 99 badminton racket!
I also want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway. A giveaway’s success is wholly dependent on the people who join it; otherwise, it might have been a giveaway with only four people in it…
My only regret with this giveaway was that I could not give away enough badminton products. Through this giveaway, I was able to message and listen to a lot more people about their inner lives, financial situation, and inability to access proper badminton equipment.
I was deeply saddened by the sheer number of people that were in these situations and how I could do nothing about it at the moment. Contrary to what some may think, I do not have deep enough pockets to help more of you. However, I will do my best to change my current situation so I can be of more assistance to those in need.
Hang in there! I’m looking out for everyone here!
Speaking of giving back to the community and helping others, I’ve also had positive responses to this giveaway. Words like, “What you’re doing is awesome” and “I love how you’re able to help people like this” always make my day and inspires me to continue doing what I do.
That’s why I want to plan to do another giveaway around November 2019. And this time, I want it to be much bigger and have more than just one winner. There will probably be multiple rackets, shoes, clothing, shuttles, and many more things that you can potentially win.
The details are not yet planned out, but I certainly hope I can do another one. Make sure you stay tuned to Get Good At Badminton for when the details are available!
Upcoming Posts and Projects
Another giveaway is just one reason why you should be excited in the next few months. Many other exciting things are happening to Get Good At Badminton in the next little while as well!
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I did vow to myself that I will more consistently post on the Get Good At Badminton website and I do not intend to break this vow. You should see at least two blog posts every week for the next little while or if I’m disciplined enough, forever (at least until I die or am physically unable to so a long time).
Writing more blog posts is crucial as I understand that many of you want to see more out of me. Whether it’s my opinion on a particular badminton shoe or specific strategies and tactics I have for badminton, these posts can help others tremendously.
One new thing you will also see more of is badminton post series. This is when I write multiple badminton posts in a TV show like manner where there are episodes, and you can go through each episode starting from 1 or if you would like, a random episode like 20.
Series are much more common on YouTube where you see people do things like “Improve Your Badminton Control – Episode 1 (Hitting The Shuttle)” and then episode 2, then 3, then so on. On Get Good At Badminton, I have one of these series (two if you count “Badminton Training Regime” except there is only one post there) called “Badminton Tips and Tricks.”
You may have seen posts on my website, such as Badminton Tips and Tricks #7 – How To Improve Control. While this is a series I intend on continuing, it isn’t as fast-paced or rigorous as I like. Thus, no discipline is built for me, and everyone reading gets their occasional read every few months.
What will happen the day I get back (I’m still in a different city as of writing this) is that I will start a new series where I will put myself and my brother through a rigorous training regime for badminton fitness and then write about my daily thoughts and how my body feels each day.
It’s something different than what I usually do, and hopefully, both you and I will reap the rewards from this.
Other than blog posts, the other thing I’m working on is videos. If you have checked out the Get Good At Badminton YouTube channel, you may have noticed that it only has one video on it.
This is something that will absolutely change.
In the next few months, you will see more videos come out. I am aiming for at least one video per week, but I will see if that’s reasonable. After all, I’m still a beginner video editor, and it’s taking me quite a long time to get clips and put them together. Fingers crossed though!
For those of you that are requesting videos of me teaching individual badminton skills like footwork or what to do in certain situations, fret not, they are coming. I just have a few issues currently involving my inability to film myself playing with reasonable quality or angle. I will work on them as soon as I solve my recording problems!
Currently, though, I will make more of the montage/highlight videos, but I will also work on strategy and videos analyzing gameplay. Let me know what else in the comment section you want though as I am always open to more suggestions!
Another thing that’s happening which many of you may have noticed already is that Get Good At Badminton will be selling t-shirts and other clothing! The t-shirts are something that will come out very soon as designs have been finalized.
All I need to do is set prices and set up the site where you can buy these shirts. I will let everyone know as soon as it’s ready!
Future Interesting Projects
Videos, blog posts, and clothing aren’t the only thing that will happen, but they are the jobs going to occur in relative proximity of a few months.
There are many plans for Get Good At Badminton. However, these are plans that may not take their form anytime soon or even ever. They are potential ideas and pathways I could take Get Good At Badminton, but their feasibility has not been considered yet.
Two of these things I have been considering are converting the blog into a badminton store as well and also creating large badminton centers for people to train and play at. These are significant dreams that I would want to see become a reality, but they will take many years and tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to start up.
A more feasible idea, though, is starting a badminton course. With a course, I would be able to more effectively help many people get even better at badminton without needing to be next to them.
A few problems are standing in my way currently though. One of them is the camera issue that I mentioned earlier in the video section, where I talked about difficulties filming myself playing. But these are problems that are meant to be solved, and I am currently working on some solutions to them.
Your Input and What You Want To See
I talked about all these ideas, but there is only one thing that matters. All these ideas are only what I think are things that can and should be done to improve your overall experience with Get Good At Badminton, but they are limited to what I believe.
Some people have already messaged me about things like making a compilation of badminton trick shots or posts reviewing specific badminton shuttles. I absolutely love it when people do that. Because one, more ideas means more things I can write about, and two, it helps me learn what you want so I can adhere to specific posts that would help you a lot.
So this is what I want you to do. Head down to the comment section down below and comment something that you would like to see on this badminton site.
You can post almost anything! Things like your biggest question about badminton, for example, how do I improve my fitness or how do I make my opponent more tired are all great things to post about.
There are no stupid questions or comments either. Things like how do I play badminton or what is a lunge are all valid questions too.
It doesn’t have to be a question either. Posts like I want to see more badminton jump smashes or player studies on specific players are excellent as well.
Just think about your most significant troubles and wants in badminton and then post them in the comment section down below!
This was the first time I did a post like this. This is much more of a news and discussion post rather than a post on training or reviews like mentioned in the beginning.
Just as a summary, in this post, I covered some of our most recent giveaway news with who our winner was and what might happen with giveaways in the future. I also included what’s going to happen in the next few months as well as potentially in the far future with Get Good At Badminton. But most of all, I hope that I’ve driven the fact that in the end, it’s about you.
As the reader, follower, and audience of Get Good At Badminton, you are what drives the site forwards. As such, I value your input very highly, so definitely head down to the comment section down below and speak your thoughts out.
And as always, good luck in your games and have a great day!