so, Sunday marked one glorious month of this blog (the first couple weeks were on Tumblr; it's still archived there and I might drop in occasionally). I thought I should say a little something (this is also post #50 here, though you never know, I might delete an old one or two).
Saturday night I kept the Penguins broadcast going after their game with the Rangers, and I'm glad I did:
in sports blogging I'm starting out as a complete nobody, but I'm already moderately well-known, at least in Chicago (and among architecture and urbanism types) for my other blog and Flickr: stuff about cities and neighborhoods, trains and transit, bicycles, food, books...and most infamously, sneaking into and taking photos of lots and lots of abandoned buildings. I started this blog so I wouldn't bore people in those other venues with too much hockey content.
it's fun but challenging to make a new start. Fallen Leafs (on Tumblr) was the first blogger I corresponded with, Hockey Gone Wild was the first to comment and blogroll me here, Fire Wagon Hockey and Buckeyes are Deadly Nuts were next, and Buckeyes was the first to mention me (and call me "seriously funny"). check them out! (over there, on the blogroll) thanks, everyone so far (possibly at some point other Blackhawks bloggers will even notice me); I look forward to providing you with many more odd screenshots, rambling game descriptions, irrelevant personal news, dumb jokes, and the occasional bit of insight.
...housekeeping: made a few minor changes here today. I'll also add direct links to my Flickr photos of the arenas and ballparks I've visited. now I really need to work on my neglected other blog...