Sunday, October 25, 2009
Raise a Glass
Ahh, drunk girls. They're awesome. Honestly, those chicks have little to do with my post. I put them up because, well, because they look good and they're drinking, but also because I'm restricting my posting from this point forward. I have decided that I am no longer going to blog about my personal life, or how busy I've been at work, or anything like that. Unless they clearly affect the outcome of a game, I will probably not be writing about drunk cheerleaders failing to recognize the dangers of digital photography. So, cheers.
I was a sporadic poster, and most of the audience that NBA on the Brain developed last season vanished. Because of that and because I wanted to take on a bigger challenge with potentially greater rewards, this is the (next-to-)last post on NBAontheBrain.Blogspot.com.
Like the Jeffersons, though, I'm moving on up.
Beginning Tuesday, NBA on the Brain and the all-new, start-from-scratch NBA Dramatique will appear on a site of my very own.
I am dedicating as much time as I can to learning basic web design. Although it will be rudimentary and perhaps laughably amateurish, my new site will be mine, from top to bottom. I intend to keep it ad-free for the foreseeable future, but there will likely be changes to the design and functionality made on the fly. Just bear with me as the year goes on.
The blogspot account has been fun and educational. I sincerely thank every one who visited and read, and I've appreciated your comments, even when they disagreed or disparaged.
I would like to send a very heartfelt thank you to Henry Abbott, who mentioned my blog once in a TrueHoop post, and gave me a significant boost in readership. I'd also like to thank Rob Mahoney of the Two Man Game and BJ at Basketball for Beginners for early and honest support.
Thank you to my family and friends for your words of encouragement and praise. It means far more to me than you might think.
Most of all, I want to thank my then-girlfriend-now-wife, Shylah. Shylah will be giving me a very important assist at the new site by creating images to go along with the Dramatique story. Here, though, she made serious progress getting this blog noticed and getting people that only barely knew me to visit. Even more importantly, she has disregarded her own lack of interest in the NBA so that I could spend our time and money on League Pass and game tickets. She has sat in stoic boredom while I lived for hours in front of the television and the computer just so I could indulge my interest in a game and the mythology that I find within it. Since I've decided that my personal life is no longer material for future blogging, I'll use this last chance to thank my partner and best friend, Shylah, for her endless understanding, friendship, love, and support. You really are the best, babe.
Also I'm going to post one more gratuitous photo of girl-flesh. See ya at the new joint.
Posted by The Author at 8:39 PM