Weebly turned out to be a breeze to use. In fact, I've used it to start putting together a "presentation site" for my college baseball team, a dream I've not quite let die just yet. I also helped my sister-in-law create a site to try to get a start on her dream of professional photography. I really love this site as a tool.
After mentally telling myself I wasn't necessarily going to hold myself to a schedule, I quickly fell in to posting every weekday. And I've more or less kept it up except for a hiatus during August last year. That was a stressful time. So, yeah, I'm pretty proud of myself.
One thing I've been thinking about doing* is renaming the blog. See, when I launched it, I had it in my head that I was going to primarily write about baseball. I figured there is enough baseball history and theories about the game and such that I could keep myself occupied with it during the offseason. And then, of course, the season would be a breeze.
*Though I am fairly sure I won't actually follow through with it. At least, not anytime in the immediate future.
In practice, though, I've been undone (in a fashion) by my love of sports in general. There is no offseason to me. It goes from baseball season, to football season, to basketball/hockey season, and then back to baseball. And I've got opinions about all of it. In maybe a bit of a rarity, I'm least interested in football season, while the rest of the country just can't get enough. Though I'm sure you are well aware of that if you've been reading this blog regularly. So, because of that, I've thought about changing it up to AP Sports, or maybe going away from the whole AP thing. I had a bit of a brain fart at the time, forgetting that I share initials with the Associated Press, who you might have heard does their fair share of sports writing. I haven't really come up with anything better, though, so we're sticking with the name for now.
One thing I did note from my first post: the Orioles have, in fact, gone back to a cartoon bird. It isn't quite the 70's version, but close enough to make me happy.
So what does the next year hold? Well, I've actually not been happy with all the recap posts I've had lately. I want to do a better job of finding a topic (sports related or not) and delving into it, which I did more of when I started the blog. Of course, it's easier when you first start, because no stones have been turned. I have to work a little harder to find fertile ground now. But I do want to find it.
All in all, though, I am damn proud of what I've created here and me sticking with it as long as I have. Happy birthday, AP Baseball, may it be the first of many!