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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Where's the Banshee?

It's March.  One of the best months of the sports year.  And yet, it's been pretty quiet here at Banshee Sports.  I do not typically get very personal in these posts, but I figured I owed y'all a little explanation.

Like most people who type out words and publish them for the public to read, the secret hope is to to be discovered and get a chance to write for a bigger audience.  This winter, I got that chance.  One of my very first friends in the Twitterverse invited me to join him at an up-and-coming college basketball website.

I do not want to get into the specifics because I do not want anyone to misinterpret anything I'm saying as being negative about that site.  Suffice it to say that most of the writing I've done in the past month has been on that site instead of here at Banshee Sports.  My time away was both fun and educational.  I learned a lot about the writing process and SEO and meta descriptions.  I learned how hard it really is to put out timely content on a daily basis.  My respect for the people running that site and similar sites has grown tremendously.

(Terry Renna/AP Photo)
Most of all, I learned that I'm not really ready to leave my little world here at Banshee Sports.  As I said in my very first post here at Banshee Sports, I started this blog because I love sports with my heart and soul, and I want to share that joy with others.  It turns out that when there are actual expectations on my writing, the writing becomes less joyous and so do the sports.

At this point in my life, I have decided to be joyful in this little pond rather than grinding it out in the mainstream ocean.  Would I like the audience to grow at Banshee Sports?  Of course.  Will I consider other opportunities in the future?  Most likely.  But for now, Banshee is back.  So, if you'll excuse me, I have to go write some important columns about mascots, temper tantrums and food.

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