I know this must be getting old to the very few people who actually read this blog. I originally started the blog as my outlet to continue to have some connection to sports. I was working in a job that I didn’t care much about and was looking for something to keep me motivated to try to follow my dream of working in sports.
When I was in college, I had an internship that most people with my major would’ve died for. I was an intern for the University of Florida Football Team under Coach Urban Meyer. I thought there was no way I wasn’t going to at least be able to find other jobs in the industry I wanted. So, I went to graduate school to continue my education and do what I thought would set me up for the best possible job.
When I was done with graduate school, I ended up moving to California basically because I could. After a few odd jobs, I ended up getting a job with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. I was just an Inside Sales Representative, but I thought that was my foot in the door to working in baseball.
I moved back to Florida, went back to working jobs that were getting me no closer to my goal, and started to feel like I was in a rut. So, one night, I came up with the name, then tried to learn to put together a blog. I was more concerned with the name and a logo than actually providing content; shit, I even went out and got business cards. I stayed with it for a bit, and then it went away (mostly due to my schedule of working during most big sporting events).
I got new jobs, none of which were in the sports field, and kept just trying to find my footing. I finally found a job I liked in the beer and have continued to grow within that industry. All the while, I kept writing a little bit and then letting it go. Talking about doing a podcast and then letting it go. Wanting to bring my GoPro to all the events I go to and then letting it go. I’ve had a tough time keeping this thing going.
I wish I would’ve taken a different approach to college and my major choice; I didn’t. I wish I wouldn’t have gone to grad school and racked up so much debt that I had to take jobs just for money instead of doing what I wanted; I did. Those are choices I have made that have forever altered my life and the likelihood of me ever getting back to working in sports.
I’ve been watching how fast and quick Barstool Sports has grown and how I see things in common with a lot of their talent. I guess that’s maybe a pipe dream. I still do enjoy writing on this as an outlet and a way to keep me thinking I could one day be relevant in the sports scene. I guess I just have been a bit discouraged by the lack of interest from others and it causes me to shut it down for a bit.
This week, my friend from college started his own sports blog. I suggest you check it out: Just Sports, Bro.. He has multiple contributors and are already talking about doing podcasts and videos (they’re definitely going to be awesome knowing his other video work). I have to admit, I kinda got a bit jealous. I’ve tried to get other people to be interested in doing stuff on this for years and he did it in what seems to be seconds.
While jealous, it also made me want to give this one last (or maybe just another) shot. The fees for renewing the domain name and WordPress to host it are about to come up and I decided now is as good a time as any to try to get back in the game. Who knows if anything will ever come of it, but I’ll at least keep on trucking.
I’d like to eventually get into the podcast game as I think my personality may be better suited for that, but who knows. I still need to learn how to edit GoPro videos since I’d eventually like to share those too. If anyone is at all interested, I’d really appreciate the help.
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