Turning The Page
January 01, 2013 at 01:13am by Scott • 21 Comments »
I went to the Atlanta game this past Sunday, was happy to see a win (despite Gary Shelton somehow turning it into a negative by pissing on everyone’s parade and letting us know that it wasn’t a big enough win) and end the season on a positive note. I’ll talk about the game itself tomorrow (or the next day depending on how many fingers I have left after lighting all these artillery shells) and we’ll cover the season in the coming few days.
But right now, at the beginning of a new year, I wanted to thank every one of you readers for sticking around this year. Regulars and the occasional visitors, commenters and lurkers, thank you. I don’t know a lot of you personally, so you don’t know what’s been going on with me. Without getting into too much, 2012 was a big year for me. Lots of change, work and personal. As a result, the quantity (and I’ll also admit the quality) of posts took a decline over the last twelve months. In most cases, I just didn’t have the time. Something had to give, and more often than not, it was this site. Hell, I had photos of Cadillac Williams still on the top banner until just a few months ago. The other times, I honestly found my enthusiasm lacking. I’d read the articles by the writers that spend so much of their time accentuating the negative and sometimes find myself kind of agreeing. Or even worse, just shrugging and moving on to something else. Ugh, I felt so dirty. I guess even when you replace an entire coaching staff, ten losses in a row carries over into the next year.
But that’s over. My own issues have been taken care of and life is infinitely better than it was, the new coaching staff has had a year to figure things out and New Year’s Day seems like a good time to resolve (see what I did there?) to getting this site back up to a reasonable level of production. Entries will likely be shorter, but there will be more of them and more focused on a particular thing rather than some of these long, marathon entries that take forever to write and just become huge damn chores. And I’ll probably do most of my writing at night since that seems to be my most creative time of day and the time when I can concentrate on the blog rather than doing entries between other projects going on. Writing this blog was always fun for me, at least until the last year. It’s time to make it fun again.
And I SWEAR I will get that T-shirt situation worked out. Seriously, you’d think I was asking these people for their power of attorney.
Thanks everyone. Happy New Year and go Bucs!