By: Eric SanInocencio
SEC Digital Network
Birmingham, Ala. -- Sometimes you'll be surprised at the places you find inspiration. Such was the case last (Tuesday) night, as the idea for this blog came minutes before I entered a local movie theatre.
Yesterday afternoon, the rest of the Digital Network team (with an assist from SEC media relations) and I were brainstorming on projects for content. This happens quite a bit, a gathering of minds hoping to do more for SEC fans. Sometimes great ideas emerge, other times we leave empty handed. Yesterday was the latter, as I departed the office still unsure of what new feature I could unveil. I was literally drawing a blank.
Fast forward to later that evening, to the aforementioned movie trip. With some time to spare, I found myself pacing the entrance waiting on a friend’s arrival. While I walked, a normal occurrence caught my eye. Adorning the walls was a collection of pictures, movie posters promoting the films you could watch inside. My eyes followed each frame, connecting the different images as I made my way around the building. Then it hit me.
The pictures... tell the story.
Fan interaction has always been a goal of the SEC website, whether we connect with you on platform (www.secdn.com) or off of it (SEC social media). You are the SEC, and there is no better way to explain this league then for you to tell us. So, as I ordered my popcorn and reached my seat, the SEC "On Location" blog was born.
Every Wednesday in this space you will tell the SEC's story, as we share your pictures from travels across the Southeastern Conference. Photos of SEC families, SEC traditions and SEC moments are the goal, using your images to tell the story. Because, truth be told, your support is the backbone of this league. Without you, there is no us.
Once I tweeted out my unique request, responses came from everywhere. I got over 50 photos sent to me in the first 30 minutes, with the number growing throughout the night. While I obviously can't post every single photo sent in (this page would be a mile long), I tried to get a wide assortment of pictures covering the entire conference. Special thanks again to all who contributed to this blog. I'll share their Twitter handles after the gallery.
Hope you enjoy the first ever edition of SEC "On Location".
Photos Above Sent In By The Following Fans (Twitter Handles):