Hey, it's been a sensational five years. Apart from that one time I flaked out, I never really flaked out here. But a lot of reasons — mostly the thrill of setting sail for uncharted Internet waters — has led me to abandon the one faux-throne on the Internet from where I've perched the longest: sports editor of BC Magazine.
Gather round, everyone. [opens large novelty storybook]
Blogcritics Sports began in 2005 as a means of corralling our pennings about strange athletic events into one discrete location, because other editors were rather sick of dealing with them. And since then, it's been nothing but a cavalcade of fresh thought by dozens of funky contributors. A lot of sports blogs and TV stations recycle the same talent, but at BC we really do have our own unique brand of quality writers.
But here has been the best part of being with this website: the opportunity to grow as a writer and be seen by others. It's a well-connected website, but by no means the biggest name out there. With that in mind, it affords people the opportunity to try new styles of writing, see what works, and reap rewards for it.
And that's basically what I and others have done here. I've tried everything. I've compiled over 1,000 BC articles, Technorati posts, and tag articles. I've written semi-private essays specifically for writers on how to improve themselves. There was also that time they let me run this website. That was pretty neat.
Some of those things worked. Others didn't. But ultimately it strengthened me as a writer and hopefully helped others find their way.
But it's not just about what I did (as cool, thick, and inexplicable as that resume is). So many other bloggers brought forth gold throughout the years while I adjusted a comma or two for them.