Nicolas here. Unfortunately at BWFC_Latam we were unable to watch the team this weekend we, who hoped to recover from a bad period.
That’s why I’m going to dedicate this column to how we run our BWFC_Latam account – the backstage of our dream. When Matías came up with the idea of starting the account, I honestly was not sure it could work, but I was wrong. At first, we had to decide what the content of the account would be.
The first tweets that we published gave us the feeling that we were talking alone, we hardly had any followers. Luckily, we can say that today this does not happen anymore – instead we feel closer and closer to the city of Bolton. Currently, the operation of the account is divided into two parts. Jokingly, we like to say that these are the Network Department and the Design Department.
In charge of the former is Matías, who writes the tweets that you see during the week in our account. In the beginning, we both shared this task, but my friend knew how to excel in it. In some team matches, he is busy and asks me to take over the tweets. You will realise that English is less my forte than his – so the mistakes are usually me. With the passage of time Matías was learning to faithfully transmit our passion for the team. I tell him that he is the captain of this ship.
My task in the “Design Department” is to create the images, videos and gif that we publish for the days of matches or events that merit it. I am not a specialist in this task nor study for it, but my hobby is computer science and thanks to the work I do for the account I have learned a lot over this period I try to surpass myself to be able to appear as professional as possible. Matías and I live in the same neighborhood, a few streets away from each other. Almost every week we meet, but when we are not together and we need to talk about the account we use our WhatsApp group, which has only two members: both of us.
Every time we remember this detail we get a lot of laugh. Although we sometimes disagree on some things, our friendship and love for Bolton helps us move forward.
Finally, I want to take advantage of this space to ask them to send good wishes to Matías, since his uncle who is like a father to him is trying to recover from a heart operation.
by Nicolas Alvarez